This is a facility of the Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, an independent administrative agency, which was established near Hatsuhakuri Kosenjo in Hachioji City as a testing and research institute for forests, forestry, and the timber industry.

The park has a cherry preservation forest with an area of approximately 8 ha to preserve the genes of cherry trees from all over Japan, including cultivated varieties that have been handed down since the Edo period and clones of valuable cherry trees designated as national natural monuments, with approximately 1,500 cherry trees from all over Japan.

The approximately 250 varieties of cherry trees planted here have a long blooming season and can be enjoyed even after the cherry blossoms in the city center have passed their prime. In addition to cherry blossoms, the area is rich in nature, with seasonal flowers and plants as well as creatures living in the forest, making it a valuable place for student groups and families to enjoy and study together.

Being a research facility, drinking alcohol and eating are prohibited. Nearby is Mt. Takao, a sacred mountain that can be easily climbed in Tokyo.

Image Credit: Tokyo Navi via archive

Park Name Tama Shinrinka Kaikan
Park Address 1833-81 Hatsuhakuri-cho, Hachioji City, Tokyo
Access (by train)
Access (by car)
  • Metropolitan Chuo Expressway, Mt. Takao I.C. approx. 3.7 km
  • Chuo Expressway Hachioji I.C. about 7.8 km

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