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.
Tours To Asakusa Shrine
Tokyo Asakusa Rickshaw Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $48
Duration: 30 to 180 minutes
Tsukiji and Asakusa Food and Drink Cultural Walking Tour (Half day) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $152
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Asakusa Local Food and Drink bar hopping Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $94
Duration: 3 hours
Asakusa Shrine Reviews
This is the Asakusa shrine that Asakusa is known for. It is big, colorful and very representative of many (if not most) shrines you will find around Japan. It is always busy with a bustling courtyard.... more »
The Shrine is always worth a visit! It is buzzing with people, there are many souvenir stalls (which are not as bad as that might sound !) and the Shrine itself and surrounding area are great... more »
Absolutely beautiful, mesmerizing, and crowded!! The shops that line both sides of the street provide so many treats and items to purchase. It opens around 10am and it is definitely packed! However, if you arrive very early (before the shops open - maybe around 6-7am) you'll be able to get a picture with no one in sight. Definitely try the daifuku - the vanilla custard one with a strawberry on top; we actually came back a day or so later and grabbed another one!!
This is a must see if you are in Tokyo. You can access the Asakusa Shrine by metro. Once there, you can imagine what ancient Tokyo looks like. Well preserved, a hidden treasure within a busy city. Try going during the morning on weekdays as weekends will be pack with tourists. Many people go there to pray. As you walk around the area, there are many places to take memorable pictures.
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