Honoring the Senso-ji’s Three Founders
The Asakusa Shrine, also known as Sanja-sama, which means “Shrine of the Three Gods”. The shrine honor the three men who founded the Sensō-ji Temple.
Built in 1649 by Tokugawa Shogunate
The shrine was commissioned by Tokugawa Iemitsu and constructed in 1649 during the Edo Period, honoring the three men who founded the Sensō-ji Temple. The shrine, found on the east side of the Sensō-ji Temple, is part of a larger grouping of sacred buildings in the area.
Survived the Tokyo Air Raids of 1945
Unlike many other structures in the area, including Sensō-ji Temple, the Shrine along with its accompanying gate survived the Tokyo Air Raids of 1945. Due to its rich history, it was designated an Important Cultural Property by the Japanese Government in 1951.