Setagaya Ward is located in the southwestern part of Tokyo’s 23 wards and is divided into five areas: Setagaya, Kitazawa, Tamagawa, Kinuta and Karasuyama.

Sightseeing spots in Setagaya Ward

There are many burial mounds and shell mounds from the Jomon period, and the park includes Noge-Otsuka burial mound, Inarizuka burial mound, Dairokutenzuka burial mound, Tamagawadai burial mound, Sengen Shrine burial mound, Kameyama burial mound, Todoroki San-go Yokonana, Kinuta-Otsuka burial mound, and others.

The origin of Setagaya includes ? A. There are several theories about the origin of Setagaya, including the theory that it is derived from Seta in Setagaya Ward and is an abbreviation of Setagaya-do, meaning “valley of Seta”.

Machiko Hasegawa Museum of Art

1-30-6, Sakurashinmachi, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

The Hasegawa Machiko Museum of Art was founded by the creator of the manga Sazae-san. Many original goods of Sazae-san and her family are sold here. The shopping street in Sakurashinmachi, the nearest station, is called Sazae-san Street, and there are many bronze statues of the Sazae-san family here and there.

Horse Park

2-1-11 Kamiyoga, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

The Equestrian Park is the venue for the Tokyo Olympics dressage and equestrian events. The park opened as a training ground in the early Showa period. Under the three principles of “Kido Sakko”, “Hyakuren Jitoku” and “Jinba Ichinyo”, the park is engaged in activities to promote horsemanship, such as horse riding experience and horse shows.

Todoroki Valley

Sakuragaoka, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

Todoroki Valley is the only valley in Tokyo located around the Yazawagawa Kokubunji Cliff Line. It is designated as a scenic beauty spot by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and is designated as a wildlife sanctuary where rich nature remains. In the vicinity of the valley, the Todoroki Valley Yokonana Tumulus, which was built between the late Kofun and Nara periods, has been excavated.

Gotokuji Temple

2-24-7 Gotokuji, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

Gotokuji Temple is home to the Ii family gravesite, designated as a national historic site, and the grave of Ii Naosuke, designated as a historic site by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. It is said that when a lord of the Ii family passed by the temple, a cat invited him into the temple and protected him from a thunderstorm. Gotokuji Temple became the family temple of the Ii family and the birthplace of the beckoning cat.

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