Asakusa Shrine

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The Asakusa Shrine, located next to the main hall of the Sensoji Temple, has been popular with the common people under the nickname of "Sanja-sama". Three deities are enshrined here: Hajinomanakachi, Hamanari Hinokuma, and Takenari Hinokuma.
Until the Edo period (1603-1867), it was part of Senso-ji Temple, but in the Meiji period (1868-1912), it was separated from the temple by the Shinto-Buddhist separation order. The present-day shrine pavilion on the temple grounds was built in 1649 with the donation of the third Tokugawa shogun, Iemitsu Tokugawa, and in 1951, the hall of worship, the hall of offerings, and the main hall of worship were designated as important cultural properties.
The Sanja Matsuri, held in May every year, is known as one of the three major festivals of Edo, and the sight of people swinging their portable shrines around wildly is overwhelmingly impressive.

Address.The Asakusa Shrine, located next to the main hall of the Sensoji Temple, has been popular with the common people under the nickname of "Sanja-sama". Three deities are enshrined here: Manakachi Hachi, Hamanari Hinokumae, and Takenari Hinokumae.
Until the Edo period (1603-1867), it was part of Senso-ji Temple, but in the Meiji period (1868-1912), it was separated from the temple by the Shinto-Buddhist separation order. The present-day shrine pavilion on the temple grounds was built in 1649 with the donation of the third Tokugawa shogun, Iemitsu Tokugawa, and in 1951, the hall of worship, the hall of offerings, and the main hall of worship were designated as important cultural properties.
The Sanja Matsuri, held in May every year, is known as one of the three major festivals of Edo, and the sight of people swinging their portable shrines around wildly is overwhelmingly impressive.

Address: 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Access: 7 mins walk from Asakusa Station on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Toei Asakusa Line, Tobu Isesaki Line and Tsukuba Express.

PurposeFestivals,sightseeing
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Asakusa shrine is next to sensoji Temple, lots of people going to sensoji Temple, Asakusa shrine is not a lot, but very quiet, allowing people to quietly savor Japan's culture. Asakusa shrine is said to have three worship is very fa...

Asakusa shrine is next to sensoji Temple, lots of people going to sensoji Temple, Asakusa shrine is not a lot, but very quiet, allowing people to quietly savor Japan's culture. Asakusa shrine is said to have three worship is very famous, but I didn't catch, sorry.

浅草神社就在浅草寺的旁边,去浅草寺的人很多,浅草神社人不是很多,但是却很清静,让人能够静静的体味日本的文化。据说浅草神社的三社祭还是很有名的,可惜我来的时候没有赶上,有点遗憾。

VisitedMay 2008

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