Oogashiwagawa River Through East Katsushika Area
, and it enters the northern part of Ichikawashi
and joins Mamagawa River
, then it goes to the south and finally it reaches at Tokyo Bay. But it
had gone to Urayasu
in Edo period
, at that time it was called Takumibori or Jotenbori Canal since Takumi Tanaka
in Urayasu and Joten Kano
in Gyotoku had worked together to dig a 12 kilo-meter long canal for irrigation.
This canal could bring much fresh water from some springs in Kamagayashi,
Hayashimizu Spring is the famous one. Water from Hayashimizu and others
becomes Nakazawagawa River that go through the southern part of Kmamagayashi
and it meets Futawagawa River, and also water from a spring near Kaigarayama
Park in Kamagayashi becomes Negogawa River and it joins Nakazawagawa, then
it changes name to Oogashiwagawa River and goes into Ichikawashi. It is
the very important canal to connect people living in Kamagaya, Ichikawa
and Urayasu in Edo period.
In spring, over 3 kilometers long lined cherry trees along Oogashiwagawa River
bloom excitingly and decorate brightly the river. Moreover, there are
some nated spots for seeing cherry blossoms near the river. And there are
many temples existing along Takumibori Canal even now, and also the 33 pilgrimages in Gyotoku and Urayasu
has existed now. Oogashiwagawa river has contributed to make local history and culture is a wonderful river for walking along.
Why don't you visit Oogashiwagawa River?
The longest line of cherry trees in Ichikawa City decorate Oogashiwagawa river in spring beautifully. The cherry blossoms look special beautiful from Motokitakagabashi to Rokufaribashi Bridge. Visitors could enjoy seeing them while they are passing through the tunnel of the cherry blossoms.
Some noted spots for seeing cherry blossoms along Oogashiwagawa river are not popular, cherry trees planted along the road to Ichikawa Higashi High School is the one of them. Passing Kainohanabashi Bridge over the river and going to the east, there is a lined cherry trees along the road. In spring, a wonderful sight with beautiful cherry blossoms opens there.
Going to the road going along the lined cherry trees in front of the gate
of Ichikawa Higashi High School
and passing through a pond, there is a large tiled roof covered with cherry
blossoms over a athletic ground. It is in the Myoshoji Temple
famous for the scared land of cherry trees. And it belongs to Ichikawa
Shichifukujin (the seven gods of good fortune). It is dramatically beautiful
when millions of white petals of cherry blossoms scattered on the ground
of its parking lot.
Kozato Koen Park in the residential area on the west of Oogashiwagawa River
has two ponds surrounded many cherry trees. And many waterfowls including
swans live in the ponds. In spring, millions of cherry blossoms beautifully
bloom around the ponds. Swans and waterfowls swim the ponds under the cherry
blossoms in the blue sky.
joining Oogashiwagawa River is one of the most popular spots seeing beautiful
cherry blossoms. Not only water flowing in Oogashiwa river but also cherry
blossoms along the river joins Mamagawa River.
- Take 3 minute walk from Onigoe Sta.
After seeing cherry blossoms along Mamagawa River, please go on to see
them along Oogashiwagawa River.
- Take 23 minute walk from Funabashi Hoten Sta.
It is very enjoyable for you after seeing cherry blossoms in Myoshoji and
along the approach roads to Ichikawa Higashi High School.
- Take 13 minute walk from Ichikawa Ono Sta.
It is very satisfying for you after visiting Kozato Park.
- Take 13 minute walk from Funabashi Hoten Sta.
- near 4-2426 Kitakata-cho, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-ken
- Take 11 minute walk from Funabashi Hoten Sta.
- 4-2122 Kitakata-cho, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-ken
- Take 15 minute walk from Ichikawa Ono Sta.
- 2-6 Minamiono, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-ken
Access to Onigoe Sta from Narita and Haneda International Airport
- The Mama-gawa River has a great accessibility from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
- From Narita International Airport, take Keisei-line and get off Keisei-Onigoe Sta, take minimally 45 minutes from Narita Airport. And also take JR Sobu-express line, transfer the line at Funabashi to Keisei-line, get off Keisei-Onigoe Sta.
- From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and get off Keisei-Onigoe Sta.
Access to Ichikawa Ono and Funabashi Hoten Sta from Narita and Haneda
- 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
or 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 or 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 or 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 or Ichikawa Ono Sta.
The Landmarks along Oogashiwagawa River
In spring, over 3 kilometers long lined cherry trees along it bloom and decorate brightly the river.
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