Hi, I’m Fumi. I introduce the old Japanese traditional Shrine in Shinjyuku has been for 400 years. I recommend you go to shrine while you are in Tokyo, Japan.
Now, there are many tall buildings, department store, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and Kabukicyo.This shrine is surrounded by these tall buildings.
Anybody can enter shrines ground. There are some simple rules when you visit a shrine. In this article, I’ll tell you about the basic things there.
What should you do at Japanese Shrine
First, take a bow in front of the gateway that is called Torii. Second, pour water on your hands to purify yourself before you pray at grounds. You are ready to move a main shrine building.
Then, you stand in front of a wooden or made of something big box that you throw your coin in. You grab a rope to ring bells. After ringing bell, you put coins through in a box as much as you like.
Finally, you bow twice, ring the bell twice, clap your hands twice and bow again. After that you move to the office to get amulets. You can write your wish on a wooden thing that we call it Emma.And you enjoy picking Omikuji that tells you your fortune.
You’ll find very luck(大吉, Daikichi), lucky(吉,Kichi), unlucky(凶,Kyou) and so on. It tells about your request, illuness, lost and found, the person you wait, marriage and travelling, building a new house and removal in this year. It’s very exciting souvenir for you isn’t it??
This shrine supports development of Shinjyuku. You can pray for your safe delivery, peace at home matchmaking, promotion and success of performance. I heard that many entertainer visited and prayed their success of their work here.
While I was there, I saw some foreign tourist who look around here curiously. If you understood what should or can do at shrine before you go, you will enjoy there more!
How to get to the Hanazono Shrine
You can get here soon from Shinjyuku 3 chome station Exit 2. You take Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Fukutoshin Line, Toei Shinjyuku Line). And It takes 7 minutes on foot from Shinjyuku Station East Gate if you take JR, Odakyu Line, Keiou Line.
I recommend you get there from Shinjyuku 3 chome station Exit 2. Because I got there from Shinjyuku Station East Gate, so I was tired. Because I went there in a humid and hot summer!
If you are tired to walk around Shinjyuku, you can take rest and pray for you and your family here. You can see many buildings again after you go through sacred Torii. Enjoy experiencing Japanese traditional habit in Shinjyuku while you are in Tokyo.
Information about Hanazono shrine in Shinjyuku, Tokyo
I tell you how to get to Hanazono Shrine in Shinjyuku, Tokyo.
|Adress||17-3 5chome Shinjyuku Shinjyukuku Tokyoto|
|Business Time||08:00 am – 08:00 pm|
Soon, Shinjyuku 3 chome station Exit 2(Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Fukutoshin Line, Toei Shinjyuku Line)
7 mins on foot from Shinjyuku Station East Gate(JR, Odakyu Line, Keiou Line)
|Nearest Station||Shinjyuku 3 chome station, Shinjyuku Station|
If you want to know more about Hanazono Shrine, you can check the official site.
【The official site, Hanazono Shrine】