Feb/3/2019 SETSUBUN(bean-tossing) Celebration at Sensoji Temple3.4
from 2/3 '19 to 2/3 '19
Setsubun is a traditional bean-throwing event held at shrines and temples across Japan. It marks the end of winter. First held for the common people at Sensoji Temple, this large event was memorialized in a legendary old guide to the famous places in Edo (as Tokyo was formerly known).
Usually participants shout "Demons out; fortune in!" as they throw beans, but at Asakusa's celebration, the phrase is changed to "Long life, fortune in!" This is because it is believed that no demons can be present in front of Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy to whom the temple is dedicated.
At the celebration on Sunday, February 3, you can also see the "seven lucky gods" dance, which is one of Sensoji's most famous rituals. After the dance, famous personalities connected to Asakusa throw beans and make merry around the temple grounds. This bean-throwing ceremony starts around 16:00 and is hosted by the Asakusa Tourism Federation.
PurposeFestivals,easily accessible,LMFAO,experience,reasonable,shrine/temple,sightseeing,major,let's hang out!
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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.