Hanazono Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in most busy district, Shinjuku in Tokyo. In this area, you are also able to visit Shinjuku Gyoen which is known as oasis in concrete jungle Shinjuku to have relaxing time. The shrine has occupied the important position of protector for the district since before Edo period(1603-1868).
The shrine is mainly famous as power(spiritual) spot for various profit such as Good in wealth, Family, Couple harmony and Children as it worship following deities.
Uganomitama-no-kami: Food, Business and Family
Ukemoti-no-kami: Food, Business and Family
Yamatotakeru-no-mikoto: Promotion, Wealth, Thriving of company
In addition to the profit of the deities above, Hanazono Shrine contains Asama shrine which is famous as the place to develop one’s ability and attracts many kinds of people such as celebrity, creators and entrepreneurs. The reason why it attracts such people is that Hanazono Shrine collected the cost of rebuilding shrine and other attractions such a theater, show and dance although it has been burned down twice. Asama Shrine worships “Konohana-no-sakuyahime”
Precincts of Hanazono Shrine helds famous annual festival “Tori-no-ichi” having open-air market in November on the day of Tori(Rooster) in Chinese calendar. The festival has been conducted since Edo period(1603-1868) to pray for good business. Days of the Tori occur every 12 days in November that means sometimes a month of november has 2 or 3 days of Tori day depending year. The festival is held on the days of the rooster in November at various Otori shrine all accross Japan such as in Asakusa area, Nakano area and Shinagawa area.
One of famous goods at open-air market is “Kumade”, a wide rake made of bamboo and is said to help “raking in wealth and success”
08:00 to 20:00
No closing day
Free for entry
Shinjuku-sanchome on Tokyometro: 3 minutes by walk.
Shinjuku station on JR, Odakyu and Keio line: 7 minutes by walk.