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Asakusa-jinja Shrine

Travel Guide - Asakusa-jinja Shrine


Asakusa-jinja Shrine, or more popularly "Sanja-sama (Shrine of the Three Gods)", was built in 1649 by the third Tokugawa Shogun, Tokugawa Iemitsu, in memory of the three fishermen who established Senso-ji Temple. The shrine pavilions dedicated by the Shogun still remain and its Gongen-zukuri, the classics architectural style of the pavilions can be seen.
Asakusa-jinja Shrine's annual festival "Sanja Matsuri" held in May is one of the most famous traditional festivals in Tokyo. The shrine has three Honja-Mikoshi (portable shrines) known as Ichi-no-miya, Ni-no-miya and San-no-miya, and these Honja-Mikoshi portable shrines are carried around Asakusa during the festival. The festival attracts 1.5 million people every year from both across Japan and abroad, and participants can feel the atmosphere of the old days of the Edo Period (1603 - 1868).

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Open 24 hours


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 8 minutes walk from Asakusa Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (G19), Tobu Skytree Line (TS01), or Toei Asakusa Line (A18)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 2-3-1, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 111-0032


lydia @lygaora - 2018-05-21
RT @Tokyonobo: Sanja festival is held on the third weekend of every May at Asakusa Shrine and it is one of the three great Shinto festivals…
サトぴょん @57cd8638bd2943c - 2018-05-21
RT @9aPan: The grandmother bringing up a rose puts on a happi and participates in Sanja Festival, too. '700 also continues, it's deified, w…
Lars @LDrepresents - 2018-05-21
#Asakusa by night. Really sad we have to leave now, but it was the best vacation of my life. #Tokyo #Japan… https://t.co/2sNJP7zZGQ
min0 @min0ribiy0ri - 2018-05-21
[color vs b&w in asakusa]
this is obviously from… https://t.co/7L9njbraKt
Share House 634 @sharehouse634 - 2018-05-21
You can access from/to Narita Airport and Haneda Airport with a direct train. We are located in a convenient place of Asakusa.
JiYung@AN2018 @kwonjiyung - 2018-05-21
I still have some picture from my trip that I haven't shared yet :o
Here are some birds in Asakusa, Tokyo refreshin… https://t.co/zhl3zfNUy0
Morgan @moeyday - 2018-05-21
I added a video to a @YouTube playlist https://t.co/XnP7TiaRjP Japan Vlog 3: Tokyo || Exploring Asakusa, Shrines, & Streets


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