Hanazono Shrine

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Hanazono Shrine
Hanazono-jinja haiden.jpeg
Hanazono Shrine is located in Japan
Hanazono Shrine
Shown within Japan
Basic information
Geographic coordinates35°41′37″N 139°42′19″E / 35.693553°N 139.705184°E / 35.693553; 139.705184Coordinates: 35°41′37″N 139°42′19″E / 35.693553°N 139.705184°E / 35.693553; 139.705184
Shinto torii icon vermillion.svg Glossary of Shinto

The Hanazono Shrine (花園神社, Hanazono Jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. This shrine was founded in the mid-17th century. Hanazono Jinja nestled in the heart of Tokyo's Shinjuku ward, Hanazono Jinja is a small and unobtrusive structure that, according to Fodor's, just happens to be one of the most historical shrines in Japan. 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.

Annual events[edit]

  • 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


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