Nakamise is the name given to the busy shopping street that leads the way from the Kaminari Gate to the Hanzomon Gate in the Senso-ji Temple. The street is approximately 250 meters long and is lined with around 90 shops which essentially carry Buddhist related articles, traditional Japanese goods and all kind of cheap souvenirs, making it one of the best places in Tokyo to buy souvenirs.
The Asakusa Shrine, also known as Sanja-sama or the Shrine of the three gods, is a small Shinto shrine dedicated to the men who founded the Senso-ji Temple. The Shrine is located in the grounds of the Senso-ji Temple complex, a few meters away of the main building and its entrance is clearly indicated with a stone Tori gate.
Asakusa shine was constructed in 1649, during Japan's Edo period, and, unlike most of the structures found in the Senso-ji complex, it survived the Tokyo bombings of World War II. Due to its historical significance, it was designated as Important Cultural Property by the Japanese Government in 1951.
Ginza, Asakusa lines
The entrance of the Senso-ji Temple Complex is located a few steps away from the Asakusa subway station.