Matsudo city / The Short Summary Of Matsudo-shi
Matsudo City is a middle size city that is on western side of Chiba prefecture
and the east of Tokyo. It has about 480,000 residents and 61.18 square
The city has its long history, there are several remains of ancient ages,
people has lived since Jomon Ages, and there are some old mounds in it.
Matsudo has been appeared on since Heian Period. In Classic Dairy 'Sarashina
Nikki (Sarashina Diary)' written by a daughter of Takasue Sugawara, she
told her family came to Matsudo as a ferry to cross Futoigawa River (Edogawa
River) and crossed it there. Matsudo was a village around the ferry and
it was a posting town on the way to Mito and northern provinces. Many people
have been passed it for several handred years. In Edo period, Tokugawa
Shoguns had enjoyed hawking in Kogane Maki Horse Farm in north Matsudo.
Matsudo Jinja Shrine has a legend connecting to Mitsukuni Mito (Komon),
and Tojo-tei House in Matsudo was built by Akitake Tokugawa, the last lord
of Mito. And a romance 'Nogiku no Haka' written by Sachio Ito was played
at Yagiri in southern part of the city.
Matsudo City is a bed town of Tokyo now, but there are many noted spots
in it and they are very exciting spots. Why don't you visit Matsudo City.
The Historical And Cultural Landmarks
Tojo-tei House and its garden
Houosan Manmanji Temple
Chokokusan Hondoji Temple