Tamagawa Aqueduct is a 43 km long Japanese aqueduct located in Tokyo. It was constructed by the Tokugawa shogunate to supply drinking and fire-fighting water from the Tama river to Edo, providing irrigation water around farm villages.Tamagawa Aqueduct is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Tokyo Edition.
The aqueduct was created following a request for permission from the people of Kojimachi and Shibaguchi to build another aqueduct, drawing the waters of the Tama river. The government provided 7,500 ryō for the construction, 3,000 ryō were collected by public subscription. Construction on the 43 km long aqueduct, which runs from Hamura, Tokyo to Yotsuya, Tokyo, began in April 1653. The section from Hanemura to was fully excavated within eight months and the entire aqueduct was completed in eighteen months. The project was undertaken by the Seiemon brothers who were awarded the surname "Tamagawa" in honour of their accomplishment. Prior to the construction, the two brothers were considered "mere peasants". Before the construction of the aqueduct the city was served by a single, and insufficient, Kanda Aqueduct.
In 1948, Osamu Dazai, considered one of the foremost fiction writers of 20th-century Japan, and his mistress Tomie Yamazaki, drowned themselves in the aqueduct together. Dazai had been living in Mitaka, Tokyo, through which the aqueduct runs, since 1939.
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前回は、小金井公園の正面入り口付近で、緑道から、覆いかぶさる欅をかき分けての見学でしたが、今回は、玉川上水の水源である羽村取水堰の第1水門内から水しぶきを上げて流れ出る多摩川から取りたての水流を間近に！ 付近に立つ開削に取り組んだ庄右衛門・清右衛門兄弟の像を前にし、二人が手にしている昔の土木用具を間近に見て、まともな道具が未発達の時代に、羽村から四谷までの約43kmを1年にも満たないわずかな期間で... more »Last time, near the front entrance of Koganei Park, from the green road, from the cover edamame, but this time, the water flow from the Tama River which flows out of the water supply from the first water gate of Hamura intake weir, which is the water source of Tamagawa water, is up close. In front of the statue of Shoemon and Kiyoemon brothers who worked on the opening in the vicinity, to see up close the old civil engineering tools that two people have in hand, in the age of undeveloped decent tools, in a short period of less than a year about 43km from Hamura to Yotsuya, I felt once again in the feat of completing the upper waterway. Both were observations rather than walks, so if you have a chance, you'll want to take a leisurely stroll along the Tamagawa Water area and enjoy the history and scenery.
新宿御苑の北側にある散策路です。散策路の脇に玉川上水が再現されていてせせらぎが良い感じでした。 こちらは新宿御苑入苑ゲートの外側なので無料で散策出来ます。但し、新宿門と大木戸門の内側にありますので利用時間は新宿御苑と同じです。 木が生い茂っているのでちょっと涼しいところも良い点です。 more »It is a walking path on the north side of Shinjuku Gyoen. Tamagawa kamisui was reproduced on the side of the walking path, and the babbling was a good feeling. This is outside the Shinjuku Gyoen Enen Gate, so you can walk for free. However, since it is inside Shinjuku Gate and Ogitomon, the time of use is the same as Shinjuku Gyoen. Because the tree grows thick, a cool place is a good point for a moment.
I was raised here for about 10 years wonderful place to live and raise kids I think. There is a path for walking or riding your bike. It Is Bit Recommended at night however not too many lights. Great for some shade in the summer.
Love is there now under construction, and the Kanda River differ in nature.
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