Asakusa Jinja

  • Capacity: 2~30 persons
  • Address: 2-3-1, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
  • URL: http://www.asakusajinja.jp/english

Introduction Asakusa Jinja is known as Sanja-sama, which originally means three Kami. Sanja Matsuri (Three Kami Festival) named after this is held on the third weekend in May or New Year's Eve. This festival is very famous and has great nationwide popularity.

The buildings of Asakusa Jinja consist of the main building, the offering hall, and the front shrine. This front shrine is connected to the offering hall with a roofed passageway. This style of the architecture is called Gongen-zukuri (style of Shinto architecture in which the main hall and worship hall share one roof, and are connected via an intermediate passageway), which is a very popular method in Japanese Shinto architecture such as the method used in Nikko Toshogu Shrine. These buildings, which were contributed to the shrine by Tokugawa Iemitsu (1604-1651), the third shogun of the House of Tokugawa, have had traces of the olden days for 350 years. They were designated as important cultural property in 1951 by the Japanese government. At first sight, you'll never forget the beauty of the magnificent Japanese lacquer work on these buildings, in which you will have a great and solemn wedding ceremony.