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Introducing Todoroki Valley!

This video, titled "Todoroki Valley – Tokyo - 4K Ultra HD (Todoroki Valley - Tokyo - 等々力渓谷 - 4K Ultra HD)," was filmed in Todoroki Valley, Setagaya city, Tokyo (東京都世田谷区, toukyousetagayaku).
Todoroki Keikoku Park (等々力渓谷公園, todorokikeikokukouen) is a beautiful green park located in the center of Setagaya city that stretches over 1km, and is a 20-minute train ride from Shibuya station (渋谷駅, shibuyaeki).
The picturesque promenade follows the Yazawa river (谷沢川, yazawagawa) which is part of the Tama River (多摩川, tamagawa) water system.
Todoroki valley, a place in the city where you can enjoy taking a walk surrounded by nature, is also known for being a "power spot."

From 1:24 in the video, you can see the entrance to the oasis that is Todoroki valley, under Golf-bashi Bridge (ゴルフ橋, gorufubashi).
You can enjoy the scenery here year round, with cherry blossoms in spring, fresh greenery in summer, autumn colors in fall, and a snowy landscape in winter.
Todoroki valley doesn't tend to get crowded as it isn't as well known as other spots in the city, making it a great place to casually visit in your free time.

Sightseeing in Todoroki Valley

Image of Todoroki Valley・Setagaya, Tokyo
Photo:Todoroki Valley・Setagaya, Tokyo

Todoroki valley is situated on the Musashino Plateau (武蔵野台地, musashinodaichi), making it an ideal place to observe various plants and terrain.

Walking along the path you can see green parks, stone paved areas, Japanese gardens and buildings, waterfalls, and more.
From 2:43 in the video, you can see the bridge "Riken no hashi" (利剣の橋), and from 2:56 we get a glimpse at the shrine "Inari Daimyoujin" (稲荷大明神).
There is also an ancient burial mound built during the Kofun period (古墳時代, kofunjidai) (~250-538 AD) called Todoroki Keikoku Sangoouketu (等々力渓谷三号横穴) situated along the path.

The Shrines and Temples of Todoroki Valley

Image of Todoroki Fudoson, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Photo:Todoroki Fudoson・Setagaya, Tokyo

From 4:10 in the video, you can see Manganji temple (満願寺, manganji), Todoroki Fudoson temple (等々力不動尊), and Ryugosan Myououin temple (滝轟山明王院).
You can visit the main temple buildings, bells, and enjoy the view from the observation deck.
Many people visit these temples in search of luck in marriage and in studying.

Another great place to visit while you're in Todoroki valley is the Japanese-style cafe, Setsugekka (雪月花) which can be seen in the video at 3:24.

Summary of Todoroki Valley

Image of Inari Daimyojin・Todoroki Valley, Setagaya, Tokyo
Photo:Inari Daimyojin・Todoroki Valley, Setagaya, Tokyo

Todoroki valley is a wonderful spot to have a picnic, take a walk, or play by the river.
There isn't a lot of lighting so please take care when visiting during poor weather or at night.

Many people visit Todoroki valley on dates or to enjoy lunch at the cafe.
For those sightseeing in Tokyo, we recommend booking a hotel and making the most of your trip by visiting the Todoroki valley area and enjoying a relaxing break from the city!

◆Todoroki Valley General Information◆
【Address】Todoroki 1-22-2-37, Setagaya city, Tokyo
【Access】A 3-minute walk from the Tokyu Oimachi Line Todoroki Station, or a 5-minute walk from the Tokyu Bus or Toei Bus Todoroki Bus Stop.
【Admission fee】Free
【Hours】24 hours a day
【Closures】Open all year round
【Parking】Fudoson Parking Area (free) (不動尊駐車場, fudousonchuushajou)

【Official Website】Todoroki Valley Park, Setagaya City Official Home Page

【Tripadvisor】Todoroki Valley

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Last Updated : May. 28, 2021
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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Todoroki Valley Is an Urban Oasis in Setagaya City Where You Can Take a Leisurely Stroll Along a Murmuring Promenade. Take a Trip to This Relaxing Destination in the Big City Where You Can Enjoy Waterfalls, Ancient Tombs, Temples, and More!
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