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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We guide this spot.
5.0a month ago
Tourist trap for a thousand years. Good fun. The charms are now available in English and Chinese, too, for the massive influx of foreigners. Festivals are lively and quite crowded, food stands line the place. Very clean despite the crowds. Good people - talk to the staff and they are happy to explain.
5.02 months ago
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.
5.02 months ago
Awesome Buddha temple, Entrance both side will be full of shops, foreigner can find good souvenirs here.
Once you are in, you can get traditional perfumed sticks smoke.
In temple, you can see a beautiful designs, put candles, drop some coin and get your wish card.
after that, you can see the around areas, take some photos with Buddha statue, colored fish on small bridge and tall building.
5.0a month ago
I think this is best spot to stay in Tokyo. Such a peaceful place even it’s crowded during the day.
We had so much fun everyday going early morning and late night. I could spend he whole day there watch ppl worshiping and enjoy food from small local stalls.
5.03 weeks ago
Beautiful temple. I would recommend getting here early (I arrived at 8am on a Friday) if you are looking to take lots of photos before it gets crowded. As I was leaving an hour later the place had be overrun with people but most of the shops were beginning to open which was perfect. Very easy to get to from the Tokyo Metro.