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等々力 Todoroki Valley Hike: Enjoy Fall Colors, Shrines, Temples & Tama riverside!
Let's enjoy a refreshing walk through beautiful "TODOROKI VALLEY" where cool waters flow...over waterfalls, around mossy rocks & beside trails in the Todoroki Keikoku ravine where trees wear vivid red, yellow & russet fall colors! 等々力 Todoroki means: "Sound of gushing water" TODOROKI is known as the last natural valley in 23-ku of Tokyo & was inhabited before the Yayoi period when ancient people lived there & nearby above the Tama River. We'll visit a lovely hilltop tea house shrouded by giant bamboo where we'll pause for a picnic lunch on the lawn overlooking the surrounding area. Later, we'll climb an old path past curious shrines, tinkling, fern-shrouded waterfalls & wonderful statues to a fine Buddhist temple whose vermillion lamps and broad veranda are surrounded by an astonishing display of beautiful autumn leaves! After leaving the valley, we'll take an easy walk beside the wide Tama river. To the south, we'll explore the stunning Sengen-jinja Shinto shrine which overlooks the river & provides fine views of Fuji-san on a clear day. Afterwards we'll visit the Tamagawadai- Tumulus Museum which was built to showcase the discoveries made in nearby Yayoi* period burial mounds of ancient warrior nobles. (Yayoi: 200 BC-650 AD) A poem in the “Manyoshu,” the eighth-century poetry anthology, sings the praises of the soft, rhythmic flow of the Tama & a lovely maiden washing cloth in the river. Fuchu, on the left bank of this section of the Tama, became the capital of ancient Musashi Province before the rise of Edo in the 17th century." (多摩川台公園古墳展示室) These wooded hills are a really wonderful place to explore! SCHEDULE: We'll meet-up at Todoroki station at 11 am & leave promptly at 11:15. Don't be late, because we won't wait! With time out for breaks, picnic lunch, museum visit etc, we should finish between 4:00 and 4:30 pm, depending on our pace. On reaching Den-en-chofu Station we can stop for snacks, drinks & conversation at a nearby cafe! BRING: Lunch & drink for yourself (May be bought at the convenience store near Todoroki station BEFORE the Meetup.) bring a jacket, comfortable walking shoes & a picnic sheet or cloth to sit on. COURSE: Todoroki Station -> Todoroki Valley -> Picnic spot (30 minute break for lunch and socializing) -> Todoroki-fudosan (Buddhist temple) -> Walk along the Tama River -> Sengen shrine -> Tamagawa-dai Park and Tumulus Museum-> Horai Park -> Den-en-chofu Station. Distance: 7 kilometers or 2.5 -3 hours of easy walking. Members may upload your 10 best photos to our webpage. We charge a modest 500-Yen Meetup fee. (Donate more if you like!) Entry to the parks & museum is FREE. @ HIGHLIGHTS: TODOROKI FUDO-SAN Buddhist Temple. Wonderful! TAMAGAWA SENGEN SHRINE: Built atop an ancient tumulus, this elegant shrine was built by Hojo Masako as a place to pray for her husband, Minamoto no Yoritomo's victory in battle. http://www.sengenjinja.info/top/index.htm KAMENOKOYAMA KOFUN: In the Minami-Musashi area, this is the largest "zenpo-koen fun" (keyhole-shaped burial mound) in the Tama River basin, measuring over 107 meters long! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kofun TAMAGAWADAI PARK & Tumulus Exhibition Hall: Kofun exhibition room where ancient swords, jewels, armor, pottery & other important artifacts discovered nearby are shown. HORAI-KOEN: This park is famed for its 21 white and 47 crimson red plum trees. The pond is home to many playful ducks, turtles & other creatures! DENENCHOFU STATION: Opened in 1923. The quaint Old-European style station was shut down in 1990, but was restored to its original state in 2000. https://lifetoreset.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/tokyo-neighborhood-garden-suburb-of-den-en-chofu/ NOTE: Coming late, being a "no-show" or changing your RSVP after the deadline hurts your fellow members & organizers, so please be kind! If you wish to smoke, please do so only in designated smoking areas. Your suggestions are always welcome! Thanks, your organizer, Kerry D. @}:^)

Todoroki Station (Tokyu Oimachi Line)

3-1-1, Todoroki, Setagaya-ku · 東京都

返答期限: 2018/11/25

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Omatsuri Japan is for people who love Japanese festivals, culture, history, food, art, gardens, museums, music, natural places, and more.. We started this group in order to share our love to Japanese festivals art nature and culture and meet new festival lovers. We are organizing the festival events with organizers and unique Omatsuri Japan members for Japanese cultural experience & exchanges.

We introduce Japanese cultural experience to local residents, visitors, and people around the world. Looking forward to joining in the activities with festival lovers!!

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