浅草神社 (Asakusa Shrine)

Architecture & Buildings

Asia, Japan, Tokyo

Asakusa Shrine (浅草神社, Asakusa-jinja), also known as Sanja-sama ("Shrine of the Three Gods"), is one of the most famous Shinto shrines in Tokyo, Japan. Located in Asakusa, the shrine honors the three men who founded the Sensō-ji. Asakusa Shrine is part of a larger grouping of sacred buildings in the area. It can be found on the east side of the Sensō-ji down a street marked by a large stone torii.