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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

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Kasuga Jinja Shrine in Soya with A Sakura Forest

Kasuga Jinja Shrine in Soya Ichikawashithe approach road of Kasuga Jinja
Kasuga Jinja is a small shrine in Soya Ichikawashi. In spring, the views in the small shrine could be changed. The grove of it could be changed the woods of sakuras, so there are many cherry trees in this small site, the density of pale pink blossoms is very deep. Seeing from a block further, it looks like a pale pink cloud and it looks that a huge pale pink cauliflower stands in a residential area, so the grove is covered with the pale pink roof. Ame no Koyane no Mikoto is dedicated as the guardian deity. According to the website of Ichikawa City, the shrine was rebuilt in 1671 and it was appeared on a land survey edited in Genroku Era (1688 - 1703), therefore, it must be an old shrine built over 400 years ago. The areas of Soya had been owned by Soya Family, a reletive of Chiba Clan who had strong power to control Shimousa Province (the northern part of Chiba prefecture) from Kamakura to Muromachi period, there would be something to be related to the family. Why don't you enjoy viewing cherry blossoms in this old small shrine in a day in spring?

Cherry Blossoms in Kasuga Jinja Shrine in Soya Ichikawashi

the torii gate of Kasuga Jinja sakuras from the torii of Kasuga Jinja cherry blossoms over the approach road cherry blossoms beside the approach road sakuras behind the main hall of Kasuga Jinja sakura and the main hall of Kasuga Jinja the sun shinning the cherry blossoms cherry blossoms in Kasuga Jinja in Soya sakuras under the blue sky sakuras in the forest of Kasuga Jinja cherry blossoms covering Kasuga Jinja cherry blossoms blooming in Kasuga Jinja
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The Access to Kasuga Jinja Shrine in Soya Ichikawashi

Kasuga Jinja in Soya Ichikawashi

  • Kasuga Jinja Shrine has great accessibilities from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
  • From Narita International Airport, take Keisei-line and get off Keisei Yawata Sta. Take Narita Sky Access-line and get off Higashi Matsudo Sta. And also take JR Sobu-express line, transfer the line at Funabashi Sta to Sobu Local line, get off JR Motoyawata Sta. Take minimally 34 minutes from Narita Airport.
  • From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and get off Keisei Yawata Sta. And also take Keikyu-line bound to Shinagawa, transfer the line at Shinagawa to Yokosuka-line bound to Chiba or Narita International Airport, transfer teh line at Ichikawa Sta to Sobu Local line bound to Tsudanuma, Chiba, get off JR Motoyawata Sta.
  • From Both Motoyawata and Keisei Yawata Sta, take Keisei Bus bound to Higashi Matsudo Sta, get off Soya bus stop.
  • From Higashi Matsudo Sta, take Keisei Bus bound to Motoyawata Sta, get off Soya bus stop.
  • Take 4 minute walk from Soya bus stop.
  • 2-7-5 Soya Ichikawa-shi Chiba-ken

Cherry Blossoms

There are hundreds of famous noted spots for seeing Cherry Blossoms in Japan. Of course, those spots in Kyoto, Hirosaki are great, but you could find them in between Narita Internationa Airport to Tokyo. Please check them in this page.



Kasuga Jinja Shrine in Soya Ichikawa

Kasuga Jinja in Soya Ichikawa


cherry blossoms along Ebigawa River

along Ebigawa River


Mizumoto Koen Park

Mizumoto Park








green cherry blossoms in Shinozaki Park

Shinozaki Park




Shinodabori Shinsui Ryokudo Park

Komatsugawa Senbonzakura