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About Kiyosumi Garden(Kiyosumi Teien) is a traditional Japanese garden located on the east side of Tokyo. The garden was constructed by the founder of Mitsubishi, Iwasaki Yotaro and opened as “Fukagawa Shinbokuen” during the Meiji era. It was used as a place for guests and a place of recreation for the employees of Iwasaki’s businesses. Following the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the east side of the … Read the rest
Showa Kinen Park
Showa Kinen Park is a government-operated park located in Tachikawa, Tokyo. The park features vast lawns and greenery, opposite of the crowded and urban image of Tokyo.
The grounds that are now Showa Kinen Park used to be an air base belonging to the Japanese military. After WWII, the US military occupied the air base and surrounding areas. The grounds were eventually returned to … Read the rest
The English landscape garden of Shinjuku Gyoen
Shinjuku Gyoen is a large public park in Tokyo featuring many landscapes including an English landscape garden, French formal garden, and a traditional Japanese garden. Inside is also a large greenhouse, reconstructed in 2012, that houses approximately 2700 species of plants from around the world.
The park is a popular spot for hanami(cherry blossom watching) with … Read the rest
(Top) Yamashita Park viewed from Hikawa Maru, (Bottom Right) Hikawa Maru, (Bottom Left) Inside Yamashita Park
Yamashita Park or Yamashita Koen, is a park in Yokohama famous for its waterfront views of the port of Yokohama and is in close proximity with many tourist locations such as Yokohama Chinatown and the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse. The park is also the location for a large ocean … Read the rest
Inokashira Park bustles with people during the hanami season.
Opened on May 1st, 1918, Inokashira Park is a park south of Kichijoji in western Tokyo. The park is a popular spot for hanami(cherry blossom viewing), and bustles with people during the spring. At the center of the park is the 43,000 square-meter Inokashira Lake, a primary source of the Kanda River. In Japanese, the park … Read the rest
Jonanjima Seaside Park
With planes flying in and out of Haneda Airport literally roaring over your head, Jonanjima Seaside Park or Jonanjima Kaihin Koen is a popular attraction to airplane fans and families alike. You can expect the most dynamic experience when Runway B at Haneda is being used; planes will literally skim over the park leaving a pungent smell of jet fuel exhaust. Usage of … Read the rest