The Hanazono Shrine has been enshrined as the chief guardian of Shinjuku since the Edo period when it was known as Naito Shinjuku.
On the day of the rooster in November (the anniversary of the death of Yamatotakeru), the Grand Rooster Festival is held, and the shrine is crowded with street vendors selling rakes to bring prosperity to business.
The deities enshrined at the shrine are Uganomitama no Mikoto, Yamatotakeru no Mikoto, and Ukemochi no Kami.
The deity’s virtues include prosperous business, marriage, family safety, good luck, and artistic accomplishment.
During the New Year’s visit, the New Year’s Day Festival is held, attracting many worshippers, especially from the local community.
About 80,000 people visit the shrine. It is about a 3-minute walk from Shinjuku 3-chome Subway Station, and about a 7-minute walk from the East Exit of Shinjuku Station on the JR and private lines.
There is no parking available, so it is best to use public transportation or pay parking in the neighborhood.
|business hours||Free in the precincts|
|residence||5-17-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo|
7 minutes walk from Shinjuku Station East Exit
3 minutes walk from Shinjuku Sanchome Station B3 Exit