Asakusa-jinja

Shinto Shrine in Asakusa & Sumida River

Asakusa-jinja was built in honour of the brothers who discovered the Kannon statue that inspired the construction of Sensō-ji. Deep red in colour, the current building dates to 1649 (repainted in 1996) 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.