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!
Airport/Sta.Asakusa Sta. (about 500m) Google Transit
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5.04 weeks 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.
5.0a month 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.
5.04 weeks 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.
5.02 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.