Fukagawa Area — Around Sumiyoshi Station
Area of Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line, Toei Shinjuku Line "Sumiyoshi Station" neighborhood. Concert or ballet are staged in a certain Tiara Koto in Sarue Onshi (Imperial Gift) Park through the year. In facility almost "mini-Panama Canal", tour to make a round trip of Koto inside river by sightseeing ship through this lock is held, and Ogibashi Lock Gate which is almost located in the center of Onagigawa River excavated early in the Edo era is recommended.
List of sightseeing theme spots
Within the park, as well as sports facilities such as tennis courts and a floodlit baseball ground, there is a stone pillar which marks the former location of a timber warehouse erected here by the Edo shogunate. There is also a clock tower, along with yatay palm trees and cherry trees, which add a splash of color and make the park an ideal place to relax. Also in the park is Tiara Koto, a hub for creativity in Koto City’s culture and art.
"Tiara Koto" is space bringing about creation and impression. Place of encounter of culture and art. Coliseum which stages concert or ballet. The small hall provides a more intimate space for enjoying events and performances. With a wide variety of conference rooms for use in training, education, and so on, this is a place where the fruits of creativity can be harvested and shared, and where culture and the arts are nurtured.
The Ogibashi Lock Gate is located practically in the center of the Onagigawa River. This river flows from east to west through Koto City, whose area is roughly triangular in shape. You could say that this lock gate is like a ‘mini Panama Canal’, enabling boats to navigate between rivers via two so-called lock chambers, which artificially adjust the differing water levels. These lock chambers, which are sandwiched between two corresponding water gates (a front gate and a rear gate), allow boats to sail through.
The role of this signpost was to provide guidance for worshippers at Rakan Temple and Kameido Tenjin Shrine, and it was originally erected next to the Onagigawa River, around 50 meters east of its present location. In a location facing the Onagigawa River, the signpost also functioned as a landmark for boats passing along the river, and for people travelling along the riverside road, indicating as it did the border of Edo.
There is good Oimatu of form that put branch on mansion of the Kukis of Onagigawa River northern coast in the Edo era and it becomes famous and is described in Hiroshige because Yoshimune Tokugawa admired, and stop by ship, and "we do the upper part of a river and this river, and Basho leaves phrase of friend in haze month" for this place, too. This pine withered and died at the end of the Meiji era, but revived in the current ground in (1988) September in 1988.
Yokojyukkengawa Water Park extends for a total of 1,900 m, from the Onagigawa River to Hirazumibashi Bridge. The Yokojukkengawa River was originally excavated in 1659 (the 2nd year of the Manji era). The ‘jukken’ part of its name comes from the fact that its width was about ‘jukken’—that is ten so-called ‘ken’ in the old Japanese system of measurements—while the ‘yoko’ part of its name originates in the fact that it flowed crosswise—’yoko’ meaning sideways or across—when viewed from Edo Castle. As well as being able to experience boarding a Japanese-style ship from the Edo era, visitors can enjoy the natural environment from season to season, along with a boating terminal, an aquatic playground, and a pond featuring Japanese iris flowers.
Onagigawa River Clover-kyo Bridge connects the four districts of Sarue, Ojima, Kitasuna, and Ogibashi at the confluence of two rivers, the Onagigawa and the Yokojukkengawa. It was planned as a bridge with a deep significance, and as a landmark that can offer a pleasant lifestyle to the local community, where both people and culture can interact. It was completed in December 1994 (the 6th year of the Heisei era), as a bridge for the exclusive use of pedestrians and cyclists. The paving stones in the center of the bridge depict a four-leaf clover, and the bridge is often used as a movie and TV location.