Feb/3/2020 SETSUBUN(bean-tossing) Celebration at Sensoji Temple3.4
from 2/3 '20 to 2/3 '20
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!
Airport/Sta.Asakusa Sta. (about 500m) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.0in the last week
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 play 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.
5.03 weeks ago
We missed visiting this temple during our first trip so we made sure to visit this time. It was definitely worth it. From the surrounding shops and side streets to the sights and experience of the temple itself, this place was well worth the spot on our to-do list. I highly recommend visiting earlier in the day to avoid crowds and I also highly recommend the traditional Japanese snack foods found throughout the shopping area.
5.0a week ago
This is a world-famous shrine so there were lots of tourists as expexted. But this does not diminish how beautiful the shrine is. There are also many good restaurants in the alley in the neighborhood as long as you take time to walk around you will find something yummy. And you can find many interesting gifts and souvenirs in the booths in front of the shrine.
4.0a month ago
This is a very energetic area in general. The temple is very pretty to visit. There is shopping area all around the temple.
If you are looking to spend a day to chill and walk around as a tourist, this should be one of the places you go to.
Know that there are no JR lines that comes here and you have to use Subway line.
5.03 weeks ago
This is a must visit and the busier the day the better the atmosphere. Located in the heart of the city, it is a large temple that is surrounded by other smaller temples including the five storey pagoda. There are gardens, waterways and on weekends many, many stalls of food. Plus there are places for offerings, blessings and good fortune.
To be in the sway and melee of people all moving from one end of the temple to the other is quite a unique experience and one that’ll stay with me for a long time.
Plenty of toilets nearby.
Wheelchair accessible. Kid friendly. Lots of food and refreshments.