5 Best Parks in Tokyo
Renting a guesthouse in Tokyo is a great way to enjoy the metropolis, shopping areas, and other aspects of city life. However, did you know that Tokyo has several beautiful parks you can enjoy?
Here are the 5 best parks in the area!
1. Ueno Park
Ueno Park is the perfect place to take in the cherry blossoms in the spring, and the hanami celebrations happen here too! You can tour the several museums in the area, visit the zoo, and photograph the trees, lotus beds, and marshland.
This park was established in 1873, and the land was originally owned by the temple of Kan’ei-Ji. It doesn’t cost anything to enter, so it is a great place to enjoy a picnic or afternoon stroll.
There is also a Buddhist temple and a Toshogu Shrine. In other words, there is no shortage of activities at Ueno Park!
2. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is one of the most well-known parks in Tokyo – and for good reason! It is made up of over 58 hectares of gardens, ponds, trees, and wide lawns. It’s also only a few minutes away from Shinjuku station, so you don’t have to travel very far.
The park is segmented into three unique styles. In the north, you can find an English landscape and French formal. The southern area of the park displays a traditional Japanese landscape. The Naito family of feudal lords originally owned this park, but it is now under the Ministry of the Environment’s jurisdiction.
There is a small entrance fee, and you can visit this park from Tuesday to Sunday between 9 am and 4 pm.
Next on our list of best parks in Tokyo is Meiji Jingu Gaien. This large park is accessible from Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Harajuku. If you stay in a furnished apartment in any of these areas, make sure you check out this park!
It is home to the Tokyo Yakult Swallows stadium, the local professional baseball team. Similarly, the park is famous for its avenue lined with Ginkgo trees. The venue attracts millions of visitors a year for this alone!
If you want to enjoy the Ginkgo Festival, make sure to visit in late November or early December.
4. Yoyogi Park
The largest park in Tokyo is Yoyogi Park. This is the perfect place to enjoy activities on the weekends since there are always flea markets, festivals, and other events going on. Whether you want to take a walk or eat some delicious food, you can’t go wrong.
It’s right next to Harajuku Station, and there is no charge to enter. Make sure to check out their website to learn about the events happening while you stay at our guesthouse!
5. Todoroki Valley
Todoroki Valley is also one of the best parks in Tokyo. It is nestled in the city of Setagaya and is only two minutes away from Todoroki Station.
The park consists of a green trail that follows a river that is 1 km long. Once you reach the end of it, you will find an amazing view of cherry trees and the Todoroki Fudo Temple!