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KATSUSHIKA, Tokyo

KATSUSHIKA, Tokyo

Katsushika City, located to the eastern region of Tokyo, is beloved and enjoyed as a classical "downtown" district, and retains its old, traditional Japanese flavor and atmosphere. This town features historical temples such as Shibamata Taishakuten and Aproach to Taishakuten Temple, and several popular tourist spots, and is also known as the setting for the famous manga comic, "Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Koen Mae Hashutsujo" (This is the police station in front of Kameari Park in Katsushika City), which is set in Kameari.
 
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Katsushika, Tokyo Event Calendar

 

Late August (provisional): Tora-san Festival 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.

 

Early September (provisional): Tateishi Festa 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 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

Gorgeous Shibamata, a Retro Japanese Townscape in Tokyo

Gorgeous Shibamata, a Retro Japanese Townscape in Tokyo

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...

Meet Popular Anime and Manga Characters in Katsushika, Tokyo

Meet Popular Anime and Manga Characters in Katsushika, Tokyo

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

Discovering Shitamachi Food in Katsushika

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

■ Shibamata Neighborhood, A Hidden Gem in Tokyo
Shibamata is a Tokyo neighborhood that still carries the atmosphere of the shitamachi (old downtown where the common people lived in the Edo period). Visit its history-rich Buddhist temple and lose yourself in the beautiful Japanese scenery!

■ Iris Festival in Katsushika City, Tokyo

 
The festival is held at two venues.
★ 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
Mizumoto Park
Address: 3-2 Mizumotokoen, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo


■ Mingle with the locals in Katsushika, Tokyo
Find the atmosphere of downtown Tokyo in Katsushika. Mingle with the locals in the shopping street and enjoy the Japanese vibe of the bars at night. Check out the winter illuminations going on through February in Kameari and Kanamachi!
 

If you're here in Katsushika, Tokyo, please visit these places! Can't-miss sposts

Shibamata Taishakuten(Kyoeizan Daikyoji Temple)
Shibamata Taishakuten(Kyoeizan Daikyoji Temple)
Katsushika Yamamoto-tei
Katsushika Yamamoto-tei
Horikiri Shobuen(Iris Garden)
Horikiri Shobuen(Iris Garden)
SHIBAMATA FU-TEN BED & LOCAL
SHIBAMATA FU-TEN BED & LOCAL
Kikunoyu
Kikunoyu
Mizumoto Park
Mizumoto Park
Yagiri-no-watashi
Yagiri-no-watashi
Kameari Katori Shrine
Kameari Katori Shrine
Tateishi Nakamise
Tateishi Nakamise
Takagiya-rouho
Takagiya-rouho

The best gourmet spots we definitely want you to eat at in Katsushika, Tokyo

Ibuki- Ramen
Ibuki- Ramen
Kawachiya
Kawachiya
Edokko
Edokko
Asanoya Senbei
Asanoya Senbei
Nonki - Roast Giblets
Nonki - Roast Giblets
Kameari Menchi
Kameari Menchi
Matsuya no Ame Souhonten
Matsuya no Ame Souhonten
Menya Tokusei
Menya Tokusei
Lucky - Coffee Shop - Kameari Location 2
Lucky - Coffee Shop - Kameari Location 2
Botanho
Botanho
 

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