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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5.0in the last week

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.

5.0a week 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.

5.0a week ago

Biggest tourist attraction in Japan but still well worth it Even browsing all the stores and their tourist souvenirs. Great place for snacks and street food and then to wander the area. And also nice to come at night when everything closed and lit up.

4.02 months ago

Very huge and nice temple, overall a great experience. It is however very crowded, and I found it hard to find 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.

4.03 weeks ago

Always crowded but it's popular for a reason. The size and history of the site cannot help but draw awe from the crowds. If you're hoping for shots with little to no people you have to arrive pretty early.

All in all thought it's a safe and pretty attraction that is accessible from multiple lines and there are plenty of tourist shops and stalls available to look at.