Sakura 2016: Revisiting Koganei Park

Visit Date: 04/06/2016 (Best Time: early to mid April)

Koganei Park (小金井公園) with about 1,700 cherry trees planted around it is considered as one of the best Sakura Spots in Japan. The park is located in the western suburbs of Tokyo which is about 60-minutes away from Tokyo station.

The cherry blossoms in the park are already in full bloom, with some especially those that are located near the west entrance of the park are already past their peak with leaves already sprouting but are still beautiful to see.


Due to the rains over the past days, petals of the cherry florets have started falling.

Koganei_Park_02 Sakura petals are scattered all-around the park.

Koganei_Park_03 View on the park’s west entrance.

Koganei_Park_04 Such a nice day for picnicking.

Koganei_Park_05 The lovely flowers creating a wonderful canopy.

Koganei_Park_06 Entrance to the Edo Open-air Museum.

Koganei_Park_07 Visitors watching a performance while adoring the lovely sakura.

Koganei_Park_08 Lots of activities can be enjoyed in the park.

Koganei_Park_09 Robust green grass as carpet and gorgeous cherry blossoms as canopy.

Koganei_Park_10 Built-in benches and tables under the cherry trees.

Useful Info:
Park Name: Koganei Park (小金井公園 Koganei Kōen)
Address: Sakura-cho 3-chome, Sekino-cho 1/ 2-chome, Koganei City; Hana-Koganei-Minami-cho 3-chome, Kodaira City; Mukodai 6-chome, Nishi-Tokyo City; Sakurazutsumi 3-chome, Musashino City

Contact Information: Koganei Park Administration Office
Inquiries: 042-385-5611
Address: 1-13-1 Sekino-cho, Koganei-shi 184-0001

– Koganei-Koen-Nishiguchi bus stop on Seibu Bus from Musashi Koganei Station
– Edo-Tokyo-Tatemonoen-mae, Koganei-Koen-mae or Sports-Center-mae bus stops on Kanto Bus from Musashi Koganei Station
– about 30 minutes walk from Koganei Station