Walking in the Plants & Bonsai Market in Asakusa

Asakusa holds Plants & Bonsai Market in the last weekends of May and June.  It is one of the largest street market of this type in Tokyo.  This market is a festival of Asakusafuji Sengen Shrine.

Sengen Shrine is about 15 minute walk from Asakusa Station.  There are Sengen Shrines throughout Japan.  They worship Mt. Fuji.  Asakusafuji Sengen Shrine has a small Mt. Fuji inside the shrine.  Mt. Fuji opens for climbing on July 1st and on that day during Edo Era of 17 – 18th century, those who could not go to Mt. Fuji gathered at the shrine.

Miniature Mt. Fuji in Asakusa Sengen Shrine

Miniature Mt. Fuji in Asakusa Sengen Shrine

The entrance of the market is near from the shrine.

There are many kinds of plants and flowers from the small ones to the big ones.

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For More Information on Plants & Bonsai Market:

Date: the last Saturdays and Sundays in May and June (May 27, 28 and June 24, 25, 2017)
The official site says the opening hours is 11am – 3pm but it seems many stalls open till the evening.

Address: (Asakusafuji Sengen Shrine) 3-2 Asakusa 5-chome, Taito-ku, Tokyo


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