Hanazono Shrine, Tokyo

Hanazono Shrine, Tokyo

Hanazono Shrine is a Shinto shrine that was founded in the mid-17th century. Though the current shrine was rebuilt after destruction during World War II, it retains much of its character from previous centuries.

The shrine is dedicate to Inari, the God of Worldly Success. Because of this, it is a popular place for business-people to travel.

The shrine itself is quiet and serene. However, it is known for its regular celebrations and festivals. Visitors may plan their trips to Tokyo around the Setsubun, National Tournament Mochi or Two Horse festivals in February. They might attend the Koxinga Festival in March, the Flower Festival in April, Reitaisai in May or the Shinto Purification in June. Obon occurs in August and the Cock Festival in November.

Visitors can head to the Hanazono Shrine any time of the night or day. It is well lit in the evenings and always free to enter.

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Sight Name: Hanazono Shrine
Sight Location: Tokyo, Japan (See walking tours in Tokyo)
Sight Type: Religious
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