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The Water mill’s ring has a diameter of approximately 4.6 m. and its width is about 0.97 meters. The Minegishi family’s water mill, called “Shinguruma”, was founded around 1808, and has been continuously rebuilt. Its existing equipment is consisted of 14 pounding mortars, 14 pestles, 2 burstone mills, 2 sieves, and 2 elevators. It is a multifunctional, double-sleeve, large-scale water mill.
It reflects the Musashino region, in both size and form. It is designated and preserved as a Tokyo tangible folk cultural property, due to the wonder of the mechanism and the high cultural property value.

Tel : +81-422-45-1151 (Mitaka City Hall Life Learning Section) Address : 6-10-15 Osawa, Mitaka Tokyo

Ishida Mitsunari (1559 – 1600), a feudal lord, and the commander of the Western army in the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600, tried endurance tactics against Oshijo Castle, in the Siege of Hojyo clan Odawara. The folk museum introduces the Shinobi castle, which withstood the siege. When Socho (1448 – 1532), the linked verse poet, visited here and wrote about this castle, surrounded by marsh in every direction, and repeatedly overlapped the dead reeds, this was really the riverside district.
This park uses the site of the outer moat of Oshijo Castle. There, you can enjoy the flowers of each season, using the technique of the riverside district style landscape gardening, from the Gangnam region in China.

Tel : +81-48-556-1111 (Gyoda City Hall Tourism Section) Address : Suijokoen, Gyoda, Saitama

Koiwai Farm is a private farm established in 1891, which, at 3,000 ha, is the largest farm in Japan. It was made through the reclamation of the barren field at the foot of Mt. Iwate and has been engaged in dairy farming since the Meiji period (1868 – 1912).
Koiwai Farm Makiba-en is a sightseeing area, where you can enjoy a tour of cattle and sheep, experience horse riding and butter making, and take a guided tour that introduces the nature and history of the farm. At Makiba no Tenmonkan, Astronomical Observatory in the garden, you can observe the sky of stars and sunspots.
– Miyazawa Kenji (1896 – 1933) was a Japanese novelist and poet of children’s literature who liked Koiwai Farm. He wrote “Night on the Galactic Railroad” a fantasy novel about a Lonely boy Giovanni, travels to the Milky Way with his friend Campanella.

Tel : +81-19-692-4321 Address : 36-1 Maruyachi, Shizukuishi-cho, Iwate-gun, Iwate

This distillery is located where the Hirose and Nikkawagawa Rivers join. Nikka Whisky Distilling Co. Ltd was founded by Taketsuru Masataka (1894-1979). In 1967, he travelled here, tasted the water from the Nikkawagawa River, and decided to build one of his distilleries at this location.
This distillery’s building includes a large kiln and reservoir, were intended to build in order to harmonize with Mt. Kamakura. Swans have been spotted at the new pond newly developed to draw water from Nikkawagawa River.

Tel : +81-22-395-2111 Address : 1st Nikka, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi