Tagged: park

Hakone – Odawara Castle and Onshi Hakone Park

Hakone is surrounded by beautiful nature. These photos were made during my school trip to Odawara Castle and Onshi Hakone Park. Unfortunately it was raining, otherwise we could have seen mount Fuji. Odawara Castle is a beautiful castle with a long history to it. Entry fee is 400 yen. The...

Hibiya Park – Obon Matsuri

This Obon Matsuri in Hibiya Park is one of my favorite summer festivals in Tokyo! Not too crowded, plenty of space to relax on the grass, great atmosphere, dancing and live performances of Taiko drumming, Enka and more. Of course there is also lots of food. During this festival everyone...

Ueno Park

Ueno Park (上野公園) is located close to Ueno Station and is a huge, public park. You’ll never get bored of this park as it’s filled with museums, temples, a zoo and more. Ueno Park is great to visit all year round. You can rent Swan Boats, enjoy nature and on...

Todoroki Valley

Todoroki Valley (等々力渓谷) is the only valley in the Tokyo area and is located in the Setagaya city ward. Most of the nature in Tokyo is artificial, but Todoroki Valley is the real deal which has been preserved throughout Tokyo’s history. The valley runs a length of 1 kilometer and offers...

Gotanda – Ikedayama Park

Ikedayama Park in Gotanda is a bit difficult to find, but this park is absolutely gorgeous. Not crowded, beautiful plants, flowers, a large pond filled with carp and a traditional water well. Entry is free and there is a toilet available in the park. If you have a stop over...

Hamarikyu Garden

Hamarikyu is a beautiful, huge garden which is especially great to visit during the Plum Blossom period (end of February) and late Autumn (November). There is a tea-house to enjoy some traditional Japanese sweets and green tea and there is also a (free) English Audio Guide available, which provides explanations...

Himonya Park and Petting Zoo

A small but beautiful park with lots of things to do. During summer you can rent a rowboat and there is also a free petting zoo! Guinea pigs and rabbits have plenty of space and you’re allowed to pet them (do not pick them up though). The owners dogs are...

Rikugien Garden

Rikugien Garden (六義園) is one of the more beautiful parks in Tokyo. It’s a quiet place with a lake and a teahouse called ‘Fukiage Chaya’, where you can enjoy refreshments for 500 yen. As usual visiting in the Autumn is great because pretty much everything will be crimson red. Great...

Senzoku Ike Park

Senzoku Ike (洗足池) Park is located in Ota-ku and is a nice place to spend your Sunday afternoon relaxing after a busy week. Senzoku Ike Park is great to visit all year round and especially during traditional festivals and the Sakura / Cherry Blossom period. During these events you can...