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Shibamata Taishakuten, Katsushika

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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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  • Perhaps it is only place in Tokyo exhibit such a art, but Shibamata taishakuten temple exhibits breath taking wood curving art along with fabulous landscape of Japanese garden. Keisei Ueno station pro...  more »
  • The Temple is the highlight of all visits to the town of Shibamta. Quite easily to find from the 柴又 station; one just have to walk past the lively “Nakamise” Taishakuten Sando [帝釈天参道] (but please don’...  more »
  • We were advised to visit this site over another garden which was under construction while on a study abroad garden tour of Japan. I'm not even sure what the other site really had to offer but Shibamat...  more »
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  • 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!
  • The temple is beautiful if you like wood carvings should not miss.
  • Beautiful temple and not so crowded , totally recommended
  • The place is beautiful but it felt like a tourist trap with a guy doing some performance with his monkey.