Nostalgic shitmatchi downtown townscape made famous as movie locations. Shibamata-Yagiri Area(Tokyo・Chiba)

The Shibamata Taishakuten temple is adored by a large number of people as the birthplace of “Tora-san,” the leading character in the “Otoko wa Tsurai yo” (“It’s Tough Being a Man”) movie series, a timeless masterpiece in the history of Japanese motion pictures. We highly encourage you to savor the district’s rare townscape unique to shitamachi downtown areas which for many Japanese reflect indelible scenes from their childhood.

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Yamamoto-Tei
Yamamoto-Tei
Yamamoto-Tei

Yamamoto-Tei食事

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The Yamamoto-Tei house & garden maintains harmony between a building blending Japanese and Western-style architecture and a purely-Japanese garden. It is highly evaluated overseas, with The Journal of Japanese Gardening, published in the USA, giving it a number three ranking.

Entrance fee
100 yen
Hours
9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Closed: 3rd Tue. (However, it will be the next weekday if the 3rd Tue. falls on a public holiday or another kind of holiday) and the 3rd Tue., Wed., and Thu. in December.
Access
Approx. 5 mins walk from Keisei Kanamachi Line “Shibamata Sta.”
Yamamoto-Tei
Yamamoto-Tei
Shibamata Taishakuten Temple
Shibamata Taishakuten Temple
Shibamata Taishakuten Temple

Shibamata Taishakuten Temple

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The symbol of the town of Shibamata, the Shibamata Taishakuten Temple is so well known for its many elaborate wood carvings in the temple precincts that it is also called the “Temple of Carvings.” It is highly recommended that you also take in its large Japanese garden and Carving Gallery.

Entrance fee
Free * Fee required for the “Carving Gallery,” Large Reception Hall, and Japanese Garden.
Hours
5:00 a.m.– 8:00 p.m. (Garden viewing hours:9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.) Open all year round
Access
Approx. 5 mins walk from Keisei Kanamachi Line “Shibamata Sta.”
Shibamata Taishakuten Temple
Shibamata Taishakuten Temple
Yagiri-no-Watashi boat

Yagiri-no-Watashi boat

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This is a passenger boat with a retro-like appearance which ferries people from Shibamata to Yagiri on the other side of the river in Chiba Prefecture. With the boat making squeaking noise as the boatman steers the boat, the wooden boat filled with character leisurely crosses the 150m width of the Edogawa River.

Hours
Summer Season: 10:00 – around 16:00 daily; Winter Season: 10:00 – around 16:00 only on Saturdays, public holidays, and auspicious Koshin Days.
* In addition to days with inclement weather, the crossing service also takes a provisional day off on occasions.
Fare
200 yen adult, one way; 100 yen child, one way
Access
Approx. 10 mins walk from Keisei Kanamachi Line “Shibamata Sta.”
KaWaCHiYa
KaWaCHiYa
KaWaCHiYa

KaWaCHiYa食事

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The long-established restaurant operating for 250 years serves eel and koi carp, specialties of Shibamata, and other types of river fish. It continues to maintain the same taste of its dishes as when it was first established. The quaint and spacious interior has a large dining hall and private dining rooms with tatami seating.

Hours
11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. (Last Order) No regular holidays
Access
Approx. 5 mins walk from Keisei Kanamachi Line “Shibamata Sta.”
KaWaCHiYa
KaWaCHiYa
Egao-no-Yu Bath House
Egao-no-Yu Bath House
Egao-no-Yu Bath House

Egao-no-Yu Bath House

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This is a bathing facility right in front of the Yagiri Station on the Hokuso Line. You can enjoy 10 types of baths, including the Neyu (Lie-down) Bath and Tsuboburo (Jar-shaped) Bath, as well as open-air baths with alternative times for men-only and women-only bathing. You can also sprawl out and take a leisurely rest in the free space” with tatami mats.

Hours:
10:00 a.m.- Midnight Open all year round
* Last reception: 11:00 p.m.
Access
Approx. 1 min walk from Hokuso Line “Yagiri Sta.”
Egao-no-Yu Bath House
Egao-no-Yu Bath House
Keisei Group's Money-Saving Tickets

Keisei Group's Money-Saving Tickets

Did you know that there are several plan tickets providing very convenient access from Narita Airport to sightseeing spots in the Kanto region, including those in Tokyo? Keisei Railway strives to enable as many visitors from overseas as possible to enjoy their travels in Japan conveniently, comfortably, and with peace of mind.