Hikarigaoka Park It is the largest metropolitan comprehensive park in Nerima Ward, located where Nerima Ward and Itabashi Ward partly cross.

The park started as a large green space project in 1940 to commemorate the 2600th anniversary of the birth of Japan, and after being used as an airfield during the war and under the control of the U.S. military, it is now maintained as a park adjacent to the Hikarigaoka complex, one of the largest parks in Tokyo.

Hikarigaoka Park Nerima
Hikarigaoka Park Nerima

The vast site is filled with abundant nature, with a lawn park covering an area of about 6 hectares and a forest for relaxation around it, dotted with cherry trees and other large trees such as zelkova and Himalayan cedars.

Hikarigaoka Park Nerima
Hikarigaoka Park Nerima

In spring, visitors can enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms at Hikarigaoka Park, and in other seasons, they can relax and enjoy picnics, naps, and reading books in the shade of the trees, forgetting about the time.

Cherry Blossom at Hikarigaoka Park Nerima Tokyo
Cherry Blossom at Hikarigaoka Park Nerima Tokyo

In addition, there are a number of sports facilities and a large bird sanctuary for bird watching, offering a wide variety of enjoyable activities.

A king Fisher at Hikarigaoka Park Nerima
A king Fisher at Hikarigaoka Park Nerima

In the neighborhood, there is a shopping center “Hikarigaoka IMA” on the south side, where you can do some shopping. A short distance away was the wonderful Toshimaen theme park which has now closed and will be the Universal Studios Theme Park About Harry Potter.

Hikarigaoka Park Nerima
Hikarigaoka Park Nerima
Park Name Hikarigaoka Park
Park Address Hikarigaoka 2 and 4, Asahi-cho 2, Akatsukashinmachi 3, Itabashi-ku, Nerima-ku, Tokyo
Playground equipment Combination playground equipment, ladder athletic playground equipment, climbing rope, untei, railways
Facilities and equipment Baseball field, tennis court, tennis wall, basketball goal, barbecue area, gymnasium, gate ball field, archery range, water playground
Railways Combination playground equipment Zile Climbing
Untei Ladder Jogging track
Tennis wall hitting Tennis court Baseball field
Kyudo (Japanese archery) court Basketball court Gate ball field
Drinking water vending machines & rest area Rest area Kiosk
Nerima Ward Hikarigaoka Gymnasium Tables & Benches Campsite

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