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Nakayama is between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

A Walk along Oogashiwagawa River

Oogashiwagawa Rivernature park of Oogashiwagawa
waterfowls in Kozato Parkcherry blossoms to Myoshoji
Oogashiwagawa River flows in Ichikawa city from north to south. It begins from the northern part of Funabashi city and Kamagaya city, and it goes into Ichikawa city and joins Mamagawa River, then it finally goes to Tokyo Bay. In Edo period, Takumi Tanaka and Kano Joten built a canal to bring fresh water from Ogashiwagawa River to Gyotoku and Urayasu, therefore the canal was called Takumi Bori or Joten Bori. They contributed very much to develop Gyotoku and Urayasu. There exist many temples in these small areas, some said 'there are a thousand people and a hundred temples in Gyotoku', and many people in Edo would enjoy visited the 33 pilgrimages in Gyotoku and Urayasu.
Oogashiwagawa River has many landmarks along it. many waterfowls could see in Oogashiwagawa Chosetuike Ryokuchi and Kozato Koen Park, both Anrakuji, the first nun of Nichiren Sect and Myoshoji have their unique legends related to Nichiren. Moreover, Oogashiwagawa goes down near the pear gardens in Oono and Oomachi, and joins to Mamagawa River, the famous viewing sakura spot, then it connects to Gyotoku and Urayasy.
Visitors could feel nature, history and culture of the areas while they walk on. Why don't you visit Oogashiwagawa River?

The Landmarks along Oogashiwagawa River

cherry blossoms along Oogashiwagawa

Oogashiwagawa River

In spring, over 3 kilometers long lined cherry trees along it bloom and decorate brightly the river.
Oogashiwagawa Daiichi Chosei Ryokuchi

Oogashiwagawa Daiichi Choseichi Ryokuchi

Some wild birds and plants live in this water park.

swans in Kozato Park

Kozato Koen Park

Many wild birds and waterfowls fly to the ponds surrounded by many cherry trees in the park. Spring is the best season.
Oomachi Nashi Kaido

A Walk on Oono and Oomachi

There are many pear gardens in Oono and Omachi. And also many legends connecting to Masakado Taira and Nichiren remain there.

cherry blossoms in Myoshoji

Ryukyosan Myoshoji Temple

The sacred temple covered with holy cherry trees is famous for the legend of Seven Sutra Mound and Shichifukujin in Ichikawa.
Anrakuji Temple

Homensan Anrakuji Temple

The first nunnery of Nichiren Sect built by the Princess Tokiwai, the legend said ther daughter of the Emperor drifted to Ichikawa.

cherry trees along Mamagawa River

A Walk along Mamagawa River

Mamagawa River is a famous spot to enjoy seeing cherry Blossoms.
Niihama Yacho no Rakuen

A Walk On Edo Gyotoku 

Gyotoku has many historical landmarks related to Edo and has Niihama Yacho no Rakuen.