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Asakusa Shrine, Taito

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#7 of 1,340 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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  • We stumbled across this after visiting the temple. It was a nice peaceful place to visit, right in the middle of a busy area.  more »
  • Apart from the temple itself, which is certainly interesting, within his area, you will find a typical Japanese, mainly sweets products market: is it worth to taste what attracts you more. In the crowd of the faithful, it is not uncommon to find girls, ladies or couples wearing the komono typical Japanese.
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  • I intentionally visited the shrine - accidentally ended up in a giant market place. The shrine itself is lovely and we walked from Skytree to here (keep in mind we think anything under 5k is a reasona...  more »
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  • If you plan to head to the top wear comfortable shoes and pack light. You can get a nice sweat on a warm day and so bring something to drink.
  • Asakusa Shrine is one of the temples that one must visit in Tokyo. It's truly an interesting place to visit and the experience is quite amazing. By visiting this place, you get experience of Japanese culture in a different way and enjoy the great environment around. It is well worth the trip to see such an ancient building.
  • One of the most beatiful temple in Japan. Here, we can se the beuty of Japan culture and tradition
  • A nice shrine next to Sensoji temple. There is a bit of a gap at the entrance, and the grounds are mostly gravel except the flagstone path. No ramp up to the main hall. However, you can still see most of the area in a wheelchair.
  • Really nice pleace. miss this pleace so much, may be next time I’ll be back
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