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Do you know about the Tonegawa ferry "Kobori's handing" that has continued since the Taisho era?| @Dime at Daim

Do you know about the Tonegawa ferry "Kobori's handing" that has continued since the Taisho era?| @Dime at Daim

According to the website of the Upper River Office of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, the Tone River is one of the best rivers in the Kanto region, and is the eldest son of a Japanese river (Bando).A very pleasant ferry is operating on the Tone River.

(C) Toride City

The background of the flying ground

The name is "Kobori's handing".If you write, it will be called "spilling", but in fact it is correct to read "Ochori".This is a municipal delivery ship operated by Toride City, Ibaraki Prefecture, and goes around three places: Kobori -Toride Green Sports Park Parking Lot and Toride Fureai Pier.

If you check the route, Kobori is on the opposite shore of the river, so you will think that it is Abiko City, Chiba Prefecture over the prefectural border, but if you check the map well, you can see that it is a flying area.

The yellow dotted line is the prefectural border.Kotonuma is the remnants of the Tone River.

This is due to the fact that the Tone River once had a major meandering, and the floods did not stop, and the renovation work was performed from the Meiji to the Taisho era, and it was changed to a current linear flow.

As a result, the Kobori area and the center of the handle were divided in the Tonegawa River, so the ship was operated in Taisho 3.This is inherited now.

Opening to general customers from 1996 (Heisei 8)

At the beginning of Kobori's handing over, it was used as an important foot for local residents.When the trees "Sakura Maru" entered the service in 1952 (Showa 27), they were municipalized in 1967 (Showa 42), and in 1972 (Showa 47), the iron ship "Tori Tori".Since then, in 1989 (Heisei), the "second generation" and the current "3rd generation" were in service in 2021 (Dowa 2).

初代とりで号 (C) Toride City

2代目とりで号 (C) Toride City

By the way, the design of the current third generation is designed by Katsuhiko Hibino, Director of the College of Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts.

In the Tone River where the ship does not go much, it is a small but quite prominent.

No. 3 in the third generation

Gently in the middle of the taiga

The writer boarded in front of a contact pier near the Joban Line's railway bridge.

"Nobori" is out during the Toride Fureai Pier

大正時代から続く利根川の渡船「小堀の渡し」って知ってる?|@DIME アットダイム

First of all, disinfect with new Corona measures.And bookkeeping to the boarding list.And the equipment of the life jacket.At the departure time, the signal of the boatman's "The ship is out" appears, and when you proceed to slide, you will look at the iron bridge and make a U -turn.Proceed to the river.

The river surface was like a mirror because it was a fine wind, and the trees on the riverbed were reflected neatly.Of course there is no shaking.There is no good thing!

View from the flying deck

A bench at the back of the ship, a guest room behind the steering room, and a flying deck at the top of the room.While enjoying the surrounding scenery while wandering around three places, we arrived at Kobori on the opposite bank in about 13 minutes.

Room.The front view is projected on the previous display

A table and bench are provided on the hill right near the pier, and "the scenery from here is the best."It is about 15 minutes until the next departure, so it is quite Nikui production.

Scenery from Kobori

Bicycles and moped bikes are OK

I didn't see it on this day, but in fact, I can put a bicycle, wheelchair, and a motorcycle up to a moped.And no extra charge.Once there were people who brought to commuting to school, there are cyclists who enjoy road touring recently.

かつて見られた通勤通学風景(平成初期頃) (C) Toride City

In addition, there is a municipal Tonegawa Cycle Station (open only on weekends and holidays) near the contact pier, so you can put the borrowed borrowed (free) on a boat and enjoy a bicycle and boat trip.

The scenery recommended by the boatman

Kobori's passed fare is 200 yen per operation, but only 400 yen for one lap (3 sections).Although the operation time of each section is as short as 6 to 13 minutes, there is a relaxing break on the way, so one lap is about 50 minutes.

If you go one lap, two tickets will be issued

Although it is not well known as the delivery of the Edogawa Yagiri, the scenery is the best, which is the best.The luxurious feeling of monopolizing a large river is also special.

By the way, when he asked what kind of scenery he liked, he told me this.

(When it's sunny and the clouds are scattered) A blue sky and clouds are reflected on the river surface, which is already in nature!

(A slightly dark rainy day) The scenery like ink painting spreads.

Masahiro Kuribayashi, a cheerful boatman

Would you like to go out for a while?

For reference, there is a free parking lot near the pier other than Kobori.Please refer to the following for the operation conditions and timetable of the ship.

Kobori Kobori City

Collaboration: Toride City

Interview / sentence / Yoshio Nishiuchi Medical / Health journalist.Specializes in health fields such as prevention of illness.The University of Tokyo Medical Policy Human Resources Training Course / University of Tokyo Public Policy Graduate School of Policy Medical Policy and Education Unit, Medical Policy Practical Training Community.Kochi Prefecture Tourism Special.He is also an airplane enthusiast.JGC & SFC member

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