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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

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The Statue of Gen Tanaka in Gyosen Park Edogawaku

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There is a sculpture that standing in the south west side of Gyosen Park in front of some tall trees is Gen Tanaka who was a politician contributed a lot for Kasai and Edogawaku for his life. His statue is on the white stone stage and there is a tablet scribing his history on the right. Chinese letters '公心如日月' on a plate the pedestal of the sculpture is written by Takeo Fukuda, the 67th Prime Minister of Japan. This sculpture was built for the 100 years anniversary since Gen Tanaka was born.
Gen Tanaka was born in Kasai Edogawa in 1876. He worked on agriculture. He was elected as a councilor of Kasai village assembly in March 1908, it was his first political attendance. Then he became a councilor of the assembly of South Katsushika County, the chairman of the county assembly, the village mayor of Kasai Village, a member of the prefectural assembly of Tokyo and the chairman of the assembly, and he became a member of the House of Representatives in 1942. Moreover, he donated about 3,300 square-meters lands to Tokyo are now Gyosen Park is on the lands. He worked a lot for his village, county, prefecture and country. He passed away August 19th of 1947.
There was a man named Takumi Tanaka lived in Urayasu next to Kasai contributed a lot in the area in early Edo period, so he built a watercourse for irrigation called Takumibori. Are there any relationship Takumi and Gen Tanaka?
Gen Tanaka has been contributing for people in Kasai since Gyosen Park seems like an oasis in urban residential areas in Tokyo and the people could enjoy visiting there. Why don't you come and see the statue of Gen Tanaka?


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The Location and Access to the statue of Gen Tanaka


The Lantern Given to the statue of Gen Tanaka

  • The statue of Gen Tanaka in Gyosen Park has great accessibilities from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
  • From Narita International Airport, take Sobu Express Line bound to Tokyo or Yokosuka and get off at Funabashi Sta, then transfer the line to Sobu line bound to Nakano or Mitaka ang get off at Motoyawata Sta. Or take Keisei-line bound to Ueno and get off Keisei Yawata Sta. Both from Motoyawata Sta and Keisei Yawata Sta, transfer the line to Toei Shinjuku line and get off at Funabori Sta. Or transfer the line at Nishi-funabashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nakano or Mitaka, get off Nishi Kasai Sta.
  • From Haneda International Airport, ake Keikyu-line bound to Narita, transfer the line at Nihonbashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishifunabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Nishi Kasai Sta.
  • From Iwamotocho Station at Akihabara, take Toei Shijuku line bound to Motoyawata and get off Funabori Sta.
  • From Tokyo (Otemachi) Sta, take Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishi-funabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Nishi Kasai Sta.
  • Take 12 minute walk from Nishi Kasai Sta and take 19 minute walk from Funabori Sta.
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The Noted Spots near Gyosen Park in Edogawaku

a fishing pond in Gyosen Park

Gyosen Park

The park has many attractions for kids and for their parents.
Heisei Garden in Gyosen Park

Seasonal Views in Gyosen Park

There are many seasonal flowers in the park.

Shioiri no Ike Pond

Heisei Garden in Gyosen Park

Heisei Garden is a Japanese style garden having a large pond.
a stone garden in Gyosen Park

Genshinan and its stone garden

Genshinan is a Japanese style house having a stone garden.

the statue of Gen Tanaka

The statue of Gen Tanaka

Gyosen Park was built on the land given by Gen Tanaka.

Ukita Park

Ukita Park

Many cherry blossoms bloom on lawn grounds under the sky.
Kakosan Ganchiin Horenji in Kasai

Kakosan Ganchiin Horenji Temple

It was found for Kihei Udagawa, the pioneer of Kasai.

Ukita Higashi Koen in Edogawaku

Ukita Higashi Koen Park

The park sounds like a secret garden, it has a ume and rose garden in it.
thousands of cherry trees along Shinkawa

A Walk Along Shinkawa River

It has some Edostyle Landmarks and thousands of Cherry Trees along this river.

thousands of cherry trees along Shinkawa

Thousands of Cherry Trees along Shinkawa River

In spring, thousands of sakura along it beautifully bloom.
a fire lookout and cherry blossoms

Shinkawa Nishi Suimon Hiroba Plaza

A fire lookout and an old lock gate are the symbols.

the bell tower in Shokakuji in Kasai

The Pilgrimage to the temples dedicating Daishi in Kasai

Kasai Daishi Mairi is a kind of the pilgrimage since Edo perid.
Tozenji in Kuwakawacho

Nagashima Kuwakawa as to say Teramachi in Kasai

There are many temples in this small areas.