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Shibamata Taishakuten, Katsushika

(4/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Family health prayer. Can your holy water I was looking for. In spite of 1 of warm water? It felt just a little sweet. Morning at 7:00 too much even of shop business and I could. Shibamata early in the morning, that's nice. Souvenir's "caltrop" for example.
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  • Is a Buddhist temple of the Nichiren sect in the Shibamata. Temple to visit the Shibamata station arrived within 5 minutes if there is. Sculptures of taishaku Hall, 2 heaven gate is fine, there. Never crowded there way earlier, came to the shrine on new year's day, but it is the matrix with many times that we visited.
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  • Tora-San's famous Taishakuten's. It is a Nichiren Buddhism. Precincts are surprisingly small, maintained and the beautiful. On Saturdays and Sundays doing performers, such as entertainer. This temple is rare air of a bygone era is still flowing. The first great gate. A strong image of the Tora-San movies, so "whatever, so small, and" and initially think is maintained very clean. I come across is loved, and in the dust of the street people. Also in the times is one of the places you want to go.
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  • Beautiful temple and not so crowded , totally recommended
  • The temple is beautiful if you like wood carvings should not miss.
  • One of Tokyo's most beautiful temples. Wanna visit here again.
  • The place is beautiful but it felt like a tourist trap with a guy doing some performance with his monkey.
  • Well worth to visit