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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

Udagawa House in Horie tells the History of Urayasu

Udagawa House in Horiethe oldest house in Urayasu
Udagawa House preserved in Horie, Urayasu-shi, Chiba-ken is an old wooden house registered as a cultural asset of the city. According to the guidepost by the house, it is the oldest house in the city that the date of construction was known, it was built in 1869. The owners of this house had been a branch family of the Udagawa Family who was had contributed to cultivate the lands the north shore of Tokyo Bay such as Urayasu, Kasai in Edogawaku and Sunamachi in Kotoku in Tokyo. The owner has another name Fujimuraya, so they had opened some business in it.
The origin of the Udagawa Family is said to be a descendant of Uesugi of Oogigayatsu. The guidepost says that the surname 'Udagawa' was named after a artificial sword called 'Udamaru'. And Shinpen Musashi no Kune Fudokiko, a geographic guidebook describing Musashi Province, tells that the first man who named Udagawa was Sadatsugu, a son of Tomomasa, a son of Mochitomo Uesughi of Oogigayatsu. Sadatugu first became a Buddhism monk, but he quit it and named Gouemon Udagawa, then he lived in Shinagawa (in Tokyo). Kiuemon, his son, moved to Komatsugawa (west part of Edogwaku) and he brought land under cultivation. These lands were named after him 'Uki Shinden'. Edo Bakufu praised him and gave the guarantee that he owned some of them. And he became a nanushi (a village head) and it had been succeeded by his descendants. In 1798, Izaemon Udagawa took care of the hawking by the Shogun in this area. Moreover, a guidepost in Dairenji tells that Rokubei Udagawa worked to support many people in Urayasu in late 19th century.
Udagawa House tells the history of Urayasu and the Tokyo Bay Areas. Why don't you visit it?


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The Location and Access to Udagawa House in Urayasu


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

Udagawa House in Urayasu

  • Udagawa House in Urayasu 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.
  • 3-4-8 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.