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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

Shiensosha|A Wooden House Once Hakushu Kitahara Lived

Shiensosha and cherry blossomsShiensosha and colored leaves
The banks and shores along Edogawa River has been scenic spots. Many writers and poets has loved the lands. Hakushu Kitahara, a poet in Taisho and Showa era, lived in the area near the west bank of Edogawa River called Koiwa in Edogawa-ku after he had lived Kameiin Temple in Mama. He named his house 'shiensosha'. Now the house is standing along a tiny path covered with cherry trees beside the rose garden in Satomi Park gives some impressions of living in Showa era. You could see the rooms of the house when it is a fine day.
The scenic views at Edogawa river would attract many poets and writers. Hakushu Kitahara, Saneatsu Mushanokoji, Ogai Mori and Shotaro Yasuoka visited, and Sachio Ito wrote 'Nogiku no Haka' set in Yakiri district near Edogawa river. Rohan Koda and Kafu Nagai lived Yawata in Ichikawa city, the house of scenario writer Yoko Mizuki stands in Yawata too. 'the Path of Literature along Sakuradote' has many signboards to introduce many poets and writers related to Ichikawa city.
Why don't you visit Shiensosha?

Shiensosha, The House of Hakushu Kitahara

Shiensosha named by Hakushu Kitaharathe exhibits in Shiensosha a table in Shienshoshaa room in Shiensosha

Shiensosha, The House of Hakushu Kitahara

The poet, Hakushu Kitahara who is famous for his book 'Karatachi no Hana (a trifoliate orange tree' and 'Sunayama (a sand mountain)' once lived in this house called Shiensosha by Hakushu himself in Koiwa in Edogawa-ku Tokyo for a year in 1916. Shensosha was dismantled when Edogawa River was improved. Ichikawa city was accidentally given Shiensosha by its owner Mr. Yuasa in Ichikawa city as his kindness donation, and the city rebuilt it in Satomi Park as it used to be because Hakushu Kitahara once lived in Kameiin Temple in Mama and he loved views around Satomi Park and the fields in Katsushka having related to Myriad of Leaves for thousands ages even though he lived in Koiwa.

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The Location and Access to Shiensosha in Satomi Park

Shiensosha in Satomi Park

  • Shiensosha has great accessibilities from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
  • From Narita International Airport, take Keisei-line and get off Konodai Sta, take minimally 45 minutes from Narita Airport. And also take Keisei Narita Sky Access line bound to Nippori Sta or Haneda International Airport and get off Shin Kamagaya Sta, transfer the line to Hokuso line bound to Nishi Magome or Haneda International Airport and get off Yakiri Sta.
  • From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and get off Konodai Sta. And also take Keikyu-line bound to Inba Nihon Daigaku (Nihon University) and get off Yakiri Sta.
  • Take 10 minute walk from Konodai and Yakiri Sta.
  • 3-9 Konodai, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-ken

The Noted Scenic Spots in and around Satomi Park

Sakura Festival held in Satomi Park

Satomi Park (the remains of Konadaijo Castle)

Visitors find nature, history and culture in this area.
Rose Festival held in Satomi Park

Four Seasons in Satomi Park

Visotors enjoy seeing beautiful cherry blossoms, roses and colored leaves.

colored leaves over Siensosha

Shiensosha House (Hakushu Kitahara once lived in)

The House of Hakushu Kitahara
Rakan no I well

Rakan no I Well

Rakan no I Well has a legend that Kobo Daishi Kukai found

the stone coffin of Akedo Mound

The Stone Coffins of Akedo Old Mound

They are intorduced in Edo Meisho Zue in Edo period.

The Tea Ceremony Room of Oribe

The Tea Room of Shikisei Oribe School of Tea Ceremony

It is the intangible cultural property registered by Chiba
the main hall of Soneiji Temple

Ankokusan Soneiji Temple

It was treated as a high ranked temple as same as Upper Class Daimyos by Edo Bakufu.

Konodai Tenmangu Shrine in fall

Konodai Tenmangu Shrine

It is famous for a traditional event called 'Tsujikiri'.
early summer in Junsaike Pond Park

Junsaiike Pond Park

Many flowers bloom and many birds come this water park .

Edogawa River

A Walk Along Edogawa River

There are many exciting noted spots along this river, Yoko no Matsu in Zenyoji, Koiwa Iris Garden, Yagiri no Watashi Ferry, Shinozaki Ponyland and so on are very wonderful..
Tekona Reishindo Shrine and sakura

A Walk On Tekona and Mama

Tekona, the subject of many poems in the Anthology of a Myriad Leaves, Mamasan temple connects with Gyoki, Kobo and Issa Kobayashi. It is good place to walk along.

回向院別院の庭園

Ekoin Branch Temple in Ichikawa

Genkoji Temple, a branch temple of Ryogoku Ekoin has a beautiful garden and CafeTerrace Ekoin.
アイリンクタウン展望施設

The Observatory on I-link Town Ichikawa

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