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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

Let's go to see rose gardens by bicycle!

東山魁夷記念館のバラ園大町自然観察園のバラ里見公園のバラ須和田公園のバラ
Roses bloom in both May in Summer and October in Fall. In this page, a route to go some spots with beautiful roses blooming in early summer in Ichikawashi, Edogawaku and Katsushikaku is introduced. It is an idea rather than an introduction. Moreover, it is actually fall, some noted spots viewing for irises and poppies near the rose garden will be introduced in this page togather. There are several beautiful rose gardens in those 3 cities, the distance to go to all the spots is about 50 kilometers long, it is so long that you can hardly go to them in one day. Then, there are two routes to go them; one is One Day Trip and another one is Two Days Trip. It is good idea that you go on One Day Trip first to see how many roses bloom in them, then you go them to enjoy seeing roses leisurely. Anyway, there are some hill roads in northern Ichikawa City, therefore, it is good for you to ride an electrically assisted bicycle to go on the route.

The noted spots are listed below.
The One Day Trip
The Spots Distance
Ichikawashi Higashiyama kaii Memorial Hall 0.00
Oomachi Nature Observation Garden 7.29
Satomi Park 15.15
Suwada Park 16.98
Oosu Bosai Park 20.05
Okudo Rose Garden 26.12
Shishibone Hana Park 30.02
Fukuei Ikoinohiroba Park 36.66
Gyotoku Ekimae Park 38.62
Hiroo Bosai Park 41.75
Ukita Higashi Park 45.01
Shinsakongawa Water Park 47.12
Flower Garden in Kasai 48.05

The Two Days Trip
The First Day
The Spots Distance
Ichikawashi Higashiyama kaii Memorial Hall 0.00
Oomachi Nature Observation Garden 7.29
Satomi Park 15.15
Suwada Park 16.98
Oosu Bosai Park 20.05


The Second Day
The Spots Distance
Okudo Rose Garden 0.00
Shishibone Hana Park 3.90
Fukuei Ikoinohiroba Park 10.54
Gyotoku Ekimae Park 12.50
Hiroo Bosai Park 15.63
Ukita Higashi Park 18.89
Shinsakongawa Water Park 21.00
Flower Garden in Kasai 21.93


The order of these lists are only my ideas since I live in Nakayama area. Therefore, it is free for you where you start. Please keep road etiquette and your health while going on cycling.

Now, this website is 'A Walk In Nakayama Shimousa', so it starts from the rose garden in Ichikawashi Higashiyama Kaii Memorial Hall since the museum is near Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple.
東山魁夷記念館に咲くバラ1東山魁夷記念館に咲くバラ2
東山魁夷記念館に咲くバラ3東山魁夷記念館に咲くバラ4

Moreover, the museum is closed in Monday. And there are many irises blooming around the Ryuoike Pond in Hokekyoji.
中山法華経寺の竜王池に咲く菖蒲の花1中山法華経寺の竜王池に咲く菖蒲の花2
中山法華経寺の竜王池に咲く菖蒲の花3中山法華経寺の竜王池に咲く菖蒲の花4

iFirst, you turn to the right at the road in front of the parking space of it and go on Kioroshi Kaido Highway to the north, and you turn to the left a traffic signal next to a fire department, then, turn to the right soon and go on the road a few minutes. When you find a statue of Buddha called 'Kitakata Kannon', you pass it and go on straight.
北方観音

About 5 minutes later, you could find a green zone with ponds named Oogashiwagawa Daiichi Chosei Ryokuchi and Swimming Pools for Citizens on your left. You turn to the left and go on a path running in front of the pools and you turn to the right at a path along Oogashiwagawa River. But you don't mind if you miss the turning point. You go on the road until you find a cross at a two-lanes road. You turn to the left and go on the road, you could reach at Oogashiwagawa River. And if you cross the two-lanes road and you find a temple named Myoshoji on the left, and you turn to the left at a traffic signal on the end of the temple parking. Soon after turning, you find a path built on an underdrain with a signboard (in a picture below) .
市川東高校案内板

Go down the path, you reach at the gate of the high school, then you turn to the right and go on the road along the school, finally you find Oogashiwagawa River. Go along the river and pass through an elevated railroad of Musashino Line. Please take care of your bicycle since there are some small bumps on the road along it. On your way to go, the road leaves a two-lanes road running opposite side of the river and you change the road to the two-lanes road when the meets again. After a few minutes, you find a signboard of Ichikawa Oono Highschool (Ichikawa Oono Kotogakuen), and you turn to the left and go an alley running along the school until a T-junction.
市川大野高等学園標識

Turning to the right at the junction and go up to the slope, you find two stone tablets in front of you, then you turn to the right.
大野庚申塚

Then, you go down a two-lanes slope road and you turn to the left at the second signal and climb up the road, you find a signboard of 'Ichikawashi Doshokubutuen (Ichikawashi Zoo and Botanical Gareden)' over the road.
市川市動植物園入口の横断幕

It is Omachi Recreation Zone. The rose garden is in it, so it is in an area called Omachi Nature Observation Garden. It is the largest rose garden in the Ichikawa City.
大町自然観察園のバラ園1 大町自然観察園のバラ園2 大町自然観察園のバラ園3 大町自然観察園のバラ園4 大町自然観察園のバラ園5 大町自然観察園のバラ園6
大町自然観察園のバラ園7 大町自然観察園のバラ園8 大町自然観察園のバラ園9 大町自然観察園に咲く黃菖蒲の花1 大町自然観察園に咲く黃菖蒲の花2 大町自然観察園のバラ園10

Over 2200 roses are planted in the garden. And the garden is famous for yellow irises. The pond by the rose garden has many yellow irises blooming. Please enjoy seeing the roses and ireses enough.
After seeing roses in Omachi Nature Obseervation Garden, you continue going on the road, and you turn to the left at a cross and go on a road called Oomachi Nashi Kaidoroad where many pear (Nashi) farmers open their shop along the road. The shops buy some fluits and vegitables .
大町梨街道

If you want some, you buy and put them in a front basket of your bicycle. On your way to the next garden, you see some signboards 'Matsudo City', 'Matsudonashi (the pears of Matsudo City) and so on. Then you find 'Akiyamaeki (Akiyama Sta) on your left, you turn to the left and you turn right at the next T-shaped junction.
秋山駅入り口

Before the elevated railroad of Hokuso Tetsudo, you find 'Akiyama' traffic signa, and you go into the short slope road on the left.
北総線秋山駅近くの高架

Then you reach at a T-shaped junction, and turn to the left at it, so you find a school named Seitoku Gakuen. You go into the road in between the school ground and the buildings. There are bus stops along the roads. You go straight it and you turn to the left at the next T-shaped junction. You go on the road for a few minutes, you find a highway and 'Nakakokubun Eemn Sch.' traffic signal.
中国分小学校前信号

You go across the signal and go along the skirt of the school site, so you turn to the right then next turn to the left. You find Konodai Driving School on your right and Chiba University of Commerce High School on your left. And you find Junsaiike Green Zone on the left, it has some yellow irises around the ponds.
ジュンサイ池緑地公園に咲く黃菖蒲の花1ジュンサイ池緑地公園に咲く黃菖蒲の花2
ジュンサイ池緑地公園に咲く黃菖蒲の花3ジュンサイ池緑地公園に咲く黃菖蒲の花4

You go up the slope road, then turn to the left, you turn to the left again at a traffic signal of 'Konodai Hospital' .
国府台病院前信号

You go down the road, you find Satomi Park on your right. The rose garden is near a bicycle parking.
里見公園を彩るバラの花々1 里見公園を彩るバラの花々2 里見公園を彩るバラの花々3 里見公園を彩るバラの花々4 里見公園を彩るバラの花々5 里見公園を彩るバラの花々6
里見公園を彩るバラの花々7 里見公園を彩るバラの花々8 里見公園を彩るバラの花々9 里見公園を彩るバラの花々10 里見公園を彩るバラの花々11 里見公園を彩るバラの花々12

There is a small hat named 'Shiensosha' by a famous poet, Hakushu Kitahara, standing outskirt of the rose garden.
After Satomi Park, you go back to the signal, and turn to the right, you find a signal on the next to a fire department. You go into Konodai Sports Center, you then turn to the right soon and go on the road in the center.
国府台スポーツセンター

You find Chiba University of Commerce on your right and tennis courts on your left. The end of the road, you turn to the right and turn to the left at the third corner, then go down the road and turn to the right soon, next you turn to the left at the third corner. You go straight and you find Yoshizawa Garden Gallry on your left.
芳澤ガーデンギャラリーに咲くバラの花1 芳澤ガーデンギャラリーに咲くバラの花2

And you turn to the right and soon turn to the left, then you find Suwada Park on the top of the slope road.
須和田公園を彩るバラの花1 須和田公園を彩るバラの花2 須和田公園を彩るバラの花3 須和田公園を彩るバラの花4 須和田公園を彩るバラの花5 須和田公園を彩るバラの花6

Suwada Park's rose garden is not so large, but the roses are very close, so visitors are surrounded by the blossoms, they are full of the small garden.
Now, you turn back to the slope road, you go down it and turn to the left, you go across Mamagawa River and Keisei Line, and turn to the left at the T-shaped junction on the route 14 called Chiba Kaido Aveneu, then you soon find a fire department and turn to the right the corner in front of it. You go straight the road, you pass through under the elevated line of Sobu Line and go straight on the road in a shopping area near Ichikawa Station. You turn to the left at a T-shaped junction before Edogawa River and go on the road, you find a junior high school and an elementary school on your left, then next, you find a park, that is Oosu Bosai Park. The park has a small rose garden on a small hill on the west part of it.
大洲防災公園に咲くバラの花1 大洲防災公園に咲くバラの花2

If you try the Two Days Trip, the first day could be over at Oosu Bosai Park. You go back to the road, you can easily find Ichikawa Station.
Anyway, if you try the One Day Trip, you also go back to the road and go to west, you pass the schools and you pass the T-shaped junction, so you go on the road until you find Ichikawabashi Bridge on your left. Anyway, you could see hundreds of cosmoses blooming on a flood plain under the west bank of Edogawa River, so they are in Koiwa Iris Garden.
小岩菖蒲園に咲く菖蒲の花1 小岩菖蒲園に咲く菖蒲の花2 小岩菖蒲園に咲く菖蒲の花3 小岩菖蒲園に咲く菖蒲の花4

Let's continue to go on the trip. You go across the bridge and go on the Chiba Kaido, you turn the right at the third traffic signal of 'Kitakoiwa Ichome', then you trun to the left at the next signal, and you find a blue signboard (the picture below) and you turn to the right by the direction of the signboard.
小岩コミュニティセンター標識

Your reached at a T-shaped junction, you turn to the left and go on the road until you find Shinnakagawa River. You go on the road on the east bank of the river and you find a building of a school on your left, and you find Okudo Rose Garden before the school.
If you try the Two Days Trip, you could start from Okudo Rose Garde since it is near from Keisei Koiwa and Takasago Station.
Anyway, you go down the road on the bank. You turn to the left at the cross of Okudo Kaido, and you turn to the right at the next traffic signal so cross Okudo Kaido Avenue, so you find a school and you turn to the right at the corner before the school, now you are back to Shinnakagawa River. You continue to go along the river again. You pass through the elevated line of JR Sobu Line again and go over Tatsumishinbashi Bridge. You go into the road on the east bank after the bridge. Anyway, there are thousands of poppies blooming along both side of the flood plains of Shinnakagawa River in fall.
新中川河川敷に咲くポピーの花1 新中川河川敷に咲くポピーの花2 新中川河川敷に咲くポピーの花3 新中川河川敷に咲くポピーの花4

You go down the bank at the fourth bridge of Shikamotobashi Bridge, and you go into the left, you go across the first traffic signal, then soon you turn to the left at the next corner and soon turn to the right again. You find an arch gate of the rose garden. It is Shishibone Hana Koen Park.
鹿骨花公園に咲くバラ1鹿骨花公園に咲くバラ2
鹿骨花公園に咲くバラ1鹿骨花公園に咲くバラ2

The park is actually small, but it is full of roses. You could relax at the park enough.
Near the park, Enshoin Temple and Niibori Shakuyaku Koen Park has some peonies in them. If you have time, please visit them.
圓勝院に咲くシャクヤクの花新堀しゃくやく公園に咲くシャクヤクの花1
新堀しゃくやく公園に咲くシャクヤクの花2新堀しゃくやく公園に咲くシャクヤクの花3

Now you go back to the road on the east bank along Shinnakagawa River again. And you go down to the south and you find a bridge named Ichinoebashi and you go down the path into the flood plain and go on the plain, then you go up the bank after you pass Tubaki Minami-bashi bridge, then you go across the bridge, you reach at Kan Nana Dori Avenu, and you go across the avenue, You find a blue sign poll of Ichinoe Sakaigawa Water Park on the right. It has some yellow irises along it.
一之江境川親水公園に咲く黃菖蒲の花1一之江境川親水公園に咲く黃菖蒲の花2
一之江境川親水公園に咲く黃菖蒲の花3一之江境川親水公園に咲く黃菖蒲の花4

Now you go on cycling along Shinnakagawa River again. You turn to the left at the fourth bridge called Mizue-oohashi Bridge from Tshubakibashi Bridge, and go down the slope and go straight Shin-ohashi Dori Avenue, then climb up a slope road of Imaibashi Bridge over Kyuedogawa River. After crossing over the bridge, you go straight on the avenue for several minutes, you find a large green zone named Fukuei Sports Center. Fukueiikoinohiroba Park is behind the sports center.
福栄いこいの広場公園を彩るバラの花1 福栄いこいの広場公園を彩るバラの花2 福栄いこいの広場公園を彩るバラの花3 福栄いこいの広場公園を彩るバラの花4
福栄いこいの広場公園を彩るバラの花5 福栄いこいの広場公園を彩るバラの花6 福栄いこいの広場公園を彩るバラの花7 福栄いこいの広場公園を彩るバラの花8

You stop at a bicycle parking and walk on a path from the parking to a rose garden. Niihama for Wild Birds is next to the sports park.
After the rose garden in Fukueiikoinohiroba Park, you go out the parking and turn to the right and turn to the right again at the corner of the end of the park (see below).
福栄スポーツ広場脇の道

You go on the narrow road then you go into a two-lanes road with cycling zones in both sides and you turn to the left at a traffic signal with an arrow mark, you go to opposite direction of the mark.
野鳥の楽園の標識

Anyway, if you go to the direction told by the arrow mark, you find Niihama for Wild Bird. Thus, you could use this road from the sports center. Now you go on the road, then, you find Gyotoku Ekimae Park on the right.
行徳駅前公園を彩るバラの花1 行徳駅前公園を彩るバラの花2 行徳駅前公園を彩るバラの花3 行徳駅前公園を彩るバラの花4

A rose garden is on the north-west part in it.
You go from the southwest corner of it, soon you pass through an elevated line of Tokyo Metro Tozai Line and find Gyotoku Station on your right. You go straight the road and you reach at Gyotoku Kaido, so you find a bus stop, you go into the road on the right of the bus stop, then you reach at Kyuedogawa River. Then you turn to the left and go to the road along the river. You find Imaibashi Bridge forward, you turn to the left the road in front of the bridge and turn to the right, then, go into a tunnel under the bridge, and you turn to the right and to the left at the next corner, you find Hiroo Bosai Park in your left.
広尾防災公園を彩るバラの花1 広尾防災公園を彩るバラの花2 広尾防災公園を彩るバラの花3 広尾防災公園を彩るバラの花4 広尾防災公園を彩るバラの花5 広尾防災公園を彩るバラの花6

Its rose garden is on a mound, so it feels like that the roses are very near to the blue sky.
After Hiroo Bosai Park, you climb up Imaibashi Bridge to go back to Edogawaku. And you go down the bridge and turn to the left at the end of it. You go straight and you go across Mizuho-oohashi Bridge, you find a school, you turn to the right and soon you turn to the left and go down the slope road while seeing the school buildings on your left and you reach at crossing at Kannana-dori Avenue and go across it and go straight, then turn to the left at a T-shaped junction and go across the river by Sankakubashii Bridge. Then you turn to the left at the first traffic signal and you find some big green trees in front. The green zone is Ukitahigashi Park.
宇喜田東公園を彩るバラの花々1宇喜田東公園を彩るバラの花々2
宇喜田東公園を彩るバラの花々3宇喜田東公園を彩るバラの花々4

The park is very long shape park divided into three, its rose garden is in the northern part. The garden looks western style having two arches covered with roses.
At the southern end corner of the park, you turn to the right, so you find a fire department on your right and you turn to the left at the next corner, then you cross Kasaibashi Dori Avenue and go straight on the road, you pass through the elevated line of Tozai Line and cross Kiyosuna-Oohashi Dori Avenue and go on the road, finally the road ends in front of a small building, on the left of it, there opens a river, it is in Shinsakongawa Water Park, so you go to left and go into a path along the river. There are some small rose spots along it, so you could enjoy seeing several kinds of roses there.
新左近川親水公園を彩るバラの花々1新左近川親水公園を彩るバラの花々2
新左近川親水公園を彩るバラの花々3新左近川親水公園を彩るバラの花々4
新左近川親水公園を彩るバラの花々5新左近川親水公園を彩るバラの花々6
新左近川親水公園を彩るバラの花々7新左近川親水公園を彩るバラの花々8

There is a water gate called Kaigansuimon in the east of the park.
新左近川親水公園の海岸水門

You pass it and cross a four-lanes road while seeing a pedestrian bridge named Sakurabashi on your left.
葛西さくら橋交差点

Then you turn to the left at the second corner, and you find a green zone before. This green zone is named Sogo Recreation Park. You go to east on the road along the park, you find Kannana-dori Aveneu again, and cross it, there opens Flower Garden in front.
フラワーガーデンを彩るバラの花1 フラワーガーデンを彩るバラの花2 フラワーガーデンを彩るバラの花3 フラワーガーデンを彩るバラの花4
フラワーガーデンを彩るバラの花5 フラワーガーデンを彩るバラの花6
The garden has the largest rose garden in Edogawaku. This western style rose garden is dramatically beautiful.
A short trip 'Let's go to see roses blooming in Ichikawashi, Edogawaku and Katsushikaku by bicycle!' will be over soon. You go to north on Kannana-dori Avenue, you find Kasai Station for several minutes.
This trip by bicycle could be all right?
Thank you for read this page.

* This cycling course is only my idea that I usually go there at once by my bicycle. In addition, I suggest as safe road that everybody could ride on. And I'm sorry for you if I miss the direction on this essay, if so, you should use some maps on your smart phone.

The Maps to see roses in fall in Ichikawa, Edogawa and Katsushika

the map near Nakayama Hokekyoji

The map near Nakayama Hokekyoji and Kaii Higashiyama Memorial Hall

PDF of the map near Hokekyoji and Kaii Higashiyama
the map of the landmarks in Ono

The map of the noted spots near Omachi Nature Observation Garden

PDF of the map of the landmarks near Ichikawa Ono Station

the map to Satomi Park

The map near Satomi Park and Suwada Park

PDF of the map around Mamasan Guhoji and Satomi Park
the map near Shinozaki Park

The map to the noted spots near Shishibone Hana Koen Park

PDF of the map to the landmarks near Shinozaki and Shishibone

the map near Niihama Yacho no Rakuen

The map of the noted spots near Niihama Yacho no Rakuen

PDF of the map of the landmarks near Niihama Yacho no Rakuen
the map along Shinkawa Senbon Sakura

The Map near Ukita Higashi Koen Park

The Map along Shinkawa River and Shinkawa Senbon Sakura

Riding on a Bicycle in Nakayama Shimousa




Ohanami in Ichikawashi

真間山弘法寺のしだれ桜

Let's go to the noted spots for seeing Sakura blossoms in Ichikawa City by bicycle!

Under Construction!

Ohanami in Edogawaku

荒川土手小松川千本桜公園

Let's go to the noted spots for seeing Sakura blossoms in Edogawa City by bicycle! 

Under Construction!

Visit Rose Gardens by Bicycle

里見公園に咲くピンクのバラ

Let's go cycling to visit some spots having rose gardens in Ichikawashi, Edogawaku and Katsushikaku.


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