The Showa Memorial Park, which spans Tachikawa City and Akishima City in Tokyo, is a state-run park that is also known for its beautiful ginkgo row of trees. You can visit from the city center in about an hour. The vast site of approximately 180 hectares is divided into five zones: a green culture zone, an exhibition facility zone, a water zone, a plaza zone, and a forest zone. Showa Memorial Park is a park that is widely used for live events and music events by famous artists.
The national Showa Memorial Park has 1,500 cherry trees, making it one of the best cherry blossom viewing spots in Tokyo. There are 31 different varieties of cherry blossoms in order from early bloom to late bloom, so you can see various scenery. Since the park is large, it is also advantageous to avoid pushing against the leisurely seats.
The main attraction is “Sakura no Sono” in “Minna no Harappa”. Someiyoshino’s large tree spreads a lot of branches, and the flowers are weeping in front of you. “Minna no Harappa” has large flower gardens in the east and west, and you can see the cherry blossoms and rape blossoms in full bloom. If you look down, you can enjoy the yellow flowers, and if you look up, you can enjoy the pale pink flowers.
In addition, the Japanese garden in the forest zone is an authentic “Chisen-kaiyushiki-teien style” (a stroke-style garden around a big pond) built around a large pond. In the “Kanfu-tei” in the garden, you can spend a relaxing time while feeling the beautiful four seasons of Japan, such as a full-fledged tea party.
Also, the “Rainbow Pool”, which is crowded every year in the summer, can be said to be a leisure park. There are nine pools that are more diverse than the rainbow on the site of about 7 hectares. The pool period is from mid-July to the beginning of September every year. During the period, a shuttle bus runs from the Tachikawa Exit to the Rainbow Pool every 5 to 10 minutes.
Every year from the second half of September to the beginning of November, the “Cosmos Festival” is held in the park, where you can enjoy a free cosmos picking experience. There are about 5 million cosmos filling the park. The varieties and colors planted vary depending on the area, so you won’t get tired of watching.
From November to December following the cosmos, the trees are all colored. About 100 ginkgo trees are planted in the ginkgo row of trees and canal, and 300 autumn leaves are planted in the Japanese garden. Each will delight the eyes of the visitors. In November, the “Yellow Autumn Leaves Festival” will be held, and concerts will be held.
The “Yellow and Red Autumn Leaves Festival” will be held in November, and concerts will be held.
December is the season when the national Showa Memorial Park becomes the most romantic in a year. The whole area from Tachikawaguchi Gate to Canal and Fureai Plaza is specially opened at night and you can enjoy full-scale illumination.
It’s so refreshing to play around in the nature that changes its appearance brilliantly every season, and to run through cycling. There are a lot of fun equipment that you can play while enjoying nature in the Showa Memorial Park. Why don’t you drop in when you are nearby?
The Showa Kinen Koen (Showa Memorial Park) is the national park of 180 ha of plottage built as the commemorating 50 years of the Emperor Showa reign. The park is divided into the zone in woods, an open space zone and the zone of water, the exhibition institution zone, and the green cultural zone, and various facilities or playground equipments are installed every each zone. Variegated institutions, such as a flower every season that can be enjoyed by a large panorama, cycling, boat play and barbecue garden, have gathered. It is the greatest leisure spot in the metropolitan area by which various events are also held through every year.
In the “everybody’s open field” which is a symbol of the park, everyone can enjoy a pleasant time free each in his own way fully from a child even to an old person. Here, a large-scale event is frequently held using a vast site.
The greatest purpose of the people of 3,500,000 per year visiting here is scenery of the wonderful flower in full glory seasonally. Above all, the 200,000 tulips flower blooming in spring is the best part. The tulip field is in full bloom in spring.
In the park, there is the Japanese garden.
“Kanfu-tei” (Japanese style teahouses) in the garden is the building of the Edo sukiya style. An expert’s technique, such as a pillar which uses the rust log of a hinoki, is adopted abundantly. In addition, in the tea-ceremony room “Koma Houshun,” the tea party that can learn manners of the tea willingly once a month is held.
The ginkgo row of trees are the famous places which exist in two places inside the garden, and are often used for the stage of a teleplay or a movie.
In addition, annual “let’s pick up a ginkgo” is an event of the extreme popularity. Usually, since extraction of animals and plants inside the garden is forbidden, many people throng at that time.
“The pond of the waterfowl” is a sacred place of the bird watching.
A waterweed grow in colonies in the waterside, and the breeding place of the waterfowl is secured. Waterfowls came to flock unawares. Moreover, if a part of pond also has an off-limits bird sanctuary and from the observation building, various wild birds can be seen before your eyes.
|Name:||Showa Kinen Koen (Showa Memorial Park)|
|Address:||Midoricho 3173 Tachikawa, Tokyo 190-0014 Japan|
|Access:||JR Chuo-sen Line “Tachikawa-eki Station” (10 minutes walk)|
|Price:||450 yen (Adult : over 15 years old)
Free (Elementary and Junior High Student)
Free (Preschool Child)
Please refer the official web page.