Shibamata Taishakuten 柴又帝釈天


Shibamata Taishakuten is a local Buddhist Temple about 50 minute train ride from the heart of Tokyo. When you've been to Tokyo multiple times, you start exploring the outskirts of Tokyo!

Everyone knows about Meiji Shrine and Senso-ji Temple but it's always packed with tourists. The great thing about Shibamata Taishakuten is it's still untouched; It's mainly locals that visits. You can walk freely without bumping into people along the souvenir street that goes up to the temple.

There's a ton of local shops and eateries along the souvenir street. There's doriyaki with ice cream, yakitori, rice crackers, dango, ice cream and more! We stopped by the ice cream shop to get the sake and black sesame ice cream for ¥350 each. It was pretty good ice cream!

It's free to walk into the Temple but if you wanted to tour The Sculpture Gallery and Suikeien Garden, you'll have to pay a ¥400 admission fee. If you want to explore a less touristy side of Tokyo, this would be a great option!

Address \\  7 Chome-10 Shibamata, Katsushika-ku Tokyo
Phone Number \\  03-3657-2886
Hours \\  April - September: Monday - Friday: 9am - 5:30pm
                                                Saturday: 9am - 6:30pm
                                                Sunday: 7:30am - 6:30pm
                  October - March: Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5:30pm
                                             Sunday: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Payment Method \\   Cash Only
Website \\ Shibamata Taishakuten   (Japanese and some English)