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


5.0in the last week

Probably the most crowded tourist spot in Tokyo but definitely a must see. It is a good chance to see the traditional part of Japan with the contrast of Traditional with the modern side of the surroundings. Also a nice play to buy souvenirs and eat traditional sweets. It is better to reserve plenty of time to visit this place because there are too many people that do not allow to move freely and with calm. Maybe it is better to go early in the morning in order to take good pictures without the stress of the crowd.

5.03 weeks ago

We missed visiting this temple during our first trip so we made sure to visit this time. It was definitely worth it. From the surrounding shops and side streets to the sights and experience of the temple itself, this place was well worth the spot on our to-do list. I highly recommend visiting earlier in the day to avoid crowds and I also highly recommend the traditional Japanese snack foods found throughout the shopping area.

5.0a week ago

This is a world-famous shrine so there were lots of tourists as expexted. But this does not diminish how beautiful the shrine is. There are also many good restaurants in the alley in the neighborhood as long as you take time to walk around you will find something yummy. And you can find many interesting gifts and souvenirs in the booths in front of the shrine.

4.0a month ago

This is a very energetic area in general. The temple is very pretty to visit. There is shopping area all around the temple.
If you are looking to spend a day to chill and walk around as a tourist, this should be one of the places you go to.
Know that there are no JR lines that comes here and you have to use Subway line.

5.03 weeks ago

This is a must visit and the busier the day the better the atmosphere. Located in the heart of the city, it is a large temple that is surrounded by other smaller temples including the five storey pagoda. There are gardens, waterways and on weekends many, many stalls of food. Plus there are places for offerings, blessings and good fortune.
To be in the sway and melee of people all moving from one end of the temple to the other is quite a unique experience and one that’ll stay with me for a long time.
Plenty of toilets nearby.
Wheelchair accessible. Kid friendly. Lots of food and refreshments.