A vast national park with beautiful flowers blooming throughout the year. You can also enjoy swimming pools in summer and illumination in winter.
The Showa Kinen Park, or the Showa Commemorative National Government Park, is 170 hectares (1.7 mil. sq. m.) in area and was built as part of a commemorate project for the Emperor Showa's Golden Jubilee. Many flowers bloom throughout the year. In spring, over 1,500, anmainly Somei Yoshino, cherry trees bloom, and the hills are covered with Shirley Poppies. In fall, there are 5.5 million blooming cosmos. In winter, camellias, Far East Amur adonis, and plum trees bloom. Whenever you visit, you are sure to enjoy a beautiful view. The swimming pools are also popular in summer. There are nine of them, including a 360-meter-long circular water-running pool and a large wave pool. Other available recreational areas include an athletic park, restaurants, and a BBQ garden, where everything you need can be rented or bought on the premises. Seasonal events are held, and you can enjoy the colorful illumination in winter. To get around the immense site, you can use a rental bike or the park train. It is a 2-minute walk from the JR Nishi-Tachikawa Station.