Hidden in the heart of Higashi Shinjuku is this shrine. Go on a Sunday for the markets, or at night for a better view.
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This is a classic Shinto shrine and has a really peaceful atmosphere to it. It is close to a lot of tourist attractions and is easily visible. Beautifully lit up at night.
Nothing special, just another shrine, however, during the festival it is bustling with many vendors, energy, crowds and lots of food. Great time to visit then.
If you go to Golden Gai, then this is the next block. If not then out the east exit of JR Shinjuku station and walk along Yasakuni-dori on your left past the street with the Shinjuku Ward Office and you will see it. Walk thru...More
This Shrine is a peaceful find in Shinjuku. There is not a lot to do there and Shrines aren't generally all that interesting. So it is with this one but it is quiet, has lots of trees and is a nice break. It was only...More
A decent shrine, accessible from several streets; small and typical. Kind of an evening hang out for teens but rather peaceful. Its a shame the rather bland boxy architecture of Shinjuku has been built up around it, leaving little extra space in the environment to...More
We found it by accident. Not an outstanding shrine site. It was quiet late afternoon and their appears to be lots of work going on at this time so few buildings to see.
This was a small shrine in the middle of Shinjuku. But it was nicely laid out with cherry blossom trees as a context. We enjoyed seeing it and observing the practice of the rituals at a Shinto shrine. Very interesting.