Tagged: park

Hakone – Gota Park

Gota Park is a stunning, Western Style Park close to Gora Station, which is definitely worth a visit during your stay in Hakone. Here you can find a rose garden, a huge fountain, a craft-house where you can try some pottery or glass blowing (costs of these activities range between...

Kamakura – Hokukuji Temple – Bamboo Garden

This impressive Bamboo Garden is part of the Hokokuji Temple, also called Take-dera, which means Bamboo Temple, in Kamakura. The Bamboo forest is very relaxing and absolutely stunning! There is a lovely tea house hidden in the garden, where you can drink traditional Matcha tea while enjoying the beautiful scenery....

Squirrel Park Machida

This cute, spacey Squirrel Park in Machida is the perfect place to spend your Sunday afternoon. There are lots of squirrels and they all have their own cute, little house inside the park. They can run around freely which is perfect for making photos and for feeding which is 100...

Tamagawadai Park

If you want to get a break from the Tokyo crowds and concrete, Tamagawadai Park (多摩川台公園) is a good place to spend your afternoon. Instead of walking to this park from the nearest station Tamagawa, I really recommend you to get out at Den-en-Chofu station. It takes about 15 minutes to...

Tachikawa – Showa Kinen Park

Showa Kinen Park (国営昭和記念公園) is a massive national park located in Tachikawa. In this park you can enjoy all kinds of different scenery all year round. There is a beautiful canal with a huge fountain, several ponds, traditional Japanese Gardens, tulips, poppies, Sakura during Spring and rich deep red colors...

Tennoji Temple and Cemetery in Yanaka, Tokyo

The Tennoji Temple (天王寺) in Yanaka, Tokyo is a beautiful Temple bordering Yanaka cemetery. The Temple was originally constructed in 1274. It has a large, impressive Buddha and a statue of Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy. During warm weather you’ll often see cats relaxing around the Temple and the cemetery....

Meguro – Institute for Nature Study

The Institute for Nature Study (自然教育園) in Meguro is a park where you can find many different species of trees, plants and flowers. This institute is to preserve the natural environment of Tokyo’s marshlands, parks and forests and is mainly used for education and research. You wouldn’t think you’re still...

Yokohama – Negishi Forest Park

The Negishi Forest Park (根岸森林公園) in Yokohama is a huge, beautiful park and with more than 350 Sakura Trees it’s one of Yokohama’s most popular cherry blossom spots. The park was built in 1867 and used to be a horse racetrack for over 80 years. After the Second World War...

Shinjuku Gyoen

Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑) is beautiful all year round, especially during the Sakura period. The park is one of Tokyo’s most popular Hanami (Sakura viewing) spots, but is large enough to reserve a nice spot for yourself to pick-nick under the Sakura trees. The park also has a beautiful greenhouse with...

Ibaraki-ken: Kairakuen Garden

Kairakuen Garden, located in Ibaraki-ken,  is one of the best places to see Plum Blossom during the begin of Spring. Besides plum blossom you can also visit a beautiful, traditional house which gives you a nice view of the surrounded nature. One side of the garden is filled with bamboo...