A Walk On Thousands Of Cherry Trees along Shinkawa River
Shinkawa River is a canal built by Ieyasu Tokugawa
that had connected Arakarwa and Nakagawa River to Edogawa River
and the river was also called Funaborigawa River. In Edo period, the river
was a great artery that thousands of ships and ferries carrying many products
from the northern part of Japan to Edo
had passed. Now it is a good course for people living in Edogawaku
to walk on. There are thousands of cherry trees
planted along it, they
are called Shinkawa Senbonzakura
. In spring, they bloom pale pink sakura
. Viewing for the sakura trees along Shikawa River from the fire
lookout is dramatically wonderful. Visitors could enjoy seeing them while
they walk along it. Shinkawa Senbon Sakura is beautiful not only in spring,
but also in summer and in fall. In summer they protect people from strong
sun beam with their beautiful green leaves. And in fall, their leaves changed
color in vermilion and yellow. There are many people enjoying walking,
jogging and fishing along Shinkawa River with thousands of cherry trees,
sometimes many sea birds come. Shinkawa River is a very wonderful course
to walk on. Why don't you visit it?
Thousands of Cherry Trees along Shinkawa River
Shinkawa Senbonzakura (Thousands of Cherry Trees along Shinkawa)
Since April 2007, Shinkawa Senbonzakura Project has started; thousands
of cherry trees have planted both side of Shinkawa River to create Edo
style landscapes. Cherry trees has been planted about 3 kilometers long
of the river to create an exciting town as a new noted spot of viewing
for Sakura and Edo style buildings on the river banks and many kinds of
bridges across the river is to create chances to communicate between people
living in the north shore of it and the south. They would success the history
A Walk Under Cherry Blossoms Blooming Along Shinkawa River
It has some Edostyle Landmarks and thousands of Cherry Trees.
A fire lookout stands in it.
The Photo Movie of Shinkawa Senbon Zakura
Let's enjoy seeing Shinkawa Senbon Zakura (thousands of cherry trees along
Shinkawa River (Funaborigawa River)
- Shinkawa River has great accessibilities from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
- From Narita International Airport, take Sobu Express Line bound to Tokyo or Yokosuka and get off at Funabashi Sta, then transfer the line to Sobu line bound to Nakano or Mitaka ang get off at Motoyawata Sta. Or take Keisei-line bound to Ueno and get off Keisei Yawata Sta. Both from Motoyawata Sta and Keisei Yawata Sta, transfer the line to Toei Shinjuku line and get off at Funabori Sta.
- From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and
get off Shinagawa Sta and transfer the line to Sobu Express line bound
to Narita International Airport or Chiba, and transfer the line at Ichikawa
Sta to Sob line bound to Nishi Funabashi, Tsudanuma or Chiba and get off
at Motoyawata Sta. Or take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and get off Keisei
Yawata Sta. Both from Motoyawata Sta and Keisei Yawata Sta, transfer the
line to Toei Shinjuku line and get off at Funabori Sta.
- From Iwamotocho Station at Akihabara, take Toei Shijuku line bound to Motoyawata and get off Funabori Sta.
- Take 5 minute walk from Funabori Sta.
The Noted Spots around Funabori, Ichinoe and Kasai
Visitors could enjoy seeing some special views of Tokyo.
There are some Edo style, some wooden buildings and thousands of cherry trees along the river.
Thousands of Cherry Trees along Shinkawa River
In spring, thousands of sakura along it beautifully bloom.
There are a Edo style fire lookout and an old lock gate in the plaza.
It is the first water park in Japan and a famous spot for viewing Sakura and hydrangeas.
There are some seasonal flowers blooming in every season, sakura especially blooms beautifully.
There are several tall pine trees and a 500 years old giant zelkova tree
in the shrine.
The principle image is the statue of Sho Kanzeon Bosatsu carved by Gyoki.
There is a stone tablet scribing a haiku poem written by Basho Matsuo.
The ferryport at Imai is appeared on an essey written by Socho, a renga poet in Muromachi period.
The park has many sakura and seasonal flowers, visitors could enjoy all seasons.
It has the legend 'the One-eyed Crucial Carps' telling the miracle power to cure eye disease.
In spring, weeping cherry trees bloom, in fall, colored leaves decorate the garden.
The traditional Japanese style residence with a thatched roof.
It is an important temple to know the history of Ichinoe area.
It has tombs of Kabuki Yakusha and it is called Yakushadera.
The areas along the river have many noted spots that people could enjoy history and culture.