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Entrance to the bamboo grove at Takebayashi Park. 竹林公園
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Higashikurume's farming homes used to each have a bamboo grove.
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However, due to urban development, the bamboo groves were fast disappearing. So from 1974, the city decided to preserve this one bamboo grove.
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A nice short trail goes through the bamboo forest.
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Bamboo forest, Higashikurume, Tokyo
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In the bamboo forest is one of Tokyo's 57 Famous Natural Springs.
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One of Tokyo's 57 Famous Natural Springs 竹林公園・東京の名湧水57選
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Clear water, but I could not find any spot where the water was gushing out.
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Map to the natural springs.
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On the way to Takebayashi Park, you can see Ochiai River.
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Ochiair River with nanohana rape blossoms.
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Ochiair River with rape blossoms.
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Nice riverside path, walk further and you can see another natural spring.
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Ducks
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Ikoi no Mizube Park いこいの水辺
 
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