A Quiet Shrine Protecting the Bustling Streets of Shinjuku
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.
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.
- Official Name
- Tokyo Shinjuku Chinza Hanazono Jinja
- Said to predate 1590
- Postal Code
- 5-17-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
- No holidays
- Open all day
(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)