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Hanazono Shinto Shrine花園神社


This shrine located in a corner of the downtown Shinjuku district of Tokyo’s Shinjuku City has enshrined the sochinju (local Shinto deity) of Shinjuku since before the Edo Shogunate. Because it was constructed on a beautiful hanazono (“flower garden”) when it was moved in the late 1700s, it was called the Hanazono Inari Jinja, which is the origin of the current shrine name. On the premises are the Itoku Inari Jinja Shrine which is for prayers about prosperity in business, conception of children, and marriage, and the Geino Asama Jinja Shrine which enshrines the deity of performing arts, and the shrine is visited by many worshippers that are women or performers. Every year on the Tori-no-Hi (Bird Day) in November, a Tori-no-Ichi (Bird Day Fair) is held, and this is the shrine’s biggest event that draws a crowd of visitors.


Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 5-17-3 (Shinjuku / YoyogiArea)

phone 0332095265

[Prayer] 9:30-16:30
[company office] 8:00-20:00

Review of Hanazono Shrine

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/12/16 Very pretty
This pretty shrine is just round the corner from Golden Gai and Kabukicho, so its worth just popping along for a few minutes. The entrance way we used was particularly pretty all lit up at night!
Reviewed:2019/11/20 Must see
This shrine is very important. I happened to visit it on November 20th, which was the day of the Torinoichi. It is when people gather to pray for work, money and luck.
Reviewed:2019/08/14 Not worth seeing!
It was small, nothing there, old, dirty! It took us 10min to walk in & out! There was nothing to see there, just the temple that could use some cleaning & upkeep.

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Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 5-17-3 [ map ]
Shinjuku / YoyogiArea
[Prayer] 9:30-16:30
[company office] 8:00-20:00
open everyday
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