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Asakusa Shrine, Taito

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#7 of 1,334 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
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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  • After more than 5 visits to the Sensoji Temple area, I finally noticed the nearby Asakusa Shrine. Very quiet, in comparison to a few meters away, but imposing in its own way.  more »
  • This is located right next to the Sensō-ji Temple and it's not to be missed. When we visited this shrine there was a wedding happening and people were saying their prayers while it was happening insid...  more »
  • a very old temple with much character. very much worth the visit while in Asakusa. it will be worth the time to read up on it before you see it. the torii also has great meaning.  more »
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  • The shrine and surrounding grounds were very beautiful. It was fun too get your fortune. There were many shops in the street leading to the shrine that were fun to walk through
  • A good example of a traditional shrine in the Edo era part of Tokyo. Everything around here is styled around how things would have been way back when. The vendors offering hot, sweet rice wine are not to be passed by. Do give it a try, especially when it's cold! It's very sweet and warming. Different to sake of anything I've tasted before. The little moon cakes are red bean filled and are delicious. Made in an old style machine, which of course is part of the charm!
  • As a tourist this place is pretty amazing. Being here physically is quite an experience. The history this site has is unimaginable. The structure is well maintained for obvious reason. It was very crowded even for the time of the year we visited. This is a must see site.
  • A very cool little Shinto shrine tucked away next to the oldest temple in Tokyo, Senso-ji. Dedicated to the two brothers who, according to legend, found the statue of Kannon (goddess of mercy) in the Sumida River. There’s more to the story.
  • If you've visited Nakamise-dori and Sensoji temple, why not visit the Asakusa temple itself too? If you're lucky, you can find a traditional Shinto wedding procession taking place here when you come. Remember to be polite and courteous around religious sites.

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