Hanazono Shrine [花園神社]

If you like the juxtaposition of the city and nature packaged in with your shrine visit- or just want to drop by one while out shopping but don’t want to fight through the flood of people you’re more likely to encounter at Meiji Shrine, then Hanazono is the shrine for you!
Hanazono Shrine main hall from the side.

Hanazono Shrine main hall from the side.

Situated right next to Kabukicho, a popular nightlife bar and club district, and a mere few minutes walk from Shinjuku station proper, you can’t get much more urban than this. No need for a long trek or a special stop since most tourists hit up Shinjuku during their stay in Tokyo anyway, so why not give this shrine a try while you’re there?
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