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Updated: October 1, 2019
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Asakusa-jinja Shrine was built in order to honor three men that became divine. These three men include an intellectual named Hajino Nakatomo, and two fishermen brothers Hinokuma Hamanari and Takenari. They were revered and respected for their effort in building Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple.
Asakusa-jinja Shrine and its surroundings are where many Shinto festivals take part. As this shrine miraculously survived the Tokyo air raids in World War II, it was designated an Important Cultural Property by the Japanese government in 1951. Make sure to stop by this shrine as you make your way to its famous brother Sensoji Temple.
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