The Zenpukujigawa river 善福寺川（ぜんぷくじがわ） is a personal favorite: lush, quiet, and slightly wild, though not as wild as when it regularly flooded the surrounding area. The river has since been “tamed”, being placed in the cement walls typical of Tokyo rivers. But sections of the river are lined by parks, giving the river a tranquil atmosphere not found in some other Tokyo rivers.
- River source: Zenpukuji pond 善福寺池 (map)
- End: confluence with the Kandagawa (map)
- Length: ~10.5 to 11.0 km
- Location: the southern portion of Suginami 杉並区, Tokyo
- 和田堀公園 Wadaborikōen / Wadabori koen / Wadabori Park (map); shown below is a baseball field that also doubles as flood overflow storage.
Maps (the “You are here” is centered here: Google Maps):
- Zenpukujigawa River Green Area Administration Office in Tokyo 東京都善福寺川緑地管理所
- Zenpukujigawa River jogging course guide map 善福寺川ジョギングコース案内図
Photos from the river:
- How to go to Zenpukujigawa river by train?
- What is Wadabori Park?
- Zenpukuji-gawa – green belt along an urban stream
- Japanese Wikipedia entry: 善福寺川