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 one of 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.
Asakusa was an amazing place to get in touch with Japanese culture! I'd highly recommend it as one of your first stops in Tokyo. From the religious "smoke" to the lanterns, shops, and fortunes, Asakusa is a superb place to put on your travel list while in Japan.
Kinda touristy, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The temple is surrounded by this arcade of shops where you can get everything from cookies to kimonos. Getting here by train from Shinjuku is a little tricky. Worth a visit. I've been there twice and would consider going again if time allowed.
This is my third time visiting Asakusa and I never get tired of it. This time I went with my mom and sister, this was the highlight of my mom's trip. Lots of shopping and things to eat! The shrine and pagoda are great to photograph. If you see advertisements of Tokyo, you often see the main entrance, you have to visit if you're ever in Tokyo!
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