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Asakusa Shrine, Taito

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
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. Put Asakusa Shrine and other Tokyo attractions into our Tokyo trip itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A beautiful temple, but very busy. Especially many young Japanese who want to get to know their future from a loading box. Convenient source of revenue. Beautiful ritual.
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  • This temple is beautiful but very busy. By the hustle escapes you that this temple still has a functional purpose. Personally I'd rather go to another temple where there is more tranquillity and faith is central
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  • This temple is another important places in Tokyo, not to miss the trip to Tokyo. Aside from blessings to sacred temples, and then You can choose from a wide variety of sample taken.
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  • Although it is totally touristy I enjoy coming here especially when they have the (extra) street food markets with delicious Japanese treats, a little like what you get at New Year at the Shrines. The main road leading to the shrine is filled with the classic touristy souvenirs but still it's worth a visit if you have time. Also the streets off the side are interesting and built in the old Japanese style. The skytree is near so you can visit that in the same day if you're going for the classic tourist hotspots.
  • Easily overlooked shrine, in the shadow of it's big brother, the Senso-ji temple. It's not a spectacular sight, but still a nice shine. However, during a few days of the year, during the Sanja-Matsuri, it's the real star in Asakusa.
  • Easily missed shrine because of the others in the area, that's a shame. It can get very crowded!
  • The much-forgotten shrine dedicated to the men who found the buddha statue. The irony being that the shrine dedicated to them is shinto in nature. It's a must-visit, not because it's pretty, but because it's a nicer part of the temple complex that's easily missed, because it's off to the side.
  • Photogenic shine next to the popular Sensō-ji Temple. Interesting surrounding area.
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