At Katsushika (Tokyo Prefecture) in eastern Tokyo, a surprise treat awaits. Take a trip to the Shibamata Station area, which retains its early 20th-century, Taisho-era feel and architecture. The Shibamata Taishakuten Temple approach road is lined with local eateries offering reasonably priced delicacies such as traditional Japanese dango and senbei rice crackers. The shrine itself is a gorgeous building, featuring a huge, intricately carved wooden frieze.
One of the 100 hidden towns in Japan chosen for this publication.