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Nakayama is between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

The Noted Landmarks and Beautiful Spots in Ichikawa City

Cherry blossoms in Hokekyoji TempleCherry blossoms in Guhoji Templethe rose garden in Oomachithe zuishinmon gate of Hachimangu
Ichikawa City is located on the east side of Tokyo, the city is generally called the bed town of Tokyo, then no one think it is a tourist resort now. However, it had been a popular tourist resort in Edo period. Hiroshige Utagawa drew three ukiyoe pictures of views in Ichikawa in his Meisho Edo Hyakkei (100 wonderful views in Edo), and 'Edo Meisho Zue' (a guide book in Edo period) described many temples and shrines in Ichikawa City. Moreover, the 33 pilgrimages in Gyotoku and Urayasu was made up and people enjoyed visiting them. Many of those temples and shrines has been existing now. After WWII, many writers, poets, artists such as Rohan Koda, Kafu Nagai, Yoko Mizuno, Kaii Higashiyama and so on moved to Ichikawa City that is very close to Tokyo has its long history and wonderful nature. Oomachi Nature Observation Garden and Niihama Yacho no Rakuen (Niihama for wild birds) preserve nature.
Ichikawa City on between Tokyo and Narita International Airport has many historical and cultural assets, and there exists wonderful nature in it. Visitors could see many landmarks having popular since Edo period and some new spots. Why don't you visit Ichikawa City?

The Noted Landmarks and Spots in Ichikawa City

Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple

Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple

It was built in Kamakura period and visitors could enjoy seeing cherry blossoms blooming over some cultural properties in it.
Higashiyama Kaii Memorial Hall

Higashiyama Kaii Memorial Hall

This small gallary has wonderful works of the great painter Kaii Higashiyama, so he lived in Nakayama.

cherry trees along Mamagawa river

Cherry trees along Mamagawa River

The Mama-gawa River is the very famous spot to enjoy seeing the blooming Cherry Blossoms.
cherry trees in Colton Plaza shopping mall

The Area Around Nikke Colton Plaza

Nikke Colton Plaza and some landmarks around are attractive and exciting to walk on.

Katsushika Hachimangu Shrine

Katsushika Hachimangu Shrine

Having long history and the national natural treasure Senbon Icho Tree stands in.
Yabushirazu at Yawata

Yawata no Yabushirazu Shirne

Having some legends in this tiny thicket, many writers introduced it in their masterpieces..

The house of Yoko Mizuki a senario writer

Home of Yoko Mizuki, a Scenario Writer

Yoko Mizuki was a scenario writer who contributed on the motion picture world in Japan.
moss phloxes in Guo Moruo Memorial Center

Guo Moruo Memorial Park

Guo Moruo Memorial Park gives an illusion to us to stray into a town in early Showa era. It has a beautiful moss phloxes garden.

Mamasan Guhoji Temple

Mamasan Guho-ji Temple

It is famous for the beautiful cherry blossoms and the flamed colored autumnal leaves
Cherry blossoms in Tekona

Monument and Shrine of Tekona

Tekona Reishindo Shrine has loved and described in many poems for thousands years

Shimousa Kokubunji Temple in spring

Shimousa Kokubunji Temple

Kokubunji in Ichikawa city is designated as the histric site by the government.
cherry blossoms in Satomi Park

A Walk Around Satomi Park

The park is the noted scenic spot to see cherry blossoms, roses and colored leaves.

Omachi Recreation Zone

Omachi Nature Observation Garden

It has the Rose Garden and the Village of Maple Trees.
Niihama Yocho no Rakuen

Niihama Yacho no Rakuen (Niihama for wild birds)

Enjoying watching wild birds and viewing cherry blossoms.

Fujiwara Kannondo Hall

The 33 Pilgrimages in Gyotoku & Urayasu

It was a popular and reasonable trip for people living in Edo.
the Niomon in Kokubunji Temple

Visiting Seven Gods of Good Fortune in Ichikawa City 

People could enjoy seeing eight old temples in Ichikawa City.