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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

元佐倉道の散歩道a walk on moto Sakura michi Road

Moto Sakura Michi Road telling the history of Shimousa

The Light House at Funabashi Daijinguthe Niomon Gate at Nakayama Hokekyoji the approach of Katsushika Hachimangufall in Mamasan Guhoji Temple
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, Socho, 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

Funabashi Daijingu Shrine

The Erea around Funabashi Daijingu Shirne

Under Construction
Funabashi Toshogu Shrine

Funabashi Toshogu Shrine

It is famous for the smallest Toshogu Shrine in Japan.

Irihi Jinja Shrine

Irihi Jinja Shrine

This small shrine was built where Yamato Takeru had landed on.

Katsushika Jinja Shrine

Katsushika Jinja Shrine and Katsumata no Ike Koen Park

They were popular noted spots introduced in some guide books published in Edo period.
Yakuousan Tomyoji Temple

Yakuousan Tomyouji Temple

Yakushi Nyorai dedicated in this temple carved by Gyoki Bosatsu has been believed to be highly responsive for prayers.

Tamonin Temple in Nakayama

Tamonin Temple and the Futago Fuji Pond

The temple and the pond related to the Founder Nichiren.
Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple

Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple

Visitors could enjoy seeing cherry blossoms and the important cultural properties.

Ichikawa Higashiyama Kaii Memorial Hall

The Vicinity Of Hokekyoji

Temples, shrines and a museum are near Hokekyoji Temple.
Takaishigami Jinja Shrine

Takaishigami Jinja Shrine

The shrine related to the battles of Konodai in Sengoku Period.

Shinmei-ji Temple

Shinmeisha Shrine and Shinmeiji Temple

Shinmeisha Shrine and Shinmeiji Temple have their long history and the legend of Oguri Hangan.
cherry trees along Mamagawa river

Cherry trees along Mamagawa River

The Mama-gawa River is the very famous spot to enjoy seeing the blooming Cherry Blossoms.

cherry trees in Colton Plaza shopping mall

The Area Around Nikke Colton Plaza

Nikke Colton Plaza and some landmarks around are attractive and exciting to walk on.
The House of Yoko Mizuki

Katsushika Hachimangu Shrine

The area around the shrine is very exciting as there are shops, restaurants and historical and cultural landmarks.

the zuishinmon gate of Hachimangu

Katsushika Hachimangu Shrine

Having long history and the national natural treasure Senbon Icho Tree stands in.
Yabushirazu at Yawata

Yawata no Yabushirazu Shirne

Having some legends in this tiny thicket, many writers introduced it in their masterpieces..

Shuwa Jinja Shrine in Hirata

A Walk under Black Pine Trees in Hirata and Shinden Ereas

There some shrines related to Kafu Nagai in these areas.
I-link Town Ichikawa

The Observatory on I-link Town Ichikawa

It commands a panoramic view of Mt.Fuji behind Tokyo.

Fushihime Sakura in Guhoji Temple

A Walk On Tekona And Mama

Tekona and Mama has read in many tanka poems, it is good place to find Japanese classics.
Edogawa River

A Walk Along Edogawa River

The areas along the river have many noted spots that people could enjoy history and culture.

Shin Nakagawa River

A Walk On Shinnakagawa River

The river flowing from north to south in the center of Edogawaku is an enjoyable course to walk.
Tensho Jinja in Matsumoto Edogawaku

Tenso Jinja Shrine in Matsumoto

It looks like a shrine in a deep forest since many over 20 meter tall trees stand in it.

Komatsugawa Water Park

Komatsugawa Water Park

Under Construction
Shinkoiwa Katori Jinja Shrine

Shinkoiwa Katori Jinja Shrine and Komatsuna Yashiki Residence

Under Construction