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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Goshintai

In Shinto, shintai (神体 body of the kami), or go-shintai (御神体 sacred body of the kami) when the honorific prefix go- is used, are physical objects worshipped at or near Shinto shrines as repositories in which spirits or kami reside. Shintai used in Shrine Shinto (Jinja Shinto) can be also called mitamashiro (御霊代 spirit replacement or substitute).

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