Moto Sakura Michi Road telling the history of Shimousa
The Route 14th called Chiba Kaido Highway
was called Moto Sakura Michi Road
in Edo period
. It is a usual road, but many heroes in Japanese history has passed the
road. The Prince Yamato Takeru landed a shore along it, there are some
temples having statues of Buddha carved by Gyoki Bosatsu
. The daughter of Takasue Fujiwara, the writer of Sarashina Diary, and
her family passed it when they went back to Kyoto. Yoritomo Minamoto
, the first Shogun of Kamakura Bakufu
, the Founder Nichiren
, a famous renga poet and so on passed it, too. In Sengoku period
, many samurai worriers such as Satomi Famiy
marched it, Ieyasu Tokugawa, the first Shogun of Edo Bakufu
, built Onari Kaido Highway to go hawking. Moreover, many poets and writers
passed the road and they recorded the noted views along it in some books
such as Myriad of Leaves
. Issa Kobayashi
, Basho Matsuo
, Ikku Jippensha
, Shiki Masaoka
, Sachio Ito
, Kyoshi Takahama
and so on wrote them in their books. Especially, Kafu Nagai
wrote very specific information in his diary 'Danchotei Nichijo'.
Moto Sakura Michi Road is a very exciting course since visitors could find some footsteps of historical and cultural heroes in Japan. Why don't you walk along it?
The Noted Spots along Moto Sakura Micho Road
The Erea around Funabashi Daijingu Shirne
It is famous for the smallest Toshogu Shrine in Japan.
This small shrine was built where Yamato Takeru had landed on.
They look like the urban oasisi.
They were popular noted spots introduced in some guide books published in Edo period.
Yakushi Nyorai dedicated in this temple carved by Gyoki Bosatsu has been believed to be highly responsive for prayers.
The temple and the pond related to the Founder Nichiren.
Visitors could enjoy seeing cherry blossoms and the important cultural
Temples, shrines and a museum are near Hokekyoji Temple.
The shrine related to the battles of Konodai in Sengoku Period.
Shinmeisha Shrine and Shinmeiji Temple have their long history and the legend of Oguri Hangan.
The Mama-gawa River is the very famous spot to enjoy seeing the blooming Cherry Blossoms.
Nikke Colton Plaza and some landmarks around are attractive and exciting to walk on.
The area around the shrine is very exciting as there are shops, restaurants
and historical and cultural landmarks.
Having long history and the national natural treasure Senbon Icho Tree stands in.
Having some legends in this tiny thicket, many writers introduced it in their masterpieces..
There some shrines related to Kafu Nagai in these areas.
It commands a panoramic view of Mt.Fuji behind Tokyo.
Tekona and Mama has read in many tanka poems, it is good place to find Japanese classics.
The areas along the river have many noted spots that people could enjoy history and culture.
The river flowing from north to south in the center of Edogawaku is an
enjoyable course to walk.
It looks like a shrine in a deep forest since many over 20 meter tall
trees stand in it.
Komatsugawa Water Park
Shinkoiwa Katori Jinja Shrine and Komatsuna Yashiki Residence