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Address: 5-17-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-3209-5265
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Sanctuary of peace in Shinjuku

Having just arrived in Shinjuku after a long journey, finding the Hanazono Shrine was a welcome find. The entrance that we took to the south was nice to walk down and felt so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having just arrived in Shinjuku after a long journey, finding the Hanazono Shrine was a welcome find. The entrance that we took to the south was nice to walk down and felt so detached from the hustle and bustle of the area. The area was nice and peaceful and the shrine itself was lovely. We never made the effort that... More 

Thank develion
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a beautiful place if the number of people and cheap vendors along the pathways. It is not a peaceful, quiet place of solitude and reflection as the mobs of people subtract greatly for the experience. The smoke was more like a bon fire.

Thank 1debsmith
El Cajon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The beautiful red shrine is surrounded by a garden with gorgeous vegetation. The Shrine is approximately a 10 minute easy walk from Shinjuku JR station. The first thing you'll notice when you enter the Shrine is how clean and well maintained the Shrine is. A preponderance of Orange on almost everything makes this shrine a spectacle for the senses. This... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked here with 3 hours to kill before going to dinner. We had walked round the whole shrine in 30 mins. Lovely place to visit but don't expect to be spending loads of time here

Thank Helen C
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and unforseen while walking in shinjuku. The shrine kd being renovated but nevertheless a must if youre in the area.

Thank lforest
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice shrine in the middle of the Shinjuku hysteria, near the Golden Gai eatery's and bars. Get your zenfix here and breathe in when you have to enter the Shinjuku madness again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A long walk starting from Hanazono shrine toward Nishi Shinjyuku offers the view of postwar Shinjyuku development and some kind of its darkness of their history. Along the development of Shinjyuku with sky scraper and shops and izakaya brasserie with fully equipped neon sign, area of Hanazono shrine made their own history. Together with Kabuki-cho, Shinjyuku Golden-gai street made their... More 

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Gdynia, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive, it was lovely to see it at an evening. Very peaceful and green place in the middle of city. We spent one hour just walking slowly around

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon the Hanazono Shrine during the evening on a stroll around Shinjuku looked beautiful with all the lamps lit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

In the middle of the hustle and bustle of downtown Shinjuku a lovely, somewhat peaceful, little shrine hidden down an alleyway.

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Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and contains the busiest train station in the world. To the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the east, there’s a district with long-established department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.
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