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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Kojiki

Kojiki (古事記, "Records of Ancient Matters" or "An Account of Ancient Matters"), also known as Furukotofumi, is the oldest extant chronicle in Japan, dating from the early 8th century (711-712) and composed by O no Yasumaro at the request of Empress Genmei. The Kojiki is a collection of myths concerning the origin of the four home islands of Japan, and the Kami. Along with the Nihon Shoki, the myths contained in the Kojiki are part of the inspiration behind many practices. Later, the myths were re-appropriated for Shinto practices including the misogi purification ritual.

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