With its 400-year-old temple, retro shopping street and exquisite Japanese gardens, Shibamata is a true hidden gem nested in Katsushika Ward, Tokyo. A popular film series from the late 1900s titled Otoko wa Tsurai yo ("It's tough being a man") is set here, and the district is often...
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Katsushika, Tokyo Event Calendar
|August 23-25: Tora-san Festival
Named for the beloved main character from the long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series of films, this summer festival is held at the Taishakuten Daikyoji temple (Shibamata Taishakuten) (MAP). Stalls will be set up, and the Bon Festival dance will be performed. Along the Taishakuten Sando road, participants will light candles for Tora-san Night.
|September 7: Tateishi Festa
Held in the area around Keisei Tateishi Station (MAP), this festival features flamenco dancing, music events, and more.
|Early October (provisional): Kami Shishimai
The Kami Shishimai, or lion deity dance, is performed at the annual festival at Shibamata Hachiman Shrine (MAP). Legend has it that when the three-headed lion deity dances, the people are granted protection from ill health.
Itinerary in Katsushika City
Two of the things that most people connect to Japan are anime and manga. These works are often based on real places in Japan. One of those places is Katsushika City in Tokyo, where fans can enter the universe of two world-famous series: Captain Tsubasa and Kochira Katsushikaku Kamearikoenmae...
Discovering Shitamachi Food in Katsushika
At the eastern tip of Tokyo is Katsushika City. Packed with the retro flair of the shitamachi*, this district is brimming with budget gourmet eats from the past and it's just a 30-minute train ride from Tokyo's central area. Here are our 5 top picks for local specialties! *Shitamachi...
Katsushika City Popular tourist spot videos
■ Iris Festival in Katsushika City, Tokyo
★ Horikiri Iris Garden→ Map
★ Mizumoto Park→ Map
Official website (Japanese): http://www.katsushika-kanko.com/news/updates/post_2018.php
■ Mizumoto Park in Katsushika, Tokyo
Address: 3-2 Mizumotokoen, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo
■ Mingle with the locals in Katsushika, Tokyo
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