Asakusa Shrine

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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.

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

Transport: Asakusa Station (Ginza, Asakusa, Tobu Isesaki lines)

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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.