Asakusa-jinja

sights / Religious

Asakusa-jinja information

Location
Tokyo , Japan
Address
2-3-1 Asakusa
Taitō-ku
Telephone
+81 3 3844 1575
Getting there
Subway: Ginza line to Asakusa, exit 1
More information
www.asakusajinja.jp/english
Opening hours
9am-4.30pm
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Asakusa-jinja was built in honour of the brothers who discovered the Kannon statue that inspired the construction of Sensō-ji. The current building, painted a deep shade of red, dates to 1649 and is a rare example of early-Edo architecture. It’s also the epicentre of one of Tokyo’s most important festivals, May’s Sanja Matsuri.