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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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Quaint little town FANTASTIC wooden temples

This town is tiny. Immediately off of the train there is a tourist street and an amazing temple that is made of wood carving. I suggest eating everything on the tourist row... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This town is tiny. Immediately off of the train there is a tourist street and an amazing temple that is made of wood carving. I suggest eating everything on the tourist row - there are sweets and savory options. There are several tea houses here and had I had more time I would have visited. I believe reservations will be... More 

Thank chesneynotkenny
Manila, Philippines
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123 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 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.

Thank Nonnapn
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79 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
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 

Thank dakm108
Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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.

Thank dialronet
Matsudo, Japan
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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214 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 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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49 attraction reviews
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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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