Hibiya Park is Japan's first modern, Western-style park with a large symbolic fountain. It provides an oasis for the business people who work in the Ginza or Kasumigaseki business districts.
Hibiya Park is Japan's first modern, Western-style public park built through urban planning. It is situated south of the Imperial Palace. It celebrated the 110th anniversary of its opening day in 2013. The large fountain is the most symbolic structure of the park. You can enjoy watching 24 different patterns of water movements every 28 minutes. It shoots up water as high as 12 meters, and it lights up at night. There are two outdoor music halls, one large and one small, as well as an auditorium, a plaza around the fountain, flower gardens, a library, tennis courts, and others. There are colorful flowers blooming in the gardens all year round, so you will enjoy the different sceneries according to the season. In autumn, the leaves of the ginkgo trees lined along an S-shaped promenade turn to a beautiful golden yellow. The park also serves as an oasis for business people, as it adjoins the Kasumigaseki, Ginza, and Shinbashi business districts. It also holds many events throughout the year, so the park is very popular. It is within a short walking distance from the Kasumigaseki Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line or the Chiyoda Line or from the Hibiya Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line.