Hanazono Shrine

Hanazono Shrine

Hanazono Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tokyo metropolis in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Yamato Takeru no Mikoto ( Japanese folk hero known for his eastern expedition ).

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Name Hanazono Shrine
"花園神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 5-17-3, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
"東京都新宿区新宿5-17-3" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Shinjyuku I.C. on the Shuto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 03-3209-5265

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Goshintai

In Shinto, shintai (神体 body of the kami), or go-shintai (御神体 sacred body of the kami) when the honorific prefix go- is used, are physical objects worshipped at or near Shinto shrines as repositories in which spirits or kami reside. Shintai used in Shrine Shinto (Jinja Shinto) can be also called mitamashiro (御霊代 spirit replacement or substitute).

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