Shinkawa Nishi Suimon Hiroba Plaza in the west end of Shinkawa
Walking along Shinkawa River
to the east, Edo Style buildings with white walls is standing in front
of the bank of Nakagawa River. This is Shinkawa Nishi Suimon Hiroba Plaza
where visitors could enjoy touching Edo
world. A 15.5m tall fire lookout and high strong magnificent stone walls
around it are dramatically wonderful. The fire lookout is not so much a
tower as a castle in Sengoku Period. Visitors could climb up the lookout
and see the landscapes around it. The views for Sakura along Shinkawa River
in spring are specially luxuriously beautiful. And the restroom near the
plaza is a very beautiful Japanese style building with white wall and cray
roof and its interior is made of woods.
Under the bank of Nakagawa River, an ivy covered large concrete building is the old west lock gate of Shinkawa River. This lock gate looks like a kind of ruins of the modern civilization in SF movies. It is excitingly wonderful to see it in the blue sky.
Climbing up the bank of Nakagawa on the west side of the plaza, visitors
could see Mt. Fuji
in fine days. It is very good place to spend leisure hours sitting on
the stone steps on it in warm seasons. It is a very good place for visitors
to enjoy feeling Edo world. Why don't you visit Shinkawa Nishi Suimon Hiroba
Full Blooming Sakura in Shinkawa Nishi Suimon Hiroba Plaza
The Fire Lookout and Cherry Blossoms
The views of Shinkawa Nishi Suimon Hiroba Plaza are especially beautiful while sakuras are fully blooming. The views of the fire lookout and the remains of the old lock gate in front of the cherry blossoms are magnificent. And the views of cherry trees along Shinkawa River are also dramatic. Visitors could enjoy the views of sakuras from different directions at the plaza.
A Walk Along Shinkawa River
It has some Edostyle Landmarks and thousands of Cherry Trees.
There are thousands of Sakura.
Shinkawa Nishi Suimon Hiroba Plaza
- Shinkawa Nishi Suimon Hiroba Plaza 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.
- From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and
get off Shinagawa Sta and transfer the line to Sobu Express line bound
to Narita International Airport or Chiba, and transfer the line at Ichikawa
Sta to Sob line bound to Nishi Funabashi, Tsudanuma or Chiba and get off
at Motoyawata Sta. Or take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, 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.
- From Iwamotocho Station at Akihabara, take Toei Shijuku line bound to Motoyawata and get off Funabori Sta.
- Take 12 minute walk from Funabori Sta.
The Noted Spots around Funabori, Ichinoe and Kasai
Visitors could enjoy seeing some special views of Tokyo.
There are some Edo style, some wooden buildings and thousands of cherry trees along the river.
In spring, thousands of sakura along it beautifully bloom.
Shinkawa Nishi Suimon Hiroba Plaza
There are a Edo style fire lookout and an old lock gate in the plaza.
It is the first water park in Japan and a famous spot for viewing Sakura and hydrangeas.
There are some seasonal flowers blooming in every season, sakura especially blooms beautifully.
There are several tall pine trees and a 500 years old giant zelkova tree
in the shrine.
The principle image is the statue of Sho Kanzeon Bosatsu carved by Gyoki.
There is a stone tablet scribing a haiku poem written by Basho Matsuo.
The ferryport at Imai is appeared on an essey written by Socho, a renga poet in Muromachi period.
The park has many sakura and seasonal flowers, visitors could enjoy all seasons.
It has the legend 'the One-eyed Crucial Carps' telling the miracle power
to cure eye diseases.
In spring, weeping cherry trees bloom, in fall, colored leaves decorate the garden.
The traditional Japanese style residence with a thatched roof.
It is an important temple to know the history of Ichinoe area.
It has tombs of Kabuki Yakusha and it is called Yakushadera.
The areas along the river have many noted spots that people could enjoy history and culture.