Setsubun marks the end of the winter season and the arrival of spring, according to the old lunar calendar.

Japanese people scatter beans to bring good luck into their homes. In Ikegami-Honmonji temple, a Setsubun event that features bean-throwing is held on the 3rd of February.

Getting there

10 minutes’ walk from Ikegami Station on the Tokyu Ikegami Line, or 12 minutes’ walk from Nishimagome Station on the Toei Asakusa Line

More information

  • Ikegami-Honmonji Temple, 1-1-1 Ikegami, Ota-ku
  • 3rd of February, afternoon