Tama River Mouth Walking Tour

Yokohama, Kawasaki 2h

How about strolling along the river bank of the Tamagawa on a fine spring day? Visit Tamagawa's downstream area with its various historical landmarks and precious tidal wetlands, scarcely seen in metropolitan areas.

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Rokugo no Watashi

It is said that, at the beginning of the Edo period, a large bridge spanned over the river, but that it was swept away afterwards. There remain traces of a ferry place which existed up to the Meiji period. Photos Provided by photolibery

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Kawasakikakou Sluice gate

Kakou Suimon at Tama river was built in March, 1928 (Showa 3) as part of the management plan of canal, ports and harbors. Ornaments in the motif of abundant pears, grapes, and peaches in a basket are at the top of the tower. Those fruit used to be specialties of Kawasaki at the time. The water gate was designated as a registered tangible cultural property in 1998 (Heisei 10). Photos Provide...

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Kawaguchi Higata / Cherry Blossoms on the embankment

The dry beach and reed beds that extend along the estuary of Tama River, a Class A river which flows into Tokyo Bay with a total length of 138 kilometers, are in a littoral region, and they are a precious place in which nature is preserved. In 2004, Asakusa seaweed, registered as an endangered species, was discovered there and caught the attention of the public. The row of cherry trees along th...

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