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Kumano Shrine

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Address: 2-11-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
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A lovely shrine set in the quiet of Shinjuku Central Park.

I visited the "Juniso Kumano Jinja Shrine", to use it's full name, whilst taking a relaxing walk around the Shinjuku Chuo (Central) Park which is located right next to the Tokyo... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I visited the "Juniso Kumano Jinja Shrine", to use it's full name, whilst taking a relaxing walk around the Shinjuku Chuo (Central) Park which is located right next to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. So it's a good idea to combine all 3 attractions while in the area as they are very close together. The shrine is not extensive but... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This little shrine is a gem hidden in a corner of the public park, Shinjuku Chuo Park. It is small but beautiful and has a small koi pond with benches to rest and contemplate. I saw a wedding taking place (my second one that day). Well worth a visit if you are nearby. It is near Shinjuku Station.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

A quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. No need to joste withf crowds or work around unruly kids to take in the atmosphere of a sacred site or admire the architectural details of a Kumano shrine dating from the 15th century. A huge contrast to the grandness and more "commercial" area of Sensoji

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Thank Skyler M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We stopped by to see this beautiful shrine while walking through the Shinjuku Chuo Park, which was also a free attraction. The view of the shrine was very impressive, as it presented a beautiful contrast between the shape/nature/environment of the shrine and the skyscrapers in the backdrop. It was so quiet in this area and we only saw a couple... More 

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Thank Allison K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice shrine almost hidden near the skyscraper district. Very close to the Toyko Metropolitan building. It has plenty of shade during sunny days not to mention the shrine itself is nice!

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Thank Shawn R
Tulsa, OK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

This little hidden gem is in a huge park right across the street from my hotel - I didn't even know it was there until my last day in Japan, when I was walking around the park killing time until I had to go to the airport - very beautiful and serene....

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Thank Randall B
Chuo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014

The festival Symbol, Mikoshi is displayed there. very beautiful. Certainly worth seeing!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

quiet and out of the way from the busyness of shinjuku, and a different vibe compared to some of the other shrines in the area and around tokyo

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

In my view this is pretty standard shrine and no need to make a trek here as there are 100s of them in Japan and many are more impressive. However, if you are on business in Shinjuku for a limited time and want to get the shrine exprience this shrine would suffice. We pumped into a wedding couple having their... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013 via mobile

I wandered over to this shrine as it was over the road from my hotel. The walk through the park to get there was quite upsetting as it had a lot of homeless people in, sleeping on the grass. The shrine itself was beautiful. Like most of the shrines I've seen inTokyo.

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