Flower Festival (Hana Matsuri) in Sensoji Temple3.1
from 4/8 '19 to 4/8 '19
The event celebrating the birth of the Buddha of Buddhism, became an event called "Flower Festival (Hana Matsuri)" interweaving the episode of when Buddha was born.
Buddhism originating in India has taken root in Japan, and remains as a festival that changed its form.
In Sensoji Temple it is heartwarming to see the children of the area pull the carriage by sacred animal of Buddhism "White Elephant".
At 10:00 Buddhist memorial service begins at the main hall. Hanamido (memorial service of flowers) is prepared at the end. Hanamido is provided in the main hall and the approach of the main hall, and the approach of the Gojunoto tower (5-Story Pagoda), anyone may visit.
At the Hanamido decorated with colorful flowers, the Tanjyobutsu (Buddhist statue) representing when the Buddha was born is placed.
Tanjyobutsu has an innocent child appearance, with the right hand pointing the sky and the left hand pointing to the ground. This has a meaning "Everyone living in this world is valuable and precious".
On the day, Amacha (hydrangea tea) is carried out for the visitors, cut flowers are distributed, and the precincts is very busy.
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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.