Go On a Virtual Tour of This Gorgeous Hanami Spot in Tokyo
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Showa Kinen Park
Showa Commemorative National Government Park, 3173 Midoricho, Tachikawa City, Tokyo
Open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (may vary per season) daily.
*Closed temporarily due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Park entrance fee: ¥450 for adults
It is a 2-minute walk from the park exit of Nishi Tachikawa Station.
The Showa Kinen Park is one of Tokyo’s popular hanami spots with spring flowers such as sakura, rape-flower, and tulips blooming gradually from around the beginning of March until the beginning of May every year. The park is 39 times the size of the Tokyo Dome stadium with several restaurants and must-see attractions like the Sakura no SonoEn (cherry blossom garden) with mainly Yoshino cherry trees.
Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the park is temporarily closed. But why don’t you go on a virtual tour instead? When it’s safe to go outside and enjoy the cherry blossoms in person, you’ll know where to go!
Sakura leads the bloom with other spring flowers in Showa Kinen Park.
Over 1,500 trees of 31 kinds of sakura together with other beautiful flowers bloom at different seasons and in various areas of the whole park. At the center of the park, the Minna no Harappa open field has part with Sakura no SonoEn and Kaboku En (flower garden) that houses the beautiful sakura trees.
The color combination of the sakura and spring flower blooms at the Fureai Bridge is outstanding!
At the Fureai Bridge, you can see the gradient pink color blooms from the Yoshino cherry blossom of light pink and Kanhi cherry blossom of bright pink. The yellow Forsythia flowers that highlight the sakura makes it an Insta-worthy shot. The bridge is a 5-minute walk from the Nishi Tachikawa Gate of the park.
Being at the center of Fureai and Sakura bridges offers a superb sight of beauty.
The park also has several gourmet restaurants for when people want to take a break.
Rakkan - Tachikawa Branch
Have a bowl of this exquisite ramen.
The Rakkan - Tachikawa branch offers their popular bowl of ramen, Kohaku (¥780), to those who were hungry after their hanami. Its flavorful soup is made with wooden barrel brewed soy sauce, bonito flakes, dried small sardines, kelp, with a final touch of olive oil.
Rakkan - Tachikawa Branch is open daily from 11 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. (or the soonest they finish the soup for the day).
Adam’s Awesome PIE
You must try their apple pie!
For dessert, you must pass by Adam’s Awesome PIE which is run by an apple produce store in Aomori. The cafe diner takes pride in their handmade pie and special salad bar among other menu items. But their Apple Pie (¥480) with the distinct sweet-sour apple flavor is definitely a must-try!
Adam’s Awesome PIE is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
The tulips at the Keiryu Hiroba.
When you visit the park, we recommend renting a bicycle for ¥530/adult for one whole day. Aside from the sakura, you can get to the Keiryu Hiroba that houses about 220,000 tulip bulbs that many people also enjoy viewing.
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Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Tokyo Walker™ (15 March 2020)