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Nakayama is between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

Shinkawa Nishi Suimon Hiroba Plaza in the west end of Shinkawa

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Walking along Shinkawa River to the east, Edo Style buildings with white walls is standing in front of the bank of Nakagawa River. This is Shinkawa Nishi Suimon Hiroba Plaza where visitors could enjoy touching Edo world. A 15.5m tall fire lookout and high strong magnificent stone walls around it are dramatically wonderful. The fire lookout is not so much a tower as a castle in Sengoku Period. Visitors could climb up the lookout and see the landscapes around it. The views for Sakura along Shinkawa River in spring are specially luxuriously beautiful. And the restroom near the plaza is a very beautiful Japanese style building with white wall and cray roof and its interior is made of woods.
Under the bank of Nakagawa River, an ivy covered large concrete building is the old west lock gate of Shinkawa River. This lock gate looks like a kind of ruins of the modern civilization in SF movies. It is excitingly wonderful to see it in the blue sky.
Climbing up the bank of Nakagawa on the west side of the plaza, visitors could see Mt. Fuji in fine days. It is very good place to spend leisure hours sitting on the stone steps on it in warm seasons. It is a very good place for visitors to enjoy feeling Edo world. Why don't you visit Shinkawa Nishi Suimon Hiroba Plaza?

Full Blooming Sakura in Shinkawa Nishi Suimon Hiroba Plaza

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The Fire Lookout and Cherry Blossoms

The views of Shinkawa Nishi Suimon Hiroba Plaza are especially beautiful while sakuras are fully blooming. The views of the fire lookout and the remains of the old lock gate in front of the cherry blossoms are magnificent. And the views of cherry trees along Shinkawa River are also dramatic. Visitors could enjoy the views of sakuras from different directions at the plaza.


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A Walk Along Shinkawa River

thousands of cherry trees along Shinkawa

A Walk Along Shinkawa River

It has some Edostyle Landmarks and thousands of Cherry Trees.
thousands of cherry trees along Shinkawa

Thousands of Cherry Trees along Shinkawa River

There are thousands of Sakura.

The Map to Shinkawa Nishi Suimon Hiroba Plaza

Shinkawa Nishi Suimon Hiroba Plaza

  • Shinkawa Nishi Suimon Hiroba Plaza has great accessibilities from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
  • From Narita International Airport, take Sobu Express Line bound to Tokyo or Yokosuka and get off at Funabashi Sta, then transfer the line to Sobu line bound to Nakano or Mitaka ang get off at Motoyawata Sta. Or take Keisei-line bound to Ueno and get off Keisei Yawata Sta. Both from Motoyawata Sta and Keisei Yawata Sta, transfer the line to Toei Shinjuku line and get off at Funabori Sta.
  • From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and get off Shinagawa Sta and transfer the line to Sobu Express line bound to Narita International Airport or Chiba, and transfer the line at Ichikawa Sta to Sob line bound to Nishi Funabashi, Tsudanuma or Chiba and get off at Motoyawata Sta. Or take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and get off Keisei Yawata Sta. Both from Motoyawata Sta and Keisei Yawata Sta, transfer the line to Toei Shinjuku line and get off at Funabori Sta.
  • From Iwamotocho Station at Akihabara, take Toei Shijuku line bound to Motoyawata and get off Funabori Sta.
  • Take 12 minute walk from Funabori Sta.

The Noted Spots around Funabori, Ichinoe and Kasai

the observatory on Towarhall Funabori

The Observatory on Tower Hall Funabori

Visitors could enjoy seeing some special views of Tokyo.
A fire lookout on Shinkawa River

A Walk Along Shinkawa River

There are some Edo style, some wooden buildings and thousands of cherry trees along the river.

cherry blossoms along Shinkawa

Thousands of Cherry Trees along Shinkawa River

In spring, thousands of sakura along it beautifully bloom.
a fire lookout covered with sakura

Shinkawa Nishi Suimon Hiroba Plaza

There are a Edo style fire lookout and an old lock gate in the plaza.

Furukawa Water Park

Furukawa Water Park

It is the first water park in Japan and a famous spot for viewing Sakura and hydrangeas.
Honkakusan Myoshoji Temple

Honkakusan Myoshoji Temple

There are some seasonal flowers blooming in every season, sakura especially blooms beautifully.

Ninoe Jinja Shrine

Ninoe Jinja Shrine

There are several tall pine trees and a 500 years old giant zelkova tree in the shrine.
Rengeji Temple along Furukawa River

Kaishosan Rengeji Temple

The principle image is the statue of Sho Kanzeon Bosatsu carved by Gyoki.

Kumanojinja Shrine

Kumano Jinja Shrine

There is a stone tablet scribing a haiku poem written by Basho Matsuo.
Imaibashi Bridge from Edogawaku

The Remain of the Ferry at Imai

The ferryport at Imai is appeared on an essey written by Socho, a renga poet in Muromachi period.

Ichinoe Sakaigawa Water Park

Ichinoe Sakaigawa Water Park

The park has many sakura and seasonal flowers, visitors could enjoy all seasons.
Iousan Myouonji Temple

Iousan Myouonji Temple

It has the legend 'the One-eyed Crucial Carps' telling the miracle power to cure eye diseases.

Ichinoe Makkotei

Ichinoe Makkotei Residence Park

In spring, weeping cherry trees bloom, in fall, colored leaves decorate the garden.
Ichinoe Nanushi Yashiki Residence

The Residence of Ichinoe Nanushi Yashiki

The traditional Japanese style residence with a thatched roof.

Joryuji Temple in Harue

Honkosan Joryuji Temple

It is an important temple to know the history of Ichinoe area.
Daiunji Temple in Harue

Chogyosan Daiunji Temple

It has tombs of Kabuki Yakusha and it is called Yakushadera.

Edogawa River

A Walk Along Edogawa River

The areas along the river have many noted spots that people could enjoy history and culture.