Asakusa Shrine

Attractions, Religious buildings and sites Asakusa
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Asakusa Shrine

Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu commissioned this famous Asakusa shrine in 1647, enshrining the three men responsible for the establishment of the even more famous Sensoji Temple next door.


Venue name: Asakusa Shrine
Address: 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku

Transport: Asakusa Station (Ginza, Asakusa, Tobu Isesaki lines)
Static map showing venue location

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One of the many highly recommended temples you should try to visit, this was located right behind my hotel so I had no excuse not to and I’m glad I went. Very beautiful and constantly bustling, I was lucky to have gone on a day when there was an outdoor traditional performance.

The street leading up to the temple is jammed full of stalls selling all manner of bric-a-brac and gifts, there was also a food market which was fantastic. Also, a small bakery behind the main row of stalls close to the temple that sell the best melon pan EVER.