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KATSUSHIKA, Tokyo

KATSUSHIKA, Tokyo

Katsushika City, located to the eastern region of Tokyo, is beloved and enjoyed as a classical "shitamachi" (old town) 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 Hashutujo", which is set in Kameari.
 
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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 Katsushika-ku Kameari Koen-mae...

 
 
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Four Single-Day Travel Plans in Katsushika

Four Single-Day Travel Plans in Katsushika

Enjoying Temples, Gourmet Food and More in Tokyo! Four Single-Day Travel Plans in Katsushika

What do you expect from a trip to Japan? Exploring old townscapes, visiting historic temples and shrines, trying Japanese food, immersing in nature are some of the things most people want to. Your list of "must see" places in Tokyo might include...

 

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

■Iris Festival in Katsushika City, Tokyo

 
The festival is held at two venues.
Horikiri Shobuen (Iris Garden)
ADDRESS: 2-19-1 Horikiri, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo(MAP
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Mizumoto Park
ADDRESS: 3-2 Mizumotokoen, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo(MAP
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■Mizumoto Park in Katsushika, Tokyo
Mizumoto Park
ADDRESS: 3-2 Mizumotokoen, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo(MAP
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■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!

 

 

■Katsushika Shibamata
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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-ku Yamamoto-tei
Katsushika-ku Yamamoto-tei
Horikiri Shobuen(Iris Garden)
Horikiri Shobuen(Iris Garden)
Mizumoto Park
Mizumoto Park
Katsushika Traditional Craft Center
Katsushika Traditional Craft Center
Yagiri-no-watashi
Yagiri-no-watashi
Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum
Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum
Kasai Shrine
Kasai Shrine
Yotsugi Station
Yotsugi Station
Kameari Park
Kameari Park

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

Ibuki Ramen
Ibuki Ramen
Kawachiya
Kawachiya
Okonomiyaki and Monja Sagano
Okonomiyaki and Monja Sagano
Takagiya-rouho
Takagiya-rouho
Cafe Sepia
Cafe Sepia
Asanoya Senbei
Asanoya Senbei
Nihonshu Sakeoh
Nihonshu Sakeoh
Kameari Menchi
Kameari Menchi
Edokko
Edokko
Salon de Cafe Kotobuki
Salon de Cafe Kotobuki
 

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