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
|Mid-May (provisional): Katsushika Traditional Crafts Association Festival
Traditional handicrafts from Katsushika, including Edo kiriko glass and garments decorated in the handmade Tokyo tegaki yuzen style will be presented, displayed, and sold. During the festival, there will also be a space where visitors can make their own handicrafts. The 2019 edition will be held at Techno Plaza Katsushika (MAP).
|May 27–June16: Katsushika Iris Festival
When the Japanese irises are at the height of their beauty, this festival is held at the Horikiri Shobuen(Iris Garden) (MAP) and Mizumoto Park (MAP). Events including live performances are also held during the festival.
|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.
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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