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Updated: March 8, 2019

Kinryu-no-Mai (Golden Dragon Dance) 金龍の舞

2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo
2020-3-18

Sensoji Temple's official name is Kinryuzan Sensoji, in honor of Mt. Kinryuzan. Kinryu-no-Mai, the Golden Dragon Dance, is, in turn, named after this mountain.

Kinryu-no-Mai was created in 1958 to celebrate the reconstruction of Kannondo, Sensoji's main hall. The dance is based on a story about the bodhisattva of mercy, Kannon, to whom Sensoji is dedicated. Legend has it that she appeared as a golden dragon descending from the sky. Overnight, she created a grove of a thousand pines, symbolizing a rich harvest.

The sight of an 18-meter-long, 88-kilogram golden dragon dancing to festive music is something you're unlikely to ever forget.

How to Get There

  • Asakusa Station | 5 min on foot
    Tobu Isesaki Line | Tokyo Metro lines | Toei lines | Tsukuba Express

Contact

Opening Hours

  • See official website/local tourist information office.

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