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

One of best temple in Japan. I visited this place in 2007. Its always crowded but cool atmosphere. If you want pictures of a lot of tourists in your pictures of this magnificent structure and surrounding area. Better to visit early morning. This is one of tourist destination in Japan you must visit. Also you can shopping on these area and get souvenirs. Visit the incense for good fortune. 100 yen for a good luck charm. I will visit again to this temple with my child.
A must visit place for a visitor of Tokyo. The temple is very large and beautiful with lots of History. Very well maintained. Although very crowded during the most of the day, this place is still a very nice for a foreigner. Lots of Street shopping and eating options available around. Great place to visit in Tokyo. The Buddhist temple is magnificent. There are many souvenir shop. This is one of the best place to buy souvenirs of Japan. Very authentic traditional Japanese stuff available here. a good spot for a good photo.

The area is surrounded by souvenirs and sweet shop, very cheerful and fun atmosphere. Staff only accept cash and do not speak English so be mentally prepared :) a must-visit for first time Tokyo visitors.

5.03 weeks ago

Truly amazing place... The architecture of the build was something new that I have ever seen being a foreigner in Japan. I went to this place at afternoon around 12pm. Somehow this place made me feel that it would be much better at night. So I came back at night again and it's truly awesome. You can also see skytree from here. Such a lively surroundings and this place will be absolute beauty on a full moon night.

5.02 weeks ago

Lots of shops to find just the right souvenir. Food vendors have amazing selections. Just make sure you pack lightly and wear comfortable shoes. The temple is very interesting and has plenty of photo opportunities.

5.0in the last week

Beautiful experience. Lovely temple. Will definitely recommend a visit. Dont forget to shake the box and pull out a stick to read your fortune, its a fun element but definitely gives you something to think about.

Must visit. I would certainly return.

4.0in the last week

Very busy and vibrant shrine.

Lots of shops, people and excitement but the temple offers a little oasis of calm.

Shop, eat or pray, definitely worth the visit.

Wonderful in the day, but at night the whole area is special, especially the temple.