Shibamata Haikara Yokocho
Soak in the fun of being a kid again in a dreamworld of retro toys and sweets
Museum, Dagashi candies, Toys
Get off at Keisei Shibamata Station and face the main walk leading to Taishakuten temple to find a building with an extra special flair. This former “dagashi” or retro sweets shop in Katsushika-ku was turned into Shibamata Haikara Yokocho & Toy Museum in 2004, by its owner who specializes in children’s candy and toys.
It’s a common stop for visitors on their way to Taishakuten, getting a snap with the two-story retro store as a backdrop.
The first floor, Shibamata Haikara Yokocho, is home to a wide array of candies, goodies and other fun surprises that always feel like a party. The interior is packed with the memory of old-time flair that Japanese people know and love, countless stores of dagashi candies and little souvenirs that will leave you itching for more. Head to the back and find a lineup of toys and trinkets await. You can play old-school arcade games or try your hand at the shooting gallery for 300 yen a pop! The second floor is home to the Shibamata Toy Museum, a space filled with old Showa-era game machines that you’re not likely to find anywhere else (entry to the 2nd floor requires a 200 yen entrance fee). There are 10-yen game machines that still work, creating a world that 80’s kids and up will remember fondly. There’s also a corner recreating an old Japanese house, giving you the old-timey feel of what it was like to grow up in Japan.
Whether the 1st or 2nd floor, each space will show you a world of oldtown toys and Showa era charm you thought you forgot. If you’re on your way to visit Taishakuten, this is one shop you won’t want to miss.
A building filled wall to wall with retro flair and charm from the Showa era
A world of knick knacks and dagashi sweets kids used to dream of on the 1st floor
1st floor filled with 1000+ types of dagashi sweets, toys and knickknacks to explore
dagashi sweets sold candy-store style, individually at prices even as low as a few 10 yen
Best-seller dagashi are (1) Morocco Yogurt, (2) Furutsu no Mori and (3) Ume Jam
2nd floor Shibamata Toy Museum is a space filled with Showa-era games and the remaking of a retro-style house
Entry to the Toy Museum is available for 200 yen, accessible by the outside stair after paying at the 1st floor register
Made for both big and little kids, as well overseas tourists to enjoy
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Health and Sanitation Measures
Alcohol-based hand sanitizing.
Face masks worn by staff.
Precautions are taken by implementing three-way ventilation at the entrance.
- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 7-3-12 Shibamata, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo
- Irregular Holidays. 2nd Floor Toy Museum open on weekends and holidays only.
- Business Hours
- 10:00am-6:30pm※Toy Museum: Weekends and Holidays, 11:00am-6:00pm
- 1st Floor Free Admission. Access to 2nd Floor is 200 yen for adults and accompanied children age 1 and up.
(1) 1 min. from Shibamata Station on the Keisei Kanamachi Line
(2) 12 min. from Shin-Shibamata Station on the Hokuso Line
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- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)