Itabashi / Nerima,Tokyo
It is a park located on top of Mt. Asukayama. Famous for its cherry blossoms, the park has been enjoyed by people since the Edo period (1603–1868).
It is a park that has been favored as a good cherry blossom viewing spot by people since old times, and there are about 600 cherry trees of such varieties as Somei-Yoshino and satozakura. Many people from the vicinity visit this park for cherry blossom viewing in spring when cherry blossoms bloom. Not only are there cherry blossoms, but 15,000 azaleas (of about 10 species) and 1,300 hydrangeas along the railway have also been planted. Because it is located on top of Mt. Asukayama, Asuka Park Rail, a self-propelled, inclined monorail system, was introduced in 2009. The monorail car, which looks like a snail, is called Asukarugo, combining the name of Mt. Asukayama and a French word, ”escargot”. There is a piece of playing equipment of a big castle, with which children can play, and a fountain in the park. There are also three museums, Asukayama Museum, the Paper Museum, and Shibusawa Memorial Museum, so you can learn the history of Kita-ku (Kita Ward, Tokyo). It is located close to the Oji Station on the JR Keihin Tohoku Line or the Asukayama Station on the Toden Arakawa Line.