Shibamata Taishakuten (Taishakuten Daikyoji Temple), Katsushika

4.1
#17 of 1,991 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Admire extraordinary wooden carvings and a lovely landscape garden among pine trees and bonsais at Shibamata Taishakuten (Taishakuten Daikyoji Temple), a Buddhist shrine with impressive gates set in a busy Tokyo suburb. Founded in 1629, the temple is a popular spot for locals, providing a calm atmosphere and quality craftsmanship to admire. The Edo River flows just east of the temple grounds, while the nearby road serves as a traditional street market with shops, stands, and restaurants all the way to the temple gates. Lying about 10 km (6 mi) from Asakusa, the temple sits some seven minutes by foot from Shibamata station on the Keisei line. Take a look at our Tokyo trip builder site to schedule your visit to Shibamata Taishakuten (Taishakuten Daikyoji Temple) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Thanks to the movie series “Futen no Tora-san” , made by Yamada Yoji, this temple is very famous. But it was much smaller than I had expected. Anyway its Sando, the gateway, is tasteful. The wooden...  more »
  • If you arrive in historical Shibamata by train, this 17th century temple is at the far end of the main tourist street and is well worth visiting. I also noted several small statues of white snakes...  more »
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  • Fabulous area to visit!!! Intricate wood carvings we're so beautiful! Very peaceful setting. Marvelous architecture to enjoy. If you remove your shoes and toss a coin into donation box you may follow your Japanese friends in their prayer ritual.
  • The best place that you can time travel ! Lots old style shops. I enjoyed old snack store so much. There were more Japanese then foreigner traveler. I think they should come here too!

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