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Hanazono Shrine, Shinjuku

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
Find a place of solace and reverence right in the heart of the city at Hanazono Shrine, a Shinto shrine dedicated to Inari, the god of fertility and success in this life. Located right in the center of the capital, the shrine offers a break from the bustle of modern Japan, having retained its peaceful atmosphere and traditional architecture since its founding in the 17th century. Expect to see plenty of businesspeople coming here on their lunch break and after work; the shrine represents a popular place for workers to pray that business ventures go well. Make Hanazono Shrine a part of your Tokyo vacation plans using our Tokyo trip itinerary maker.
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  • We went there to visit on a Saturday afternoon, the footpath was under construction. The Shire is badly needed some cleaning done after this construction. Sorry, it wasn't nice when we were there. The...  read more »
  • 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 ...  read more »
  • 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 experi...  read more »
  • Popped past at night and there was an amazing food market inside. Very cool and busy and packed with streetfood. One of my favourite memories of the city.
  • Nice and quiet place in the center of Shinjuku. If you want to rest a little, I recommend this place. On weekends if the weather is nice, there is an outdoor marketplace with traditional japanese goods such as kimonos and antiques.
  • Nice park with succulent street food.
  • Been this Temple before on my last day of Tokyo trip. (Date: Saturday, 16/04/2016).
  • Nice shrine in the middle of the city. Quite big but not huge, with a empty parc used for festivals. The shrine design is average but not bad. Don't go there just for it, but rather have a break from the bustling shinjuku if you happen to be nearby. The area is open 24/7.
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