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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

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Funabashi Toshogu Shrine | The Smallest Toshogu in Japan

Funabashi Toshogu Shrinethe main hall of Funabashi Toshogu
Funabashi Toshogu Shrine is famous for the smallest Toshogu in Japan, it was built on Funabashi Goten (Funabashi Palace) where Ieyasu Tokugawa used it when he went hawking at Togane in Kazusa. The family crest of the Tokugawa Family, three leaves of the hollyhock on a piece of white cloth decorates the main hall.
Ieyasu Tokugawa went out of Edojo Castle and he went on Onagigawa, Shinkawa and Furukawa River, then he landed on Gyotoku near the ferry at Imai, and he passed Gongen Michi and Narita Michi Road. Finally, he reached at and rest at it. Next day, he went to Togane in Kazusa to go hawking. It implies that here might be the beginning of Onari Kaido Highway.
Funabashi Toshogu Shrine stands in the residential areas near Funabashi Stations. It is very small shrine that everybody misses it even though one passes it every day. However, the family crest of the Tokugawa Family is strongly impressed that it is.
Funabashi Toshogu Shrine show the history of Funabashi in early Edo period. Why don't you visit it?

The Remains of Funabashi Goten and Funabashi Toshogu Shrine

The Remains of Funabashi Goten Palcace and Funabashi Toshogu Shrine

In 1615, Ieyasu Tokugawa, the First Shogun of Edo Bakufu, stayed hereto rest when he went hawking to Togane in Kazusa withi his retainers. The land was about 400 ares surrounded by the west bank of Ebigawa River. Later, it was called Funabashi Goten (Funabashi Palace).


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The Remains of Funabashi Goten Palcace and Funabashi Toshogu Shrine

It was registered as the municipal assets of Funabashi-shi (The Historic Site) in March 17th of 1965.
Ieyasu Tokugawa loved hunting, he built some tea salons and palaces for his rest in some places during his hunting. In 1614, Funabashi Goten Palace is supposed to be built since Ieyasu went to Toke and Togane in Kazusafor hunting. Ieyasu only stayed it in November 1615, but his son Hidetada often visited it when he went hunting. Though Tokugawa Family had not gone hawking at Togane since 1630's, Funabashi Palace was lasted, but it wasabandoned in 1670's. The land of the palace was 404 ares surrounded the west bank of Ebigawa River. Later, it was given to Tomi Family, the priest of Funabashi Daijingu Shrine, and it became fields.
Funabashi Toshogu was built by the Tomi Family, and the place where it stands on is said to be the center of the Funabashi Palace.
March 1992
Funabashi-shi Board of Education


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The Location and Access to Funabashi Toshogu Shrine

Funabashi Toshogu Shrine
  • Funabashi Toshogu Shrine 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 6 minute walk from Keisei Funabashi Sta and take 8 minute walk from Funabashi Sta.
  • 4-29-12 Honcho, 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.