Shibamata Summarized

Travel Information

Shibamata (柴又) is one of the best town where stimulate Japanese nostalgia. Shibamata is also very famous town because it was used for very famous Japanese movie "Otokowatsuraiyo." The town still keep the same figure of the movie, so if you know the movie, you will feel like you are in the movie.

In Taisyakuten-sando, there are many food stands and restaurants. Not just for the movie, but this street is also chosen as 100 best scenery in Japan.

Tourist Info.
There is festival around new years day. You will enjoy Japanese traditional carpenters action in this festival.

0. at Ueno station.
1. use JR Yamanote Line to Nippori station. (4 min.)
2. use Keisei Line to Keisei Takasago station. (11 min.)
3. use Keisei Kanamachi Line to Shibamata. (3 min.)

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Detailed Travel Guide

Shibamata Summarized

There are many delicious Japanese Local foods. Try Kusadango (草 団子, kusadango) which is a Japanese dumpling made from mochiko (rice flour), related to mochi. It is often served with green tea.

It will be more exciting to visit Shibamata if you know the movie "Otokowatsuariyo (男はつらいよ)" The town has the bronze statue of Torasan who is the main character of the movie. You really feel like you are in the movie.

Taisyakuten temple is one of the another great feature of Shibamata. The temple is great, but also they have great carvings and garden.