Setsubun, meaning the division of seasons, marks the arrival of spring. On this occasion, the Japanese toss parched soybeans while chanting “Fukuwauchi!” (good luck arrives!) to get rid of evil. Another celebration custom is eating ehoumaki, which is a special sushi roll that brings good luck. During the Setsubun celebration, many shrines and temples organise traditional ritual ceremonies and bean-tossing events.
Transport Zojoji Temple: 3-minute walk from Toei Subway Mita Line Onarimon Station
Sensoji Temple: 5-minute walk from Tobu Railway Isesaki Line / Tokyo Subway Ginza Line / Tsukuba Express Asakusa Station
Tomiokahachimangu Shrine: 3-minute walk from Tokyo Subway Tozai Line Monzen-nakacho Station
Okunitama Shrine: 5-minute walk from Keio Railway Keio Line Fuchu Station / JR Nambu Line / JR Mushashino Line Fuchu-honmachi Station (Hijiribashi)
Kanda Shrine: 5-minute walk from JR Chuo Line / Sobu Line Ochanomizu Station
Zojoji Temple: 4 chome-7-35 Shibakoen, Minato, Tokyo, Japan; Sensoji Temple: 2 Chome-3-1 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo, Japan; Tomiokahachimangu Shrine: 1 chome-20-3 Tomioka, Koto, Tokyo, Japan; Okunitama Shrine: 3 chome-1, Miyamachi, Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan; Kanda Shrine: 2 Chome-16-2, Sotokanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 1-9-1, Tokyo Station Ichibangai underground South Street
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