Nagoya, Japan

Yamazaki River Paths and Road

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There are some pleasant paths, parks, and roads lining the Yamazaki River in the southeastern part of Nagoya, in the Mizuho District. The area is especially popular during cherry blossom season. Running in this area is anchored by the Mizuho athletic complex, which has a number of waterside paths, as well as fields and numerous recreational facilities. North of the complex, a quiet road known as the ‘Four Seasons Road of Yamazaki River’, runs above the river, and there are some gravel paths alongside the river itself, accessed by stairs that go down to the river.

We’ve mapped a 3.6 km one-way route from the southern end of the athletic complex, north along the area’s paths and then the ‘Four Seasons Road’, to Kawana Park. It’s a fairly quiet road that also has a narrow path in sections. There are restrooms and water at the athletic complex.


  • 3.6 km one-way, or 7.2 km (4.4 miles) out and back
  • Flat
  • Mizuho athletic complex, or along path/road. Kawana Park is another good starting point
  • For start: Sakuradori line to Mizuho Undojo Nishi Meijo; Tsurumai line is at Kawana Park