A Walk along Oogashiwagawa River
Oogashiwagawa River flows in Ichikawa city
from north to south. It begins from the northern part of Funabashi city
and Kamagaya city
, and it goes into Ichikawa city and joins Mamagawa River
, then it finally goes to Tokyo Bay. In Edo period
, Takumi Tanaka
and Kano Joten
built a canal to bring fresh water from Ogashiwagawa River to Gyotoku
, therefore the canal was called Takumi Bori or Joten Bori. They contributed
very much to develop Gyotoku and Urayasu. There exist many temples in these
small areas, some said 'there are a thousand people and a hundred temples
in Gyotoku', and many people in Edo
would enjoy visited the 33 pilgrimages in Gyotoku and Urayasu.
Oogashiwagawa River has many landmarks along it. many waterfowls could
see in Oogashiwagawa Chosetuike Ryokuchi and Kozato Koen Park, both Anrakuji
, the first nun of Nichiren Sect
have their unique legends related to Nichiren
. Moreover, Oogashiwagawa goes down near the pear gardens in Oono and Oomachi
, and joins to Mamagawa River, the famous viewing sakura spot, then it connects to Gyotoku and Urayasy.
Visitors could feel nature, history and culture of the areas while they walk on. Why don't you visit Oogashiwagawa River?
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