Hanazono Jinja Shrine

Hanazono Jinja Shrine © yoojin

What is Hanazono Jinja Shrine?

Hanazono Jinja Shrine is a Shrine in Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward. Before 1590, it has a history of being where the god which protects the Shinjuku area stays. Hanazono Jinja Shrine, which has watched over as Shinjuku created many cultures such as restaurants and entertainment, is believed to be a god of prosperous business and the development of culture and entertainment.

Rooster Market of Hanazono Jinja Shrine

Of all the festivals held at Hanazono Jinja Shrine, the most especially popular is the “Tori no Ichi” or Rooster Market. The Rooster Market is an event continuing since the Edo Period (1603-1868) and Kumade, lucky items beckoning business prosperity and good fortune, are lined up in stalls. (Kumade: literally “bear hand,” a bamboo rake that looks like a bear’s claw). Since the Hanazono Jinja Shrine Rooster Market started after the Meiji Period (1868-1912), it has become an end of the year tradition in Shinjuku and you can see it crowded with many people.


The nearest station is Shinjuku San Chome Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line, the Fukutoshin line, and the Toei Shinjuku line. It is just outside the E2 Exit.

Description: Hanazono Jinja Shrine

Sights Hanazono Jinja Shrine (花園神社)
Address 5-17-3, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Phone / Fax Phone: 03-3209-5265
Duration 30Minutes
Admission Fee Free admission

Map: Hanazono Jinja Shrine