July 07, 2016

Japan Day 4: Showa Kinen Park

As promised to my son, we will ride boat at Showa Kinen Park so after our trip to Takahata Fudoson Temple we went straight to the park. We went back to train station, ate a quick lunch and rode train to Tachikawa-Kita Station.

Read: Takahata Fudoson Temple

Directions: Ride train in Tama Monorail for Kamikitadai and get off at Tachikawa-Kita Station (260 yen adult and 130 yen child). Fifth station from Takahatafudo Station. It is still a long walk from the train station, your landmark is Isetan, Takashimaya and Akari Cafe. You can see a map near Akari Cafe and we just followed it. 

On our way to the park, my husband called me and he said he is on his way back to hotel, tapos na training niya. He doesn’t have the key so I said, sunod na lang siya sa min sa park and I gave him the directions.



It took him almost two hours just to get to Akira Cafe, sobrang inip na yung anak ko because he really wanted to ride the boat. He was suggesting na sa park na namin i-meet daddy niya but I said no because the park is huge so mas mahirap magkita. 



From Akira Cafe, we walked to the park. We passed the Akebono Entrance where Green Cultural Zone is located. Green Cultural Zone is a free area so if you don’t want to spend money, you can just stay in this zone for free and it is open as early as 8:30AM. 



We proceeded to Tachikawa Gate, we bought ice cream at Tachikawa Gate Shop at 300 yen. My husband bought tickets at the ticket vending machine and when we entered the park, they gave us a guide map (English version). 



We only have 2 hours and the park is really huge. For two hours, I think we only explored 1/3 of the park. You can rent a bike or ride train so you won’t get tired easily. I wish I know how to ride a bike, hehehe! Sayang, we were not able to ride the train. 







I like the park, it is really a nice place to relax and unwind. The place is clean and well maintained. There are vending machines and restaurants if you want to eat and drink. 




Finally, we reached the Boat House. Again, we purchased the ticket at the ticket vending machine. The ride is good for 30 minutes only so you are responsible to go back to the dock. When you dock, the staff will check your ticket where return time was printed.




I was convincing my son to choose the rowing boat and not the pedal boat but he wanted the pedal boat. It’s been a long day for us and our feet were really tired and aching already. Kung pwede lang magreklamo ng paa ko. My husband was wearing leather shoes pa. Waah! In the name of love, sige push natin ang pagpepedal. 




Waterfowl Lake


This is the Waterfowl Lake, parang Burnham Park lang in Baguio City. There are more attractions inside the park but due to limited time we need to end our trip. If ever we will go back again in Japan, I will include this again in our itinerary. It is good place to bond with your friends and families. Pwedeng magpicnic. 





Next stop is IKEA.  

Park Opening Hours 

3/1-10/31(*1) 9:30 17:00 
11/1-2/end 9:30 16:30 

*The park is closed on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day (Dec.31,Jan.1) and the fourth Monday/the following day of February. 

NOTE: Opening and closing hours maybe altered due to public events.etc., so please confirm with the Park Administration Center. 
(*1)4/1~9/30 (Saturday·Sunday·Public Holiday) 9:30~18:00 

Park Entrance Fee 

                                     General    Groups 

Adult (over 15 years old)   410 yen      290 yen 
Child(6 to 14)                   80 yen       50 yen 
over 65                           210 yen     210 yen   

NOTE: Children under 6 years of age are free. 
A group is considered as 20 or more people over 6 years of age. 

Park Train 



Adult 310 yen 
Children 150 yen ( 4yeas old to JH) 
All day passes are available for children ages 4 and higher at 510 yen. 

Bicycle and Unicycle Rental Fees (3 hours) 
Adult 410 yen 
Children 260 yen (under JH) 

Showa Kinen Park 
3173, Midori-cho, 
Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo 
Tel. 042 524 1516

31 comments:

  1. Ganda ng park nila! Winner pang photo ops! Haha

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    1. True, how much more pag autumn season, ang saya magpicture. :) Sayang lang hindi kami nakaabot sa flower festival.

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  2. Such a beautifully maintained park! I really miss visiting places like these. Love your photos sis!

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    1. Thanks! How I wish maraming parks sa Pinas.

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  3. Ahh it looks so nice!! Great photos ;)

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  4. And yes, ganda magpicture picture sa park nila! Ang linis!

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  5. Wow, this park is HUUUUUGE! Ang sarap siguro ng hangin dyan super fresh!

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    1. Yes, nakakaantok nga ang hangin. Lol

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  6. Love the park.. Pwedeng mag-emo para sa music video. LOL

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  7. Ang linis ng Japan, grabe! But nakakalito kasi nga characters. I wonder, hidni naman kayo nahirapan given na may language barrier?

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    1. Sign language is the answer. hehehe!

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  8. Awww it looks so pretty! And yeah, it kinda gives the same vibes as Burnham Park, cute!

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  9. Breathtaking!!! Bookmarking this, because Japan is on my list!

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  10. I love your photos! I wish we had parks like these in Metro Manila din where we can go boat riding. :)

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    1. I think we have boat ride in La Mesa Ecopark and Manila Zoo, though I haven't tried yet.

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  11. Awesome trip! The park and the lake looked so clean and peaceful. I wish to see Japan someday :-)

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  12. wow, grabe, Japan is super duper clean! sana makapunta din kami in the future.

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  13. I remember my Auntie telling me how clean the streets and park in Japan. Looking at your photos, it proves that Japan still manage to have clean surroundings. How I wish our Parks here could be like their parks.

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  14. I dream of one day visiting Japan too. Talaga bang parang laging konti ang tao dyan hihih. Ang ganda ng lugar nila parang walang kakalat kalat

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    1. Marami rin, kaso super laki ng park kaya hindi crowded tingnan. Wala nga kalat! :)

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  15. My Little Kulit always looking for a park, he wants to have a picnic, Sana may ganyan din dito sa Manila. Wow sis nakaya mo mag pedal boat sa dami mong lakad

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    1. Sayang bayad kaya need magpedal. lol Kainggit nga ng park nila.

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  16. That's such a beautiful park! So serene. Parang ang sarap din mag muni-muni dyan. Haha!

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    1. True, kung hindi lang pasara na, nagmuni-muni pa kami. hehehe!

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  17. my last post is also about japan! hahaha I LOVE japan sooo much!

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    1. Yes, love ko na rin Japan after my first visit. hehehe!

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  18. What a lovely place to relax or stroll around! Now I really want to go to Japan!

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  19. Sana we have like that here :)) I wanted to go to Japan, but we're still delaying since my kids are both below 5 pa. Mahirap isama and mag-ikot. Will bookmark this for future reference :)

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