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.

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Sakura 2016: Koganei Park

Visit Date: 03/26/2016 (Best Time: early to mid April)

Koganei Park (小金井公園) is an 80 hectares wide open park located in the western suburbs of Tokyo. It is about 40-60 minutes away from central Tokyo.

The park provides a wide variety of activities with its children’s park, tennis courts, broad expanse of grass covered fields, archery range, baseball field, steam locomotive display, and a lot more. The park is considered as one of the best 100 Sakura Spots in Japan with about 1,700 cherry trees planted around the park, where most of it are found in the Cherry Garden, located in front of the interesting Edo-Tokyo Open Air Museum.

Koganei_Park_01 Entrance towards the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Museum.

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