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Hanazono Jinja has housed the guardian deity of Shinjuku area since the Edo era and is regarded as having a divinity and brings about success in business, fertility, and marriage. It is popular especially among women. It is also known as a deity of public entertainment. Famous for having many performing art rituals and offerings such as dramas and songs, many singers and actors worship this shrine. Some events are held regularly by several theatrical companies within its premises. People come here not only to worship, but also to rest or to meet their friends. Hanazono Jinja is a place loved by locals.
- 5-17-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
- Contact No.
- Short walk from Shinjuku-sanchome Station on Tokyo Metro, 5-min walk from Shinjuku Station on the JR line, Odakyu line, and Keio line.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- Open all year round
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 15 minutes
- Admission fee
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Itokuinari Jinja, a power spot
Itokuinari Jinja is located in the premises of Hanazono Jinja and is known as a power spot to those who are in the know. It is believed to have divine favor in bringing about harmony between married couples, pregnancy, matchmaking, and the success of love. Many young women and couples worship this shrine with much hope and expectation. The red torii (gates) may make you feel like you took a step into a tunnel that leads to a different world.
Get a lucky find at the antique market, Aozora Kottoichi
Hanazono Jinja antique market is held on every Sunday. There are around 40 shops, you can find antique kimono, and other vintage items. People casually drop by on Sundays, since it's near the Shinjuku shopping district. How about going there and get lucky with something unique?
Torinoichi is an annual festival held in November. As many as 600,000 people get together for this event. You will see many street stalls selling Kumade, a lucky charm for prosperity in business. The tents set up by the temple exhibit rare items, art, animals, and you might also see people with strange or unusual abilities.