Akatsuka area in Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, lies in the northern suburbs of Tokyo.
Itabashi Historical MuseumJapanese
The Itabashi Historical Museum (板橋区立郷土資料館) is a small public museum run by Itabashi City.
It's admission free and preserves a farmer's house built in the Edo period.
Itabashi Art Museum
Located near the Itabashi Historical Museum is the Itabashi Art Museum (板橋区立美術館), which is also run by the city.
Jorenji (乗蓮寺), also known as Tokyo Daibutsu (東京大仏), is a Jodo Buddhist temple founded in the early 15th century (It was relocated here in 1973).
Tokyo Daibutsu is the statue of Amida Nyorai, the central deity worshipped in Jodo sect. It was erected in 1977 and is 8.2m (27ft) in sitting height. Jorenji itself is also called Tokyo Daibutsu owing to this statue.
Akatsuka Botanical Garden
The Akatsuka Botanical Garden (赤塚植物園) is a small botanical garden adjacent to Jorenji Temple.
Shogetsuin (松月院) is a Soto Zen temple founded in 1492.
Akatsuka Suwa ShrineJapanese
Akatsuka Suwa Jinja (赤塚諏訪神社) is a Shinto shrine established in the late 15th century.
Haiden is the building in front of which you offer prayers. Kaguraden is where music is played at festivals.
Honden behind Haiden is where the deities are enshrined. At this shrine, Honden is covered by another building. If you look into the glass window, you can see the sculptures covering Honden.
Japanese Garden at Suisha ParkJapanese
Suisha Park (水車公園) is a public park where a small suisha (water mill) is restored. There's a small Japanese garden in this park.
Akatsuka Ume-matsuri (赤塚梅まつり) is a apricot-flower-viewing festival held around the Itabashi Art Museum in ealry March. There will be stage events, a procession and martial arts demonstrations. For details of this event, see the article on the Akatsuka Ume-matsuri.