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Updated: April 1, 2024

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

2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo

Note: The 2024 installment of this event has already taken place.

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

Your current location:

Eastern Tokyo



Opening Hours

  • March 18 Jigen-e (temple anniversary celebrations), October 18 Kikukuyo-e (memorial service), November 3 performance

Please check the official event website for the latest updates on opening dates and times, prices, and other information.