Tabata station 田端駅

A neighborhood of artists and writers

Tabata Station is located in Kita Ward, north of Tokyo, and served by the Yamanote and Keihin-Tohoku lines.

Around the station

A stone's throw from the north exit, the Tabata Memorial Museum of Writers and Artists (Tabata Bunshi Mura Kinenkan) exhibits more than 3,000 works by writers, painters, potters, and more.

Among the artists exhibited, the most famous is undoubtedly Ryunosuke Akutagawa, considered the "father of Japanese short stories and fiction". His work notably inspired Akira Kurosawa's film Rashomon, which won an Oscar in 1950. The latter was indeed originally based on one of Akutagawa's short stories.

Tabata Memorial Museum of Writers and Artists

Tabata Memorial Museum of Writers and Artists

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A short walk from the station is the charming Tokan Mori Inari Shrine. You will find therein particular a miniature version of the path of red Torii of the famous Fushimi Inari of Kyoto.

A little further, the Kami Tabata Hachiman shrine and Togaku-ji temple live side by side. They were founded in 1491 and 1189 respectively, but most of the buildings you can see today were rebuilt after World War II.

Temple Tokakuji

Tokaku-ji Temple

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    Yamanote and Keihin-Tohoku lines of the JR East.

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