A Walk on Edogawa & Konodai on the Historic Battlefields
flows on the boundary between Tokyo
. The river has the source in Tongegawa River
, and it was called Futoigawa River by Sengoku Period
and Tonegawa River by Edo period
. In early Edo period, since Ieyasu Tokugawa moved Tonegawa River to east
, Edogawa River was crowded by thousands of ships for water transport from northern provinces and north Kanto region to Edo.
The table land called Konodai is on the eastern edge of Shimousa Plateau,
there was the provincial capital of Shimousa
in Classic. And there were the remains of Konodaijo Castle built by Dokan Ota
broken down by Ieyasu Tokubawa in Satomi Park. In Sengoku Period, the
Battle of Konodai were the one of the fiercest battles to gain the power
to control Kanto region broke out twice in the area around Konodai and
Edogawa River, there are several remains related to the loser of the battles,
in both side of the river such as Edogawa-ku and Ichikawashi.
You can see both Mt. Fuji
and Tokyo Skytree in simultaneously from the bank of Edogawa river. Especially,
you can see the Mt. Fuji dramatically standing behind Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo
Tower and skyscrapers in Tokyo from the observatory on I-link Town Ichikawa
in the south gate of Ichikawa Station is more beautiful. In addition,
there is the over 600- year-old pine tree called Yogo no Matsu (Buddha
disguise of a pine tree) designated as the national natural treasure in
popular temple Zenyoji called Koiwa Fudo.
A walk on Edogawa River and Konodai on the historical battlefields is the course having many scenic beauties could feel nature beside you.
Why don't you visit areas along Edogawa River and near Konodai?
Noted Scenic Spots along Edogawa River and near Konodai
The areas along the river have many noted spots that people could enjoy history and culture.
It commands a panoramic view of Mt.Fuji behind Tokyo.
The park is the noted scenic spot to see cherry blossoms, roses and colored leaves with many historical heritages.
It was treated as a high ranked temple as same as Upper Class Daimyos by Tokugawa Bakufu in Edo period.
This temple is famous for Yoko no Matsu, the National Natural Property.
It has beautiful nature in every season and legends related to the Battles of Konodai.
Genkoji Temple, a branch temple of Ryogoku Ekoin has a beautiful garden and a mordern main hall with CafeTerrace Ekoin.
They are in Nogikuen Park and Sairenji Temple in Yagiri.