Hanazono Shrine

A Quiet Shrine Protecting the Bustling Streets of Shinjuku

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Shinto shrine

From long ago, the shrine located here has held an important Shinto deity for all of Shinjuku. It exists quietly among the shopping malls and eateries lining Shinjuku's downtown streets.
The Shaden (Main Shrine) was once burned down, so in order to reconstruct it, a theater was opened on the shrine grounds, where performances of plays, dances and spectacles gained popularity.
In November, visitors can see Tori-no-Ichi, the so-called "Rooster Festival", in which booths showing performing and other types of arts carry on this tradition.
Within the shrine grounds, there is Geino Sengen Shrine, where merchants and people involved in the arts come to seek the blessings of the gods.

Highlights

  • The deity of the arts is at Geino Sengen Shrine.
  • The calm atmosphere and the vivid colors of the Shaden (Main Shrine) make you forget you're right in the middle of the bustling city.
  • 600,000 people come to visit during the Tori-no-ichi (Rooster Festival) in November.

Photos

  • The Shaden (Main Shrine)
  • Geino Sengen Shrine
  • Tori-no-ichi, The Rooster Festival

Reviews

  • 黃榮發

    花園神社是一個不錯的地方,你可以花幾分鐘,欣賞美麗的寺廟,維護保養的很好。在繁忙的東京大城市裡,你可以來這裏放鬆一下身心。 炎熱的天氣里,你可以在陰涼處休息,建議大家來這個寧靜的神社参觀

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Details

Official Name
Tokyo Shinjuku Chinza Hanazono Jinja
Founded
Said to predate 1590
Postal Code
160-0022
Address
5-17-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Telephone
03-3209-5265
Admission
Free
Closed
No holidays
Hours
Open all day
Access
(1) Right next to Exit E2 of Shinjuku Sanchome Station on the Toei Subway Shinjuku Line, and the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi and Fukutoshin Lines
(2) About 7 minutes on foot from Shinjuku Station on the JR Yamanote and Chuo Lines
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)