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Hanazono Shrine

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Address: 5-17-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
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I loved the vivid orange/red colour of this shrine. Great to find such a peaceful little shrine amongst the tall buildings and busy streets of Shinjuku.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I loved the vivid orange/red colour of this shrine. Great to find such a peaceful little shrine amongst the tall buildings and busy streets of Shinjuku.

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Singapore River, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wouldn't have chanced on this gem, if not for the crowd streaming into a small lane to celebrate the Festival of a Thousand Lights on the 22nd Nov. Smallish shrine but great atmosphere with the throngs carrying offerings and queuing to worship. Come at night when beer is served at the hawker stalls, adding to the merriment.

Thank HansiZhai
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to this shrine in this spring to see cherry blossoms. This shrine is not big nor presitgious, but famous for its good location lying in Shinjyuku Area. Located besides Shinjyuku shopping areas where a great many shops, restaurants, bars and department stores have, accessibility is very good, walking distance within 5 minutes from Shinjyuku Station that is the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled across this Shrine by accident during a Sunday market. The stall holders were great and were open to barter. The Shrine was being renovated, but looked like it would usually be quite beautiful. Tucked in between sky high buildings - a nice little scenery change.

Thank Ella P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Noticed that this Shrine was nearby the hotel Gracery (Godzilla fans unite!) and so took a short walk to it. It is also near the Samurai museum and Golden Gai. You could almost miss it depending on which direction you came into as we ended up approaching from a back entrance. It is a small area but was pleased to... More 

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takaratsuka city hyogo japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

i think i was tired,so i sat on the stairs. one old man asked me if i was fine? i answered fine yes, but tired. then he took me inside the shrine.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Not too far a walk from Shinjuku station, you may like to see this lovely shrine. I previously visited the shrine in May 2016 and it was a nice place to see and take pictures. The familiar red shrine buildings give a calming way to spend some time in Shinjuku area of Tokyo. Here you can find peace and quiet... More 

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

If visiting Shinjuku this colourful shrine is worth a visit. It's not as big or as ancient looking (although it does originate back to the 16th century) as other shrines you can find in Tokyo but it's brightly coloured orange pillars and vermillion walls make for an interesting attraction. It's presiding deity is Yamato Takesu a 4th century warrior. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful sight we wondered into while exploring the city. Don't think we saw anyone the entire time we were walking around taking picture here which makes it that much better.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Hanazono Shrine is a calm oasis in the hectic centre of Shinjuku. We visited the shrine on a Monday afternoon and there were hardly any people around. It's incredible how quiet and peaceful this place is despite being just a few metres away from the bustling streets of Shinjuku.

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