Showa Kinen Park

At Showa Kinen Park (国営昭和記念公園, Kokuei Shōwa Kinen Kōen), the flower festival starts with the cherry and rape blossoms in late March and continues until late Mayas as tulips, water lilies, and other flowers come into season. The festival which takes place for over two months attracts visitors from all ages as the myriad flowers creates a beautiful landscape.

2017 Season: March 25 – May 28, 2017
Free Entrance on:
April 29 – Showa Day
May 5 – Children’s Day
May 21 – City Greenery Promotion Campaign in Spring


04/17/2017: The cherry blossom in the park are already past peak but are still pretty to see especially with the gorgeous field of rapeseed planted near the Cherry Blossom Garden.

Vast field of fully bloomed rapeseeds.

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Visit Date: 11/13/2016 (Best viewing Time: early November to early December)

The Showa Memorial Park 昭和記念公園 in Tachikawa is typically one of the first few places in Tokyo to see autumn colors. The Japanese garden in the park is one of the best places to see a beautiful canvas of colors.

autumn2016_showakinenpark01 People crowding the bridge near the garden entrance.

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Visit Date: 10/22/2016 (Best viewing Time: early November to early December)

The Showa Memorial Park 昭和記念公園 located in Tachikawa is a massive park that is popular all through out the year but is specially beautiful during spring and autumn.

Autumn colors are already starting to show in the Tachikawa entrance as well as the Japanese garden.

Autumn2016 Showa Kinen 01 Ginkgo Avenue near the Tachikawa Gate.

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Visit Date: 03/31/2016 (Best Time: early to mid April)

Showa Kinen Park is located at the western suburbs of Tokyo, just about 60 minutes away from Tokyo station. The 163 hectares park located in Tachikawa used to be a Japanese military airbase and part of the airfield was established as a national park in 1983 as part of a project to commemorate the emperor’s Golden Jubilee.

The park has about 1,500 cherry trees located in 2 areas: one is in the Flower Tree Garden which is located to the east of Waterfowl Lake near the Nishi-Tachikawa Gate and the other is to the west of “Open Field”. The latter is the best spot for hanami parties.

Showa_Kinen_Park_01 The cherry trees create a wonderful canopy conducive for picnic and other activities.

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Visit Date: 10/09/2015 (Best viewing Time: early November to early December)

The Showa Memorial Park 昭和記念公園 located in Tachikawa, which is about 60 minutes from Tokyo Station, is a massive park that is very popular in spring and autumn. The park has gorgeous flowers particularly sakura (cherry flower), tulips, and poppies in spring and vibrant fall colors.

As of today, the park has already started to show autumn colors, although still at the very early stage. The cherry trees have turned orange while some of the maple trees are starting to turn orange and the ginkgo trees are already showing some yellow.

Showakinen_2015-10-09_01 Cherry trees along the dry canal.

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