About the Temple of the Nearby Temple BuildersAsakusa Shrine is a temple built in 1649, during the period of ancient Tokyo, the Edo Period. The temple, also known as Sanja-sama, which is the Hall of the Three Gods, is a major cultural asset in Japan and part of a large collection of sacred buildings in the area.
At the Asakusa Shrine, the Sanja Matsuri Festival is held, one of the city's three largest annual festivals and the most colorful and spectacular events of Tokyo.
The Asakusa temple is decorated in gongen-zukuri style. There is also a sacred Shinto Shrine, dedicated to the three men who built the nearby Buddhist temple, the Sensoji Buddhist temple.The temple can be seen on the eastern side of the Sensoji Temple, on a street marked by a large gate. The gate at the entrance to the temple is called "Torii" in Japanese. It is a traditional Japanese stone gate, which can be found at the entrance to many Shinto Shrines.
TipsThe Entrance to the temple is free.