The Todoroki Valley, located in Todoroki, Setagaya-ku, is a valley in the center of Tokyo. This gorge full of nature in a quiet residential area is also known as the “urban oasis”, and is famous as a recommended healing spots in Tokyo where you can enjoy nature with ease. You can enjoy cherry blossoms in spring and autumn leaves in autumn, and there is also a Japanese garden and sweets shop. This is a perfect spot for a weekend walk.
Todoroki Gorge, located at the southern end of Musashino Plateau, is the only valley in Tokyo that consists of the Tanizawa River. Todoroki Valley, blessed with beautiful nature, is popular with residents and is a popular spot for many visitors.
There are more than 30 spring waters in the Todoroki Valley, and various plants flourish from a rich water environment. In addition to wet plants such as evergreen ferns, trees such as zelkova, konara, and yamazakura are overgrown, and it is designated as a “Scenic spot” in Tokyo.
When accessing from Todoroki Station on the Tokyu Corporation Oimachi Line, the valley entrance with the red “Golf Bridge” is the starting point. It seems that it was named “Golf Bridge” because there was once a vast golf course around here. The golf bridge that you can see immediately after going down the stairs at the entrance to the valley is known as one of the highlights of the Todoroki Valley
If you go past the golf bridge and go along the promenade along the river, you will see a rich natural scenery like a different place. You can enjoy a leisurely walk while enjoying the beautiful greenery and fresh air. River murmurs, bird singing, sunbeams through trees. In a pleasant place where you can feel the comfort of nature, you can spend a quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
If you walk further past Tamawabashi Bridge, you will see “Todoroki Gorge No. 3 tunnel tombs” on the left bank of the valley. Tunnel tombs created from the end of the Kofun period to the Nara period and designated as a historical site in Tokyo. One of the attractions of Todoriki Gorge is that you can take a walk while touching Japanese historical buildings.
If you go up the stairs next to “Fudo Waterfall”, you will come to the main hall of Todoroki Fudoson. There is an observatory overlooking the valley in one corner of the precincts, where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the seasons, such as cherry blossoms in spring and colored leaves in autumn.
Going across the river to the other side of Todoroki Fudoson, there is a “Japanese garden” with a distinctive “Kabukimon Gate”. There is a free Shoin (reception building) in the garden where you can sit and relax on the Endai (outdoor benches) while looking at the garden.
The Japanese garden, which was created using the environment of the Todoroki Valley, is a strolling garden where you can enjoy the view of the large garden. While walking in the garden where various plants are planted, you can fully appreciate the beauty of Japanese aesthetics such as stone lanterns and bamboo groves.
In Todoroki Valley, you can enjoy the beautiful nature of the seasons, but the fall foliage season is especially popular. You can enjoy the beautiful autumn leaves of various trees such as zelkova, ginkgo biloba and maple. Please drop in when you come to Tokyo in the fall.
Plenty of sightseeing places in 1 kilometer full length
“Todoroki-Keikoku Valley”, the only valley in Tokyo, is located in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, and is a nature-rich park with outstanding access that can be reached in about 5 minutes from the station. There are plenty of sightseeing places in 1 kilometer full length such as “Todoroki Fudoson” (Acala) and a wonderful Japanese garden on the slope of the valley. Cherry blossoms in spring and autumn leaves in the fall are beautiful, so please have a camera and visit.
Todoroki-Keikoku Valley was a lush valley formed by the erosion of Yazawa River and received designation of cultural property of “scenic spots” in the Tokyo Metropolitan Cultural Property Protection Ordinance in 1999. The place name “Todoroki” has a legend that it became its name because the sound of “Fudo Waterfall” in the valley roared.
As you go down the stairs, the valley continues beyond the red bridges and the spectacle that is indeed doubtful as to whether this place is really in the city center is spreading. Take a leisurely stroll through the sun peppered through the deep valleys while being wrapped in Yazawa River’s flowing stream and scent of forest flowing down the valley.
The distance to walk in the valley is not so long, but it is a expressive valley that shows various landscapes depending on the seasons you visit and also the time. Especially in autumn and spring, autumn leaves and cherry blossoms are wonderful so it is recommended season. Although the boardwalk is maintained, there are places where the foothold is not good, so it would be better to wear shoes that are easy to walk on.
Selected as the Tokyo Metropolitan Area-designated spots
“Todoroki-Keikoku” (Todoroki valley) is the only valley in the twenty three wards in central Tokyo, and is designated Tokyo Metropolitan Area-designated spots of scenic beauty. It cannot be considered that there would be any other place so splendid as here in the central of Tokyo. It is said that the place name of “Todoroki” from the sound of “Fudo-no-Taki waterfall” in the valley echoes, and roared (“Todoroku” in Japanese).
The Todoroki-Keikoku where is filled with nature in a residential area is called “an urban oasis”, and is the pot which you can taste an excursion feeling in a short time.
Bright red bridge
It seems to be totally in a forest with being wrapped up in birdsong
The valley spreads out along the Tanizawa River drifting calmly. At first the bright red bridge comes into view. This bridge is called “the golf bridge”. This name derived from the fact that there was a golf course in this neighborhood early in the Showa era and the bridge was to go there.
Take a walk through willingly
Full length of the Todoroki-Keikoku is approximately 1km. It is the distance that you can take a walk through willingly. You will notice that the green opens only here around this area, when you see a map.
It has a lot of beautiful nature, and is a very relaxing place. There is a wild bird and is the wonderful place where you can feel the change of the four seasons. When you wanted to feel the atmosphere of nature, why don’t you visit here.
From Tokyo Station, take the Japan Railway Keihin Tohoku Line and go to Oimachi Station. Change to Tokyu Corporation Oimachi Line and get off at Todoroki Station. It is about 3 minutes walk from there.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Adresse:||Todoroki 1-22 Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-0082 Japan|
|Access:||Tokyu Oimachi-sen Line “Todoroki-eki Station” (3 minutes walk)|
|Tel:||(+81) 3-3704-4972 (Tamagawa Park Management Office)|