Sensoji Temple Shirasagi no Mai

Sightseeing information about Sensoji Temple Shirasagi no Mai in Japan.

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 from 11/3 '18 to 11/3 '18


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 on the 2nd Sunday of April every year, informing spring to Sensoji Temple.
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)
2018 April 8th 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

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


5.03 weeks ago

Just so much to see of many things. What an incredible place. Such good energy! The staff was so nice and very helpful. Just an amazing temple. I would like to spend much more time here. Very glad to have visited. Area surrounding has so much to do!

5.0a week ago

Excellent place to visit. Small shops selling traditional Japanese crafts and food line the way to the temple. The temple itself is fantastic. Be sure to try the experience of picking your fortune while at the temple! (It’s written in English and Japanese fortunately). Recommended.

5.0in the last week

This was a large temple with many things to see. I recommend visiting this temple but just know that it gets busy very quickly. When I first went with friends I had a giant bowl of shaved ice and got to see a monkey show. There's also quite a few picturesque areas and many people dress in kimono.

After walking around the temple grounds you can visit a bunch of different small food stalls or shop around for souvenirs. I managed to find some beautiful and affordable tea cups in one of the smaller shops away from the main district.

5.02 weeks ago

Beautiful place with a spiritual feeling even with all of the heavy traffic, passing through. Well worth the visit for locals and foreigners, alike. There are quite a few souvenir and food options to suit the average guest. Just follow the instructions and be mindful of the environment. It's busy all day so don't expect much in the way of lulls in traffic. Be sure to collect good luck on your travels!

5.0a month ago

This is one of the most famous Buddhist temples in Tokyo. There is such a festive atmosphere here, with lots of people dressed in Kimonos celebrating. Beautiful temples and shops. Lots of food stalls line the outsides areas of the temple. There many souvenirs shops as well. Highly recommended.