The Showa Memorial Park is a national park with a total area of 180 hectares, which opened in 1983 as part of the commemorative project for the 50th anniversary of the Emperor Showa’s reign in the area straddling Tachikawa City and Akishima City.

Under the theme of “Restoration of greenery and enhancement of humanity,” the park is still evolving toward completion every day with the goal of creating a park that combines public space and culture surrounded by greenery.

In the Cherry Blossom Garden, a plaza zone in the center of the park, as many as 200 cherry trees are gathered in a large field, creating a wonderful space with a sense of openness and surrounded by many cherry trees.

The entire park is home to 1,500 cherry trees, as well as flowers and plants of all four seasons, and many events, such as the Sakura Festival, are held here.

It is a great place for families and groups to spend a day or so for picnics and cherry blossom viewing.

In the neighborhood, there is Tamagawa Josui Ryokuchi Nikkobashi Park, Tama Zoo, and Fuchu Racecourse if you go a little further.

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

Park Name Showa Memorial Park
(Kokuei Shouwa Kinen Kouen)
昭和記念公園
Park Address 3173 Midori-cho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo
Access (by train)
  • JR Itsukaichi Line/Ome Line/Chuo Main Line/Nambu Line Tachikawa Station about 1.0 km
  • Tama Urban Monorail Tachikawa Kita station about 1.0 km
  • JR Ome Line Nishi-Tachikawa station about 0.9 km
Access (by car)
  • Chuo Expressway Kunitachi-Fuchu I.C. about 6.3 km
  • Chuo Expressway Hachioji I.C. about 8.4 km
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Cherry blossoms in Showa Kinen Park (angle 01) Cherry blossoms in Showa Kinen Park (angle 02) Cherry blossoms in Showa Kinen Park (Angle 03)
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Cherry blossoms in Showa Kinen Park (Angle 04) Cherry blossoms in Showa Kinen Park (Angle 05) Cherry blossoms in Showa Kinen Park (Angle 06)
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Cherry blossoms in Showa Kinen Park (Angle 07) Cherry blossoms in Showa Kinen Park (Angle 08) Cherry blossoms in Showa Kinen Park (Angle 09)
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Cherry blossoms in Showa Kinen Park (Angle 10) Cherry blossoms in Showa Kinen Park (Angle 11) Cherry blossoms in Showa Kinen Park (Angle 12)
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Cherry blossoms in Showa Kinen Park (Angle 13) Cherry blossoms in Showa Kinen Park (Angle 14) Cherry blossoms in Showa Kinen Park (Angle 15)
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Cherry blossoms in Showa Kinen Park (Angle 16) Cherry blossoms in Showa Kinen Park (Angle 17) Cherry blossoms in Showa Kinen Park (Angle 18)

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

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