Asakusa Shrine

This shrine is located next to the main hall of Senso-ji. Since it primarily enshrines the three deities Hinokuma-hamanari-no-mikoto, Hinokuma-takenari-no-mikoto, and Hajin-matsuchi-no-mikoto, it is referred to as “Sanja Gongen Shrine” and “Sanja Sama.” The hall of worship, the hall of offerings and the inner sanctuary of the current shrine, completed in 1649, have all been designated by the Japanese government as Important Cultural Properties. The Sanja Matsuri held regularly every year on the third Friday, Saturday and Sunday in May is famous for its dynamic mikoshi (portable shrine) and long procession of people.

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[SaturdaySundayPublic holidays]9:00-16:30
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  • Worth a visit
    5.0 Reviewed : 2023.05.31
    The area around the shrine is filled with shops and food in a market like setting. It was fun to wander around. It was very crowded and hard to navigate. It was raining and everyone had an umbrella...
  • Try to dress in a traditional Japanese outfit
    5.0 Reviewed : 2023.05.30
    A great place to combine a historic (religious) sight & its beautiful architecture with some shopping for typical Japanese things/memorabilia (wooden dolls = Kokeshi /fans / local art & prints...
  • Shinto shrine next to Senso-ji
    4.0 Reviewed : 2023.03.12
    Not to be confused with the popular Senso-ji, the Asakusa Shrine is a small Shinto institution next to the tourist attraction. It thus has a calmer and quieter vibe. Good option for a respite from...

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