Friday, 7 January 2011

Hanazono Shrine

 Hanazono Shrine (花園神社 Hanazono Jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in bustling Shinjuku.

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The minute you step through the highly decorative gate (torii), you're in a different world, from the silence, to the brightly coloured structures. It's a haven of peace and worship in the middle of one of the busiest districts of Tokyo.

It has all the features of other Shinto shrines, including  a water fountain to cleanse yourself, paper fortunes, and an area for prayer. It's free to enter. Remember to be on your best behaviour! It's an area of worship, not a tourist attraction.

You can view the website (Japanese only) here:


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