Daikyo-ji Temple (Shibamata Taishakuten)
A Famous Temple Used as a Location in Popular Japanese Movie “Otoko wa Tsurai yo”
Daikyoji is also known as “Shibamata Taishakuten.” It enshrines an idol of Taishakuten, said to have ben carved by Nichiren himself.
There is a “carvings gallery” that features carvings related to the teachings of the Lotus Sutra, as well as “Suikeien,” a Japanese garden.
Daikyoji has been featured as a location in the movie “Otoko wa Tsurai yo (It's Tough Being a Man)” as well as in the manga “KochiKame.”
The lead-up to the temple from Shibamata Station is an old-fashioned shopping street, and it’s filled with visitors every day.
”Carvings gallery” features detailed carvings
Japanese garden “Suikeien”
The 57th day of the sexagenary cycle is a temple festival day, and visitors can enter Taishaku-do and pray in front of the main idol
Led up to by a lively shopping street selling items like dango and senbei
- Name in Japanese
- Official Name
- Kyoeizan Daikyoji
- Postal Code
- 7-10-3 Shibamata, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo
(Suikeien and the carvings gallery admission ticket is 400 yen for adults)
※Suikeien is closed over New Year’s holiday
(Suikeien and carvings gallery are open until 4:00pm)
- About a 3-minute walk from the Keisei Electric Railway’s Shibamata Station
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)