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The Asakusa Jinja, also known as Sanja-sama (Shrine of the 3 Gods), is a 17th century Shinto shrine that honors the 3 Japanese men - Hinokuma Hamanari, Hinokuma Takenari, and Haji no Nakatomo who established the Senso-ji temple after finding the bodhisattva Kannon statue in the Sumida river. The fairly plain shrine is built in the ishi-no-ma-zukuri (gongen-zukuri) style, with the haiden (worship hall) connected to the honden (main sanctuary) by a heiden (hall of offerings) under the same roof in an 'H'. The red lacquered buildings with black lacquered fittings, along with paintings of phoenixes and dragons on the walls, exemplify traditional Japanese shrine décor.

The Asakusa Shrine is notable as the focal point of the Sanja Matsuri Festival every year in the 3rd weekend in May. The three Mikoshi (portable miniature shrines) of Ichi-no-miya, Ni-no-miya and San-no-miya are carried around the 44 districts of Asakusa, and there is music, dance, geisha performance and festivity all around.



About Asakusa Jinja

 2 Chome-3-1 Asakusa, Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 111-0032, Japan

 Nearest Transit: Asakusa (Line: (G))

 +81 3-3844-1575

Asakusa Jinja and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile

Sensoji(0 km)
Sensoji, also known as Asakusa Kannon, is Tokyo's oldest Buddhist temple that dates back to the 7th century AD.

Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo National Museum(1.9 km)
Established in 1872, the Tokyo National Museum is the oldest Japanese national museum.

National Museum of Nature and Science

National Museum of Nature and Science(1.8 km)
The National Science Museum in Tokyo focuses on the living world, with life-sized representations of practically every life form the earth has ever seen, from the blue whale (outside the old building) to hundreds of exotic insects.

Ueno Park

Ueno Park(2.1 km)
Ueno Park, adjacent to the station, is home to most of the attractions in the area, including the Ueno Zoo and a concentration of Japan's best museums.

Ryōgoku Kokugikan

Ryōgoku Kokugikan(2 km)
The largest sumo arena in Japan with a capacity for 10,000 spectators, this is where grand tournaments or basho are held in January, May and September, starting on the second Sunday of the month.

Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree(1.4 km)
Soaring to a height of 634 metres, the Tokyo Skytree is the tallest free-standing tower and second tallest structure in the world after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

National Museum of Western Art

National Museum of Western Art(1.9 km)
The National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo's Ueno Park houses an extensive collection of Western art built around the personal collection of Japanese industrialist Matsukata Kojiro.

Ryogoku Fireworks Museum

Ryogoku Fireworks Museum(0.4 km)

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