This Inari shrine is located in the center of Shinjuku's commercial district. Originally the Hanazono family provided ... More
Hanazono Jinja Shrine
This Inari shrine is located in the center of Shinjuku's commercial district. Originally the Hanazono family provided their garden as a site for this shrine. Previously located near the Isetan department store, the shrine was later moved to its present site. Hanazono is unusual in that it holds an annual "festival of the fowls" (tori no ichi), which is not typically celebrated at an Inari shrine.
You only reach this shrine after climbing up 200 stone steps; so bring some walking shoes. The patron god of
the shrine is protectorate of Nagasaki Prefecture and its seas. Thousands of area residents visit it every year to ...
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This perfect example of Shinto architecture muted colors and spare lines was opened in 1920 to commemorate the death of
Emperor Meiji in 1912. Surrounded by 72 hectares (178 acres) of shady trees and the various Japanese flora of ...