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Suwada Park is famous for Suwada Ruins in Sakura and Roses

Suwada Park from Mamasanthe cherry blosssoms in Suwada Park
flowers in Suwada Parkrose garden in Suwada Park
Suwada Park is situated on the highest point of Suwada plateau between Mamasan Guhoji Temple and Kokubunsan Kakubunji Temple.
Suwada Park was constructed to keep the ruins in good condition. In the center of the park, Suwada Ruins are conserved, a reconstructed hat first built in late Yayoi Period (ca.100 A.D.) had stood there before. Suwada Ruins were conducted the excavation and survey several times from 1933 to 1970 so the ruins of five hats were found, and cloth-patterned and patterned tiles and earthenware with letters with ink were excavated.
There is a stone tablet inscribed a poem 'Suwada no Wakare (Separation at Suwada) written by Guo Moruo, a Chinese scholar of literature and history and politician having lived for 10 years from 1928.
Moreover Suwada Park is famous site where many flowers, especially cherry blossoms and roses are sparklingly blooming in spring.
Why don't you visit Suwada Park?

Spring in Suwada Park

Cherry Trees at Suwada Park

Cherry blossoms at the entrancecherry blossoms at the park
cherry blossoms in Suwada Parkcherry trees in Suwada Park
There are many cherry trees planted on the approach road and in Susada Park and they bloom in spring beautifully.

The Rose Gardern at Suwada Park

overviw of rose gardenroses and a sculpture of children
a bench and rosesa path between roses
a path covered with roseswhite roses in Suwada Park
colorful roses in Suwada Parkroses around the gate
There are several rose gardens in Ichikawa City, the rose garden in Suwada Park is not so large but many kinds of roses bloom in the small garden and it is in the tall woods of the park, so it looks like a secret garden.

Suwada Ruins

Suwada Ruins under cherry blossomsSuwada Ruins

Suwada Ruins

The Suwada Ruins extends over the central part of the Suwada Plateau.
Excavation and survey of this ruins was initially conducted in 1933 by Sousuke Sugihara of Meiji University, Hiroshi Takiguchi of Waseda University and other members.
As a result, the ruins was found out to be that of a village community extending over a period from mid-Yayoi era to early Heian era (ca. 100B.C. -9th century A.D.).
Sousuke Sugihara had played a significant role in the classification of historical periods, by naming those Yayoi-type earthenware excavated 'Suwada-type earthenware', and those Haji-type earthenware excavated 'Mama-type earthenware'.
After the Taika Reform (after 7th century), this ruins was situated in a location where the Shimo'usa province stood at its west, and the Kokubunji-temple stood and its north. Thus it is a significant remains in which to reflect upon the culture and politics of the times.
This is the reconstruction of a housing first built in the beginning of late Yayoi era (ca.100 A.D.) excavated at the Suwada ruins in imitation of the methods and techniques of the times, under the design of Masaru Sekino, director of the Tokyo National Research Institute of Cultural Properties.


January 8th of 1975, Registered by Ichikawa City
Febraury 22nd of 1994, Registered by Chiba Prefecture

平成8年3月28日
千葉県教育委員会
市川市教育委員会


須和田公園内「須和田遺跡」案内板より

The Stone Tablet Inscribed with 'Suwada no Wakare (Separation at Suwada)' by Guo Moruo

Guo Moruo Memorial Parkthe stone tablet scribed by Guo Moruo

The Stone Tablet Inscribed with 'Suwada no Wakare (Separation at Suwada)' written by Guo Moruo

Guo Moruo was born in Loshan, Szechwan, Chaina in 1892. He could be ranked with Lu Xun as a great modern intellectuals, he was appointed the first Vice Prime Minister of the People's Republic of China in 1949.
Guo Moruo lived in 2 chome Suwada Ichikawa-shi for 10 years from 1928 to 1937. He devoted to study the ancient Chinese history, he researched inscriptions on bones and tortoise carapaces and bronzewares by Yin and Zhou Period so he remained his internationally notable work 'Chugoku Kodai Shakai Kenkyu (the Research of Ancient History of China)'.
During his coming to Japan as the leader of the academic and cultural inspection group of China in 1955, Guo Moruo visited his former residence at Suwada and enjoyed meeting his old friends. He wrote a poem 'Suwada no Wakare (Separation at Suwada)' expressed his deep emotion impressed then. The poem was carved his autographs on the stone tablet standing at Suwada Park.
In 1981, Ichikawa held a signing ceremony to establish a friendship city agreement with Loshan the birth place of Guo Moruo who said Japan as his second home and contributed as a bridge of friendship between China and Japan.


From the Stone Tablet inscribed with 'Suwada no Wakare (Separation at Suwada)' written by Guo Moruo
The picture on the left is Guo Moruo Memorial Park a minutes walk from the north gate of Suwada Park.

The Map to Suwada Park

  • Suwada Park has great accessibilities from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
  • From Narita International Airport, take Keisei-line and get off Ichikawamama Sta , take minimally 45 minutes from Narita Airport. And also take JR Sobu-express line, transfer the line at Funabashi to Keisei-line, get off Ichikawamama Sta.
  • From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and get off Ichikawamama Sta.
  • Take 15 minute walk from Ichikawamama Sta.
Suwada Park
2-34 Suwada, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-ken

The Area Around Tekona And Mamasan

Cherry blossoms in Guhoji

Mamasan Guho-ji Temple

It is famous for the beautiful cherry blossoms and the flamed colored autumnal leaves
Cherry blossoms in Tekona

Monument and Shrine of Tekona

Tekona Reishindo Shrine has loved and described in many poems for thousands years

Shimousa Kokubunji Temple in spring

Shimousa Kokubunji Temple

Kokubunji in Ichikawa city is designated as the histric site by the government.
moss phloxes in Guo Moruo Memorial Center

Guo Moruo Memorial Park

Guo Moruo Memorial Park gives an illusion to us to stray into a town in early Showa era.

cherry blossoms in Suwada Park

Suwada Park

Suwada Ruins and the stone tablet inscribed by Guo Moruo are in the park. Cherry blossoms and roses bloom in spring.

Yoshizawa Garden Gallery

Yoshizawa Garden Gallery

There are many seasonal flowers brightly blooming in the garden.
Kiuchi Gallery

Kiuchi Gallery

A Western-style Building like a hat in fairy tales in woods.

市川市考古博物館

History Museum and Museum of Antiquities of Ichikawa-shi, and Horinouchi Shell Mound

The museums introduce history of the areas around Ichikawa.
I-link Town Ichikawa

The Observatory on I-link Town Ichikawa

It commands a panoramic view of Mt.Fuji behind the skyscrapers in Tokyo.

Edogawa River

A Walk Along Edogawa River

The areas along the river have many noted spots that people could enjoy history and culture.
cherry blossoms in Satomi Park

A Walk Around Satomi Park

The park is the noted scenic spot to see cherry blossoms, roses and colored leaves.