Oogashiwagawa Daiichi Retention Basin Park
Oogashiwagawa Daiichi Chousetsuike Ryokuchi is a park opening in the east
bank of Oogashiwagawa River
that is a retention basin to save the area from some floods. This park
is about 8.7 hectors of the land. And some wild birds such as goshawks,
common Indian kingfisher, teals, mallards, coots, pheasants, little terns,
green herons and so forth sometimes fly to the park and they could be seen
in it. And there are reeds, some kinds of cattails and so forth seen in
the park. Moreover, there is Oogashiwagawa Visitor Center standing north
bank of the park that exhibits some panels introducing the functions of
the retention basin, nature of the area and sea shells buried in the strata
of Jomon Period during constructing terms of this park.
Oogashiwagawa Daiichi Chousetsuike Ryokuchi Park is a wonderful park where
restores the nature of Katsushika ever had and visitors could enjoy walking
and seeing some wild birds in it. Why don't you visit Oogashiwa Daiichi
Chousetsuike Ryokuchi Park?
Oogashiwagawa Daiichi Cohousetsuike Ryokuchi
Oogashiwagawa Daiichi Chouseiike Ryokuchi
Long time ago, there were some rice paddies, fields and streams near people
living in the areas now called Ichikawashi and they saw many birds, animals,
butterflies, insects and plants having lived there in each season. This
environment that had been preserved by the relationship between the nature
and the people lost a lot during the urbanization.
Oogashiwagawa Daiichi Chousetsuike Ryokuchi is not only a retention basin to reduce damages of floods, but also a nature observation park to restore the nature of water lands having been in Ichikawashi. This plan was based on the suggestions of citizens of Ichikawa city.
〇Basic Policies to Build the Retention Basin
・Reducing the damages of floods
・Preserving the water and green nature to the next generation
・Place to touch the nature to cultivate the senses of nature observation
・Preparing for comfortable land
・Contributing to succeed the local culture and tradition
June 2007 Ichikawa City
Oogashiwagawa Daiichi Chouseiike Ryokuchi
- Oogashiwagawa Daiichi Cohouseiike Ryokuchi has a great accessibility from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
- From Narita International Airport, take JR Sobu-express line, transfer
the line at Nishi-funabashi to Musashino Line bound to Fuchuhoncho or Higashi
Tokorozawa, get off Funabashi Hoten Sta. And also take Hokuso Line, transfer
the line at Higashimatsudo to Musashino Lline, get off Funabashi Hoten
and Ichikawa Ono Sta. It takes minimally 50 minutes from Narita Airport.
- From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, transfer
the line at Takasago Sta to Hokuso Line, and transfer the line at Higashi
Matsudo Sta to Musashino Line, get off Funabashi Hoten and Ichikawa Ono
Sta. It takes almost 1 hour from Haneda Airport.
- From Tokyo Sta, take Musashino Line bound to Fuchuhoncho or Higashi Tokorozawa,
get off Hunabashi Hoten and Ichikawa Ono Sta. It takes about 25 minutes
from Tokyo Sta.
- From Akihabara Sta, take Sobu line bound to Chiba, Tsudanuma or Nishi Funabashi,
Ttransfer the line at Nishi Funabashi to Musashino Line bound to Fuchu
Honcho or Higashi Tokorozawa, get off Funabashi Hoten Sta and Ichikawa
- Take 26 minute walk from Funabashi Hoten Sta and 28 minute walk from Ichikawa
- 4-1444-59 Kitakata-cho, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-ken
Landmarks near Oogashiwagawa Daiichi Cohosetsuike Ryokuchi
In spring, over 3 kilometers long lined cherry trees along it bloom and decorate brightly the river.
Oogashiwagawa Daiichi Choseichi Ryokuchi
Some wild birds and plants live in this water park.
Many wild birds and waterfowls fly to the ponds surrounded by many cherry trees in the park. Spring is the best season.
There are many pear gardens in Oono and Omachi. And also many legends connecting to Masakado Taira and Nichiren remain there.
The sacred temple covered with holy cherry trees is famous for the legend of Seven Sutra Mound and Shichifukujin in Ichikawa.
The first nunnery of Nichiren Sect built by the Princess Tokiwai, the legend said ther daughter of the Emperor drifted to Ichikawa.
Mamagawa River is a famous spot to enjoy seeing cherry Blossoms.
Gyotoku has many historical landmarks related to Edo and has Niihama Yacho