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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

Suwa Jinja Shrine and Hirata Conservation of Green Zone

cherry blossoms over the torii gatecherry blossoms in Suwa Jinja
The woods in Suwa Jinja and Hirata Conservation of Green Zone look lke green clouds over the houses. The forest shows what lands in Ichikawa had been. Black pine trees and sands on them tell that there had been sea shore several hundred years ago. Now black pine trees are the municipal trees of Ichikawa City. Moreover, Kafu Nagai, a writer, had see the landscapes of them. Visitors could enjoy much green and Ichikawa City in these wonderful forests in Suwa Jinja and Hirata Conservation of Green Zone. Why don't you visit them?

Suwa Jinja Shrine in Hirata

the grand torri gate of Suwa Jinjathe approach road of Suwa Jinja in Hirata the main hall of Suwa Jinja in Hiratablack pine trees in Suwa Jinja in Hirata

Suwa Jinja Shrine in Hirata

Suwa Jinja Shrine is a guardian deity of Hirata in Ichikawa standing on the northwest corner of the crossing of the Route 14th (Chiba Kaido Highway) and Tokyo Gaikan Express Way. According to Katsushika Shiryaku (a local guide book describing Katsushika in Edo period), villagers in Hirata had been managing it. It dedicates Takeminakata no Mikoto from Suwa Taisha in Nagano, a son of Onamuchi no Mikoto, and his wife Yasakatome no Mikoto. Now this god doesn't worry about impurity to eat meet of beasts.
Moreover, Kafu Nagai, a famous writer having lived in Ichikawa after WWII, wrote Suwa Jinja in his diary 'Danchotei Nichijo', so he took some pieces of paper and pencils to it to work because of loud sound of his lodger's radio but he suffered by mosquitoes' attacking under the trees, so he described the views in it at that time in his diary. Even now it has been many black pine trees standing in the site.
Suwa Jinja in Hirata is like a time cupsel that tells visitor what the land had been. Why don't you visit it?


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房総叢書 : 紀元二千六百年記念. 第6卷葛飾誌略
「新版 断腸亭日乗 第六巻」 岩波書店

Hirata Conservation of Green Zone

Hirata Conservation of Green Zonethe forest in Hirata Ichikawa black pine trees in Hirata Ichikawaa path way in the Green Zone

Hirata Conservation of Green Zone

Hirata Conservation of Green Zone is formed by many green woods in Suwa Jinja to this land. Ichikawa had have unique and wonderful views with black pine trees on the sand like beaches,then, this green zone was registered in 1981 since it is preserved better environments for urban inhabitants to live. The area of the green zoon is 0.7 hectares. It might not be changed when Kafu had seen the views in this area. Hirata Conservation of Green Zone has been keeping the landscapes for some decades.


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The Location and Access to Suwa Jinaja and Green Zone in Hirata

Suwa Jinaja Shrine in Hirata and Hirata Conservation of Green Zone

  • Suwa Jinaja Shrine in Hirata and Hirata Conservation of Green Zone have great accessibilities from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
  • From Narita International Airport, take Keisei-line and get off Keisei Yawata or Sugano Sta, take minimally 45 minutes from Narita Airport. And also take JR Sobu-express line, transfer the line at Funabashi to Sobu line bound to Nakano or Mitaka, get off at Ichikawa Sta.
  • From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and get off Sugano or Ichikawa Mama Sta.
  • Take 2 minutes walks from Sugano Sta, take 12 minutes walk from Ichikawa Mama Sta or take 15 minutes walk from Ichikawa Sta.
  • Suwa Jinja Shrine: 2-23-12 Hirata Ichikawa-shi Chiba-ken
  • Hirata Conservation of Green Zone: 2-23 Hirata Ichikawa-shi Chiba-ken

Landmarks and Spots in Hirata and Shinden

Suwa Jinja Shrine in Hirata Ichikawa

Suwa Jinja Shrine and Hirata Green Zone

It appears on Kafu Nagai's Diary and shows the ancient landscapes of Ichikawa City.

the taishdo hall in Hirata

Shotoku Taishido Hall in Hirata

It tells the local history and belief of Shotoku Taishi in Hirata.
Kasuga Jinja Shrine in Shinden Ichikawa

Kasuga Jinja Shrine in Shinden

It has many cherry, black pine and Neagari no Matsu trees.