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River, cliff edge, and green of grass
Nogawa Park
Location Nomizu, Chofu City
Place of contact Nogawa Park Service Center
Tel: 0422-31-6457
Address: Osawa 6-4-1, Mitaka city, Tokyo (Zip: 181-0015)
Transport 15 minutes walk from [Shin-koganei Sta.] or [Tama Sta.] of Seibu Tamagawa Line,In front of [Nogawa-koen ichinohashi Bus Stop] or [Nimaibashi Bus Stop] on Odakyu Bus for [Musashi-koganei Sta.] departing from [Mitaka Sta.] of JR Chuo Line, or on Keio Bus for [Musashi-koganei Sta.] departing from [Chofu Sta.] of Keio Line
mapThis park has rustic scenery which is blessed with bountiful water and green. It used to be a private golf course of ICU University. The golf course was bought in 1974 and construction of park was performed based on "The forest of Musashino project", of which opening was in 1980. This park is located astride 3 cities, Chofu city, Koganei city and Mitaka city and is divided into 3 area by Nogawa River and the municipal roadway, No.246 road. The north side of Nogawa River adjoins Kokubunji cliff edge and bountiful nature is remaining. The area between Nogawa River and the road is an undulating grass. And there are spacious grass, tennis courts, athletics fields and a gate-ball field on the south area. Must to try here is a barbecue party under green shades in summer.
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One of the oldest parks in Japan
Shiba Park
Location Shiba Koen, Minato Ward
Place of contact Shiba Park Service Center
Tel: 3431-4359
Address: Shiba koen 4-10-17, Minato-ku, Toyko (Zip: 105-0011)
Transport 12 minutes walk from [Hamamatsucho Sta.] of JR Yamanote Line,2 minutes walk from [Shibakoen Sta.] of Toei Subway Mita Line
mapThis park is one of the oldest parks in Japan, opened to the public in 1873 together with another 4 parks, Ueno, Asakusa, Fukagawa and Asukayama. The parkland used to be very wide including grounds of Zoujyoji Temple, but those grounds were separated and occupied by the Temple after the war, which made the shape of the remaining park to a ring-shape. In the park, they have an artificial gorge called Momijidani, where you can enjoy nice view of the water fall of 10M high together with various types of rocks and tall trees. You will feel as if you are staying somewhere in deep mountain areas.
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Historic path full of greenery along the Tamagawa service water
Tamagawajosui Canal Green Road
Location Fussa city to Mitaka city
Place of contact Koganei Park Service Center
Tel: 042-385-5611
Transport Close to [Mitaka Sta.] of JR Chuo Line, [Takanodai Sta.] of Seibu Kokubunji Line, [Tamagawajyosui Sta.] of Seibu Haijima Lineand Tama Monorail Line, [Haijima Sta.] of JR Ome Line and Seibu
Haijima Line
This is a green road built along the Tamagawa Service Water which was built in 1653 by two Tamagawa brothers, Shoemon and Seiemon. That is the reason of the name of the river. Whole length of the river is 43 kilometers, and this green road covers a part of it which is 24 kilometers long. It is indeed a place of natural beauty of cherries in spring, fresh greenery in early summer, red leaves in autumn and defoliation in winter.

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Tokyo’s greenery under construction
Toneri Park
Location Iriyacho, Adachi Ward
Place of contact Toneri Park Service Center
Tel: 3857-2308
Transport In front of [Nakairiya Bus Stop] on Iriya-jyunkan Bus departing from [Takeno-zuka Sta.] of Tobu Isesaki Line,2 minutes walk from [Tonerikoen mae Bus Stop] on To Bus for [Adachi-ryutuu center] departing from [Nippori Sta.] of JR Yamanote Line,
Parking facilities available
mapThis park is still under construction and about 70% of the final design is completed so far. It will cover an area of 70ha at the final stage. In western parts of the park, they have many sports facilities including 14 tennis courts, an athletics track field, a baseball ground and two play grounds for children. In north-eastern parts, they have a big pond, barbecue square, a fitness field etc. They also have a bird sanctuary in the south.
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Highest Mt. Hakone within Yamanote line
Toyama Park
Location Toyama, Shinjyuku Ward
Place of contact Toyama Park Service Center
Tel: 3200-1702
Transport 15 minutes walk from [Shin-okubo Sta.] or [Takadanobaba Sta.]of JR Yamanote Line
This park is divided into two areas, Hakoneyama region centering around Hakoneyama, and Okubo region. Hakoneyama is the highest place within JR Yamanote line, with a height of 45M. Hakoneyama region used to be a wide Daimyo Garden in the Edo period, which had a very big pond. Now a pond had vanished and changed to wide grounds where children are playing everyday.

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Oasis built on a sewage treatment plant
Nakagawa Park
Location Nakagawa, Adachi Ward
Place of contact Nakagawa Park Service Center
Tel: 3629-8164
Transport 15 minutes walk from [Kameari Sta.] of JR Sobu Line
This park is located between Kan-nana Street and the Nakagawa River running eastward through Tokyo. You are greeted by the sound of water when you step into the park. This is because, it is constructed on the Nakagawa sewage treatment plant.Among similar parks, there are Ochioi Chuo Park in Shinjyuku Ward and Arakawa Natural Park in Arakawa Ward. They have couple of play grounds for children, but it is open only between 9:00~16:30 and remains closed for rest of the day.

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Better views of Okutama mountains from a hilltop
Naganuma Park
Location Naganumacho, Hachioji City
Place of contact Sakuragaoka Park Service Center
Tel: 042-375-1240
Transport 5 minutes walk from [Naganuma Sta.] of Keio Line
This park is situated on hilly lands looking down over Okutama mountains and the town of Hachioji. Almost of all lands are covered by copses, but there are some large magnolia trees blooming impressively in white in spring. The swamp with scenery of a wide valley and high cliffs creates the atmosphere of a natural mountain path.

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Abundant woods and the fun of countryside nature and scenery
Noyamakita-Rokudoyama Park
Location Honmachi 3/5/6-chome, Mitsugi, Kishi, Musashi-Murayama City; Ishihata, Tonogaya, Mizuho Town
Place of contact Noyamakita-Rokudoyama Park Administration Office
Tel: 042-531-2325
Address: Mitsugi 4-2, Musashi-Murayama-shi (Zip: 208-0032)
Transport 10-minute walk from Yokota, Choenji, Mine or Kishi bus stop on Tachikawa Bus for Hakonegasaki or Mitsufuji from Tachikawa (JR Chuo line). 10-minute walk from Yokota, choenji, Mine or Shimin-Sogo-Taiikukan-iriguchi bus stop on Musashi-Murayama city circle route bus for Mitsugi-Chiku-Kaikan from Kamikitadai (Tama Urban Monorail).
Free parking available (parking capacity is 30 cars).
Located on the western edge of Sayama Natural Park, this park with an elevation difference of 40 meters has dense green woods in a greatly varying landscape. It is habitat to many living creatures including wild birds and insects; and natural springs can also be seen in the park. The park has been developed and managed to protect the natural environment of the woods and valleys, as well as to pass down precious forested hills to coming generations.

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Ancient battlefield covered in greenery
Hachikokuyama Park
Location Suwa-cho 2/3-chome, Tamako-cho 4-chome, Higashi-Murayama City
Place of contact Sayama Park Administration Office
Tel: 042-393-0154
Address: Tamako-cho 3-17-19, Higashi-Murayama-shi (Zip: 189-0026)
Transport 5-minute walk from Seibu-en (Seibu-Seibuen line).
Located at the eastern edge of the rolling Sayama Hills, Hachikokuyama Park stretches along the Tokyo-Saitama border. The name Hachikokuyama, literally "eight province mountain," originates in the fact that the mountains of eight old provinces are visible from the peak of the 89.4m mountain. Those provinces are Kozuke, Shimotsuke, Hitachi, Awa, Sagami, Suruga, Shinano, and Kai.
This area is said to be a Kamakura era ancient battlefield. A military monument stands at the top of the mountain, commemorating the subjugation of Musashino by Yoshisada Nitta, a Minamoto clan general.
Nothing remains here of the dreams of warriors. Groves of trees such as konara and sawtooth oaks along with wild grasses grown now, providing a sanctuary for wild birds, insects, and other creatures.

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Green "U" sidewalks
Higashi Ayase Park
Location Higashi Ayase, Adachi Ward
Place of contact Higashi Ayase Service Center
Tel: 3605-0005
Transport 1 minute walk from [Ayase Sta.] of JR Jyoban Line and Tokyo-metro Chiyoda Line
This is a reversed U-shaped park from the front of Ayase station. This area used to be rice fields and the ground left from a land adjustment plan was formed into this park of which length is 2Km. Along a walking road in the west side in the park, nice stream is running. In the north side in the park, there are various sports facilities such as baseball grounds, tennis courts, an indoor heated pool and gate-ball fields.

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Down town green plaza as a natural disaster shelter
Higashi Shirahige Park
Location Tsutsumidori, Sumida Ward
Place of contact Higashi Shirahige Park Service Center
Tel: 3614-4467
Transport 7 minutes walk from [Kanegafuchi Sta.] of Tobu Isesaki Line
This is a long, narrow park along the Sumida river. High rise 13-stories residential buildings are lined up on the east side of the park. This entire area with the park, residential buildings and a specialized rehabilitation hospital is planned as a base for disaster prevention in the Koto Delta Region. The park is to be an open shelter in case of strong earthquakes or big fires.

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Oasis of rich nature and green
Higashimurayama Chuo Park
Location Fujimicho, Higashimurayama city
Place of contact Higashimurayama Chuo Park Service Center
Tel: 042-392-7322
Transport 5 minutes walk from [Yasaka Sta.] of Seibu Tamako Line,3 minutes walk from [Godo-shukushamae Bus Stop] on Seibu Bus for [Kumegawa] departing from [Tachikawa Sta.] of JR Chuo Line
This park aims at conservation and reconstruction of the green area and natural beauty of Musashino. In the east and west end in the park, there are forests and copses and in the center there are big grass square together with gate-ball grounds and a ripple. It is located near Sayama-Sakai Green Road and an ideal place for cycling and walking.

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Tree groves, wild grasses, and other living nature of Sayama
Higashiyamato Park
Location Kohan 3-chome, Takagi 1-chome, Sayama 3-chome, Higashi-Yamato City
Place of contact Sayama Park Administration Office
Tel: 042-393-0154
Address: Tamako-cho 3-17-19, Higashi-Murayama-shi (Zip: 189-0026)
Transport 15-minute walk from Musashi-Yamato (Seibu-Tamako line).
5-minute walk from Shiogama-Jinja bus stop on Seibu Bus (Tachikawa, JR line to Higashi-Murayama, Seibu line).
Higashiyamato Park was developed as Tokyo's first hill area park in 1979. Along with nearby Sayama Park, it is within the Sayama Natural Park area. Utilizing the nature of Sayama, the park features a rolling landscape and is covered with groves of mainly Konara oak and Japanese red pine trees. For that reason, it is quiet and feels far from the city, even though a residential area is nearby.
The park is great for picnics. It rivals neighboring Sayama Park and Tama Lake for that popular activity.

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Sports park with acorns
Higashiyamato Minami Park
Location Sakuragaoka, Higashiyamato City
Place of contact Higashiyamato Minami Park Service Center
Tel: 042-562-1498
Transport 5 minutes walk from [Tamagawa-jyosui Sta.] of Seibu Haijima Line and Tama Monorail Line,5 minutes walk from [Minamimachi Bus Stop] on Seibu Bus for [Minamimachi] departing from [Tachikawa Sta.] of JR Chuo Line
This park is for sports lovers opened in 1986. A part of it was the former U.S. Force’s Yamato Base. In addition to a baseball ground and multi purpose sports ground, there is a public swimming pool and a gymnasium. This park is now a center for sports in northern Tama.

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Sports park full of nature
Hikarigaoka Park
Location Hikarigaoka, Nerima Ward
Place of contact Hikarigaoka Park Service Center
Tel: 3977-7638
Transport 5 minutes walk from [Hikarigaoka Sta.] of Toei Subway Oedo Line,15 minutes walk from [Narimasu Sta.] of Tobu Tojyo Line and Tokyo-metro Yurakucho Line,
Parking facilities available
mapDuring the war, this area was a Japanese military airfield. After the war, U.S Force took over the place and used it as the Grant Heights. It was returned to Japanese administration in 1973 and one third of the whole area was allocated to this park.It is a very wide park with such facilities as a large lawn square, baseball grounds, tennis courts, a bird sanctuary and camping area. From 1981, construction of a new Hikarigaoka town started in the area next to the park, and many tall residential buildings, offices and schools has been built. Now it is one of the largest and tallest residential area in Tokyo.
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Park with green shade in summer, sunny spots in winter
Hirayama Joshi Park
Location Horinouchi, Hachioji city
Place of contact Sakuragaoka Park Service Center
Tel: 042-375-1240
Transport 20 minutes from [Hirayama jyosi-koen Sta.] of Keio Line
A great samurai, Norishige Hirayama, lived in this area in old days and that is where the name Hirayama Jyoshi came from. It is a sunny place southeast of a hill-ridge with forests and copses and ideal for a walk in early spring or in late autumn. There is a difference of altitude of 30 meters and at the bottom of the slope you will find a small pond.

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Family sports park surrounded by greenery
Fuchuunomori Park
Location Sengencho, Fuchu City
Place of contact Fuchuunomori Park Service Center
Tel: 042-364-8021
Transport 10 minutes walk from [Higasi-fuchu Sta.] of Keio Line, Parking facilities available
mapAs a family sports square with forests, hills and water, surrounded by green nature of Musashino, there are many sports facilities for baseball, tennis, soccer, jogging and gate-ball. Besides, playing facilities for children including stream for water play are well equipped. They also have a nice authentic Japanese garden where you can enjoy cherry blossoms in spring and red leaves in autumn.
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Broad water, sky, and grass
Mizumoto Park
Location Mizumoto-Koen, Higashi-Kanamachi 5/8-chome, Katsushika Ward; Misato City, Saitama Prefecture
Place of contact Mizumoto Park Administration Office
Tel: 03-3607-8321
Address: Mizumoto-Koen 3-2, Katsushika-ku (Zip: 125-0034)
Transport 7-minute walk from Mizumoto-Koen bus stop on Keisei Bus for Togasaki-Soshajo or Nishi-Mizumoto 3-chome from Kanamachi (JR line). Toll parking facilities available (24 hours).
mapBuilt along the Koaidame flood control basin, Mizumoto Park is the only park in Tokyo with riverside town scenery. This area was designated the Metropolitan Edogawa Suigo Park until 1975. Large and small canals drawn from the Koaidame flood control basin run through the park, creating riverside town scenery. Poplars, metasequoias, alders and other trees that grow well near water bodies have been planted in the park. Many aquatic plants such as Japanese irises, water lilies, and cow lilies can also be seen.
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Oasis with historical green and water
Musashi-kokubunji Park
Location Izumicho, Kokubunji City
Place of contact Musashi-kokubunji Park Service Center
Tel: 042-323-8123
Transport 7 minutes walk from [Nishi-kokubunji Sta.] of JR Chuo Line and JR Musashino Line,10 minutes walk from [Kokubunji Sta.] of JR Chuo Line, Seibu Tamako Line and Seibu Kokubunji Line, Parking facilities available
This park is a new one opened to the public in 2002. This area is a part of designated zone of buried cultural property, and a lot of ancient clay pots and arrowheads has been found around there. In the northern part of it, there is a large round-shaped grass of which diameter is 160M. This grass square is expected to be an evacuate shelter in case of large disasters. In the south, there are copses and forests full of wild birds. Adjacent to the park, there is a ruin of "Musashi-kokubunji", a very old temple, which is designated as a national historic site.

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One can learn how to grow seedlings
Musashino Park
Location Maeharacho, Koganei City
Place of contact Musashino Park Service Center
Tel: 042-361-6861
Transport In front of [Tamacho Bus Stop] on Keio Bus for [Tamareien] or [Tamacho] departing from [Musashi-koganei Sta.] of JR Chuo Line,In front of [Musashinokoen Bus Stop] on Keio Bus for [Chofu Sta.] departing from [Musashi-koganei Sta.] of JR Chuo Line, Parking facilities available
This is a park full of natural landscape with grass fields and forests along the Nogawa River. There is a nursery garden supplying trees to parks and streets in Tokyo Metropolitan area, which provides you with joy of learning how seedlings grow while you stroll. This park is a part of vast green land over Musashino hills in combination with Sengenyama park, Tama cemetery and Nogawa park.

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Relaxing on the grass
Musashino Chuo Park
Location Hachimancho, Musashino City
Place of contact Musashino Chuo Park Service Center
Tel: 0422-54-1884
Transport 1 minute walk from [Hachimancho Bus Stop] on a bus for [Seibu Yanagisawa Sta.] departing from [Mitaka Sta.] or [Kichijyoji Sta.] of JR Chuo Line
Originally this area had been a plant site of an aircraft manufacturer. After the war, it was used as a residential place for U.S soldiers. In response to strong desire and request of Japanese residents around there, it was transformed to a park and opened to the public in 1989. The large grass is centered in the park together with sports squares.

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Grass park commanding Chofu Airport
Musashinonomori Park
Location Asahimachi, Fuchu City
Place of contact Nogawa Park Service Center
Tel: 0422-31-6457
Transport 5 minutes walk from [Tama Sta.] of Seibu Tamagawa Line, Parking facilities available
This area was originally developed as a Tokyo-Chofu Airport in 1941. After the war, it had been under control of U.S Air Force and was returned to Japan in 1974. Large grass square, a big pond and a hill are features of this park. You can enjoy nice view looking over the Chofu Airport from the top of the hill.

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Events space in a sports zone
Meiji Park
Location Kasumigaoka-machi, Shinjuku Ward; Sendagaya 1-chome, Shibuya Ward
Place of contact Yoyogi Park Administration Office
Tel: 03-3469-6081
Address: Yoyogi-Kamizono-cho 2-1, Shibuya-ku (Zip: 151-0052)
Transport 3-minute walk from Sendagaya (JR line).
2-minute walk from Kokuritsu-Kyogijo (Oedo line).
This park is surrounded by some of Tokyo's major sports facilities such as the National Stadium and Jingu Ballpark as well as the Meiji-Jingu forest. The National Stadium was constructed to be the main stadium for the Tokyo Olympics held in 1964.

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Island of green sitting on the sea
Yumenoshima Park
Location Yumenoshima, Koto Ward
Place of contact Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome Park Administration Office
Tel: 03-3522-0281
Address: Yumenoshima 3-2, Koto-ku (Zip: 136-0081)
Transport 7-minute walk from Shin-Kiba (JR Keiyo line, Yurakucho line, Rinkai line).
Yumenoshima on Toei bus for Shin-Kiba or Wakasu-Kaihin-Koen from Toyo-cho (Tozai line).
This park was constructed on reclaimed land surrounded by canals and waterways. Yumenoshima, island of dreams, was born as a landfill in 1974, and for a long time it could not shake its image as a place where trash is buried. But today, you would never image a mountain of trash at Yumenoshima Park. It is a true island of dreams; a multipurpose park with a tropical greenhouse dome, athletic field, and display of the Daigo Fukuryu Maru. With the colosseum at the center, the park has about 120 cherry trees where one can enjoy the blossoms of spring at ease and a variety of wild grasses year-round. As the park was once a landfill, many naturalized plants can be seen.

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Park memorial to earthquake and war disasters
Yokoamicho Park
Location Yokoami 2-chome, Sumida Ward
Place of contact Yokoamicho Park Administration Office
Tel: 03-3622-1208
Address: Yokoami 2-3-25, Sumida-ku (Zip: 130-0015)
Transport 10-minute walk from Ryogoku (JR Sobu line). 10-minute walk from Kuramae (Asakusa line). 7-minute walk from Ryogoku (Oedo line).
This park houses the Tokyo Metropolitan Memorial Hall and Tokyo Metropolitan Great Kanto Earthquake Memorial Museum. Both of those tell of the history of this park.
Tokyo City purchased the site of a military clothing depot in 1922 after its functions were moved to a different location and proceeded with development of a park. The Great Kanto Earthquake struck on September 1 of the following year during that development. When nearby residents evacuated to this site, fire spread through the possessions they brought with them, resulting in many being burned to death.
In memory of those who lost their lives and to commemorate the great work to reconstruct Tokyo, the city built the Tokyo Metropolitan Memorial Hall and Tokyo Metropolitan Great Kanto Earthquake Memorial Museum.

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Forest park where the sky is broadest in Tokyo
Yoyogi Park
Location Yoyogi-Kamizono-cho, Jinnan 2-chome, Shibuya Ward
Place of contact Yoyogi Park Administration Office
Tel: 03-3469-6081
Address: Yoyogi-Kamizono-cho 2-1, Shibuya-ku (Zip: 151-0052)
Transport 3-minute walk from Harajuku (JR line) or Yoyogi-Koen (Chiyoda line).
6-minute walk from Yoyogi-Hachiman (Odakyu line). Toll parking facilities available (24 hours).
mapYoyogi Park is the fourth largest urban park in Tokyo. It is separated by a road into two sections: the forest park A section and the contrasting B section with stadium, outdoor stage, and other facilities.
The site was once a military parade ground. After the war, it was used as the Washington Heights U.S. army barracks and the Olympic village for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics before being opened as a park. Trees that were still young when the park was opened have grown today to form a dense green forest along with those of Meiji Jingu Shrine.
Water scenery facilities composed of three large and small fountains 15 to 30 meters tall and a water circuit were completed in May 1990. Thus, the park was reborn, further blessed with water and greenery.
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Sunny park overlooking Takao and Jinba mountains
Ryonan Park
Location Nagafusacho, Hachioji City
Place of contact Ryonan Park Service Center
Tel: 0426-61-0042
Transport 20 minutes walk from [Takao Sta.] of JR Chuo Line,5 minutes walk from [Goryomae Bus Stop] on Keio Bus for [Keio Hachioji] departing from [Takao Sta.] of JR Chuo Line
This park is situated along the Minami-Asakawa River. It was the cycle racing ground of the Tokyo Olympics, and opened to the public as a park just after the Olympics. It is divided into two zones, the open space with baseball grounds and children’s park on the other side of the river.

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Deep forest left in central Tokyo
Rinshi No Mori Park
Location Shimomeguro, Meguro Ward
Place of contact Rinshi No Mori Park Service Center
Tel: 3792-3800
Transport 10 minutes walk from [Musashi Koyama Sta.] of Tokyu Meguro Line,1 minute walk from [Rinshinomori Iriguchi Bus Stop] on Tokyu Bus for [Gotanda Sta.] departing from [Shibuya Sta.] of JR Yamanote Line
Started as the Meguro Experimental Nursery in 1900, the name was subsequently changed to the Forestry Research Station and being used until 1978. This Station was moved to Tsukuba Research City and the parkland was opened to the public as Rinshi No Mori Park in 1989 after some overhauls. This park has many giant trees of over 100 years old which are supplying comfortable shadows for visitors in hot summer.

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House and garden of a great writer who loved Musashino
Roka Koshun-en Park
Location Kasuya, Setagaya Ward
Place of contact Roka Koshun-en Park Service Center
Tel: 3302-5016
Transport 15 minutes walk from [Roka Koen Sta.] or [Hachimannyama Sta.] of Keio Line, Parking facilities available
This parkland used to be a house and garden of Roka Tokutomi, one of the most popular authors in the Meiji and Taisho eras. He and his wife, Aiko, spent the latter half of their lives here. He called his garden "Koshun-en" and lived there for 20 years until his death in 1927. Other than an old house,there are Roka Memorial Hall, his grave and some other facilities.

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Creating a forest of water
Rokusen Park
Location Chuo-cho 3-chome, Higashi-Kurume City
Place of contact Koganei Park Administration Office
Tel: 042-385-5611
Address: Sekino-cho 1-13-1, Koganei-shi (Zip: 184-0001)
Transport 15-minute walk from Chuo-Kominkan-mae bus stop on Seibu Bus for Musashi-Koganei (via Nishi-Danchi) from Higashi-Kurume (Seibu-Ikebukuro line).
Located at the center of Higashikurume City, this park bas been planned as a base of greenery in the northern Tama region. It is a new park, just opened in April 2006.
Good agricultural land is still left in the plan area, providing precious open space in an urban environment. That space will continue to be preserved as a park. And park development will be ongoing from a long-term perspective so it will help restore the original Musashino scenery and serve as a evacuation center in times of disaster.

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Wadabori Lake maintaining tranquility surrounded by greenery
Wadabori Park
Location Omiya, Suginami Ward
Place of contact Zenpukujigawa Green Park Service Center
Tel: 3313-4247
Transport 15 minutes walk from [Nishieifuku Sta.] of Keio Inokashira Line,
Parking facilities available
This park is located along the Zenpukuji River and there are 12 bridges in the park.The river flooded quite often in the past and considerable work on the river embankment was carried out from 1955, which made an artificial Wadabori Lake.King fishers have their habitats in this area which is very rare in a city life.

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Flower-lined walking paths for fun learning
Jindai Botanical Gardens
Location Jindaiji-moto-machi 2/5-chome, Jindaiji-kita-machi 1/2-chome, Jindaiji-minami-machi 4-chome, Chofu City
Place of contact Jindai Botanical Gardens Administration Office
Tel: 042-483-2300
Address: Jindaiji-moto-machi 5-31-10, Chofu-shi (Zip: 182-0017)
Transport Jindai-Shokubutsukoen-mae bus stop on Keio Bus for Jindaiji from Tsutsujigaoka (Keio line).
Jindai-shokubutsu-koen-mae bus stop on Odakyu Bus for Kichijoji or Mitaka from Chofu (Keio line).
Jindai-shokubutsu-koen-mae bus stop on Keio Bus for Jindaiji from Chofu (Keio line).
Jindai-shokubutsu-koen-mae bus stop on Odakyu bus for Chofu or Jindaiji from Mitaka or Kichijoji (JR line).
Toll parking facilities available.
The gardens reminiscent of the Musashino region of old provide a place to enjoy the beauty of trees, grasses and flowers in all seasons. Once a nursery to raise the trees that line Tokyo streets, this area was opened as the Jindai Green Zone after the war. It became Jindai Botanical Gardens in 1961, opening as Tokyo's only botanical garden.
Today about 100,000 trees and brushes of 4,500 species are planted in the gardens. The gardens are divided into 30 blocks by plant species, including the rose garden, azalea garden, plum garden, and bush clover gardens. That way, you can learn about the plants as you enjoy the scenery. The gardens play a role in raising citizens' interest in greenery by preserving varieties of Edo garden plants and holding events on plants and gardening. A large greenhouse was completed in 1984 to hold unusual tropical plants, allowing visitors to view colorful flowers even in the middle of winter.
The gardens celebrated their 40th anniversary in October 2001. To commemorate that, the Autumn Rose Festa was held with garden hours extended, the rose garden lit up at night, concerts held, a café terrace operated, and other attractions. Since then, the Spring Rose Festa has been held every May and the Autumn Rose Festa every October.
Jindai Festa is held at about the time the cherry trees blossom. Held for the first time in 2003, it is organized by a committee led by the local Chofu City Youth League and features a lit-up cherry tree garden at night, concerts, and other events.
Other projects and held to promote learning and knowledge of plants. Outside specialists hold lectures, and the garden staff holds hands-on workshops.
Volunteer guides who explain about the plants got their start in April 2002. Today, they number around 60 active members. For about ten days in a typical month and when events are held, they guide visitors to highlights of the gardens and give guided tours of the rose garden.


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