Guide - See / Do - Setsubun


Throw the beans away and bring in good fortune at the arrival of spring

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.

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: 03-3432-1431; Sensoji Temple: 03-3842-0181; Tomiokahachimangu Shrine: 03-3642-1315; Okunitama Shrine: 042-362-2130; Kanda Shrine: 03-3254-0753
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
増上寺   東京都港区芝公園4-7-35 浅草寺   東京都台東区浅草2-3-1 富岡八幡宮 江東区富岡1-20-3 大国玉神社 東京都府中市宮町3-1 神田明神  東京都千代田区外神田2-16-2

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