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Nakayama is between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

Kamagaya city / The Short Summary Of Kamagaya-shi

Kamagaya city is on the western part of Chiba prefecture. And Kamagaya city is also located on the middle of Narita International Airport and Haneda International Airport, therefore most foreigners had visited Japan might have passed Kamagaya city once or more.

In the area now called Kamagaya, people had settled in ancient ages named Jomon period. Kaigarayama Park is named after the shell mound in the city.
In Kamakura period, Soma Family, a family of samurai worrier joined Kanmu Heishi Clan, owned lands in Satsuma in Kamagaya. And in Edo period, a part of it, Honda Family, a retainer of Tokugawa Shogun Family controlled, and other parts belonged to Koganemaki Pasture to raise and to train horses for Shogun's arms.
Besides, Kioroshi Kaido Highway passes through Kamagaya City, it was called Kashima Kaido Highway in Edo period and Basho Matsuo, Musashi Miyamoto and many people walked on it to go to Hitachi province (Ibaraki Prefecture) from Edo (Tokyo).
Hayashimizu Spring was the starting point of Takumibori or Jotenbori canal passing through Gyotoku and Urayasu as the great irrigation canal to help people until middle of the 20th century.

In 1971, Kamagaya was incorporated as Kamagaya City.

Landmarks
Shimousa Kogane Nakanomaki Ato
Hayashimizu Spring


参考
鎌ヶ谷市ホームページ
大辞林
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The Map Of Kamagaya City