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Nakayama is between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

船堀・一之江の散歩道walk on funabori and ichinoe

A Walk On Funabori, Ichonoe and Kasai

Cherry blossoms along Arakawa RiverCherry blossoms along Shinkawa River the five-story pagoda in Myoshoji TempleIchinoe Nanushi Yashiki in Spring
There are amazingly beautiful seasonal views along some water parks and historic landmarks in old temples in the areas around Funabori, Ichinoe and Kasai in Tokyo. Though they are residential areas now, there were large dump areas that Socho, a renga poet in Muromachi Period, described the lands in those areas in his book 'Azumazi no Tsuto'. Myoshoji Temple and Myouonji Temple and many temples standing near the water parks have been believed by many people before Edo preiod might be built on dry lands in those dump areas. Late Sengoku Period, Ieyasu Tokugawa moved to Edo and he rebuilt Onagigawa and Shinkawa (Funaborigawa) River as canals to bring salt produced in Gyotoku to Edo. And after the completion of the great project that Tonegawa River moved to east, thousands of ships could pass these revers to carry thousands of products and people from northern parts of Japan to Nihonbashi. Moreover, after the project, many dry lands appeared in Katsushika-gun where people had had many floods every year and the dump lands became arable lands, then, they were called 'Edo no Daidokoro (the Kitchen of Edo)'. Ieyasu used these rivers to go hawking at Togane in Chiba. And Basho Matsuo and Ikku Jippensha used them to go Gyotoku as the gate town to the northern provinces. The areas around Funabori, Ichinoe and Kasai had been very prosperous from Edo period to early Showa era, therefore there are so many temples there as they are in Teramachi Gyotoku and it tells us how prosperous people there had been.
A walk along Shinkawa, Furukawa and Ichinoe Sakaigawa River passing through Funabori, Ichinoe and Kasai are very exciting courses for visitors who could spend tranquil time while they see seasonal plants and waters flowing in the rivers. Why don't you visit Funabori, Ichinoe and Kasai?

The Noted Spots around Funabori, Ichinoe and Kasai

the observatory on Towarhall Funabori

The Observatory on Tower Hall Funabori

Visitors could enjoy seeing some special views of Tokyo.
A fire lookout on Shinkawa River

A Walk Along Shinkawa River

There are some Edo style, some wooden buildings and thousands of cherry trees along the river.

cherry blossoms along Shinkawa

Thousands of Cherry Trees along Shinkawa River

In spring, thousands of sakura along it beautifully bloom.
a fire lookout covered with sakura

Shinkawa Nishi Suimon Hiroba Plaza

There are a Edo style fire lookout and an old lock gate in the plaza.

Furukawa Water Park

Furukawa Water Park

It is the first water park in Japan and a famous spot for viewing Sakura and hydrangeas.
Honkakusan Myoshoji Temple

Honkakusan Myoshoji Temple

There are some seasonal flowers blooming in every season, sakura especially blooms beautifully.

Ninoe Jinja Shrine

Ninoe Jinja Shrine

There are several tall pine trees and a 500 years old giant zelkova tree in the shrine.
Rengeji Temple along Furukawa River

Kaishosan Rengeji Temple

The principle image is the statue of Sho Kanzeon Bosatsu carved by Gyoki.

Kumanojinja Shrine

Kumano Jinja Shrine

There is a stone tablet scribing a haiku poem written by Basho Matsuo.
Imaibashi Bridge from Edogawaku

The Remain of the Ferry at Imai

The ferryport at Imai is appeared on an essey written by Socho, a renga poet in Muromachi period.

Ichinoe Sakaigawa Water Park

Ichinoe Sakaigawa Water Park

The park has many sakura and seasonal flowers, visitors could enjoy all seasons.
Iousan Myouonji Temple

Iousan Myouonji Temple

It has the legend 'the One-eyed Crucial Carps' telling the miracle power to cure eye diseases.

Ichinoe Makkotei

Ichinoe Makkotei Residence Park

In spring, weeping cherry trees bloom, in fall, colored leaves decorate the garden.
Ichinoe Nanushi Yashiki Residence

The Residence of Ichinoe Nanushi Yashiki

The traditional Japanese style residence with a thatched roof.

Joryuji Temple in Harue

Honkosan Joryuji Temple

It is an important temple to know the history of Ichinoe area.
Daiunji Temple in Harue

Chogyosan Daiunji Temple

It has tombs of Kabuki Yakusha and it is called Yakushadera.

Edogawa River

A Walk Along Edogawa River

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