The Noted Landmarks and Beautiful Spots in Ichikawa City
is located on the east side of Tokyo
, the city is generally called the bed town of Tokyo, then no one think
it is a tourist resort now. However, it had been a popular tourist resort
in Edo period
. Hiroshige Utagawa
drew three ukiyoe pictures of views in Ichikawa in his Meisho Edo Hyakkei
(100 wonderful views in Edo
), and 'Edo Meisho Zue
' (a guide book in Edo period) described many temples and shrines in Ichikawa
City. Moreover, the 33 pilgrimages in Gyotoku and Urayasu
was made up and people enjoyed visiting them. Many of those temples and shrines has been existing now. After WWII, many writers, poets, artists such as Rohan Koda
, Kafu Nagai
, Yoko Mizuno
, Kaii Higashiyama
and so on moved to Ichikawa City that is very close to Tokyo has its long history and wonderful nature. Oomachi Nature Observation Garden and Niihama Yacho no Rakuen (Niihama for wild birds) preserve nature.
Ichikawa City on between Tokyo and Narita International Airport has many
historical and cultural assets, and there exists wonderful nature in it.
Visitors could see many landmarks having popular since Edo period and some
new spots. Why don't you visit Ichikawa City?
The Noted Landmarks and Spots in Ichikawa City
It was built in Kamakura period and visitors could enjoy seeing cherry
blossoms blooming over some cultural properties in it.
This small gallary has wonderful works of the great painter Kaii Higashiyama, so he lived in Nakayama.
The Mama-gawa River is the very famous spot to enjoy seeing the blooming Cherry Blossoms.
Nikke Colton Plaza and some landmarks around are attractive and exciting to walk on.
Having long history and the national natural treasure Senbon Icho Tree stands in.
Having some legends in this tiny thicket, many writers introduced it in their masterpieces..
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.
It is famous for the beautiful cherry blossoms and the flamed colored autumnal leaves
Tekona Reishindo Shrine has loved and described in many poems for thousands years
Kokubunji in Ichikawa city is designated as the histric site by the government.
The park is the noted scenic spot to see cherry blossoms, roses and colored leaves.
It has the Rose Garden and the Village of Maple Trees.
Enjoying watching wild birds and viewing cherry blossoms.
It was a popular and reasonable trip for people living in Edo.
People could enjoy seeing eight old temples in Ichikawa City.