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Enjoy a Walk Through Shibamata Teishakuten With This Introductory Video!

This video, titled "Walking Around Shibamata, Tokyo - Long Ver.|4K" (Walking around Shibamata, Tokyo - Long Take【東京・柴又/帝釈天】 4K), was uploaded by "NIPPON WANDERING TV."
It's a video that will make you feel like you're actually walking along the Shibamata Taishakuten approach from Shibamata Station.
Shibamata Taishakuten, located in Shibamata, Katsushika, Tokyo, was founded in 1629 during the Kan'ei Era.
At the beginning of the Edo Period (1603-1868 AD), the location of the main statue of Shibamata Taishakuten was unknown, but it was discovered during the renovation of the main hall and is enshrined there to this day.
Katsushika Shibamata is also known as the place where the movie "Otoko wa Tsuraiyo" was set, and the Tora-san Memorial Museum is a nearby tourist attraction.

The video, which lasts about 12 and a half minutes, will take you on a guided tour through Shibamata, including the Shibamata Taishakuten approach and Shibamata Tashakuten itself.
The relaxing atmosphere will have you feeling as though you've traveled back in time to the days of Tora-san, so be sure to check it out!

Shibamata Taishakuten – A Look at the Sightseeing Spot Introduced in the Video

Image of Shibamata Taishakuten, Katsushika, Tokyo
Photo:Shibamata Taishakuten, Katsushika, Tokyo

Shibamata Taishakuten is a Nichiren Sect temple with its official name being Daikyo-ji Temple.
Access to Shibamata Taishakuten is about a 3-minute walk along the temple approach, which is lined with shops, from Shibamata Station on the Keisei Line.
Paid parking is also available nearby.

The video tour begins at Shin-Shibamata Station on the Hokuso Line, starts along the temple approach from Shibamata Station, and enter the precincts of Shibamata Taishakuten at 6:09.
From about 5:30 in the video, you can see Nitenmon Gate, a structure with a simple, yet impressive wooden appearance.

The front of Taishakudo, located to the left side of Shibamata Taishakuten's main hall, is covered with a large Japanese black pine, called "Zuiryu no Matsu."
There is also a gallery on the wall of the Taishakudo where you can see wonderful sculptures depicting the Lotus Sutra.

Behind the main hall is the large guest hall, where you can observe the Japanese garden Suikeien (邃渓園) from the corridor.

To the right of the main hall is Shakado (aka Kaisando), the oldest hall on the temple's precincts.
After visiting, you can also get a shuin stamp, a talisman to protect yourself from evil, or even a talisman for safe childbirth.
The opening hours for Shibamata Taishakuten are from 5 am to 7 pm.

Enjoy Delicious Food on the Approach to Shibamata Taishakuten!

Image of the approach to Shibamata Taishakuten, Katsushika, Tokyo
Photo:The approach to Shibamata Taishakuten, Katsushika, Tokyo

The path to Shibamata Taishakuten is lined with stores with a nostalgic Japanese atmosphere.
You can see this in the video from 2:46.

The first thing that you see in front of the station is the statue of Futen no Tora.
Along the temple approach, there's also a souvenir shop called Shibamata Tamaya.

There are also stalls selling takoyaki (octopus dumplings), and many visitors enjoy purchasing kusadango (mugwort dumplings) from the popular Takagi-ya (高木屋老舗), an old shop on the approach to Shibamata Taishakuten.
Shibamata is also famous for delicious cuisine using river fresh.
Consider trying some unagi (eel) for lunch at the long-established restaurant Kawachiya!

There are many other exciting retro shops along the approach to the temple, and you can enjoy delicious food while exploring them, or just by window shopping.

Summary of Sightseeing at Shibamata Taishakuten

This video, titled "Walking Around Shibamata, Tokyo - Long Ver.|4K" introduces the charms and attractions of Shibamata Taishakuten and the approach leading to the temple.
Be sure to check out the Showa Retro cityscape, which is visited by many people.

We hope you enjoyed this article introducing information on Shibamata Taishakuten.
If you're planning on visiting, don't forget to use this as a reference to explore the downtown area where you can feel the warmth and character of Tora-san!

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Last Updated : May. 9, 2023
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