Nov/3 Shirasagi no Mai at Sensoji Temple

Sightseeing information about Nov/3 Shirasagi no Mai at Sensoji Temple in Japan.

Nov/3 Shirasagi no Mai(White Heron Dance) at Sensoji Temple3.2

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 from 11/3 '19 to 11/3 '19


One of the Temple dance in Sensoji Temple "Shirasagi no Mai". It is a beautiful and elegant event, dancing in a stunning white snowy heron costume. It is held twice a year, in spring and autumn.
It was a dance dedicated to the centennial celebration from Edo to Tokyo, decorating the spring and autumn of Sensoji Temple.
Based on the legend of the gods and Buddha, it expresses the beautiful figure of the white snowy heron gliding down that drives away disasters.
Parades accompanied by "Musha (Bushi)" and "Gakunin (= music band)", " Shugoudouji (守護童子)" by local children is a very beautiful event.

Venue: Asakusa Sensoji Temple (2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito ward)
Nov. 3rd, 2019 Sunday
1st: [departure from Dempoin Temple at 11:00→ Nakamise → Sensoji Temple Main Hall] Podium at the west side of main square in front of the main hall from 11:30 am
2nd: [departure from Dempoin Temple at 14:00 → Orange Street → Kaminarimon Street → Kaminarimon → Nakamise → Sensoji Temple Main Hall] Podium at the west side of main square in front of the main hall from 2:40 pm

Access : Asakusa Station

Purposeeasily accessible,parade,Traditional folk,shrine/temple,sightseeing,shopping
Airport/Sta.Asakusa Sta. (about 500m) Google Transit


5.02 weeks ago

Amazing place. Inspiring history. Beautiful designs. Absolutely stunning example for perseverance in letting go of the past and rising from the ashes. Wee crowded. Take private tour. If you need someone who can explain better than the regular tour guides, inbox me or email me.

1.0a week ago

Not worth it, It’s big and looks cool but it’s swarming with people. No charm in my opinion, I went to some lovely little shrines and they were so beautiful and peaceful just serene and tranquil which is how I would prefer it.

Also don’t buy anything from the fake monks if you see one it’s a scam.

4.03 weeks ago

This place is a common tourist attraction, it gets quite crowded. Good place to explore Japanese traditional Arts and crafts. Many small shops with tasty snacks, just need to remember to consume the snacks at the side of the shop (don't eat while walking). There are unique tea shops here as well to sample various tea favors.

5.03 weeks ago

Beautiful temple with many tourist thins to do in its surroundings. We went early during the morning and not many people were there so we could take great photos and not too crowded. Between the temple and the temple's entrance or gate (very big construction), there is a shopping street where you can buy traditional snacks and sweets. It's highly recommendable and it's also free!

4.0in the last week

A beautiful cultural experience, and meticulously well-kept. There was a fair here when I visited with lots of stalls and vendors. The surrounding area is great to explore too. My only issue with this place is that there can be a sea of people here that can make it fairly difficult to navigate.