Showa Memorial Park (昭和記念公園, Shōwa Kinen Kōen) is a park in the city of Tachikawa, 30 minutes from central Tokyo by train. Spanning over 160 hectares, this huge park boasts a variety of natural spaces, seasonal flowers, water features, museums and sports facilities. The park was opened in 1983 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Emperor Showa's reign.
Showa Kinen is a tremendous park with many varieties of flowers, which blooms in different seasons. If you have a Suica ( Japanese rechargeable electric card money) card this gets a small reduction off the entrance fee, which is about Y2,400 for adults, children half price. Inside the park you can go cycling, boating or walk around the extensive grounds though there is also a water park where there are three water slides, a couple of pools, one of which is a small wave pool, and a slow-moving river pool.
It is an ideal place if you have children and looking for relatively inexpensive entertainment for the day. Showa Kinen Park is a large park and you have lots of options on how to spend your day.
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