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Shibamata Taishakuten Temple

Travel Guide - Shibamata Taishakuten Temple


Shibamata Taishakuten was established in 1629. The temple appears in many Japanese literature works and movies, such as "Higan-sugi-made (Until after the Spring Equinox)" by Soseki Natsume, or "Otoko-wa-Tsuraiyo (It's tough being a man)" by Yoji Yamada.
Entering through the Niten-mon gate with two gods made entirely of Japanese Zelkova, visitors will see some impressive structures such as the Kiken-jo Castle, which enshrines Taishakuten, and the Hon-do main hall. The Daikyaku-den, which is famous historical structure of Tokyo, is also magnificent. There is a garden with a waterfall offering the natural beauty in four seasons.
The approach to Taishakuten is a popular attraction with a number of food shops such as Dango (dumpling) shops and Senbei (Japanese rice cracker) shops on both sides of the road.
The fair celebrating Koshin day, which is said to have rediscovered the Ita Honzon of Taishakuten, attracts many worshippers.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Precincts: 5:00 - 20:00
  • Garden and facilities: 9:00 - 16:00


  • No closing days
  • Suikei-en Garden: Year-end and New Year's holidays

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Suikei-en Garden and Sculpture gallery: 400 yen (General, Adult)
  • Suikei-en Garden and Sculpture Gallery: 200 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 5 minutes walk from Shibamata Station on the Keisei Kanamachi Line (KS50)
  • 12 minutes walk from Shin-Shibamata Station on the Hokuso Line (HS01)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 7-10-3, Shibamata, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo, 125-0052


akd @akd - 2018-04-19
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Dagashi Box @dagashi_box_ - 2018-04-09
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The hero of children! Going for a national tour with the trolley! A musical duo sends down the… https://t.co/swLBYsqHcN
Riny @RinyVek - 2018-03-29
please go inside Taishakuten if you ever visit Shibamata. this was the most wonderful temple experience & the garde… https://t.co/sTARSYeJNk
Chris Mayernik @LTD_Daily - 2018-02-17
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パト @pat_1308 - 2018-02-09
'But who are the rain gods? Indra? Yes, but when was the last time you saw a temple dedicated to him.'

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Citizen Indian @citindzen - 2018-01-15
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Million_Miler85 @MillionMiler85 - 2017-08-14
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Vida Japonica🇯🇵 @vida_japonica - 2017-07-21
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REALQ @REALQ_JP - 2017-07-11
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Eli K.P. William @Dice_Carver - 2017-03-26
Incredible wood carvings at Taishakuten Temple in Shibamata depicting scenes from the Lotus Sutra.

#religiousart… https://t.co/NV2qT1lIRb
Eli K.P. William @Dice_Carver - 2017-03-26
Is the Buddha seriously giving the sign of the devil?

#heavymetal #Buddha

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Mayumi Hasegawa @mayumi_hasegawa - 2016-11-23
Can you guess what it's doing?
This robot is selling omikuji at Taishakuten Temple. #shibamata https://t.co/xu5DbwsUQo
❁ HOLUP! ❁ @Sakaiii_ - 2016-09-28
@iamtay_tay you should take your mom to the Shibamata Taishakuten temple, and the Gotokuji temple! These are 2 of my favorites in Tokyo ❤️
Vida Japonica @vida_japonica - 2016-08-25
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Rohan Gillett @TokyoInPics - 2016-08-23
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Rohan Gillett @TokyoInPics - 2016-08-23
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やまだひでお @HIDE_Verdad - 2016-08-06
One scene in approach of Daikyo-ji temple,Shibamata Taishakuten 2016/06 No.2(taken by film … #leica #m3 #flickr https://t.co/BddhVtBGn7
Oakhouse Tokyo @oakhousetokyo - 2016-07-14
The popular district of Shibamata and the impressive temple Shibamata Taishakuten!
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やまだひでお @HIDE_Verdad - 2016-07-07
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Goshuin_Girl @goshuin_girl - 2016-02-09
'Sando' is the road used for visiting a shrine or temple.
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Tokyonobo @Tokyonobo - 2016-01-11
Hatsumode; the first visit to a temple to make New Year’s wishes for health and happiness. At Shibamata Taishakuten. https://t.co/fB1SPjQPSr
Mike Kowalek @eleventhphoto - 2016-01-01
Brought in the new year with my new friends! : ) At the Shibamata Taishakuten temple in Tokyo! Also, new hat! : P https://t.co/nCnfmSZ2Qt
Uzydoesit @magnavox101 - 2015-12-10
We were lucky enough to get a look inside Taishakuten temple in Shibamata's 'ye olde Tokyo' neighborhood. https://t.co/kJ7km8z4vn
Martin Koelling @martin_koelling - 2015-10-01
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Tokyonobo @Tokyonobo - 2015-09-23
Shibamata Taishakuten is a small Buddhist temple on the east edge of Tokyo. It is famous for film series 'Tora-san'. http://t.co/g2pX32ZlC4
Odigo @OdigoTravel - 2015-09-21
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Spatel @Rjrasva - 2015-09-01
Shibamata Taishakuten Temple

- This temple is dedicated to Indra
Nicole Bauer @muloroto - 2015-08-23
Shibamata Taishakuten is a beautiful temple, filled with atmosphere, authenticity and history. http://t.co/CYXPGPlZ1J via @japantravelcom
अरिहन्त @seekandknow - 2015-07-29
Shibamata Taishakuten Temple, Tokyo, dedicated to Indra who is known as Taishakuten in Japan.

Tokyo Re-Discovery @TokyoReDiscovey - 2015-07-13
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