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Inokashira Park 井の頭恩賜公園 Parks & Nature / Kichijoji

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Inokashira Park, located in the lively Kichijoji neighborhood, is one of Tokyo's oldest parks. The southeast side features a forested area and sports complexes and is home to the Ghibli Museum. On the northeast side is a pond with rowboats and paddleboats, a handful of little cafes and restaurants, a small children's zoo, and a temple. The zoo is home to squirrels, monkeys and a single elephent, and the pond itself hosts turtles, enormous carp and an impressive array of waterfowl.

On weekends and holidays an Art Market is held and the paths are lined with vendors selling funky arts and crafts. The many cherry blossoms in the park make it a popular sight for hanami in the spring.

A word of warning: the temple is dedicated to Benzaiten, a goddess of love who seems to have a jealous streak. It is said she places a curse on happy couples who dare to visit the park, and especially those who venture onto the pond in a boat are doomed to break up.

Categories Parks & Nature
Nearest Station Kichijoji, Inokashira Koen
Address 1-18-31 Gotenyama, Musashino-shi, Tokyo
Telephone 0422−47−6900
Home Page http://www.kensetsu.metro.tokyo.jp (In Japanese)

6 Reviews for Inokashira Park


richardvac
  • Inokashira Park
  • (2010-05-05)
  • Nice Place to enjoy! A word of warning: the temple is dedicated to Benzaiten, a goddess of love who seems to have a jealous streak. It is said she places a curse on happy couples who dare to visit the park, and especially those who venture onto the pond in a boat are doomed to break up.

Milne
  • Inokashira Park
  • (2010-01-19)
  • You can enjoy nice walking in this park. Big pond and trees. Beautiful cherry blossoms in spring, shining green leef in summer and so on. The little shirine at the side of the pond is Benzai-ten, beautiful goddess who takes care of money and art.

Gabriela
  • Inokashira Park
  • (2009-05-24)
  • I went to this park on a drizzling, Sunday afternoon. It was a wonderful break from the hustle and bustle of the city. This is a perfect place to just wander around with an ice cream cone and enjoy the sights. Go on the bridge to see the giant carp and get a lovely view of the lake and the temple. A definite must-see if you're in the area.

enigmatic
  • Inokashira Park
  • (2008-12-26)
  • Amazing park just a few minutes walk from the Park Exit of Kichijoji station. There is a zoo, paddleboats, and restaurants in the park. It's perfect for hanami, afternoon walks, a picnic, etc. There are usually performers and artists selling their wares on blankets around the center lake. And the shops and restaurants bordering the park are fantastic. Definite must-see.

hanabi
  • Inokashira Park
  • (2008-12-08)
  • Yes, definitely one of the best parks in Tokyo. Just a few minutes walk from Kichijoji Station if you get on an express train from Shibuya. Otherwise on the local trains it has its own station that bears its name. For a break there is a great for a quiet and peaceful walk. For a break there is a good Donatello's cafe with a tree filled view and cats all over the place! Make sure to explore all the... Read More

tanyah
  • Inokashira Park
  • (2008-11-13)
  • The park is beautiful during cherry blossom season...beautiful, but incredibly crowded. If you want to claim a spot under the sakura you will need to get there at around 9am. I can also recommend the Thai restaurant in the park. Great, inexpensive food in an open air setting.
Yuzawaya
  • Yuzawaya
  • Shopping-Others
  • ( Kichijoji )
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