Official

Katsushika Shibamata
Tora-san Museum

A popular sight in Shibamata Park that recreates the film world of “The Otoko wa tsurai yo (It’s Tough Being a Man)”.

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Museum

Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum is a popular spot located within Shibamata Park about three minutes on foot past Shibamata Taishakuten.
This commemorative film museum pays homage to “Tora-san”, the wandering hero from movie series “The Otoko wa tsurai yo (It’s Tough Being a Man)”, while recreating the look and feel of 1960s Katsushika Shibamata and “Kurumaya”, the dango (Japanese sweet rice dumplings) shop where Futen no Tora-san returned after his adventures across Japan. This Kurumaya shop is the original set, moved here from its filming location. You can also find a 1/16th scale model of the shop, featuring a miniature Tora-san resting on the second floor.
Also on display is the old station building that brings back memories of Tora-san’s travels, the local train and the contents of Tora-san’s suitcase which he always carried around traveling.
In Japan, the world of “The Otoko wa tsurai yo (It’s Tough Being a Man)” is a nostalgic walk through the good old days that you can experience for yourself on your next visit to the museum.

Highlights

  • Sight where the world of “The Otoko wa tsurai yo (It’s Tough Being a Man)” is recreated.
  • See the original set of “Kurumaya”, the home of main character “Tora-san” now moved from its film location.
  • Relive memories from the good old days with original scenes as they unfold before your eyes.
  • An elaborate and perspective recreation of the Katsushika Shibamata townscape from the 1960’s.
  • Take commemorative photos of the then Taishaku Handcar Tramway local train carriage, as well as on the seats inside.
  • Snap a shot with “Tora-san” at the commemorative photo corner. (separate fee applies)
  • Taking a walk in Shibamata Park North of Tora-san Museum is also recommended.

Photos

  • Exterior view
©Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum 
🄫Yamada Yoji Museum 
🄫Shochiku Co.,Ltd.

    Exterior view ©Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum 🄫Yamada Yoji Museum 🄫Shochiku Co.,Ltd.

  • Ticket kiosk
©Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum 
🄫Yamada Yoji Museum 
🄫Shochiku Co.,Ltd.

    Ticket kiosk ©Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum 🄫Yamada Yoji Museum 🄫Shochiku Co.,Ltd.

  • Whimsical entryway featuring Tora-san hanging his own signboard 
©Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum 
🄫Shochiku Co.,Ltd.

    Whimsical entryway featuring Tora-san hanging his own signboard ©Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum 🄫Shochiku Co.,Ltd.

  • The entrance hall, introducing the film crew and production scenes of “The Otoko wa tsurai yo (It’s Tough Being a Man)”
©Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum 
🄫Shochiku Co.,Ltd.

    The entrance hall, introducing the film crew and production scenes of “The Otoko wa tsurai yo (It’s Tough Being a Man)” ©Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum 🄫Shochiku Co.,Ltd.

  • The original set of “Kurumaya” used in the film
©Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum 
🄫Shochiku Co.,Ltd.

    The original set of “Kurumaya” used in the film ©Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum 🄫Shochiku Co.,Ltd.

  • You can look up from the “Kurumaya” set and also see recreated a display of the lighting and sound crew 
©Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum 
🄫Shochiku Co.,Ltd.

    You can look up from the “Kurumaya” set and also see recreated a display of the lighting and sound crew ©Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum 🄫Shochiku Co.,Ltd.

  • Tako Shacho, who played famous scenes and the owner of Asahi printing company, is recreated
©Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum 
🄫Shochiku Co.,Ltd.

    Tako Shacho, who played famous scenes and the owner of Asahi printing company, is recreated ©Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum 🄫Shochiku Co.,Ltd.

  • A commemorative photo spot
©Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum 
🄫Shochiku Co.,Ltd.

    A commemorative photo spot ©Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum 🄫Shochiku Co.,Ltd.

  • The model of “Kurumaya”
©Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum 
🄫Shochiku Co.,Ltd.

    The model of “Kurumaya” ©Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum 🄫Shochiku Co.,Ltd.

  • An elaborate and perspective recreation of the Katsushika Shibamata townscape around the 1960’s
©Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum 
🄫Shochiku Co.,Ltd.

    An elaborate and perspective recreation of the Katsushika Shibamata townscape around the 1960’s ©Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum 🄫Shochiku Co.,Ltd.

  • A nostalgic station building.
©Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum 
🄫Shochiku Co.,Ltd.

    A nostalgic station building. ©Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum 🄫Shochiku Co.,Ltd.

  • The manpowered train carriage of Taishaku Handcar Tramway recreated
©Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum 
🄫Shochiku Co.,Ltd.

    The manpowered train carriage of Taishaku Handcar Tramway recreated ©Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum 🄫Shochiku Co.,Ltd.

  • A local train that is essential to Tora-san’s travel.  The seats facing each other inside the train carriage are recreated
©Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum 
🄫Shochiku Co.,Ltd.

    A local train that is essential to Tora-san’s travel. The seats facing each other inside the train carriage are recreated ©Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum 🄫Shochiku Co.,Ltd.

  • A local train that is essential to Tora-san’s travel.  The seats facing each other inside the train carriage are recreated
©Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum 
🄫Shochiku Co.,Ltd.

    A local train that is essential to Tora-san’s travel. The seats facing each other inside the train carriage are recreated ©Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum 🄫Shochiku Co.,Ltd.

Reviews

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  • 黃建清

    在這裡可以看到早期日本人的生活模式,尤其是鐵辦公桌和印刷機器,使我想起許多小時候的回憶。

  • 許壁瑤

    雖然不了解劇情,但是透過影片以及展示的模型作品,大概可以理解當時底層小人物生活的心情

  • 江珉涓

    雖然沒有看過這部電影,但是從出車站開始就一路上都看的到寅次郞相關雕像和海報,在紀念館內透過介紹能夠更深一層了解當時寅次郞所代表的時代背景。

  • Rise

    《男人真命苦》是我最喜欢的日本电影。一直非常憧憬电影里所表现的那种醇厚的人情味。所以参观这座纪念馆让我激动万分,因为我终于有机会能和自己喜欢的世界亲近!馆内重现了电影里的许多场景,看着好亲切。感谢葛饰柴又开设了这个能让人走进寅次郎的世界,能让人真切地感受日本风土人情的紀念館裡!寅次郎坐着打盹的模型,跟随他浪迹天涯的旧皮箱,还有重现老街景观的缩小版模型,糰子屋以及弥漫于馆内的浓浓的人情味都让人感动不已。

  • 林烱棋

    主要介紹電影「寅次郎的故事」。一進館門就是以題經寺參道爲原型設計的攝影棚,店面的擺設,加上燈光設計和音響效果,仿佛回到了60年代初期的東京。一個小小的博物館裡面卻展示了許多精緻的場景 雖然沒有看過這部電影但透過裡面的場景也呈現出昭和時代的各種故事,有很多電影裡面的畫面可以體驗昭和時代日本庶民生活情況,當天遇到的遊客都是日本上了年紀的長輩,應該都是來找尋陪伴他們成長記憶

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Health and Sanitation Measures

  • A temperature measurement upon entry.

  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizing.

  • Use of face masks.

  • Social distancing.

  • Filling out an entry form. (a contact method in case of an outbreak)

Details

Name in Japanese
葛飾柴又寅さん記念館
Postal Code
125-0052
Address
6-22-19 Shibamata, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo
Telephone
03-3657-3455
Closed
The third Tuesday of the month (closed the following weekday if the third Tuesday falls on a holiday), the third Tuesday through Thursday in December
Business Hours
9:00am-5:00pm (Admission allowed until 4:30pm)
Admission
(A combination ticket with Yamada Yoji Museum)
General admission 500 yen, elementary and junior high school students 300 yen, seniors 400 yen
Groups (over 20 people) general admission 400 yen, elementary and junior high school students 200 yen
Shared tickets for the Tora-san Museum, Yamada Yoji Museum
, and Yamamoto-tei: General admission 550 yen, seniors 450 yen, groups 450 yen
Access
(1) Approx. 8-min. walk from the Keisei Kanamachi Line’s Shibamata Station
(2) Approx. 12-min. walk from the Hokuso Line’s Shin-Shibamata Station
Smoking
Prohibited
Credit Cards
Not accepted
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)