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Rich7075
San Francisco, CA156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Shibamata was on my list of places to visit. I had read that it’s a popular one day excursion from Tokyo. It was about an hour’s train ride from Tokyo. Upon arriving at Shibamata Station I could immediately feel that I was transported to old Japan.

In addition I was delighted to find out that Shibamata was the hometown of the famous long running Japanese drama series Tora-san. It was my Mother’s favorite Japanese series to watch while I was growing up. Of course I would occasionally watch episodes with her so seeing a statue of Tora-san was very nostalgic for me. In addition walking through the main street from the station was fun with all the various shops, restaurants and street food vendors. The street led to the Taishakuten Daikyoji Temple. The front entrance gate is massive and the architecture is so impressive.

This is truly a worthwhile day excursion from Tokyo. Such a cool retro experience offering food, souvenir shopping and a historic temple all in one visit.
Written 4 March 2024
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Vermont7,511 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We have been meaning to come to Shibamata on several prior visits to Tokyo and we are very pleased that we finally got here. Now that we know how easy it is to visit and what wondrous sights the town offers, we will definitely return for more.

The Taishakuten Temple carvings attracted our attention online but there is so much more to the town. The nostalgic ambience of old Tokyo alone makes the visit worthwhile.

There were many Japanese visitors on the day we visited, but we only saw one other Western couple. The town perhaps is a bit further from Tokyo than many are willing to travel or perhaps it is just off the tourist radar.
Written 23 October 2020
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979midiy
Sydney, Australia92 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
If you know the movie series 'Otoko wa tsurai yo'( Tora-san is the main character's nickname), you would enjoy this town more. 48 movies over 26 years, you know how popular this series was and still is. The statues, the museum and shops after the movies make much more sense.
Written 4 April 2020
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mabinho
Seville, Spain1,454 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Made famous by the Tora-san movies, the main street of Shibamata preserves old school Tokyo charm, with traditional buildings, shops, snacks, and souvenirs. Close to the railway station, where you are greeted by the statues of Torasan and his sister.
Written 17 January 2020
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Kwan F
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Decided to see the less travelled less touristy side of Tokyo - Shibamata. Two changes on the subway then change to the regional rail Keisei line. The main road has traditional houses and the businesses along that road comprises of traditional artisan trades eg. Dango sweets, handmade biscuits, pickles, preserved seaweed, tatami maker, and a very old temple. And a most interesting celebrity is a veteran Japanese actor Taro-san from 1930’s. His first film was shot in this town and to commemorate him almost all souvenirs have his image (even on pancakes and biscuits). There is even a museum featuring him.
Written 31 October 2019
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HotEarth
Melbourne, Australia682 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
This place very well sits among the top of my favourite place to visit in Tokyo despite it not being well known! There is a beautiful temple here with many intricate wood carvings around it and an extraordinarily beautiful Japanese garden where you can walk shoeless around it through covered path and buildings. Behind it is an old hisoric house with a beautiful garden. An interesting old town with some shops and restaurants lining it leads from Shibamata station to these two places. I would rank it my top place to visit in Tokyo!

It appears that most of the tourists here are locals!

Regular commuter trains are the most convenient means to get here.
Written 4 September 2019
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Canuto7
Sao Paulo, SP114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
If you want to live a bit of "old Japan" you should consider going to Shibamata.
The temple is amazing and the food and cultural experience are also nice.
Written 29 December 2018
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chutotoro
365 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
This is a quiet neighbourhood town with a short shopping street leading to a shrine. It is at least half an hour of train away from the city. We noticed visitors were mostly Japanese probably due to the movie Tora San. Shopping street sells mostly torayaki, senbei made by the shop owners, dango and other street snacks. Try the kusa dango, it had a fragrant after taste. We also visited the surrounding areas as such the park leading to Yagiri no watashi and Yamamoto house. It was a nice change from the places full of foreign tourists.
Written 11 November 2018
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Andreas H
Jakarta, Indonesia107 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Shibamata is on the eastern end of Tokyo, So many shops selling Japanese sweets and craft. One of the main attractions to see is the Shibamata Taishakuten Temple not far from the station. Located just in front of Shibamata Station. Take the Keisei Main Line from Keisei-Ueno or Nippori Station to Keisei-Takasago Station (15 minutes) and transfer to the Keisei Kanamachi Line for Shibamata (2 minutes).
Written 3 July 2018
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Jimmy Y
Cardiff, UK140 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
I travelled from the west of Tokyo to shibamata. It is a long journey with a number train change. Getting there is easy and follow the directions on google map.
The architecture is traditional with shops selling sweets and snacks. The Shinto temple us at the end of the street. It takes about 15mins to cover the walk.
There is further walk to the river and then to the museums.
I would recommend to visit if you are on the east of Tokyo.
Written 21 November 2017
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