Flower Festival in Sensoji Temple

Sightseeing information about Flower Festival in Sensoji Temple in Japan.

Flower Festival (Hana Matsuri) in Sensoji Temple3.1

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 from 4/8 '18 to 4/8 '18


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 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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5.02 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.

5.0a week 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.

4.0a month ago

Old Buddhist temple totally renovated, supposedly the oldest one in Tokyo. Interesting place, and the traditional procession on Culture Day is nice. But it is very crowded, and a good number of the local market stalls sell low-quality trinkets only. Still, easy to reach and good for sightseeing in the capital.

5.0in the last week

Beautiful place. Especially at night. Come after 8 or 9. Temple is closed, but so is the crowds. None around after that time. You can still walk on the grounds freely.

5.03 weeks ago

Beautiful. Amazingly clean. Peaceful.

There are a lot of tourists and locals here but everyone is respectful and they are polite and they take really really nice care of the grounds.

There are beautiful trees and on a sunny day it's an unbelievable experience the temple is peaceful and enormous and the architecture is quite attractive.