See Flowers All Year Long! The Highlights of Tokyo's Showa Kinen Park
Tokyo's Showa Kinen Park is a state-run park that extends from Tachikawa to Akishima. Showa Kinen Park is the largest park in Japan. We introduce here the highlights of this park, as well as information on events and access.
What is Showa Kinen Park?
Tokyo's Showa Kinen Park is a state-run park that extends from Tachikawa to Akishima.
The park was built in commemoration of the 50 year anniversary of the Showa Emperor, who reigned from 1926 – 1989. The park was finally completed and opened in 1982. The park was built with an aim to help people mature both mentally and physically by being able to get in touch with nature. Inside the park is a vast open lawn called Minna no Harappa (Everyone’s Field), Japanese gardens and bonsai gardens so there are plenty of natural spots where you can enjoy greenery and the foliage.
The park holds the record for being the largest in Japan as it covers an area of 180 hectares. Here is a list of general information including highlights, events, access and more.
General Information about Showa Kinen Park
The entrance fee is 410 yen for adults (those over 15) and 80 yen for those in middle school or younger.
The park is closed every year on December 31st and January 1st as well as on the fourth Monday in February and the following Tuesday.
The park’s hours of operation differ depending on the season.
March 1st through October 31st – 9:30 to 17:00
November 1st through the last day in February – 9:30 to 16:30
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from April 1st to September 30th – 9:30 to 18:00
Access to Showa Kinen Park
The closest station to Showa Kinen Park is the JR Ome Line’s Nishi-Tachikawa Station. From Tokyo Station take the JR Chuo/Ome Line Special Rapid train bound for Ome. It will take approximately 45 minutes and cost 640 yen. The park is a two minute walk from Nishi-Tachikawa Station.