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Asakusa Shrine, Asakusa

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#6 of 1,991 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Unlike most buildings in the area, Asakusa Shrine survived the Tokyo air raids in 1945 and remained one of the most popular Shinto shrines in the city. Built in 1649, the temple features the gongen-zukuri architectural style, in which the worship hall and the main sanctuary form a shape resembling the letter H. The temple, also called the "Shrine of the Three Gods," was designated an Important Cultural Property in 1951 due to its historic and cultural importance. To visit Asakusa Shrine and get the most from your holiday in Tokyo, create itinerary details personal to you using our Tokyo day trip planning website.
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  • This is a very impressive shinto shrine located in the Asakusa district of Toyko. It is a very colorful and historical shrine in Asakusa. The shrine itself is located within a complex of other...  more »
  • This is a lovely place to visit. It is truly beautiful. When we visited, it was extremely busy. I'm not sure if that is always the case. There were many vendors outside selling all sorts of...  more »
  • This is the Asakusa shrine that Asakusa is known for. It is big, colorful and very representative of many (if not most) shrines you will find around Japan. It is always busy with a bustling courtyard....  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful, mesmerizing, and crowded!! The shops that line both sides of the street provide so many treats and items to purchase. It opens around 10am and it is definitely packed! However, if you arrive very early (before the shops open - maybe around 6-7am) you'll be able to get a picture with no one in sight. Definitely try the daifuku - the vanilla custard one with a strawberry on top; we actually came back a day or so later and grabbed another one!!
  • This is a must see if you are in Tokyo. You can access the Asakusa Shrine by metro. Once there, you can imagine what ancient Tokyo looks like. Well preserved, a hidden treasure within a busy city. Try going during the morning on weekdays as weekends will be pack with tourists. Many people go there to pray. As you walk around the area, there are many places to take memorable pictures.
  • The shrine is an amazing example of Japanese traditional architecture. Everything is in pristine condition. Also interesting are the folks that dress up in traditional kimonos for the visit, as well as the warriors that seemed delighted by all the attention they were drawing. Plenty of stalls selling over-priced souvenirs, but still cheaper than the airport! I highly recommend visiting this shrine and it’s very walkable from the Asakusa JRT station. I’ve been to Japan over a hundred times now and found this shrine to be a great addition to my memories.
  • I absolutely loved this shrine! The walk up Nakamise street was filled with many souvenirs and snacks. Yes there’s a lot of tourists, but the views are amazing
  • The shrine is wonderful the area is great, great souvenir shopping great sightseeing and the best people-watching also. I really like this area there's so much to do cuz walk around enjoy the afternoon. Go down a little side streets and alleys great souvenir and food eating.

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