Dec/17 - 19 Hagoita Fair in Sensoji Temple

Sightseeing information about Dec/17 - 19 Hagoita Fair in Sensoji Temple in Japan.

Dec/17 - 19 Hagoita Fair in Sensoji Temple3.2

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 from 12/17 '19 to 12/19 '19


Hagoita are rectangular bats similar to badminton, and is used for playing a traditional New Year's game. Now Hagoita are regarded as lucky objects.
Between Dec.17 and 19 every year, the Hagoita Fair takes place in Asakusa, Tokyo.
In the main hall of the Sensoji Temple, there are dozens of stalls to sell a wide range of hagoita, from beautiful decorative items to cool children's toys. As you shop, you`ll find hagoita adorned with kabuki actors, cartoon characters and sports stars.
This fair originates from a custom of wishing for young girls to grow up healthy.

Dates : December 17 - 19, 2019
Venue : Sensoji Temple, Asakusa
Access : Asakusa Station

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Purposeexperience,women,winter in Japan,shrine/temple,sightseeing,let's hang out!,an eating tour
Airport/Sta.Asakusa Sta. (about 500m) Google Transit


4.02 weeks ago

Definitely worth the visit just for the history. Large and beautiful edifice. Doesn’t take long to see it and say you’ve Been here. Very busy and plenty of shopping in the ares. Cultural learning experiment. Do it.

5.04 months ago

Probably the most crowded tourist spot in Tokyo but definitely a must see. It is a good chance to see the traditional part of Japan with the contrast of Traditional with the modern side of the surroundings. Also a nice place to buy souvenirs and eat traditional sweets. It is better to reserve plenty of time to visit this place because there are too many people that do not allow to move freely and with calm. Maybe it is better to go early in the morning in order to take good pictures without the stress of the crowd.

5.04 months ago

Amazing experience at dusk. Very busy but the shopping at the close by market was very unique. Great place to try some of the sweeter street food.

Temple is nice to visit with some vendors inside selling some interesting things.

Very busy but a great place to visit. Maybe worth around 1-2 hours. Train was easiest way in. Sky tower is not far and a good walk along the rivers isn’t far either

5.0a month ago

The most recognisable and famous temple in Japan. Always crowded with tourist and locals alike. Locals come and give their offerings and prayers on a regular basis. Sprawling grounds with many interesting things to see and take photos. There are some booths selling amulets and charms that you can purchase too.

5.03 months ago

This is the first temple i visited in Japan and it is an awesome thing to behold! From the walk leading up to the temple youd get an appreciation of its immensity. You are greeted by two huge statues of warrior gods as you enter the temple grounds. Walking up the wide path there are places where you can buy incense sticks, light them and have them set up. There is a small fountain nearby where you can use bamboo ladles to wash and purify your hands.

Outside the temple are souvenir shops where you can get nearly anything from refrigerator magnets to Japanese swords. Refreshment stands and food stalls are also found here.

The structure is well maintained and smaller temples and pagodas nearby