Places to Go

Hanazono jinja shrine

East Area

  • cherry blossom viewing
  • traditional architecture

A tutelary shrine of Shinjuku that has drawn the faithful since before the establishment of the Edo shogunate by TOKUGAWA Ieyasu in 1603, Hanazono jinja shrine continues to be cherished as an urban oasis to this day. Within the precincts is Geino Sengen jinja 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 jinja shrine for its god that grants blessings in marital engagement, marital harmony and children. The vivid vermillion color of the main building draws a ceaseless stream of worshippers and the curious alike.

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