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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

Ebigawa River | A Famous Spot For Viewing Cherry Blossoms

Choju no Hashi over Ebigawa in FunabashiEbigawa River in Funabashi Chiba Ebigawa near the market in FunabashiEbigawa and cherry blossoms under the sky
Ebigawa is a river flowing from a small fall called Gyoja or Fudo Taki in Otakisan Kinzoji Temple in Kanasugi the northern part of Funabashi City and it goes through the center of the city, finally it issues to the Tokyo Bay. According to Edo Meisho Zue and the signboard on Choju no Hashi bridge over Ebigawa River, there had been no bridges over this river when the prince Yamato Takeru came in this land and villagers connected many boats to build a bridge over them, therefore, this place was named Fuanabashi. Ebigawa River is the most popular spot for viewing cherry blossoms in the city. It is called 'Ebigawa Senbon Sakura (a thousand of cherry trees along the river), there are so many cherry trees planted along it. In spring, many stalls are opened under the cherry trees and millions of cherry blossoms bloom over them, so several thousands of people visit and enjoy seeing them. Moreover, there are several sculptures along Ebigawa river, a statue of Osamu Dazai, a popular writer early 20th century and the seven gods for Good Fortuen stand along it. It is very interesting seeing them when you walk along it. Why don't you visit Ebigawa in Funabashi?

Ebigawa Senbonzakura and Some Sculputres

Ebigawa Senbonzakura (a thousand of cherry trees along Ebigawa river)

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the statue of Osam Dazai and the Seven Gods for Good Fortune

the statue of Osamu Dazai over Ebigawaa statue of Shimizu Benten at Ebigawa
a statue of Hotei Aoi on Ebigawaa statue of Tenaga Ebi Ju Rojin by Ebigawa
a statue of Bishamonten by Ebigawaa statue of Shijimi Benten by Ebigawa
Ebigawa is the noted spot for viewing cherry blossoms and it is also a place of relaxation for the public in Funabashi city. The upper reaches of the river from Funabashi Ichiba (the market), there are thousands of cherry trees planted, many stalls selling fast food open under the cherry blossoms in spring. Visitors could enjoy not only seeing beautiful sakura blossoms but also having the foods. They give them familiar and comfortable feelings when they walk along it. In addition, the statues of the seven gods for good fortune and Osamu Dazai, a famous writer having lived in Funabashi city for a year from July 10th of 1935 stand along it. Visitors could find the history of the city and might get good fortune if they walk along it and find them. Why don't you visit them?


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The Location and Access to Ebigawa

Ebigawa (Ebigawa Senbonzakura)
  • Ebigawa has great accessibilities from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
  • From Narita International Airport, take Keisei-line and get off Keisei Funabashi Sta, take minimally 35 minutes from Narita Airport. And also take JR Sobu-express line, and get off Funabashi Sta.
  • From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and get off Keisei Funabashi Sta.
  • Take 5 minute walk from Keisei Funabashi Sta and Funabashi Sta.
  • near Honcho, Miyamoto, Ichiba, Natsumi, Higashicho in Funabashi-shi, Chiba-ken

The Noted Spots along Moto Sakura Micho Road

Funabashi Daijingu Shrine

The Erea around Funabashi Daijingu Shirne

Some landmarks tell the history and culture of Funabashi City.
Funabashi Toshogu Shrine

Funabashi Toshogu Shrine

It is famous for the smallest shrine that dedicates Ieyasu Tokugawa in Japan.

Ebigawa River flowing Funabashi

Ebigawa and the Senbon Sakura

Ebigawa is a popular spot for viewing cherry blossoms.
Irihi Jinja Shrine

Irihi Jinja Shrine

This small shrine was built where Yamato Takeru had landed on.

西船四丁目緑地

Funabashi Yonchome Ryokuchi Park and Kasuga Jinja Shirne

They look like the urban oasisi near the railway stations.
Katsushika Jinja Shrine

Katsushika Jinja Shrine and Katsumata no Ike Koen Park

They were popular noted spots in Edo period.

Yakuousan Tomyoji Temple

Yakuousan Tomyouji Temple

Yakushi Nyorai dedicated in it has been believed to be highly responsive for prayers.
Tamonin Temple in Nakayama

Tamonin Temple and the Futago Fuji Pond

The temple and the pond related to the Founder Nichiren.

Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple

Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple

Visitors could enjoy seeing some important cultural properties.
Ichikawa Higashiyama Kaii Memorial Hall

The Vicinity Of Hokekyoji

Temples, shrines and a museum are near Hokekyoji Temple.

Takaishigami Jinja Shrine

Takaishigami Jinja Shrine

This small shrine is related to the battles of Konodai in Sengoku Period.
Shinmei-ji Temple

Shinmeisha Shrine and Shinmeiji Temple

They have their long history and the legend of Oguri Hangan.

cherry trees along Mamagawa river

Cherry trees along Mamagawa River

The Mama-gawa River is the very famous spot to enjoy seeing the blooming Cherry Blossoms.
cherry trees in Colton Plaza shopping mall

The Area Around Nikke Colton Plaza

Nikke Colton Plaza and some landmarks around are attractive and exciting to walk on.

The House of Yoko Mizuki

Katsushika Hachimangu Shrine

This area is very exciting as there are shops, restaurants and historical and cultural landmarks.
the zuishinmon gate of Hachimangu

Katsushika Hachimangu Shrine

Having long history and the national natural treasure Senbon Icho Tree stands in.

Yabushirazu at Yawata

Yawata no Yabushirazu Shirne

Having some legends in this tiny thicket, many writers introduced it in their masterpieces..
Shuwa Jinja Shrine in Hirata

A Walk under Black Pine Trees in Hirata and Shinden Ereas

There some shrines related to Kafu Nagai in these areas.

I-link Town Ichikawa

The Observatory on I-link Town Ichikawa

It commands a panoramic view of Mt.Fuji behind Tokyo.
Fushihime Sakura in Guhoji Temple

A Walk On Tekona And Mama

Tekona and Mama has read in many tanka poems, it is good place to find Japanese classics.

Edogawa River

A Walk Along Edogawa River

The areas along the river have many noted spots that people could enjoy history and culture.
Shin Nakagawa River

A Walk On Shinnakagawa River

The river flowing from north to south in the center of Edogawaku is an enjoyable course to walk.

Tensho Jinja in Matsumoto Edogawaku

Tenso Jinja Shrine in Matsumoto

It looks like a shrine in a deep forest since many over 20 meter tall trees stand in it.
Komatsugawa Water Park

Komatsugawa Water Park

It is like an oasis in urban areas, many sakura flowers and colored leaves wait for visitors.

Shinkoiwa Katori Jinja Shrine

Shinkoiwa Katori Jinja Shrine and Komatsuna Yashiki Residence

They are related to Dokan Ota and Yoshimune Tokugawa.
Komatsugawa Senbon Sakura in Edogawaku

Komatsugawa Senbon Sakura

It looks a forest with cherry blossoms, or like a pale pink cloud on the bank.