Are you looking for the park which you and your family can enjoy whole day but in still Tokyo? There is a very big park close to Tachikawa station!
Showa Memorial Park which government managed park was created to commemorate 50 years of Emperor Showa’s reign. It spans across about 180 hectares (roughly 39 times the size of the Tokyo Dome). It is a wonderful place to enjoy a panoramic view of seasonal flowers and has a variety of facilities for cycling, boating and other activities, even a barbecue garden. The many events held throughout the year, such as a=the flower festival, make this Tokyo’s greatest leisure spot.
Showa Memorial Park is very popular in spring and autumn in particular for its verdant spring greenery, poppies, tulips and cherry blossom and, towards year end, rich fall colors.
Grandly laid out, and with seemingly endless places to explore, Showa Memorial Park requires a full day to enjoy. Getting around on foot is possible but involves walking kilometers, so taking advantage of the park’s bicycle hire and extensive cycling trails is one option, and using the regular in-park “road-train” service is another.
Showa Kinen Park has a variety of themed gardens and woods and a plethora of recreational opportunities. There are also culturally-based attractions such as a traditional Japanese folk village re-creation. The park caters well to visitors with restaurants, cafes, food stalls, tea rooms, toilets, and drink machines. So you and your family definitely can stay whole day here! You will never get bored.
Showa Memorial Park is easy to get only 10 minutes walk from Tachikawa Station and so big that even on busy days there is plenty of room to move. Interesting? Please check it out!