≪Hatsumode Spot≫ Sensoji Temple
Temple representing Tokyo where about 30 million people a year visit
【Number of visitors on January 1st – 3rd】About 2.9 million people
【Divine Favor】Achievement of various wishes
Sensoji is the oldest temple in Tokyo. Known affectionately to people all over Japan as the temple of the Asakusa Kannon, it draws some 30 million visitors every year, remaining an important center of worship.
Amongst the many Buddhas, Bodhisattva Kannon is known as the most compassionate, relieving beings of their suffering and responding to prayers with great benevolence.
On January 1, visitors will go to the precincts through Nakamise-dori Street, as a signal of the sound of “Joya no Kane” (bells ringing out the old year) at midnight.
|Event Name||≪Popular spots of the first prayer of the new year≫ Sensoji Temple|
|Dates||December 31, 2018 – January 15, 2019|
|Note||*”Aizenhokyu” (divine favor / marriage, academic advancement, better fortune) and “Kaiun Yakujo” (divine favor / better fortune, warding off evil) are sold only on January 1 to 7.
*There is the fortunetelling slip (Omikuji) in English.
|Open Hours||≪Opening time≫
6:30-17:00 (October – March)
*In the New Year’s week, opening time differs from normal.
【January 1】 0:00 – 20:30
【January 2】 6:30 – 19:30
【January 3】 6:30 – 19:00
【January 4】 6:30 – 18:30
【January 5】 6:30 – 19:00
【January 6 – 7】 6:30 – 18:30
|Address||2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo|