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


5.0in the last week

This is one of the iconic place to visit in Tokyo, Japan. Very blissful and calm. Generally very crowded in weekends as many tourists as well as the locals are visiting the place. The shopping options are there as some affordable pricing available, also souvenir are not much expensive. The architecture is too good. visiting it in evening when the different lighting are applied it looks beautiful.

5.0a month ago

This is the must-visit temple in Tokyo. It's very unique and iconic. It's always crowded with people but the atmosphere is still good. There are many inexpensive souvenir shops and tasty food around the temple. Amulets of this temple are also great. You can buy them as souvenirs for who you love.

5.0a month ago

It’s worth mixing in the crowd for a visit here. A wonderful variety of shopping and restaurants intertwined with some spiritually significant locations.

Expect the typical tourist crowds who have no clue what cultural respect is. But once you move past those, you can be immersed into a wonderful part of Japanese history and culture.

Go early or during golden hour and you might be treated to a Japanese wedding party taking photos in traditional attire.

Easy to access via public transit.

5.0in the last week

A lovely elaborate temple, free to go and walk around, if you wish you can go and pray at the opening of the temple. Donating ¥100 to get your fortune was a good bit of fun while at the temple. A lot of shops surround the temple but these close at 9pm. I went at night and found this out the hard way but was worth it going at night. The lighting design is very nice and really brings out the temple! A must see in tokyo!

5.0a week ago

Loved this place. It's so much more than a temple. We had so much fun exploring all of the boutique stores around the area and the temple itself is also very beautiful. I can see why it's so popular and the popularity is well deserved.