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Nakayama is between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

A Walk on the Pear Towns in Omachi and Ono

a pear garden in Omachia signboard describing Omachi Nashi Kaido
pears in a pear gardenpear trees in a pear garden
Ichikawa in Chiba is famous for Nashi or pears as its special products. In Omachi and Ono, in the northern part of the city, there are many pear gardens spreading over there and the route 464 through Omachi is called 'Omachi Nashi Kaido' since many direct sales of pears open along the road.
The history of pears in Ichikawa has started since Zenroku Kawakami born in the middle of Edo period planted in Yawata Ichikawa. After that, pears in Ichikawa was called Yawata Nashi in Edo period and Edo Meisho Zue (a guide book describing Edo in Edo period) introduced the pear gardens. In Katsushika Hachimangu Shrine, the stone monument of Zenroku Kawakami was built for his contribution.
Hokuso Kaihatsu Line Omachi Station is located conviniently for walking on Omachi Nashi Kaido and seeing pear gardens in Ono. Kosui, Hosui, Akizuki and Niitaka Nashi are sold at the direct sales along the Nashi Kaido, and some grapes are also sold at them recently.
Visitors could enjoy walking along the route 464 (Omachi Nashi Kaido) with much green and nature from Omachi Station to Akiyama Station on Hokuso Line or Ono Station on JR Musashino Line.


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The Map to the area around Omachi Nashi Kaido

  • Hokuso Kaihatsu Line Omachi Station is located conviniently for walking on Omachi Nashi Kaido and seeing pear gardens in Ono. Omachi Station have great accessibilities from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
  • From Narita International Airport, take Keisei Narita Sky Access line bound to Nippori Sta or Haneda International Airport and get off Shin Kamagaya Sta, transfer the line to Hokuso line bound to Nishi Magome or Haneda International Airport and get off Omachi Sta.
  • From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Inba Nihon Daigaku (Nihon University) and get off Omachi Station.
  • Omachi Station is on the route 464 (Omachi Nashi Kaido).
Omachi Nashi Kaido (Pear Highway in Omachi)
The Route 464 passing through Omachi, Ichikawa, Chiba

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 legends of Masakado Taira and Komagata Grand Shrine.

Tenman Tenmangu Shrine

Tenman Tenmangu Shrine

It was built by Masakado Taira, one of the mot 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.