We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Asakusa Shrine

Certificate of Excellence
Ueno, Asakusa
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+81 3-3844-1575
09:00 - 16:30
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 140.00*
and up
Nighttime Local Food and Drink Tour in Asakusa
More Info
US$ 90.95*
and up
Tokyo Day Tour: Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Bay Cruise
More Info
US$ 45.94*
and up
Tokyo Morning Tour: Meiji Shrine, Senso-ji Temple and Ginza Shopping District

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 922 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 226
  • 231
    Very good
  • 41
  • 5
  • 0
Under Construction - Still Must See.

The tallest shine is still under construction, but you can still go to the Sensoji Temple that is further in the back. Maybe one day I get to see the Asakusa Shine in person...we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

922 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 503: English reviews
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level Contributor
108 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tallest shine is still under construction, but you can still go to the Sensoji Temple that is further in the back. Maybe one day I get to see the Asakusa Shine in person...we shall see.

Thank Beltifi
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Level Contributor
112 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is very crowded but a must visit if you are in Tokyo, you can spend up t two hours in this shrine and the area around, feel the true ancient Japan

Thank hylamano
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Good walk and view, feels it's in the olden days when walking on the street, shrine is amazingly beautiful, lotsa pple and things to eat, lotsa interesting things to buy and try on. Stayed there for at least an hour coz of photo takings.

Thank Kickflop
Level Contributor
309 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a peaceful, serene, respectful shrine ... thus ain't it, folks. Don't get me wrong. This is a BEAUTIFUL shrine. It's well kept, very grand and ornate , etc. But it is located at the end of Asakusa, the famous shopping area. The street venders with their booths packed with wares make this feel like a swap... More 

2 Thank Connie I
Level Contributor
448 reviews
168 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I like the small shrine, only 50m away from Senso-ji, and yet forgotten by mistake visitors. It allows for a more intimate and relaxing experience of a temple. Make the quick detour!

Thank Guillaume R
Level Contributor
54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful Shinto shrine to visit, to see traditional Japanese culture and style of prayer. The temple garden is beautiful too. After visiting the shrine spend some time In the gardens

Thank Eksar
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Worthwhile visiting. It is a beautiful shrine and great surroundings. You can also walk to the Tokyo tower

Thank Massimo C
South Elgin, Illinois
Level Contributor
67 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This shrine is at the Sensi-jo location. It was early morning when we visited and it was very interesting watching the local Japanese people come and say a quick prayer at the shrine.

Thank Jon M
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Love the place, it can be crowded but the people are okay, they don't push you around. You can take your time to walk along the shops - local souvenirs and snacks. Do your fortune and make a wish. The shrine is also impressive.

Thank Tan H
Level Contributor
59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

If you are in Asakusa area, this place - Asakusa Shrine is a must to visit. It brings lots of information about the life of the local Japanese - from architecture to the way they dress and speak. Is also a very good experience for young travelers

Thank JWC8899

Travellers who viewed Asakusa Shrine also viewed


Been to Asakusa Shrine? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Asakusa Shrine and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Asakusa Shrine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Ueno, Asakusa

Neighbourhood Profile
Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
Explore this neighbourhood