Located in Itabashi Ward, Akatsuka Park is a metropolitan park that stretches east to west along Takashimadaira Danchi and Metropolitan Expressway Route 5.

The 70-meter wide hill, which is a cliff line of Musashino Plateau, stretches 2.3 km from east to west. The path surrounded by trees through the natural forest covering the hill is so scenic that it makes you forget that the expressway is right next to it.

Some areas have been designated as bird sanctuaries, where you can see kojak, titmice, chickadees, and pygmy woodpeckers, among others.

When the cherry blossoms have finished blooming, the white blossoms of the white-flowered nymphaea, which grows wild in the Daimon area, are like a world of its own, 20 meters deep and 200 meters long from east to west.

In the central area, there are sports facilities such as baseball fields, tennis courts, and track and field grounds. A historical walk at the Akatsuka Castle Ruins in the west district is also recommended.

In the surrounding area, the Arakawa riverbed to the north is a recommended place for a simple stroll for exercise.

Image Credit: Tokyo Navi via tokyo-park.net archive

Park Name Akatsuka Park
Park Address 3-1 Takashimadaira, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo
Playground equipment Wooden combination playground equipment, spring playground equipment
Facilities and equipment Tennis court, baseball field, track and field, basketball goal, barbecue area, water playground
Wooden combination playground equipment Spring Playground Equipment Spring playground equipment
Tennis court Athletic field Baseball field
Basketball goal Pleasant green plaza with trees Barbecue area
Water playground Tennis wall Guide map of the park

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