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Walking and Jogging Course around Maebashi Station

[1] Avenue of Zelkova Trees 【ケヤキ並木】

The street right in front of Maebashi Station is known as the avenue of zelkova trees. These trees were planted in 1950 to encourage reconstruction of the city after World War II. The sight of the big trees lining the street makes you feel as if you were in the middle of the forest.

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[2] Brick Warehouse 【煉瓦倉庫】

Sericulture was the main industry in the city, and brick warehouses were best-suited for storing silk. This is because bricks are solid and heat-resistant, and can maintain proper moisture levels, and so there are still many brick warehouses left in the city. One of them stands in front of Maebashi Station. It was built in 1895 and is the oldest among the brick warehouses in Maebashi City.

[3] Hachiman-gu (Hachiman Shrine) 【八幡宮】

The god in this shrine is worshipped as a guardian of the city by the local people. For example, on Shichi-Go-San day (7-, 5-, 3-year-old children’s festival), parents take their children to this shrine and pray for their children’s health. On January 9th, Otakiage (Ceremony of Burning Old Dharma) is held in the garden. This is also the opening  ceremony here for Hatsuichi (First Market Festival).

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Four Seasons

Fall
It is nice and comfortable to walk along the avenue of the zelkova trees when leaves turn into red and yellow in November.