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Last updated March 22, 2019

21. Shibamata, Kameari

Katsushika, an area with connections to the popular shitamachi characters Tora-san and Ryo-san

21. Shibamata, Kameari

Shibamata, Katsushika-ku was featured as the hometown of Tora-san, the main character in the Otoko wa Tsurai yo movie series. Kameari served as the model for the town where the adventures of Ryo-san, a police officer, unfold in the manga series "Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Koen-mae Hashutsujo" ("Kochikame"). As you tour these locations, you can enjoy the many faces of the area, including the approach to the shrine and the warm shopping street in front of the station.

  • Joto
  • Culture/history
  • Downtown

Route

Select a spot to see details such as tourist information and barrier-free information.

  1. Start Keisei Kanamachi LineShibamata Station

    About 2 minutes on foot foot About 100 meters

  2. Spot1 Taishakuten-sando

    About 3 minutes on foot foot About 150 meters

  3. Spot2 Taishakuten Daikyoji Temple (Shibamata Taishakuten)

    About 7 minutes on foot foot About 380 meters

  4. Spot3 Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum

    on foot foot

  5. Spot4 Yamada Yoji Museum

    About 14 minutes on foot(Taishakuten-sando) foot About 800 meters

  6. Station Keisei Kanamachi LineShibamata Station

    About 30 minutes by train train Keisei Kanamachi Line, JR Joban Line

  7. Station JRKameari Station[North Exit]

    on foot foot

  8. Spot5 Tour of Kameari Ryo-san statues

    About 3 minutes on foot foot About 140 meters

  9. Spot6 Kameari Park

    About 5 minutes on foot foot About 300 meters

  10. Spot7 Kameari Katori-jinja Shrine

    About 10 minutes on foot (Youroad (Kameariginza Shopping Street)) foot About 600 meters

  11. Goal JRKameari Station[South Exit]
  • Information used in the creation of this website was current as of January 2019
  • Indicated route travel times are calculated based on a speed of about 60 meters/minute

Route Details

There is also useful information for the actual visit of a spot such as the time required, details on restrooms, and travel time between spots.

Explanation of PictogramsNote Items are indicated in dark blue if applicable.

There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
Wheelchair-accessible restroom (located within the ticket gates at train and subway stations unless noted otherwise)
There are nursing areas
Nursing area (with diaper-changing table, unless noted otherwise)
Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
Osotomate-friendly facility
Osotomate-friendly facility
Parking for the impaired
Parking for the impaired
Explanations, etc.  available through tactile maps or in Braille
Explanations, etc. available through tactile maps or in Braille
START!
  1. Start Keisei Kanamachi Line Shibamata Station

    The course starts at Keisei Kanamachi Line Shibamata Station.

    For station details, refer to the Keisei website.

    Keisei website

  2. About 2 minutes on foot foot About 100 meters Travel Tips Passengers arriving on the platform for Kanamachi-bound trains must cross over railway tracks within Shibamata Station to reach the ticket gate.

  3. Spot1 Taishakuten-sando About 20 minutes

    Taishakuten-sando

    Start by taking commemorative photos with the statues of Kuruma Torajiro and Sakura against the backdrop of Shibamata station. The approach to the temple retains the feeling of a downtown area in the Showa era. You can almost hear Tora-san greeting you as you walk along it. Be enticed by the aromas spilling forth from old established shops offering products such as dango, senbei, river fish, tsukudani, and pickles. Enjoy these delicacies after visiting Taishakuten Temple.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • Osotomate-friendly facility
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    The road is paved with stone and mostly flat. Be careful as the road in front of Niten-mon Gate is also used by cars. Most entrances to shops are equipped with simple ramps to eliminate level differences. There is a wheelchair-accessible restroom in front of Niten-mon Gate.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom located in front of the Niten-mon

    Restroom Information

    There are public restrooms available in front of the Niten-mon. There is a wheelchair-accessible restroom (with ostomate facilities).

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    Varies by shop
    Address
    Katsushika-ku
    Fee
    -
    Hours
    Varies by shop
    Closed days
    Varies by shop

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  4. About 3 minutes on foot foot About 150 meters

  5. Spot2 Taishakuten Daikyoji Temple (Shibamata Taishakuten) About 30 minutes

    Taishakuten Daikyoji Temple (Shibamata Taishakuten)

    Kyoei-zan Daikyoji Temple, as it is formally named, is a Nichiren Sect Buddhist Temple. The temple is dedicated to an image of Taishakuten carved in wood by the founder of the Nichiren Sect. Starting in the Edo period, the temple became known to the people by the name Taishakuten. It also appears in every installment of the Otoko wa Tsurai yo movie series. The sacred water of Taishakuten was used to give Tora-san, the movie’s main character, his first bath as a baby. This temple is especially lively with activity on Koshin mairi days, the 57th day of the sexagenary cycle.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    Since there are no restrooms for general temple visitors, you should use the public restrooms located in front of Niten-mon Gate. Due to the large number of steps leading up to the main hall and Taishaku-do it is not possible to enter these areas using a wheelchair.

    Restroom Information

    You may make use of the public restrooms located in front of the Niten-mon.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3657-2886
    Address
    7-10-3, Shibamata, Katsushika-ku
    Fee
    Free entry to grounds. Admission to the sculpture gallery and Suikeien garden is ¥400.
    Hours
    Temple open: 9:00-18:00, Sculpture gallery and Suikeien garden open: 9:00-16:00
    Closed days
    None
    Official Website
    http://www.taishakuten.or.jp/eng-taishakuten1.htm

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  6. About 7 minutes on foot foot About 380 meters Travel Tips Be careful as there are no sidewalks along the nearby roads and there is also vehicle traffic.

  7. Spot3 Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum About 1 hour

    Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum

    The world of the famed Tora-san movies, Otoko wa tsurai yo, has been recreated by relocating the set of the restaurant, "Kurumaya." This is a must-visit place for fans where they can take a commemorative photo with Tora-san. Also on display is a miniature model of the Taishakuten-sando road during the Showa era, as well as a diorama of the Kanamachi Line when it was a human powered line, featuring the railway car used then. Audio, visual and other manners of display will immerse visitors in the nostalgic world of Shibamata. In the corner recreating the seats in a train, visitors can watch scenes from Tora-san films related to the railway and street vendor sales pitches.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • Osotomate-friendly facility
    • There are nursing areas
    • Parking for the impaired
    • Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
    • Explanations, etc.  available through tactile maps or in Braille
    • 車いす貸出あり

    Wheelchairs are available for rent to be used on Taishakuten-sando and the surrounding areas. Commentaries written in Braille are also available for rent. We can also offer assistance if you apply for it when entering the museum.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom (with ostomate facilities) outside the exhibition space

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restroom (with ostomate facilities) located outside the exhibition space. There is a diaper-changing station in the women’s restroom.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3657-3455
    Address
    6-22-19, Shibamata, Katsushika-ku
    Fee
    ¥500 (Admission to Yamada Yoji Museum included. People with impairments are free; inquire for details.)
    Hours
    9:00 - 17: 00 (Admission up to 30 min. before closing)
    Closed days
    3rd Tuesdays every month, 3rd, Wednesday, and Thursday of December
    Official Website
    http://www.katsushika-kanko.com/tora/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

    staff

    On the 10th of every month we dress up as Torajiro, Sakura, Genko and other characters. We will also let you into the secret about the statues of Tora-san and Sakura at the entrance to the hall and in front of the station.

  8. on foot foot Travel Tips The elevator at the Tora-san Museum/Yamada Yoji Museum can be used to reach the embankment on the Edogawa River.

  9. Spot4 Yamada Yoji Museum About 30 minutes

    Yamada Yoji Museum

    This museum introduces the cinematic world of one of Japan’s leading film makers, director Yamada Yoji. Exhibits center on nine themes, ranging from his debut film to the Otoko wa Tsurai yo series, and his more recent work.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • Osotomate-friendly facility
    • There are nursing areas
    • Parking for the impaired
    • Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
    • Explanations, etc.  available through tactile maps or in Braille
    • 車いす貸出あり

    Wheelchairs borrowed here can be used around the Taishakuten-sando area. The museum also lends out Braille guides.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom (with ostomate facilities) outside the exhibition space

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restroom (with ostomate facilities) located outside the exhibition space. There is a diaper-changing station in the women’s restroom.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3657-3455
    Address
    6-22-19, Shibamata, Katsushika-ku
    Fee
    ¥500 (includes admission to the Tora-san Museum, people with impairments are free; inquire for details.)
    Hours
    9:00 - 17: 00 (last admission 30 min. before closing)
    Closed days
    3rd Tuesday every month, 3rd Wednesday and Thursday of December
    Official Website
    http://www.katsushika-kanko.com/yamada-yoji-museum/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  10. About 14 minutes on foot(Taishakuten-sando) foot About 800 meters Travel Tips Please note that there are no walkways around the nearby streets and that there are trains passing by.

    Keisei Kanamachi Line Shibamata Station

    About 30 minutes by train train Keisei Kanamachi Line, JR Joban Line Travel Tips About 130 meters separates the ticket gate at Keisei Kanamachi Station from the ticket gate at JR Kanamachi Station. Keisei Kanamachi Station. has wheelchair-accessible restroom and ostomate-friendly facilities. A wheelchair-accessible restroom is available at JR Kanamachi Station.

    JR Kameari Station [North Exit]

    on foot on foot

  11. Spot5 Tour of Kameari Ryo-san Statues About 1 hour

    Tour of Kameari Ryo-san Statues

    Statues of Ryo-san and the other characters from the popular manga, "Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Koen-mae Hashutsujo" ("Kochikame") which ran for 40 years until 2016, can be found at 15 locations around Kameari Station. Start by obtaining a map from the Kochikame guide rack in front of the Kameari Station ticket gate.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located at the north and south exits of Kameari Station. If you use Kannana-dori Avenue, be careful as many bicycles use the sidewalk.

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restrooms located at the Kameari Station North Exit public restroom, the public restrooms in Kameari Lirio Park and Kameari Park, and at the Lirio-kan.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-5680-8685 (Youroad Service Counter)
    Address
    Katsushika-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    Free
    Closed days
    Free

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  12. About 3 minutes on foot foot About 140 meters

  13. Spot6 Kameari Park About 10 minutes

    Kameari Park

    Make your way to this park after visiting the statues of Ryo-san and Reiko from the manga series "Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Koen-mae Hashutsujo" ("Kochikame"), located at the North exit of Kameari station. Here you will find the small "Double peace sign Ryo-san" statue and the almost life-sized "Ryo-san taking a rest" statue sitting on a bench.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • Osotomate-friendly facility
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    The ramp leading to the restroom has a gentle slope, making it easy for wheelchairs users to access. As the park has been prepared to serve as Katsushika’s disaster management hub in the event of a disaster, there is an accessible restroom that anyone can use.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom in the Kameari Park

    Restroom Information

    There is a wheelchair-accessible restroom (with ostomate facilities).

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    -
    Address
    5-36-1, Kameari, Katsushika-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    Free
    Closed days
    Free

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  14. About 5 minutes on foot foot About 300 meters Travel Tips Move with caution as many bicycles use the sidewalks along Kannana-dori Avenue.

  15. Spot7 Kameari Katori-jinja Shrine About 10 minutes

    Kameari Katori-jinja Shrine

    Regarded as the local guardian Shinto deity for Kameari, the deity enshrined here is revered as a god of “good luck and protection against misfortune” and “healthy (i.e., strong) legs and lower back.” On the grounds is a statue of Ryo-san, a character from the manga Kochikame and a Nankatsu SC goal post, from the manga Captain Tsubasa, on which visitors can hang ema wishing plaques. There is also a cafe on the grounds that can be used to take a rest when visiting the shrine.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • There are nursing areas
    • Parking for the impaired
    • Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    All impediment removal work was completed in December 2018, making the grounds, main shrine building, and shrine office accessible.

    Restroom Information

    There are no wheelchair-accessible restrooms.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3601-1418
    Address
    3-42-24, Kameari, Katsushika-ku
    Fee
    Free entry to grounds
    Hours
    Free entry to grounds
    Closed days
    Free entry to grounds
    Official Website
    https://www.kameari-katori.or.jp/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  16. About 10 minutes on foot (Youroad (Kameariginza Shopping Street)) foot About 600 meters Travel Tips The mounded sidewalk which runs along Youroad has a 5 cm level difference with the road. There is little vehicle traffic.

  17. Goal JR Kameari Station [South Exit]

    The course finishes at South Exit of JR Kameari Station.

    For station details, refer to the JR East website.

    JR East website

Sightseeing spots around the area between
Shibamata and Kameari

  1. Spot8 Kameari Kitaguchi Shopping Street

    Kameari Kitaguchi Shopping Street

    In front of the North Exit of Kameari Station is the police box that manga series "Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Koen-mae Hashutsujo" ("Kochikame") is modeled after.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    A wheelchair-accessible restroom is located behind the police box in front of the North Exit of Kameari Station.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom located at public restroom on the East-side of the Kamearieki Kitaguchi Police box

    Restroom Information

    The shopping area does not have public restrooms available, but the public restroom on the East-side of the Kamearieki Kitaguchi Police box has a wheelchair-accessible restroom (with ostomate facilities).

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    Varies by shop
    Address
    Katsushika-ku
    Fee
    -
    Hours
    Varies by shop
    Closed days
    Varies by shop
    Official Website
    http://yydotto.com/kameshoukyou/shoutengai/kitaguchi.html

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  2. Spot9 Youroad (Kameariginza Shopping Street)

    Youroad (Kameariginza Shopping Street)

    In the Pocket Park, you will find a statue of the young Ryo-san. Shake hands with the statue if you like.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    Although the sidewalk and road are separated in height by 5 cm, due to narrow conditions created by trees planted and bicycles parked along the sidewalk, there are areas where you may be forced to use the road.

    Restroom Information

    The shopping area does not have public restrooms available, but the public restroom at Lirio Park and the Lirio-kan have wheelchair-accessible restrooms.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    Varies by shop
    Address
    3-21-6, Kameari, Katsushika-ku
    Fee
    -
    Hours
    Varies by shop
    Closed days
    Varies by shop
    Official Website
    http://www.youroad.com/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  3. Spot10 Lirio Shopping Area

    Lirio Shopping Area

    A statue of Reiko, one of the "Kochikame" manga series main characters, greets visitors with a smile at the entrance to the Kameari district center on the 7th floor of Lirio-kan.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • There are nursing areas
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    Within the multi-purpose commercial complex formed by Lirio-kan, Lirio Ichiban-kan, Niban-kan, and Sanban-kan, you will find wheelchair-accessible restrooms on the 2nd and 7th floors of Lirio-kan.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 7th floor

    Restroom Information

    The Lirio-kan has Wheelchair-accessible restrooms on the 2nd and 7th floors. There are seats for changing diapers in the 7th floor restroom.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    Varies by shop
    Address
    Katsushika-ku
    Fee
    -
    Hours
    Varies by shop
    Closed days
    Varies by shop
    Official Website
    http://yydotto.com/lirio/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

Note 1:
This document has been created based on information as of January 2019.
Note 2:
The travelling time for the routes is estimated at 60 meters per minute.
Note 3:
It is recommended that you make preliminary confirmations of the information listed here by phone before your outing as there may be changes in the data.
Note 4:
Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any loss or injury that may be incurred due to this information.
Note 5:
Consumption tax is included in all listed fees as a general rule. Fees such as admission fees are those for adults unless stated otherwise.
Note 6:
It is recommended that visitors with physical impairments make preliminary inquiries at facilities that they wish to visit such as through their websites. They might be offered discounts or exemptions from fees for the disabled, although the conditions for the presentation of physical impairment certificates may differ.
Note 7:
As a general rule, holiday seasons such as the year-end and New Year's holidays, the Obon holiday break, and Golden Week are not listed.
Note 8:
As a general rule, the hours listed here are the opening and closing hours. Please note that the final time for admission listed here is generally from 30 minutes to 1 hour before closing time.
Note 9:
Please make confirmations with the transit agency you are travelling with before your outing as traffic information may change due to natural disasters or depending on the season.
Note 10:
Map information is the result of investigation from September 2018 to January 2019.