Places to Go

Hanazono Shrine

East Area

  • cherry blossom viewing
  • traditional architecture

This shrine in Shinjuku has drawn the faithful since before the establishment of the Edo shogunate by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1603 and continues to be cherished as an urban oasis to this day. The vivid vermillion color of the main shrine draws a steady stream of worshippers and the curious alike. Other smaller shrines are located on the shrine ground as well. One example is Geino Sengen Shrine, which is visited by many artists due to its deep connection to the arts since the Edo period. Popular among young women is Itoku Inari Shrine for its god that grants blessings in marital engagement, marital harmony and children.

Facility overview

5-17-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0222
Telephone number
03-3209- 5265
Hours of operation
· Prayers 9:30–16:30
· Office 8:00–20:00