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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!

Japanese garden in Showa Kinen Park

November 20, 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 Japanese garden on this article.

Japanese garden is on the north side of the park.
There are a big pond at the center and walking paths around the pond as well as a typical Japanese garden.
Also small mountain, waterfall, stream, small island, bridge and Japanese building are placed and you can enjoy various scenery.
Beautiful combination of the red and gold of autumn leaves including those of maples and the pond or Japanese buildings can be seen.