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Shibamata Taishakuten (Taishakuten Daikyoji Temple)

7-10-3 Shibamata, Katsushika, Tokyo Prefecture 125-0052, Japan
+81 3-3657-2886
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Katsushika
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Matsudo, Japan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

My wife and I decided to avoid the bigger temples this New Year's day, instead heading for Taishakuten Daikyoji Temple in Shibamata. Made famous by the "Tora-san" series of movies, Taishakuten is about a 5 minute walk from Shibamata station or about 12 minutes from Kanamachi station. The street leading up to the temple (Taishakuten Sando) was buzzing with activity,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

If you are interested in retro rather modern/urban Tokyo (I am the former, not the latter), this is one of the areas where you can visit from Tokyo or on the way to or from Narita airport. Nikko Toshogu level skilled carvings are seen everywhere at Taishakuten. Although it is free to entre the area, it is always good to... More

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Per recommendation of a Japanese friend, we went to this temple since we did not have much time to travel outside Tokyo. And we are glad we did. The souvenir shops that lined the way going to the temple are not that many but nice variety. Definitely will go back again the next time we are in Tokyo.

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