Inokashira Park was opened in 1917 as Japan's first suburban park.The park has four separate areas: the Inokashira Pond area, the Gotenyama hills with the Inokashira Park Zoo and a coppice, the Nishi-en west park with sports facilities including athletic and baseball fields and tennis courts, and the Daini-koen second park.
Inokashira Park is loved among locals for providing a luscious green space, with plenty of recreational facilities, a shrine, and a bucolic pond. Rental boats are available to ride on the pond. The park is home to about 500 blossoming cherry trees of Somei Yoshino, Yamazakura, and other varieties in spring, and the colorful foliage of Japanese maple, cherry, ginkgo, and zelkova trees in autumn. There is a coppice that retains vestiges of the Musashino forest of the past that attract many people all year round.
The Inokashira Pond was the source for the first water service, Kanda Josui, to Edo (present-day Tokyo), and its water is said to have been used for drinking water during the Edo period (1603－1868).
The Studio Ghibli museum is located in the park too. Reservations are required for entrance.
a 5-min walk from Kichijoji Sta. on Chuo Line or Keio-Inokahira Line
Purposecherry blossom viewing,autumn foliage,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Tokyo International Airport (about 25.4km) Google Transit