A millennium ago so the legend goes, the Hirokuma brothers found the statue of Kannon (the Bodhisattva of Mercy - the deity ... More
A millennium ago so the legend goes, the Hirokuma brothers found the statue of Kannon (the Bodhisattva of Mercy - the deity alleged to have great powers in purifying people and granting them true happiness) in their fishing nets, and the village chief dutifully enshrined it. The Asakusa Shrine was thus established in 1649 and the three persons in the legend were consecrated as gods of the shrine, hereby earning it the nickname Sanja-sama (the shrine of the three gods). Undoubtedly the most famous shrine in Tokyo, it also hosts the Sanja Festival in May.
I enjoyed the place. If you really enjoy shrines but your family doesn't, there is also a fun park one block away that looked alright. The place also offers a lot of small shops that sell typical tourist stuff.
aside from the sights this is a great place to pick-up trinkets as gifts to take home. it can get somewhat crowded as it is a popular tourist destination but it's worth it. there's a great noodle shop nearby as well but the name escapes me!
I absolutely loved this place, it was so amazing, and a great place to shop for traditional Japanese souvineirs. Its beautiful, its like a flahback of how Japan maybe used to be, with all the little shops and stands, and the amazing food! If you are in Japan or ever go there, this is a must see. Its my favorite place to go whenever I visit Japan.
Love the temple, always use the smoke, throw money and pray. Across the road in front of the gate is a clock worth watching on the hour. Up a laneway you can get okonomiyaka and a few doors up the main street is Y100 shop. What more does one want.
Asakusa is a nice place to visit once. About 3 hrs max is all I needed. Very touristy area and mostly souvenir shops. I do highly recomend to try the manju(somekind of fried bread anko snack) I visited Asakusa once on my second trip just to get manju :P I was there no more than 20 min.
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