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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

Seiryu Jinja in Urayasu | a shrine built in Kamakura Period

the main hall of Seiryu Jinja in UrayasuFujizuka in Seiryu Jinja in Urayasu the back of Seiryu Jinja's main halla beautiful relief of Seiryu Jinja Urayasua carved bar of Seiryu Jinja in Urayasu a skillful relief on the wall of Seiryu Jinjaa relief on the left side of Seiryu Jinjathe stone indicating the level in Horie
Seiryu Jinja standing along Sakaigawa River is an old shrine built in 1196 in Kamakura Period. It dedicates Oowatatsumi no Kami, a god of the sea because Urayasu has been a town of the marine products industry since Edo Period. The main hall has some wonderful reliefs on the wall registered as a cultural asset by the city. And there is a mound called Fujizuka and a stone indicating the zero level of the tide of Edogawa River. Seiryu Jinja has some historical assets describing the history of Urayasu City. Why don't you visit it?

The main hall of Seiryu Jinja

The main hall of Seiryu Jinja

It was registered as a municipal asset of Urayasu City in October 20th of 1982.
This main hall was rebuilt in September 1855. The expenses had been saved by villagers for several years. It dedicates Oowatatsumi no Kami, a god of the sea. A painter, Sojiro Takama drew the design of the hall, a boss of carpenters, Matsugoro Hizen built it from a huge zelkova tree bought at Kazusa (now Chiba).
The design is called Mokuzo (made from woods) Sankensha (three spaces between pillars on the front) Nagare Tsukuri (having long rooves). It has a feature having skillful reliefs on the walls. A dragon, Taro Urashima and Ryugujo (a legendary palace for the god of the sea) on them are great works. There are some plovers flying on the waves on the reliefs, it implies that Seiryu Jinja is a shrine of the sea.

March 2011
Urayasushi Board of Education

清瀧神社本殿脇案内板より

The Stone Indicating the Tide Level at Horie

The Stone Indicating the Tide Level at Horie (the bottom left picture)

This stone was set as the datum point of the tide of Edo and Tone river.
Meiji Government invited a group of engineers from Netherland. One of them was I. A. Lindo (1848-1941) started planning making survey of Edo river from here in Horie, so he put this stone to be the datum point to his plan to do it. After his survey, Lindo set the top of this stone to be the zero level of tide of Edo river called Y.P. (Yedogwa Peil). It has been the datum point for 130 years.
Y.P. is 0.8402 meter lower than the tide of Tokyo Bay that is the standard of the sea level in Japan.
This stone is a civil asset designated by Japan Society of Civil Engineers in November 18th of 2007 as a historical civil work.

January 2008
Urayasu City
Urayasu Board of Education
Urayasushi Tourist Association

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The Location and Access to Seiryu Jinja Shrine


the map of the landmarks in Urayasu

The map of the noted spots near Urayasu Station

PDF of the map of the landmarks near Urayasu Station

Seiryu Jinja Shrine

  • Seiryu Jinja Shrine has a great accessibility from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
  • From Narita International Airport, take JR Sobu-express line, transfer the line at Nishi-funabashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nakano or Mitaka, get off Myoden Sta. And also take Keisei-line, transfer the line at Funabashi to Sobu-Local line, and transfer the line at Nishi-funabashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nakano or Mitaka, get off Urayasu Sta. It takes minimally 60 minutes from Narita Airport.
  • From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, transfer the line at Nihonbashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishifunabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Urayasu Sta.
  • From Tokyo (Otemachi) Sta, take Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishi-funabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Urayasu Sta.
  • From Akihabara Sta, take Sobu line bound to Chiba, Tsudanuma or Nishi Funabashi, transfer the line at Nishifunabashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro, get off Urayasu Sta.
  • Take 7 minute walk from Urayasu Sta.
  • 4-1-5 Horie, Urayasu-shi, Chiba-ken

The Landmarks in Horie and Nekozane

Udagawa House in Urayasu

Udagawa House

It is an old house that tells the history of Tokyo Bay Areas.
Otsuka House in Urayasu

Otsuka House

It is an old house registered as a cultural property by Chibaken.

Seiryu Jinja in Fall

Seiryu Jinja

It has some historical and cultural assets of Urayasu.
the main hall of Hojoin Urayasu

Seiryusan Kannonji Hojoin

It has koshinto tower and the statue of Binzuru Sonja.

many stone statues in Dairenji

Koryokusan Shiseiin Dairenji

This temple has a statue of Seishi Bosatsu carved by Gyoki.
the main hall of Togakuji in Urayasu

Iousan Togakuji

The statue of Yakushi Norai on a turtle in it is famous.

the approach road of Shofukuji in Urayasu

Sekkousan Shofukuji

The statue of Shinabi Jizo in it is said to have power to cure skin troubles.
the stone tower in Kezoin Urayasu

Kaishosan Kezouin

The monument for the Fulfillment of Prosecutionof Shell Gathering tells the history of Urayasu.

the main hall of Toyouke Jinja in Urayasu

Toyouke Jinja

The oldest shrine in Urayasushi has a 300 years old huge gingko tree standing in it.
the gate of Dairenji in Urayasu

The 33 Pilgrimages in Urayasu and Gyotoku

It was a popular and reasonable trip for people living in Edo.