garden, architecture, art



The Todoroki Gorge, the only gorge in Tokyo’s 23 wards that can be said to be an urban oasis, and the lush “Kuhonbutsu Joshinji Temple” where a monk and a caves opened in 1678 during the Edo period on the ruins of Okusawa Castle. Introducing the charm of the two areas connected by the Oimachi Line.


The stratum from 2 million years ago was exposed on the slope of the Todoroki Valley, and the Yokoana Kofun Group was also excavated. It is a spot where you can learn about the history of Tokyo in terms of both nature and history. While feeling the flow of the Tama River, which is a tributary of the Tama River, you can take a walk through a secluded area that cannot be thought of as the center of the city.

The Todoroki Valley is a valley with a total length of about 1km created by the erosion of the Tanizawa River, and you can see the strata that make up the Musashino Plateau. Fossils can also be seen in the exposed clay layer.

While walking along the boardwalk, you can observe plants and strata, and enjoy a luxurious walk where you can enjoy the trees reflected on the river.

It is full of attractions such as clear spring water and precious plants from ancient times.

The immovable Taki that was the origin of Todoroki Fudoson. It is an area where Kokyo Daishi was founded over 800 years ago and is one of the few training centers in Tokyo with a long history.

There is a Japanese garden opposite Todoroki Fudoson. There are two entrances, but the “Kanukimon Entrance” has a more elegant atmosphere, and if you want to experience the atmosphere of a Japanese garden, we recommend this approach. Bamboo grove on both sides of the garden path on the right side of the gate. The Shoin Building is on the left side of the road, just up the stone-paved stairway. The Japanese garden was built in 1973 and the Shoin was built in 1961, and the garden was designed by a renowned gardener, Toki Iida. Mr. Iida’s nationwide garden works are being lost due to recent developments, and the Japanese garden at Todoroki Valley Park is very valuable as Mr. Iida’s garden works. There are stone lanterns and weeping cherry trees in the garden. Not only the Japanese garden, but the building of Shoin is preserved as it was at that time. The library is open and you can go up to your room. There is also a sunny lawn plaza in the garden, and the view from there is also beautiful.

The Kuhonbutsu Joshinji Temple, which is located near Kuhonbutsu Station on the Tokyu Oimachi Line and is known as “Kuhonbutsu Buddha”, is a temple belonging to the Jodo sect. It was erected by a high priest in the early Edo period, and was given the land that was the site of Okusawa Castle in the 6th year of Enho (1678) of the Fourth Shogun Tokugawa Ietsuna. It was built by placing Shodou and encasing nine Amida Buddha statues. Shodou is almost the same as the layout depicted in the “Edo Famous Place Illustration” (issued in 1836). There is a Buddhist event called “Omenkaburi” at Joshinji Temple. Officially known as the “25 Bodhisattva Raigeikai,” once every three years, the monks wearing the Bodhisattva’s face cross the bridge between Hondo and Jobondo. It shows how the Bodhisattva is arriving. It is designated as an intangible folk cultural property of Tokyo.

When you walk down the approach from Kyushinbutsu Station, the first gate you will see is “Somon.” The large roof and the presence of the flats accommodate worshipers. Currently, the roof of this gate has a copper plate built into it, but it is famous that it was a thatched roof before 1965.

In the “Enma-do”, the Enma Great is seated, and the funerary poet is waiting. When people die, they arrive on the 7th side of the Sanzu River on the 7th day and cross the 3 rivers to reach the Netherlands. A old woman, Sodukaba, strips off his clothes and hangs them on a tree that grows on the banks of the Sanzu River. The weight of his clothes determines the appropriate treatment.

The heavy Niomon (Sanmon), also known as “Shiunrou”, was built in 593 (1793). A pair of Nio statues, Amida Nyorai and 25 Bosatsu on the towerThe statue is enshrined, and the statues of Fugjin and Raijin also stand, which is intended to protect the entire temple area.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Auther:Mamiko Kusano

CREAZIONE Co.Ltd. Director
From Tokyo
2006 Established CREAZIONE Co. Ltd. I mainly work on branding, digital branding, space design, and furniture design.