Ebigawa River | A Famous Spot For Viewing Cherry Blossoms
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)
the statue of Osam Dazai and the Seven Gods for Good Fortune
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?
新訂 江戸名所図会６ ちくま学芸文庫
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
Some landmarks tell the history and culture of Funabashi City.
It is famous for the smallest shrine that dedicates Ieyasu Tokugawa in
Ebigawa and the Senbon Sakura
Ebigawa is a popular spot for viewing cherry blossoms.
This small shrine was built where Yamato Takeru had landed on.
They look like the urban oasisi near the railway stations.
They were popular noted spots in Edo period.
Yakushi Nyorai dedicated in it has been believed to be highly responsive
The temple and the pond related to the Founder Nichiren.
Visitors could enjoy seeing some important cultural properties.
Temples, shrines and a museum are near Hokekyoji Temple.
This small shrine is related to the battles of Konodai in Sengoku Period.
They have their long history and the legend of Oguri Hangan.
The Mama-gawa River is the very famous spot to enjoy seeing the blooming Cherry Blossoms.
Nikke Colton Plaza and some landmarks around are attractive and exciting to walk on.
This area is very exciting as there are shops, restaurants and historical
and cultural landmarks.
Having long history and the national natural treasure Senbon Icho Tree stands in.
Having some legends in this tiny thicket, many writers introduced it in their masterpieces..
There some shrines related to Kafu Nagai in these areas.
It commands a panoramic view of Mt.Fuji behind Tokyo.
Tekona and Mama has read in many tanka poems, it is good place to find Japanese classics.
The areas along the river have many noted spots that people could enjoy history and culture.
The river flowing from north to south in the center of Edogawaku is an
enjoyable course to walk.
It looks like a shrine in a deep forest since many over 20 meter tall
trees stand in it.
It is like an oasis in urban areas, many sakura flowers and colored leaves wait for visitors.
They are related to Dokan Ota and Yoshimune Tokugawa.
It looks a forest with cherry blossoms, or like a pale pink cloud on the bank.