Setagaya is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo which is to the west of central Tokyo. Setagaya is divided into five districts: Setagaya, Kitazawa, Tamagawa, Kinuta and Karasuyama. Setagaya attractions include Kinuta Park which famous for its cherry blossom, Setagaya Castle ruins, Zenyomitsu-ji Temple, Setagaya Art Museum and Seikado Bunko Art Museum.
Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture.
SETAGAYA TOKYO MAP
Setagaya Tokyo is indicated by the red marker.
SETAGAYA TOKYO ATTRACTIONS
SETAGAYA TOKYO CASTLES
Setagaya Castle was a flat land style Japanese Castle located in what today is Setagaya Ward Tokyo. Kira ordered the construction of Setagaya Castle and it was completed in 1394. Setagaya Castle was demolished in 1590 and today only ruins remain in "Setagaya Castle Ruin Park" and the residential area around the park.
SETAGAYA TOKYO OBSERVATION DECK or LOOKOUT
SETAGAYA TOKYO TEMPLES
Tamagawa Daishi Temple, officially known as Gyokushin Mitsuin Temple, is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect which was built in 1925. Tamagawa Daishi Temple is in the Seta District of Setagaya Ward Tokyo. Tamagawa Daishi Temple is famous for its 300 candlelit statues of Kannon, that are placed along a dark twisting corridor which represents the intestines of Vairocana Buddha.
SETAGAYA TOKYO GARDENS and PARKS
Kinuta Park is in Setagaya, Tokyo. Kinuta Park is famous for is cherry blossom (sakura) viewing. Kinuta Park has at least three varieties Someyoshino, Yamazakura, and Yaezakura, which makes for a relatively long viewing season of over two weeks. Kinuta Park also features a baseball and soccer fields and cycling course.
SETAGAYA TOKYO SKYSCRAPER
Carrot Tower Building is a 26 story skyscraper in Sengen-jaya District of Setagaya Ward Tokyo. Carrot Tower Building was completed in 1996 and obtained its interesting name after a competition was run for local children. Carrot Tower Building includes the Sangen-Jayu Station, shops, gallery, Setagaya Public Theater, studio of FM Setagaya radio station and the Carrot Tower Observatory is on the top floor along with a restaurant.
Author: Craig Fryer