Setagaya Things to Do

  • The town has some small-sized theaters
    The town has some small-sized theaters
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    Stickout, a popular secondhand clothes...
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    Red gate of Gotoh Museum Garden
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    Hanegi Park

    by taigaa001 Updated Jan 10, 2014

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    Hanegi-Koen is one of the largest parks in Setagaya ward and it is known by its plum garden and the first "playpark", a sort of "adventure playground", in Japan. Hanegi Park's playpark is a unique style of the playground where children can play freely according to their own judgement and the rules.

    Note: In 2014, Setagaya Plum Blossom Festival will be held from February 8 to March 2.

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    Shimokitazawa: Overview

    by taigaa001 Updated Aug 1, 2013

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    Popular among Young People
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    Shimokitazawa is another bustling town of Setagaya ward which serves as a hub for a number of train lines. Because it is close to some of the major universities, this area is a popular shopping and entertainment area for young people. The town has a number of live houses for young rock bands. Shimokitazawa has some popular second hand clothes shops such as STICK OUT, selling used brand items for 700 yen.

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    Gotoh Museum

    by taigaa001 Updated Jul 3, 2012

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    THE MUSEUM WILL BE REOPENED FROM SATURDAY OCTOBER the 20th.

    This museum is best known by the hand scroll of The Tale of Genji. The garden attached to it is nice as well. Particularly, red gate, various types of Jizo statues and road signposts, tea houses give visitors the time spent well. The museum and garden, currently closed, will be reopened in autumn of 2012.

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    Roka Koshunen

    by taigaa001 Updated Jul 1, 2012

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    Roka Koshunen is one of the finest retreats for weekends getting away from urban busy life. It used to be the resident of early 20th century great Japanese novelist Roka Tokutomi. The garden is noted for its nice bamboo growth.

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    Sangenjaya

    by taigaa001 Updated Dec 6, 2011

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    Carrot Tower, a landmark of Sengenjaya
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    The name "Sangenjaya" came from the fact that during Edo period the area at the joint of Oyama Highway and Noborito highway had three(sangen) tea resthouses(chaya or jaya). Now the town is one of the most bustling areas of Setagaya ward for shopping, dining and entertainment. Carrot Tower is a new landmark of Sangenjaya and on the first floor of the building starts Setagaya Line, commuter railway line connecting Shimotakaido to Sangenjaya. Another unmistakable scene of Sangenjaya is the Metropolitan Highway which has an exit in Sangenjaya for drivers who drive along Tomei Expressway from western areas of Tokyo.

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    Setagaya-Ku: Overview

    by taigaa001 Updated Dec 5, 2011

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    Pine Avenue Leading to Gotokuji Temple
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    Setagaya is one of the twenty-three wards in Tokyo and has the largest population among the wards: 841,000 in 2005. And also one of the the largest. This area is generally viewed as residential area and not so much striking tourist attractions. Upscale atmosphere, however, attracts young couples who enjoy shopping to taste such mood.
    Some of the well-known Setagaya places of visit include, KINUTA PARK, BAJI KOEN EQUESTRIAN PARK, KOMAZAWA OLYMPIC PARK, HANEGI PARK, GOTOH MUSEUM, and TODOROKI GORGE. Popular shopping areas: SHIMOKITAZAWA, SANGENJAYA, and FUTAGOTAMAGAWA. Also Jiyugaoka in Meguro-ku is popular shopping sites for Setagaya residents and visitors. (So Jiyugaoka will be introduced in my Setagaya page hopefully in near future).

    This area is also full of historical sites. The most famous of which is Gotokuji one of the most popular sites for both cherry viewing and autumn leaves and as a birthplace of Menekineko better known as "lucky cats". Another popular temple is Kuhonji Joshinji temple, formerly Okusawa castle. The area also is rich in good-old Edo aspects. "Boro-Ichi", or Rag Market in setagaya represents the feel of traditional town of common people.

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    Gotokuji Temple

    by taigaa001 Updated Dec 5, 2011

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    Autumn Leaves and Three-storied Pagoda
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    Gotokuji Temple is best known by the legend of Manekineko Cat, better known as "Lucky Cats" or "Backoning Cats". It was founded on the part of Setagaya castle in 1480, and after the castle was abandoned during 17th century, Naomasa Ii ordered to rebuilt the temple on the former castle compartments. The temple has Ii family grave including Naosuke Ii who was assasinated at Sakuradamon Gate in 1860. Three-storied pagoda was built in 2006. It is said that seven there are seven cat sculptures in the pagoda building.

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    Jiyugaoka

    by taigaa001 Updated Dec 5, 2011

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    Jiyugaoka town is divided into Meguro ward area northern part of Jiyugaoka station and Okusawa area most of southern part of the station. Okusawa area belongs to Setagaya Ward. While major part of Jiyugaoka area belong to Meguro-ku, Setagaya residents may feel this area as inseperable extension of Setagaya. Jiyugaoka attracts people even outside Setagaya or Meguro residents. Visitors enjoy upscale and up-to-date fashion, dining, hairdos, and so on.

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    Hasegawa Machiko Art Museum

    by taigaa001 Written Sep 24, 2010

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    Machiko Hasegawa is best known by her comic strip series of "The Wonderful World of Sazae-San" published as a 4-panel comic strip at Asahi Shimbun from 1949-74. Later it became the long-running animation series running even today. The story is about everyday episodes of a typical Japanese housewife with three kids who lives with her parents. It portrays the good ol' post war Japan during 50s to 70s. It is said the Inonos' residence was somewhere in Setagaya ward around the place where the warehouse of Hasegawa's own publishing company, where the current museum stands, was located.

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    Baji Koen (Equiestrian Park)

    by taigaa001 Written Sep 22, 2010

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    It is known as the place where the Equiestrian competitions for Tokyo Olympic in 1964 were held. The park has a lot of facilities and training tracks for horses. It also has a Japanese garden and playground for kids.

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