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Writer:Yuta Sakaguchi

Hi, I’m Yuta. I grew up and live in Yokohama, a port city near Tokyo. I once lived in Kichijoji, located in the western part of Tokyo. I love walking around a street and taking pictures. On my article I introduce attractions mainly of Tokyo with many wonderful pictures. Please enjoy them!

The Gingko Avenue in Showa Kinen Park

November 19, 2015

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Showa Kinen Park (Showa Memorial Park) is in Tachikawa, which you can reach in 40 minutes by train from Shinjuku, central Tokyo.
The park is 10 minutes walk from Tachikawa station (JR Chuo line, Nanbu line, Tama Monorail) or 2 minutes walk from Nishitachikawa station (JR Ome line).
The park began to be developed commemorating the 50th anniversary of the enthronement of the Emperor Showa and opened in 1983.

Its total area is 180 hectares and it takes 50 minutes on foot from end to end.
There are various scenic spots such as Gingko Avenue, Japanese garden, open space with grass, fountain and pond.
Also you can enjoy various recreations such as barbecue, sports and cycling.

In autumn, you can enjoy beautiful autumn leaves on the Gingko Avenue and in Japanese garden.
I would like to introduce the Gingko Avenue on this article.

In the park there are two Gingko Avenue.
One is along canal near Tachikawa Gate. You can see well-balanced beautiful scenery centered around the stream.
Gingko reflected in the water is also beautiful.

Another one is near sports area in the middle of the park.
The Gingko Avenue stretches out endlessly and you can enjoy beautiful scenery covered with gingko trees.