Summer is here and what could be the best way to cool off the summer heat than to go swimming and enjoy the water. Fortunately, Tokyo offers abundant water parks where family and friends can go for a refreshingly cool getaways. Here are some of the water parks accessible from central Tokyo:
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.
Cherry trees along the dry canal.
The spring season in Japan means it is the time for flower viewing. Here are some of the flower festivals held in the country.
The 190 hectares park features variety of plants and flowers all year round making it a good destination not only during spring but the rest of the seasons.