Tokyo Cultural Heritage Map

Let's take a stroll around North Tama!
North Tama Course

Musashino Plateau is a vast land lying between Tama-gawa River and Ara-kawa River (Iruma-gawa River). In the North Tama area adjacent to Saitama Prefecture, Yanase-gawa River and Kurome-gawa River flow cutting the edge of the plateau and springs gushe out.

This route introduces historic sites and cultural properties of Higashimurayama City, Kiyose City and Higashikurume City, that located at main traffic points or scattered along the ancient highways such as Tosan-do Musasi-michi Road and Kamakura-kaido Road. There are remains of the Jomon and Yayoi periods as well as medieval sites that make us to experience the history of the area, including Jizo-do Hall of the Shofuku-ji Temple (National Treasure), Historic Battlefield of Kumegawa and a stone monument related to NITTA Yoshisada’s attack on the Kamakura Shogunate.

Let’s discover another charm of historical North Tama area while visiting there cultural properties.

Let's take a stroll around North Tama! (Kiyose, Higashikurume, Higashimurayama)

This route covers Higashikurume City, Kiyose City and Higashimurayama City. Musashino Plateau is a vast land lying between Tama-gawa River and Ara-kawa River (Iruma-gawa River). Normally, water is scarce on the central part of Musashino Plateau, but less than on the east part of Musashino Plateau, Yanase-gawa River and Kurome-gawa River fl ow cutting the edge of the plateau in Higashikurume City and springs rise in this area.

Because the points of this route are picked up from the ‘open’cultural properties designated by Japan and Tokyo, they are scattered in the whole area and the distances between them comes to be long. In order to walk a distance as short as possible, we recommend you to start from Kiyose Station, through Higashikurume City, and arrive at Higashimuryama City.

At first, You go to Fujizuka Mound at Nakazato by bus from Kiyose Station. Going from Fujizuka Mound to Kiyose City Local Museum, you walk to Kiyose Station and cross to the south gate.

Not by bus, you can also go to Fujizuka Mound at Nakazato on foot along Koganei-kaido Road to the north. From Kiyose Station, passing a shopping street, you come to Koganei-kaido Road. Turning right at the fi ve-forked road where Koganei-kaido Road crosses the road over waterworks (Nobidome-yosui Channel), you walk along Nobidome-yosui Channel for a while. Leaving from the channel and going to the south, you soon arrive at Shimozato Honmura Site Park.

Shimozato Honmaru Site Park

Zelkova Tree of Baigan-ji Temple

Going toward Kurume Nishi Apartment Complex from that site along Kurome-gawa River, you arrive at Shinyama Site, where Simozato Primary School and Junior High School are. From Shinyama Site, passing through the landscape of country side and turning to the northwest, via Water Mill Garden across Nobidome-yosui Channel, you turn to the direction of Higashimurayama Station. In Higashimurayama City, going from Baigan-ji Temple to the west, you fi nally arrive at Shimoyakebe Site.

You can go to the Seibuen Station from that site.

We recommend you to above route. In addition to this route, there are a lot of courses in Higashimurayama City around Jizo-do Hall of Shofuku-ji Temple which is the only National Treasure in Tokyo as a wooden building.Please check them at Folk Museum of Higashimurayama.

Although the distance is a little long on this route and there are some areas where no cultural properties we can recommend are, if you walk in practice, you can realize the relationship between human activities and the natural environment, like ups and downs of land, springs, and intermediate and small rivers. Not only in Higashimurayama City where the cultural properties comparatively are concentrated, also would you like to walk in Kiyose City and Higashikurume City?

Walking Course Highlights / Kiyose city

Walking Course Highlights / Higashikurume city

Walking Course Highlights / Higashimurayama city

Route Map

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Tokyo Cultural Heritage Map

Would you like to go around cultural heritages? In Tokyo, there are various cultural heritages. This map helps you go around cultural heritages with efficiency during limited time in your trip. Japanese traditional temples and shrines, the cultural heritages concerned to most famous events and person in Japan and a lot of nature. This map introduces all of them widely! You must watch them and know the history and the culture of Tokyo!


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