One of the most spacious ponds in metropolitan Tokyo and beloved as a cherry-blossom viewing site in Spring. The scenic pond was often the subject of ukiyo-e paintings in the mid-19th century.
Senzoku-ike is a spacious pond with an area of 40,000 square meters. It is so named because of the legend that Nichiren, founder of Nichiren Buddhism, washed his legs in this pond. Senzoku-ike has been recognized as a place of scenic beauty since olden times, and in the mid-19th century was immortalized in an ukiyo-e painting by Utagawa Hiroshige. Now part of a municipal park in Ota ward, the pond offers a scenic circuit for a walk or a jog. You can also enjoy relaxing views of the pond by row- and paddle boat. The recently built Ikezuki-bashi Bridge further adds to the appeal. During April, the pond is surrounded by a curtain of cherry blossoms that attracts a large number of people; it is one of the most popular cherry-blossom viewing sites in Tokyo. A two-minute walk from Senzoku-ike Station on the Tokyu Ikegami Line.