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Asakusa Shrine, Taito

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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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  • The day that everyone shouldn't miss Temple, YMCAs, City Center, Tokyo. The highlight is the red light that is very large. In the month of October were updated successfully. Over the holidays, a lot people. Recommend during the weekdays. Shop 2, interesting side roadkill along the way.
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  • A shrine right beside senso-ji temple! Both are very well-preserved. The shrine is less crowded as compared to senso-ji and definitely worth visiting as well!  more »
  • All visits the temples are mandatory, fantastic. Never think you're going to be tiring or you will be a sameness. Each has your special charm.
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  • Part of the Sensoji Temple complex. So do not be confused. Sensoji Temple is a Buddhist temple while Asakusa Shrine is a Shinto shrine. Compare and contrast the differences, including their altars. No phototaking of the altars (out of respect for their religion/way of life). Souvenirs, snacks and drinks available for sale just outside the shrine. There was a live performance while I was there too. Drew up quite a crowd. Japanese acoustic band singing Japanese classical songs. Many elderly Japanese folks were pretty impressed, so it must have been good.
  • Asakusa Shrine is probably one of the several temples that you must visit in Tokyo. It's truly an interesting place to visit and the experience is quite amazing. There are food shops along the way to the main temple, souvenirs, local desserts and many more. By visiting this place, you get to experience the japanese culture in a different way and enjoy the great environment around specially on the weekends. It was very busy at the time of our visit but it was a definitely well worth the trip to see such an ancient building.
  • Beautiful temple in Tokyo, Asakusa. Asakusa station on Ginza Line to get there. Opened during night (except shops) Here some pics.
  • It's basically a tourist spot but the temple is amazing. There are a lot of shops selling souvenirs.
  • Worh the visit! Can feel Japanese things here!

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