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Shibamata Taishakuten, Katsushika

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#16 of 523 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
Religious Site Tourist Spot
Admire extraordinary wooden carvings and a lovely landscape garden among pine trees and bonsais at Shibamata Taishakuten, 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. Put Shibamata Taishakuten at the forefront of your travel plans using our Tokyo travel itinerary planner.
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  • The street to go to the shrine is nice and full of old fashion touristic souvenirs or delicatessen. At the beginning there is also a traditional candies shop need to be visited. The taste is really ol...  more »
  • Story of Jiro watching my colleagues and always look forward to this place, from the tram, the statue to the station, to walk to after Indra to c Jiro Memorial, extremely excited. Seemed to have reached a distance of the Moon, lots of exciting scenes. After Indra woodcarving exhibition and garden, very interesting. It's definitely feeling tour.
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  • You can see the sculptures of exquisitely crafted in the early Showa from Taisho, Tora-San is famous too,. Of course as a national treasure in the uncompromising craftsmanship, but works out involuntarily voice of admiration. Acrylic? In were covered, and covered Hall for growling, also working the inside. Because it is relatively cool even in the summer. We have 3 stars and for the tour fee of 400 Yen. 3. Evaluation of 5 or better.
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  • A beautiful temple, we were somewhat surprised when someone stop us to tell us we needed to pay (we didn't even know there was a temple), we paid our entrance fee thinking it was just to see the old wooden art but there is a really nice and quiet garden in the back, we stayed here longer than we expected just because it was so relaxing, and during the time we were here there wasn't really anyone else.
  • A beautiful temple with amazing wood carvings. The walk around the temple is like going back in time. There are also many shops in the street leading to the temple. We ate at the unagi shop just outside the entry gate. It was very good.
  • Was there the last night of a year, a very elegant ancient temple with all the good atmosphere...highly recommended!
  • Friendly neighborhood with historical Japanese street
  • The temple is beautiful if you like wood carvings should not miss.

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