Built as Japan's first suburban park. Has a variety of attractions for a fun stroll including Inokashira Pond, Gotenyama, sports facilities and a park.
The Inokashira 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. The park was planned and developed in the early Taisho period (1912－1926) as Japan's first suburban park. 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). Rental boats are available to ride on the pond. You can enjoy viewing five hundred cherry trees (Somei Yoshino and Yamazakura varieties) blossoming 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. It is a 5-minute walk from the Kichijoji Station on the JR Chuo Line or the Keio Inokashira Line and a one-minute walk from the Inokashira-koen Station on the Keio Inokashira Line.