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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

a walk on musashi & iori 武蔵と伊織出会いの散歩道

A Walk on the Road Musashi Miyamoto and Iori Ran

a stone jizo for Musashi Miyamoto
Fujiwara in Funabashi city where Fujiwara Kannondo Hall that is the extra temple of the 33 pilgrimage in Gyotoku and Urayasu stands at was the place where the greatest samurai worrier Musashi Miyamoto and his son Iori first met at.
According to legends, Musashi Miyamoto first met Iori on the way to Edo at Fujiwara after his travel around Ouu region (Tohoku). When Musashi was passing through Kioroshikaido Highway (Kashimakaido), he met a lonely boy Iori who had left his father slightly before. Then Musashi cultivated the land at Fujiwara with Iori as his train.
This land at Fujiwara was held by Tokuganji Temple in Gyotoku. Tokuganji carefully preserves some letters written by and a picture of Dharma painted by Musashi. And also the Stone Jizo for the Consolation of him.
Nobody knows whether these stories of their meeting and cultivating the land was real or not, it might be the fact that Musashi Miyamoto visited Tokuganji Temple. Both Mushashi and Iori might run the way from Fujiwara Kannondo Hall to Tokuganji Temple several times.
What sight Musashi and Iori had seen on the way? It is a very exciting and wonderful road to go for a walk.
Now it takes only 1 hour from Tokuganji Temple to Fujiwara Kannondo Hall by trains. However, Musashi and Iori walked the way at that time, so you could see what they had seen along it if you go it on foot. First you go down Kioroshikaido, then go on Chibakaido to the east, and go down Coltondori Street to the south, then you cross Gyotokubashi Bridge. You could take on a bus from Chiba Museum of Science and Industry, then take it off at Myoden Sanchome (Tokuganji Temple).
Why don't you walk on the road Musashi and Iori ran?

The Noted Places on the Road Musahsi and Iori Ran

Tokuganji Temple

Tokuganji Temple

It has some stories of Tokugawa Family and Musahsi Miyamoto.
Fujiwara Kannondo Hall

Fujiwara Kannondo Hall

It has a legend where Musashi and Iori first met at.

Jounji Temple and pine trees

Teramachidori Street and Takumibori Canal

Many temples stand along it.
Shogyoji Temple

Shogyoji Temple

It has a story related to the Forty Seven Ronins.

行徳街道に架かる行徳橋

Gyotokukaido Highway

Many old Japanese style houses and temples stand along it.

成田道の妙好寺

Naritamichi Road

Many traditional Japanese style houses stand along it.
中山法華経寺五重塔

Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple

The Grand Head Temple of Nichiren Sect in Buddhism.

Chiba Museum of Science and Industry

Chiba Museum Of Science And Industry

Visitors could learn science, technology and industry.
市川市東山魁夷記念館

Higashiyama Kaii Memorial Hall

Kaii Higashiyama was a great painter who represents Japanese art of the 20th century.

Colton Plaza in spring

Nikke Colton Plaza

Many shops, restaurants, a gym and movie theatres are in this shopping mall.
Shinmeisha Shrine and Shinmeiji Temple

Shinmeisha Shrine and Shinmeiji Temple

It has some legends of Oguri Hangan.

cherry blossoms along mamagawa river

Sakura along Mamagawa River

Millions of cherry blossoms bloom along Mamagawa River in spring.