Feb/3/2020 SETSUBUN Celebration at Sensoji Temple

Sightseeing information about Feb/3/2020 SETSUBUN Celebration at Sensoji Temple in Japan.


Feb/3/2020 SETSUBUN(bean-tossing) Celebration at Sensoji Temple3.4

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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.

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.

Date : February 3, 2020
Hours : Parades start at 11:30 and 13:30.
*Procession followed by mamemaki bean throwing, and finally Fukuju-no-Mai dance
Venue : Sensoji Temple ( 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo)
Access : a 5-min walk from Asakusa Station

PurposeFestivals,easily accessible,LMFAO,Traditional folk,experience,reasonable,shrine/temple,sightseeing,major,let's hang out!
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Reviews

5.0a month 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

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.

5.0a week 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

5.0a month ago

The temple and pagoda are beautiful. The area around them has great shopping. While very touristy, the temple still has areas and items to allow you some moments for quiet reflection. The best times to visit are mid afternoon to feel the hustle and bustle, or evening for very quiet times. I will forever remember my visit here with my wife.

5.0a month ago

Really great place. Loads of stalls to buy your gifts. Not the relaxing, quiet place like some of the shrines. But well worth a visit.

Bean paste bun things are great. I would recommend going at lunch time and getting tempura from SAN Sada just at the other end of the market strip.