A nicely manicured walk with flowers and green starting at Nakameguro and ending in Sangenjaya is the Jakuzure Green River Way / Jakuzure walking path. In the past the Jakuzure River, also known as the “noisy river”, flooded frequently during typhoon season so the city decided to cover it and replace it with a green walking path. Construction began in Meguro 1972 and was completed in late 2003.
The Jakuzure walking path is a peaceful walk that begins in Nakameguro. The path`s intersections are marked with signs signifying the names of bridges that passed over the river and animal sculptures to commemorate the animals and crustaceans that lived there; birds, lobsters, turtles, fish, etc. While walking the path kids can learn about the variety of flowers and plants in bloom, play games like counting the benches that align the path, and identify the many structures when passing each intersection. There are small parks along the path to take a break / play as well; Kamiyon Jidouyuen Playground and the Kuritsu Komatsunagi Park (区立駒繋公園) and Shinto Shrine. Venture off the path near the Mishuku Hospital to the play park Setagaya Park. Continue down the path and stop at SAVOY Pizza for a bite or head back to the Nakameguro Area.
To find the start of the path take the South Exit of Nakameguro Station and follow the Toyoko Line tracks from City Bakery (tracks should be on your left). Walk alongside the Nakameguro Koukashita filled with newly opened restaurants and shops. Follow the street to your right and walk underneath the row of Cherry Blossoms – a beautiful spot during Sakura Season. The path starts at the end of the trees.
Jakuzure Walking Path – Nakameguro to Sangenjaya