Aso Shrine

A Shrine with Over 1400 Years of History, Watched Over by an Enormous Beech Tree

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Shinto shrine

Aso Shrine is a deeply historical location believed to have been founded in 601, and it is said that historic figures such as Taira no Masakado and Ieyasu Tokugawa visited the shrine for worship. The main shrine building is said to have been built by Taira no Masakado around 931, and after being repaired several times since, it has also been designated as a Tangible Cultural Property of Tokyo as an example of early Edo period shrine architecture. The shrine’s enormous beech tree, which was planted around 940 and has been designated as a Natural Monument of Tokyo, stands 18 meters tall. The shrine is located at the end of the Tama River Cycling Road, so many visitors come by bicycle, and as a result the shrine also offers charms for safe bicycle rides.

Highlights

  • Offers charms for safe bicycle rides.
  • Enormous beech tree is a Natural Monument of Tokyo.

Photos

  • Aso Shrine

Reviews

  • 蕭雅君

    古色古香值得一遊 目前還不能進去僅開放外為拍照 不過已經能非常清楚的欣賞到神社的全貌

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Details

Founded
601
Postal Code
205-0016
Address
4-6-7 Hanekami, Hamura City, Tokyo
Telephone
042-554-3405
Admission
Free
Closed
No holidays
Hours
Open all day
Access
About a 23-minute walk from the JR Ome Line’s Hamura Station