Hanazono Jinja Shrine   花園神社

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The sanctuary Hanazono Jinja offers a spiritual break from the skyscrapers of Shinjuku (Tokyo).

The sanctuary Hanazono Jinja offers a spiritual break from the skyscrapers of Shinjuku (Tokyo).

At nightfall, the Hanazono Jinja Shrine in Shinjuku red lights thanks to the many interior lamps.

At nightfall, the Hanazono Jinja Shrine in Shinjuku red lights thanks to the many interior lamps.

The ancestral in the heart of the monumental

Hidden between the skyscrapers of Shinjuku and close to the nightlife district of Kabukicho, the discreet sanctuary Hanazono Jinja Shrine invites for full meditation in the metropolis.

Have you found yourself? A few more steps and you're in Hanazo Jinja, a small refuge of silence and recollection, and maybe the last traces of Tokyo before it was carried away by modernity. This place is great for a break after a walk in Shinjuku, and every Sunday their is a market of antiques and trinkets.

At night, the interior lights illuminate the site with a mysterious light. While the Kabukicho area begins its hectic night life, the Japanese are seemingly indifferent to the sanctuary, and there is the distant sound of traffic in the background.

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