Asakusa-jinja

Shinto Shrine in Asakusa & Sumida River

Our Review

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.

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