Showa Kinen Park in Tachikawa

Showa Kinen Park (aka Showa Memorial Park) is a large park (163ha) in Tachikawa City, Tokyo. Until the 4th of November, it is home to the Cosmos Flower Festival. It also offers many other interesting sights and activities.

Above, at the entrance, coming from Tachikawa Station.

Above, Green Culture Zone, with the Field of Dreams in the foreground and the Hanamidori Cultural Center in the background.

Above, piece in the exhibition of “Junk Art” by Umeo Tanaka at the Hanamidori Cultural Center.

Above, garden on top of the Hanamidori Cultural Center.

Above, Tachikawa Gate Plaza, leading to the part of the park requiring an admission fee (¥400).

Above, wood sculpture commemorating the 30th anniversary of the park.

Above, the Waterfowl Lake.

Above, the Open Field.

Above, yellow cosmos flowers.

Above, rice field in Komorebi Village.

Above, reconstruction of an old Japanese farm in Komorebi Village.

Above, pink cosmos flowers on Cosmos Hill.

Above, a cricket.

Above, Komorebi Pond.

Above, one of the trains linking the areas of interest in the park.

Above, view from Komorebi Hill.

Above, autumn foliage inside the Japanese Garden.

Above, tree in the Bonsai Garden (inside the Japanese Garden).

Above, slide in the Children’s Forest.

Above, stone dragon.

Above, Aztec-style pyramid in the Children’s Forest.

Above, view from the top of the pyramid.

Above, Dragonfly Marsh.

Above, flower in the Serpentine Area.

Above, pampas grass in the Serpentine Area.

Above, feeding the ducks and carps at the Waterfowl Lake.

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