Shibamata Taishakuten, Katsushika

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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. Take a look at our Tokyo trip builder site to schedule your visit to Shibamata Taishakuten and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • October 2, 2017
    In a large garden with a sculpture Gallery set ticket 400 Yen. Small sculpture Gallery I and around which end is the gardens are spectacular. I would of course love sculpture Gallery is worth.
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  • September 29, 2017
    Across the city, East and West and go from old thinking so far, not even though, without realizing, this is the first time halfway through the station Shibamata Taishakuten-Sando, carved wall bun cases and grass Shibamata Taishakuten Temple titled inspirational garden corridor was very nice
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  • September 26, 2017
    Shibamata station and 10 minute walk along the entrance path, big Gates. Sculpture Gallery was paid but the Sutra story carved on temple walls and three-dimensional, amazing. We recommend. Nice back yard.
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  • July 7, 2017
    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.
  • January 7, 2017
    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.
  • January 5, 2017
    Was there the last night of a year, a very elegant ancient temple with all the good atmosphere...highly recommended!
  • June 30, 2017
    Friendly neighborhood with historical Japanese street
  • July 9, 2016
    The temple is beautiful if you like wood carvings should not miss.

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