The National Legacies and Museums in Ichikawa City
is always described as a bed town of the center of Tokyo
, but it has longer history than the history that area and it has many
historical and cultural legacies in it. The remains of an antique villages
in Jomon Period called 'Ubayama
' and 'Horinouchi Shell Mound
' are preserved as the national historic sites. Until middle ages, Ichikawa
was the capital city of Shimousa Province
, the provincial office was in Konodai in the city, then Kokubunji
and Kokubunniji Temple
were built and now their remains are in the city. Moreover, in Nakayama
sometimes called 'Nichiren
Town', there are four important cultural properties designated by the
national government in Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple
. These four wooden buildings have stood there since Muromachi
or Edo period
. A huge gingko tree called 'Senbon Icho
' is a National Natural Tresure in Katsushika Hachimangu Shrien
that had been worshipped by many samurais since Heian Period
. And also there are some museums and memorial halls reserving historical
and cultural assets in them in Ichikawa City. Why don't you visit them?
The Natural Monuments in Ichikawa City
The Important Cultural Properties in Ichikawa City
The Cultural Properties in Ichikawa City
The National Historic Sites in Ichikawa City
The Museums in Ichikawa City
The Memorial Halls of Artists and Writers in Ichikawa City
This small gallary has wonderful works of the great painter Kaii Higashiyama, so he lived in Nakayama.
This old wooden Japanese style building is a house of Hakushu Kitahara, a fomous poet.
Yoko Mizuki was a scenario writer who contributed on the motion picture world in Japan.
Guo Moruo Memorial Park gives an illusion to us to stray into a town in early Showa era. It has a beautiful moss phloxes garden.