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Nakayama is between Narita And Haneda International Airport

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A Walk On Thousands Of Cherry Trees along Shinkawa River

Shinkawa SenbonzakuraCherry trees and a Firelook on the river colored leaves on the bridgeShinkawa Senbonzakura in fall
Shinkawa River is a canal built by Ieyasu Tokugawa that had connected Arakarwa and Nakagawa River to Edogawa River and the river was also called Funaborigawa River. In Edo period, the river was a great artery that thousands of ships and ferries carrying many products from the northern part of Japan to Edo had passed. Now it is a good course for people living in Edogawaku to walk on. There are thousands of cherry trees planted along it, they are called Shinkawa Senbonzakura. In spring, they bloom pale pink sakura blossoms. Viewing for the sakura trees along Shikawa River from the fire lookout is dramatically wonderful. Visitors could enjoy seeing them while they walk along it. Shinkawa Senbon Sakura is beautiful not only in spring, but also in summer and in fall. In summer they protect people from strong sun beam with their beautiful green leaves. And in fall, their leaves changed color in vermilion and yellow. There are many people enjoying walking, jogging and fishing along Shinkawa River with thousands of cherry trees, sometimes many sea birds come. Shinkawa River is a very wonderful course to walk on. Why don't you visit it?

Thousands of Cherry Trees along Shinkawa River

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Shinkawa Senbonzakura (Thousands of Cherry Trees along Shinkawa)

Since April 2007, Shinkawa Senbonzakura Project has started; thousands of cherry trees have planted both side of Shinkawa River to create Edo style landscapes. Cherry trees has been planted about 3 kilometers long of the river to create an exciting town as a new noted spot of viewing for Sakura and Edo style buildings on the river banks and many kinds of bridges across the river is to create chances to communicate between people living in the north shore of it and the south. They would success the history and culture.

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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.
a fire lookout and cherry blossoms

Shinkawa Nishi Suimon Hiroba Plaza

A fire lookout stands in it.

The Map to Thousands of Cherry Trees along Shinakwa River

Shinkawa River (Funaborigawa River)

  • Shinkawa River 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 5 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 disease.

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.