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Oideyo! Kashiwani


Interested in Japanese culture? We introduce Kashiwa’s most popular cultural sights, but also offer a chance to step out of reality by visiting one of Kashiwa’s quieter spots. Feel completely out of time at one of Kashiwa’s Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. Stimulate your imagination and experience how people lived before modern times.

  • Goko Hamono Blademaker

    Goko Hamono, one of Japan’s makers of hand-crafted Gyuuto kitchen knives under the Dentou (伝統) mark, given by the country for traditional crafts of high quality...

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  • Chouzenji Temple

    Chouzenji is a Buddhist temple about 10 minutes on foot from Kashiwa station. Going early in the morning provides a very calm and relaxing atmosphere, with...

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  • Kashiwa City Local Historical Artifacts Collection Room

    The local historical collection of Kashiwa shows archeological items from the area around Kashiwa throughout the history of Japan...

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  • Fusebenten Tokaiji Temple

    Approaching Fusebenten through the spacious Japanese garden below, you will enjoy a concert of nature. The muffled sound of clashing bamboo created by gusts of wind and the...

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  • Former Yoshida Family Residence and Historic Park

    Stepping into the courtyard of the Former Yoshida Family Residence makes you feel out of time. Standing on the old pavement, surrounded...

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  • Kashiwa Jinja-Shrine

    Kashiwa Jinja is a Shinto shrine about a 5-minute walk from the station. It is not very big, but therefore has a lovely charm to it. Two dog-like creatures(komainu) are watching...

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