A Walk on Towns of Pears, Omachi and Ono
The Route 464 is called Omachi Nashi Kaido (pear highway) since the road
runs through many pear gardens in Matsudo, Ichikawa
and Kamagaya city
whose special products are pears. From summer to fall, several thousand
of cars lined on the route and people on them would enjoy picking pears
and eating sweet pears at the gardens there. In northern part of Ichikawa,
Omachi and Ono
, there are many pear gardens and direct sales stores of
pears, then visitors could enjoy having fruit in seasons. And there is
also Omachi Recreation Zone where people living in Ichikawa could feel
nature in. Kaii Higashiyama
, the famous painter lived in Ichikawa had often visited.
Moreover, many legends of Masakado Taira
, one of the greatest hero in Japanese history remain in Ono. The remain
of Onojo Castle built by him and other landmarks connecting to him remain
in it. And some called Ichikawa 'the town of Nichiren
', so Nobunori Soya, one of great supporters of Nichiren built a temple
in Ono, and Michinobe in Kamagaya upper area along Ogashiwagawa River said
to be the home town of Nichiren's mother.
The area around Omachi and Ono has not only pears gardens and great nature
but it also has many landmarks telling history of the areas. Why don't
you visit Omachi and Ono?
The Landmarks around Omachi and Ono
Omachi and Ono have many pear gardens, pears are their special products.
It has the Rose Garden and the Village of Maple Trees.
It has a legend connecting to Masakado Taira and it dedicates him.
It was built by Norinobu Soya and has a legend of Masakado Taira and Komagata
It was built by Masakado Taira, one of the most famous samurai heroes
It was famous for the statue of Chichinashi Nio and it belongs to Shichifukujin
The shrine of Gozu Tenno, the god giving children to faithful couples, is dedicated in it.
It dedicates Daikokuten, the god of wealth, belonging to Ichikawa Shichifukujin.
It is an old temple with 650 years history and it has Ono Tenmangu Shrine built by Masakado Taira.
Many Flowers written in the Myriad of Leaves are exhibited with tanka poems
Swans and some waterfowls go on the pond surrounded by cherry trees in spring.
Many attractive landmarks stand along it.
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.