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.

autumn2016_showakinenpark02 Lots of visitors are queuing for this view.

autumn2016_showakinenpark03 View from the other side of the bridge.

autumn2016_showakinenpark04 Another popular area in the garden.

autumn2016_showakinenpark05 Red and yellow maple leaves.

autumn2016_showakinenpark06 Different shades of autumn.

autumn2016_showakinenpark07 Small Falls giving a ‘forest feel’ in the garden.

autumn2016_showakinenpark08 Across the wooden bridge.

autumn2016_showakinenpark09 Beautiful fall colors reflected on the water.

autumn2016_showakinenpark10 Lucky gal taking the scenery all by herself.


Useful Info:

Contact Info: Address: 3173 Midori-cho Tachikawa City, Tokyo 〒190-0014
Telephone: 042-528-1751
Website: www.showakinen-koen.jp
Park Hours:  Jan – Oct: 9:30 to 17:00 | Nov – Dec: 9:30 to 16:30
 Admission: General                                     Groups
Adult: ¥410                               Adult: ¥290
Child (6-15): ¥80                      Child (6-15): ¥50
over 65: ¥210                           over 65: ¥210

Access:

Access from Shinjuku to Showa Kinen Park

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.

Autumn2016 Showa Kinen 02 The maple trees around the pond in the Japanese garden are starting to turn red.

Autumn2016 Showa Kinen 03 Up-close with the maple leaves.

Autumn2016 Showa Kinen 04 Walking path around the Japanese garden.

Autumn2016 Showa Kinen 05 Beautiful cosmos flowers of various colors are also planted on both sides of the open field.


Useful Info:

Contact Info: Address: 3173 Midori-cho Tachikawa City, Tokyo 〒190-0014
Telephone: 042-528-1751
Website: www.showakinen-koen.jp
Park Hours:  Jan – Oct: 9:30 to 17:00 | Nov – Dec: 9:30 to 16:30
 Admission: General                                     Groups
Adult: ¥410                               Adult: ¥290
Child (6-15): ¥80                      Child (6-15): ¥50
over 65: ¥210                           over 65: ¥210

Access:

Access from Shinjuku to Showa Kinen Park

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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