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Shibamata Taishaku Ten 柴又帝釈天 Temples / Kita-Senju

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Shibamata Taishaku Ten was built in 1629. Although it may seem uninteresting at first, look closer and you will see that Buddha is in the details. The craftsmanship of the carvings will astound you. Little shops selling the temple's famous kusa-dango (herbed sweet rice cakes) and shio-senbei (salted rice crackers) line both sides of the path leading to the shrine. The scenery for the popular Japanese film "Otoko wa tsuraiyo" (translated as "Am I Trying" or "It's Tough Being a Man") was modeled after this area.

Categories Temples
Nearest Station Shibamata
Address 7-10-3 Shibamata, Katsushika-ku , Tokyo
Telephone 03-3657-2886
Home Page http://www.taishakuten.or.jp (Available in English)
Business Hours 9:00am-5:00pm

1 Review for Shibamata Taishaku Ten


Peter
  • Shibamata Taishaku Ten
  • (2007-06-15)
  • As soon as you arrive Shibamata station, something feels very different. Everyone moves a little slower there, and the absence of Tokyo city noise is very noticeable.. The town is, intentionally or not, very well "preserved," to use a phrase I don't care for. Very little has changed in Shibamata since the Edo Period - the street vendors, the temples, even the streets themselves are small and narro... Read More
Yamamoto Tei
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