Showa Kinen Park

The flower festival at Showa Memorial Park ((昭和記念公園) starts in late March when the cherry trees start blooming and it continues until late May when the water lilies, and other flowers come into season. The flower festival inlcudes cherry blossoms (sakura), rape seeds, tulips, nemophila, poppies, and daffodils among others.

2018 Season: March 24 – May 27, 2018
Free Entrance on:
April 29 – Showa Day
May 5 – Children’s Day
May 15 – City Greenery Promotion Campaign in Spring


04/07/2018: The cherry blossom season in the park was over while the rape seeds and tulips were at their best.

The Tulip Garden with tulips of different varieties and colors.

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Visit Date: 03/27/2018 (Best Time: early to mid April)

Showa Kinen Park is one of the largest park in Tokyo and also one of the best hanami spot with its 1,500 cherry trees and spacious lawns. There are 2 best cherry blossoms areas in the park: 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”.

Majority of the trees has just started to blossom and thanks to the warm and sunny weather through out the week, these flowers might be in full bloom by the weekend.

Lovely cherry flowers are progressively blooming along the dry canal.

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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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