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Nakayama is between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

大町・大野の散歩道a walk on omachi and ono

A Walk on Towns of Pears, Omachi and Ono

pears garden in Omachirose garden in Omachi
fall in Omachi Shizen Koencherry blossoms along Ogashiwagawa River
The Route 464 is called Omachi Nashi Kaido (pear highway) since the road runs through many pear gardens in Matsudo, Ichikawa and Kamagaya city whose special products are pears. From summer to fall, several thousand of cars lined on the route and people on them would enjoy picking pears and eating sweet pears at the gardens there. In northern part of Ichikawa, Omachi and Ono, there are many pear gardens and direct sales stores of pears, then visitors could enjoy having fruit in seasons. And there is also Omachi Recreation Zone where people living in Ichikawa could feel nature in. Kaii Higashiyama, the famous painter lived in Ichikawa had often visited.
Moreover, many legends of Masakado Taira, one of the greatest hero in Japanese history remain in Ono. The remain of Onojo Castle built by him and other landmarks connecting to him remain in it. And some called Ichikawa 'the town of Nichiren', so Nobunori Soya, one of great supporters of Nichiren built a temple in Ono, and Michinobe in Kamagaya upper area along Ogashiwagawa River said to be the home town of Nichiren's mother.
The area around Omachi and Ono has not only pears gardens and great nature but it also has many landmarks telling history of the areas. Why don't you visit Omachi and Ono?

The Landmarks around Omachi and Ono

Omachi Nashi Kaido

Omachi Nashi Kaido

Omachi and Ono have many pear gardens, pears are their special products.
Omachi Recreation Zone

Omachi Nature Observation Garden

It has the Rose Garden and the Village of Maple Trees.

Komagata Grand Shrine

Komagata Grand Shrine

It has a legend connecting to Masakado Taira and it dedicates him.
Soyasan Horenji Temple

Soyasan Horenji Temple

It was built by Norinobu Soya and has a legend of Masakado Taira and Komagata Grand Shrine.

Tenman Tenmangu Shrine

Tenman Tenmangu Shrine

It was built by Masakado Taira, one of the most famous samurai heroes in Kanto.
Onosan Jokoji Temple

Onosan Jokoji Temple

It was famous for the statue of Chichinashi Nio and it belongs to Shichifukujin in Ichokawa.

Soyasan Reirinji Temple

Soyasan Reirinji Temple

The shrine of Gozu Tenno, the god giving children to faithful couples, is dedicated in it.
Kaigensan Honshoji Temple

Kaigensan Honshoji Temple

It dedicates Daikokuten, the god of wealth, belonging to Ichikawa Shichifukujin.

Koinsan Honkoji Temple

Koinsan Honkoji Temple

It is an old temple with 650 years history and it has Ono Tenmangu Shrine built by Masakado Taira.
Ogashiwagawa River

A Walk Along Ogashiwagawa River

Many attractive landmarks stand along it.

Ryukyosan Myoshoji Temple

Ryukyosan Myoshoji Temple

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

Kozato Koen Park

Kozato Koen Park

swans and some waterfowls go on the pond surrounded by cherry trees in spring.