Interesting thing in Tokyo is temples and shrines that has unique worldview. And the most fun thing is drawing a fortune slip. I recommend that you stop by shrines or temples in Tokyo.
You experience the unique custom of Japan there. Most Japanese draw a fortune slip in the New Year, but we can draw it anytime. I drew it three times for 6 months in this year!
How to pick Omikuji up at temple or shrine, Asakusa, Tokyo
Generally, we put 100 yen or 200 yen in a box before we pick Omikuji (fortune telling paper) up. And we put our hand in Omikuji Bos and pull one paper. But you see unique Omikuji style at Sensouji temple in Asakusa, Tokyo.
There are many wooden drawer and some tubes stand in front of it. After you pay 100 yen, you pick the tube up and shake it! A stick that is written a number comes out, so you find the number on a drawer. You finally can get your Omikuji!
What’s Fortune telling paper, Omikuji , Tokyo souvenir
This fortune slip was mine in 2017, I picked “lucky” up. I show you how to draw fortune telling paper at Sensouji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo. Asakusa is one of the most popular sightseeing towns in Tokyo.
You pick up a paper that tells you your fortune. You’ll find very luck(大吉, Daikichi), lucky(吉,Kichi), unlucky(凶,Kyou) and so on. It tells you about your request, illuness, lost and found, the person you wait, marriage and travelling, building a new house and removal in this year.
Most fortune telling paper is written by Japanese, but you can understand what it says of this paper in Asakusa Sensouji temple. It is written by English too. You don’t have to care about it what it says, you’ll enjoy picking up it and it becomes one of the good memories in your Tokyo trip!
Because you can experience things what Japanese, the locals do. While I was picking fortune slip up, some foreign tourist was picking it up too. They looked like they were having fun!
Why don’t you try to pick fortune telling paper up in Tokyo, Asakusa sensouji temple? It just 100 yen!
Information about Sensouji Temple
I tell you how to get to the Sensouji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo.
|Adress||Tokyoto, taitouku Asakusa 2-3-1|
|Business Time||6：00～17：00, open 365 days per year.|
|Access||5 minutes from Tokyo Metro Ginza line, Toubu sky tree line, Tsukuba Express, Toei underground Asakusa line from 5 minutes on your foot.|
|Nearest Station||Asakusa Station|
If you want to know more about Asakusa Sensouji Temple, you can check the official site.
【The official site, Asakusa Sensouji Temple】