Inokashira Park

Attraction 4 Chome-26-13 Inokashira, Mitaka-shi, Tōkyō-to 181-0001, Japan Published on: 26-02-2016

2 hours
09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
09:45 AM
11:45 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
Family
Landmark
Outdoor
Park
Theme Park
Kids
People watching
4.00 USD

Inokashira Park is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Inokashira Park straddles Musashino and Mitaka in western Tokyo. Inokashira Pond and the Kanda River water source, established during the Edo period, are the primary sources of the Kanda River.

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Why Inokashira Park is special ?

Inokashira Park straddles Musashino and Mitaka in western Tokyo, Japan. Inokashira Pond and the Kanda River water source, established during the Edo period, are the primary sources of the Kanda River.


Inokashira Park, located in the lively Kichijoji neighborhood, is one of Tokyo's oldest parks. The southeast side features a forested area and sports complexes and is home to the Ghibli Museum. On the northeast side is a pond with rowboats and paddle boats, a handful of little cafes and restaurants, a small children's zoo, and a temple. The zoo is home to squirrels, monkeys and a single elephant, and the pond itself hosts turtles, enormous carp and an impressive array of waterfowl.


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What to explore at Inokashira Park?

You can ride the Swan boats on the lake. It is a chance to admire the fascinating sightseeing of the park on the lake.

You can take your children to go to the Inokashira Park Zoo. There are many animals in the zoo where you can enjoy beautiful plumage of ducks, geese, swans, and cranes and so on.

Fortunately, you can watch some free shows. The artists at Inokashira Park are unique because most of them do ask for money (or either have a hat where you can donate or purchase one of their CDs).

Moreover, you can visit the Benzaiten shrine. It’s a beautiful, vivid red that looks especially breathtaking during the cherry blossom season. Aside from housing an apparently jealous or vengeful spirit, it is a great place to stop and relax for a bit.

The ducks are a lot cuter than the fish and, if you’re on the boats, a mob of them will follow you around the lake. You can try feeding them.

How to get to Inokashira Park?

By car: Approx. 20 min. from Chofu IC

By train:

- 5 minutes by foot from Kichijoji Station on the JR Chuo Line/Keio Inokashira Line

- 1 minute by foot from Inokashira-koen Station on the Keio Inokashira Line

By bus: Take the Odakyu Bus and get off at the Koen-iriguchi/Bunkaen-mae bus stop

Selling points

  • A relax and dating spot
  • Great for Sakura viewing
  • Nice place to walk and watch the people
  • Red Trim Temple and People Watching
  • Quiet and lovely
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Duration
9.0 days
Estimated
1,379.63 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
28 places

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4 Chome-26-13 Inokashira, Mitaka-shi, Tōkyō-to 181-0001, Japan

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Tips for you

  • If you go there early in the morning, around 6:30, you could join in the "RADIO TAISO" with the locals.
    Things to do
  • This is the great place to see the cherry blossoms.
    What to see
  • You should bring plenty of cash in case you want to buy something.
    What to bring
  • You should bring suntan, hat, sun glass to save your skin.
    What to bring
  • You should bring umbrella or raincoat, weather is unpredictable.
    What to bring
  • You should bring your camera to caught the fascinating view of this park.
    Photography
  • You are recommended to walk in the morning or evening hearing lots of birds singing or walk in the daytime with cool air under the shades of trees in Summer or enjoy sunshine in Winter.
    Experience
  • Just like other places, you should hold your rubbish on your hand to keep clean of this park.
    Environment
  • You should wear the comfortable shoes to move easily.
    What to wear
  • On weekends and holidays an Art Market is held and the paths are lined with vendors selling funky arts and crafts.
    Other
  • You should keep eyes on your children to avoid getting lost.
    Safety
  • Parking lot is available.
    Parking
  • There is Thai restaurant inside the park, you can try it.
    Eat

Reviews

FourSquare View more

The park is bigger than you think. Take time to walk around the lake and then beyond.

TripAdvisor View more

A nice place to visit over a weekend if you just want to chill and do a spot of people watching, especially in summer, where you have people engaging in leisure activites, like music, painting and jogging. Paddle crafts and row boats are available for hire and the park is large enough for an hour leisurely stroll. If you like, you can walk to the Ghibli Museum too; or visit Inokashira Zoo that's located within the park too. Proximity to Kichijoji station means lots of options for dining, if you don't want to dine at the few eateries located within the park.

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