About Showa Kinen Park
National Showa Memorial Park is located on a vast site totaling 180 hectares between Tachikawa City and Akishima City in the Tama region of Tokyo. The national park was established to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Emperor Showa’s reign, and various recreational activities are held there under the theme of “restoring greenery and improving humanity.
In addition to its purpose as a recreational facility, Showa Kinen Park is also designed to serve as an evacuation site in the event of a large-scale earthquake or fire.
Adult (15 years old+) 410 yen
Children (elementary/junior high school students) 80 yen
Seniors (65+) 210 yen, proof of age required
11/1～end of February 9:30～16:30
4/1～9/30 for double holidays and public holidays 9:30～18:00
Closing time: December 31, January 1, the fourth Monday and Tuesday of February
How to get there
If you are going to Showa Kinen Park by train, the best access is from “Tachikawa Station” on the JR Chuo Line or “Nishi-Tachikawa Station” on the JR Ome Line. In particular, Nishi-Tachikawa Station on the JR Ome Line is the most convenient, as the station is directly connected to Showa Kinen Park by a single bridge.
If you want to go to the “Midori no Bunka Zone” where the Showa Emperor Memorial Hall is located, “Tachikawa Station” on the JR Chuo Line is recommended (but it is about a 10-minute walk from the station). In addition, there are many department stores and restaurants near Tachikawa Station, so Tachikawa Station is also convenient if you want to go shopping or have a bite to eat while playing in the park.
For example, you can take the JR Chuo Line via Tachikawa Station and walk slowly from the “Akebono-guchi” exit while enjoying the scenery on your way to the park, and then return to Nishi-Tachikawa Station on your way back after a long and tiring day of playing in Showa Kinen Park.
What are the transportation options in Showa Memorial Park besides walking?
Train rides are available.
Single ticket: Adult (15+) 310 yen, Child (4+) 150 yen
All-day ticket: 4 years old and above 510 yen
The train is not waved on, there is a specific station, please see the map section below for the station location.
You can also rent bicycles to ride.
Adult (15+) 3 hours 410 yen, then 70 yen every 30 minutes, 1 day 520 yen
Children (elementary and middle school students) 3 hours 260 yen, then 30 yen every 30 minutes, 310 yen for one day
Rental locations: Tachikawaguchi, Nishitachikawaguchi, and Sagawa-guchi bicycle rental offices
Note: No walking on the bicycle path; only two-wheeled and single-wheeled bicycles are available, not those with auxiliary wheels
Boating is also available.
Hand-rowed boats: 3 persons 700 yen for 60 minutes, 300 yen for every 30 minutes after 5 minutes beyond the limit
Pedal boats: 2 persons 700 yen for 30 minutes, 700 yen for every 30 minutes after 5 minutes beyond the limit
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