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Katsushika-ku is located in the eastern part of Tokyo’s 23 wards. Within the ward, there is Shibamata Teishakuten Temple, known for the movie “Otoko wa Tsuraiyo,” and Horikiri Shobuen, which conveys the iris culture of the Edo period.

Katsushika-ku is one of the eight wards newly created by the annexation of Tokyo City in 1932, and was annexed from seven towns and villages in the Meiji era.

Historically, it started from Katsushika-gun in Shimousa Province, then moved to Katsushika-gun Kasai-ryo in Musashi Province, and then to Minami-Katsushika-gun in Tokyo Prefecture.

Mizumoto Park

Mizumoto Koen, Higashi-Kanemachi 5-chome and 8-chome, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo

Mizumoto Park is the only water village park in Tokyo and the largest park in the 23 wards of Tokyo, crowded with cherry blossoms in spring and irises in the rainy season. The park has a wealth of facilities, including the Mizumoto Bridge, Tsurisenkyo (a fishing spot), poplar trees, a central plaza, athletic facilities, and a bird sanctuary.

The park is also famous for its metasequoia forest, which is called a living fossil, and for being home to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s natural treasure, the onyebass, and the endangered morning glory. museum

Museum of Local History and Astronomy

3-25-1 Shirotori, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo Katsushika City

Museum of Folklore and Astronomy, where you can experience local history and space, opened in 1991. You can watch the original planetarium programs “The Earth seen from space” and “Aurora Borealis, a gift from space. As events, the museum holds lectures outside the museum and recruits members for the Edogawa Field Trip Dojo. facility

Tora-san Memorial Hall

6-22-19 Shibamata, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo, Japan

This is a museum commemorating Tora-san, the Tiger of Futen, who has dignity in his rear view. Tora-san, played by Kiyoshi Atsumi, lives a life of a wayfarer from journey to journey. In Shibamata, Katsushika, there is a dumpling shop, Kurumaya, where warm-hearted people gather waiting for Tora-san.

The Tora-san Memorial Museum displays the set of Kurumaya that was actually used in the filming of the movie. walking course

Ryosan’s Bronze Statue Tour

Kameari, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo

Kameari, Katsushika-ku is the setting for the manga “Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Koen Hashutsujo”. The main character, Ryotsu Kankichi (Ryosan), and other characters from the manga have been made into bronze statues.

With the Ryosan Bronze Statue Tour Map, which is distributed at the Yu-Road Service Counter in the Kameari Ginza Shopping Arcade and the Tora-san Memorial Museum, you can fully enjoy Kameari, a town that still retains its old-fashioned atmosphere.

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