Asakusa Shrine

Asakusa Shrine

Asakusa Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tokyo metropolis in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Sanjya Gongen ( Hinokuma Hamanari, Hinokuma Takenari and Haji no Nakatomo - legendary figures ). This shrine is famous for its lively festival, called Sanja Matsuri.

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Name Asakusa Shrine
"浅草神社(三社様)" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 3-1 Asakusa 2-chome, Taitou-ku, Tokyo, Japan
"東京都台東区浅草2丁目3-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Komagata I.C. on the Shuto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 03-3844-1575

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Shimenawa

Shimenawa (標縄・注連縄・七五三縄, "enclosing rope") are lengths of laid rice straw or hemp rope used for ritual purification in the Shinto religion. They can vary in diameter from a few centimetres to several metres, and are often seen festooned with shide. A space bound by shimenawa often indicates a sacred or pure space, such as that of a Shinto shrine.

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