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Nakayama is between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

a walk Around edo Gyotoku 行徳・江戸の旧道のの散歩道

A Walk Around Edo Gyotoku

the buildings in Tokuganji Temple
Gyotoku is an area on the mouth of Edogawa River and Tokyo Bay. Though Gyotoku is now a southern part of Ichikawa City and a bed-town of Tokyo Metropolis, it was the eastern gate of Edo connecting to Nihonbashi in Edo by water transportation on Onagigawa and Funaborigawa River. The history of Gyotoku is very long, it was very flourished in the salt industry started in Kamakura period, and also it was a very prosperous port town where hundreds of ships carrying supplies and goods from Tohoku region and northern Kanto region. According to legends, there are a thousand residence and a hundred temples in Gyotoku. This tells that Gyotoku was one of the most flourished port towns during Edo period. It was introduced in Meisho Edo Hyakkei (the 100 landscapes in Edo painted by Hiroshige Utagawa and Edo Meisho Zue ( a guide book around Edo), and also Nanso Satomi Hakkenden (the Story of Eight Dogs) written by Bakin Takizawa detailed the condition of Gyotoku in late Edo period. Moreover, the address 'Gyoutoku Kashi 3 chome Koami-cho Oedo' 'written on Edo Meisho Zue tells how Gyotoku was flourished as the gate town of Edo.
There are 4 fine ways for walking on in Gyotoku area such as Gyotoku Kaido Highway, Teramachi street, Gongenmichi road and Naritamichi road, along these streets, there are many landmarks such as Shiobatera Hozenji Temple famous for a Bashozuka (a stone tablet scribing a haikai poem by Basho Matsuo) , Tokuganji Temple famous for the deep relationship to Musashi Miyamoto and the Tokugawa Family, Jishoin Temple related to Kaishu Katsu and a kawaii thatched-roofed gate in Myokoji Temple and so forth. In Edo period, the 33 Pilgrimage in Gyotoku was a very popular trip for people living in Edo. And thousands of wild birds fly in Niihama Yacho no Rakuen near Niihama Kamoba and Sanbanse on the Tokyo Bay.
A walk on Gyotoku has fine courses to find history and nature very close.
Why don't you visit Gyotoku?

Noted Scenic Spots in Gyotoku

Cherry trees in Tokuganji Temple

Along Teramachi Street and Takumibori Canal

They are good courses to find the history of Gyotoku.
the signbord of Gongen-michi

Along Gongenmichi Road

Gongenmichi Road was built by the founder of Edo Shogunate Ieyasu Tokugawa to go hawking.

Zenshoji Temple along Gyotoku Kaido

Along Gyotoku Kaido Highway

Musashi Miyamoto and Basho Matsuo had passed the road.
a thatched roofed gate in Myokoji Temple

Along Naritamichi Road

There are some Japanese style houses giving Edo flavor.

Fujiwara Kannondo Hall

The 33 Pilgrimages in Gyotoku & Urayasu

It was a popular and reasonable trip for people living in Edo.
Niihama Yocho no Rakuen

Niihama Yacho no Rakuen (Niihama for wild birds)

Enjoying watching wild birds and viewing cherry blossoms.