The fantastic Takiyama Park is located in the center of the gently sloping Kasumi Hills that extend southeastward from the confluence of the Tama and Akigawa Rivers in Hachioji City.

The ruins of Takigawa Castle are located in the northern part of the park, and approximately 5,000 cherry trees are planted throughout the park, decorating the entire hillside.

The area around the ruins of Takiyama Castle, the residence of the Odawara Hojo clan that was active during the Warring States period, is maintained as a castle ruins park and is suitable for strolling.

The undulations are not too steep, so adults and children alike can easily enjoy a stroll. The number of cherry trees gradually increases as you walk along the Takiyama Park walking path from the east side toward the ruins of Takiyama Castle.

Once you enter the ruins of Takiyama Castle, you will be rewarded with a particularly spectacular view of a valley-like slope filled with a forest of cherry trees. The view overlooking the Tama River and the city of Haijima is also excellent.

There are also numerous parks along the Tama River and the Hachioji Takiyama Roadside Station in the vicinity, making it a great place for a drive and a stroll.

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

Park Name Takiyama Park
滝山公園
Park Address Takatsuki-cho, Hachioji City, Tokyo
Access (by train)
  • JR Itsukaichi Line Higashi-Akiru Station about 3.7 km
  • JR Itsukaichi Line Akikawa Station About 5.6 km *Bus (Nishi-Tokyo Bus) is available.
  • JR Chuo Main Line/Hachiko Line/Yokohama Line Hachioji Station about 5.9 km *Bus (Nishi-Tokyo Bus) is available.
  • Keio Line Hachioji Station: approx. 5.9 km *Bus (Nishi-Tokyo Bus) is available.
Access (by car)
  • Chuo Expressway Hachioji I.C. about 4.2 km
  • Akiruno I.C., Metropolitan Chuo Expressway, about 5.6 km
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Cherry blossoms in Takiyama Park (angle 01) Cherry blossoms in Takiyama Park (angle 02) Cherry blossoms in Takiyama Park (angle 03)
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Cherry blossoms in Takiyama Park (angle 04) Cherry blossoms in Takiyama Park (angle 05) Cherry blossoms in Takiyama Park (Angle 06)
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Cherry blossoms in Takiyama Park (Angle 07) Cherry blossoms in Takiyama Park (Angle 08) Cherry blossoms in Takiyama Park (Angle 09)
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Cherry blossoms in Takiyama Park (Angle 10) Cherry blossoms in Takiyama Park (Angle 11) Cherry blossoms in Takiyama Park (Angle 12)
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Cherry blossoms in Takiyama Park (Angle 13) Cherry blossoms in Takiyama Park (Angle 14) Cherry blossoms in Takiyama Park (Angle 15)
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Cherry blossoms in Takiyama Park (Angle 16) Cherry blossoms in Takiyama Park (Angle 17) Cherry blossoms in Takiyama Park (Angle 18)

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

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