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Shibamata Taishakuten (Taishakuten Daikyoji Temple)

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Address: 7-10-3 Shibamata, Katsushika 125-0052, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3657-2886
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Temple is nice - carvings and garden are exceptional

This was our last stop before heading to the airport and it was the most memorable thing I saw. The temple is pretty standard and pleasant. The real attractions are the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2014
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Manila, Philippines
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This beautiful temple is not a major tourist destination but well worth a visit for the amazing carvings on the temple walls, the serene and lovely garden and the traditional "street market" directly in front of the temple grounds. It gives you a side of Japan that is different from what tourists normally get to see.

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Niagara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This was our last stop before heading to the airport and it was the most memorable thing I saw. The temple is pretty standard and pleasant. The real attractions are the exceptionally intricate wood carvings surrounding the temple, as well as the traditional garden - all of which are accessible by a well laid-out raised wooden pathway. The atmosphere is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

It's was a great surprise to visit this temple as it's not overcrowded by tourist. Although you may see quite a few visitors, you get to experience local traditions and believes by observing local people around. There's a nice market all along the main street that leads to the temple from Shibamata station.

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Matsudo, Japan
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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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153 helpful votes 153 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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