Japan Tokyo TRAVEL

HANAZONO SHRINE SHINJUKU • TOKYO 2016

Tori Gates

I’m back with more posts from my recent trip to Tokyo! This time, let me share with you photos I took in the Hanazono Shrine located in Shinjuku and is actually one of the most historic shrines in Japan!

The quiet streets of Shinjuku which is usually very busy (we were there early in the morning, hah).

“Constructed in the Edo period by the Hanazono family, this Inari shrine—a shrine dedicated to Inari, the androgynous god of fertility and worldly success—is a favorite place for businessmen to pray for successful ventures”

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Tip is you want to take nice touristy photos — be there extra early to avoid other tourists! You can take your time taking perfect snaps sans the pressure.

The signage at the shinto shrine which says — [花園神社 Hanazono Jinja].

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Not a lot of people since it’s not a main tourist attraction. If you’re already in the area, you should give it a quick visit! It’s a small shrine so it shouldn’t take you more than 15-30 minutes to go around.

There was an on-going ritual when we dropped by so we weren’t able to enter (or we just assumed it was prohibited — better safe than sorry!).

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This tree is so ready for spring!

Of course, I wouldn’t miss the chance to take photos of the pretty flowers!

You can purchase these wooden ‘prayer boards’ you can hang just outside the temple 🙂 Sorry I forgot how much (but I think around Y500 ?) Can you spot mine?? hehe.

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ANNUAL EVENTS

(List from Wikipedia)

January 1 – New years prayer

January – Ritual mineral deposit

February – Setsubun Festival

February – National tournament Mochi Festival

February – Two Horse Festival

March – Festival Koxinga

April – Flower Festival

May – an annual festival

June – Shinto purification

August – Obon

November – Cock Festival

December 31 – Shinto purification

Hope you enjoyed this entry! I have more to come soon!

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