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
|July 23: Katsushika Noryo Fireworks Festival
This display of fireworks takes place along the Edo River (MAP), about a 10 minute walk from Shibamata Station, and about a 20 minute walk from Kanamachi Station. The seats are right next to the launch point, providing a breathtaking view of the fireworks, and making this one of the most popular fireworks displays in all of Tokyo.
|Late August (provisional): 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
Held in the area around Keisei Tateishi Station (MAP), this festival features flamenco dancing, music events, and more.
Itinerary in Katsushika City
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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