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Northern and eastern areas inside but on the edge of 23 wards. Located here are Shibamata Taishakuten etc.

Northern Urban Tokyo - Guide

pinNishiarai-daishi Temple [西新井大師(総持寺)]



Adachi-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Nishiarai-daishi, formally Sojiji, is a pretty large Shingon Buddhist temple. In spring, its peony garden will be open to the public (admission free).
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A 0-min walk from Tobu Daishi Line Daishi-mae Station.

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pinHanabatake Kinen Garden [花畑記念庭園]



Adachi-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

9:00-17:00; free; closed Mon* & Dec 28-Jan 4

Hanabatake Kinen Garden is a Japanese stroll garden created in 1982.
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A 20-min walk from Tobu Skytree Line Tanizuka Station.

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pinKitasenju Area [北千住]



Adachi-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Kitasenju area used to be a post station in the Edo period. This area was not that heavily destroyed by air raids in WWII, and relatively many temples and shrines conserve their pre-war complexes.
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Near JR & Tobu Line & subway Kitasenju Station

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pinAkabane Hachiman Jinja Shrine [赤羽八幡神社]



Kita-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Akabane Hachiman Jinja is a Shinto shrine with well-maintained precincts.
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7-min walk from JR Keihin-Tohoku Line Akabane Station

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pinShibamata Taishakuten Daikyoji Temple [柴又帝釈天(題経寺)]



Katsuhika-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Shibamata Taishakuten, formally Daikyoji, is a medium-sized Nichren Buddhist temple. Walking around the main part of its temple precincts is admission free but 400yen is needed if you want to look at its Japanese garden and the sculptures surrounding one of its buildings.
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4-min walk from Keisei Line Shibamata Station

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pinYamamoto-tei [山本亭]



Katsuhika-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

9:00-17:00; 150yen; closed 3rd Tue of month* & 3rd Tue-Thu of December

Yamamoto-tei, completed in 1930, was the residence of a successful local businessman. It is located near Shibamata Taishakuten Temple.
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8-min walk from Keisei Line Shibamata Station

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pinNanzoin Temple [南蔵院]



Katsushika-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Nanzoin is a Tendai Buddhist temple with well-maintained precincts. An event called Nawatoki-kuyo is held on New Year's Eve at this temple.
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16-minute walk from JR Joban Line Kanamachi Station

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pinIshihama Jinja Shrine [石浜神社]



Arakawa-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Ishihama Jjinja is a Shinto shrine near the San'ya district.
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A 15-min walk from JR Minami-Senju Station

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pinHorikiri Iris Garden [堀切菖蒲園]



Katsuhika-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

9:00-17:00; free; closed Dec 29-Jan 3

Horikiri Iris Garden is a not-so-large Japanese garden with 6,000 irises which bloom in around mid-June. CLOSED UNTIL March 2018
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8-min walk from Keisei Line Horikiri-shobuen Station

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pinShiroyama Kumano Jinja Shrine [城山熊野神社]



Itabashi-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Shiroyama Kumano Jinja is a Shinto shrine which displays many ema pictures.
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4-min walk from Toei Mita Line Shimura-sanchome Station

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pinJorenji Temple [東京大仏(乗蓮寺)]



Itabashi-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Jorenji is a Jodo Buddhist temple with well-maintained precincts. It is also known as Tokyo Daibutsu, since there's a large statue of Budda sitting on the temple grounds.
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15-min walk from Toei Subway Shin-Takashimadaira Station

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pinShogetsuin Temple [松月院]



Itabashi-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Shogetsuin is a Soto Zen temple with well-maintained precincts. It is located near Jorenji.
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20-min walk from Toei Subway Nishi-Takashimadaira Station

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pinAn'yoin Temple [安養院]



Itabashi-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

An'yoin is a Shingon Buddhist temple with well-maintained precincts. There are Toshincho Hikawa Shrine and Tokiwadai Tenso Shrine on your way to this temple from Tokiwadai Staion, also.
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15-min walk from Tobu Tojo Line Tokiwadai Station

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pinSaionji Temple 西音寺


Kita-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Saionji Temple is a Shingon Buddhist temple with a beautiful garden, though entering the gate is not allowed.
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3-min walk from JR Keihin-Tohoku Line Higashi-Jujo Station
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pinShokoji Temple 正光寺


Kita-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Shokoji Temple is a Jodo Buddhist temple with well maintained precincts.
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1-min walk from Tokyo Metro Subway Akabane-Iwabuchi Station
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pinSairenji Temple 西蓮寺


Kita-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Sairenji Temple is a small Shingon Buddhist temple with a neat garden.
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6-min walk from Tokyo Metro Namboku Line Shimo Station
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Eastern Urban Tokyo - Guide

pinKameido Tenjin Shrine [亀戸天神社]



Koto-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Kameido Tenjin is a Shinto shrine in the eastern part of Tokyo. It is famous for its wisteria flowers which bloom from late April to early May, and during this period, the Fuji-matsuri will be held.
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15-min walk from JR Sobu Line Kameido Station

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pinZen'yoji Temple [善養寺]



Edogawa-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Zen'yoji is a Shingon Buddhist temple with an impressive pine tree.
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15-min walk from Keisei Line Edogawa Station

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pinIchinoe Nanushi Yashiki [一之江名主屋敷]



Edogawa-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

10:00-16:00; 100yen; closed Mon & Dec 28-Jan 8

Ichinoe Nanushi Yashiki, constructed in the Edo era, was the residence of a local rich farmer.
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15-min walk from Toei Shinjuku Line Mizue Station

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pinChoshoji Temple [長勝寺]



Edogawa-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Choshoji is a beautifully maintained Nichiren Buddhist temple near Kannoji Temple.
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10-min walk from Toei Shinjuku Line Ichinoe Station

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pinKannoji Temple [感応寺]



Edogawa-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Kannoji is a neatly maintained Nichiren Buddhist temple close to Choshoji Temple.
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10-min walk from Toei Shinjuku Line Ichinoe Station

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pinHirai-Shoten Temple [平井聖天燈明寺]



Edogawa-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Hirai-Shoten, formally Tomyoji, is a Shingon Buddhist temple with a relatively large Hondo. There's a small house museum across the river from this temple, too.
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3-min walk from JR Sobu Line Hirai Station

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