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Kiyosumi Garden

Kiyosumi Garden 清澄庭園

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 昭和記念公園


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

Shinjuku Gyoen

Shinjuku Gyoen 新宿御苑

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

Yamashita Park

Yamashita Park 山下公園

(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

Inokashira Park 井の頭公園

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

Jonanjima Seaside Park 城南島海浜公園


The Beach.

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

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