Inokashira Park


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Inokashira Park, established in 1917, will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2017. Originally considered a park in the suburbs, Inokashira Park now serves as a precious green space for the adjacent residential area.

The third Tokugawa shogun, Iemitsu, is said to have given Inokashira Pond its name. The name is said to mean either “source of the water supply” or “well that supplies the most delicious water.” The Inokashira Pond was the source of the first water service for the city of Edo, the Kanda water supply. The water for this pond was used as drinking water until an improved water supply was completed in 1898.

The park is divided into four sections: Inokashira Pond and its surroundings, Gotenyama that contains a wooded area and the Shizen Bunka-en Gardens, recreation facilities in the wet portion of the park, and the No. 2 park to the southeast. The landscape is full of variety, with the lowlands of Inokashira Pond and the highlands of Gotenyama.

Opened: May 1, 1917
Area: 428,000 m2 (some areas are state-owned property provided under gratuitous loan)
Trees: Tall trees: 10,700, shrubs: 16,200 m2, grass: 18,600 m2
Main plants: Carpinus tschonoskii, acer palmatum, cherry (someiyoshino), sawara cypress, hinoki cypress, camellia
Facilities: Boat dock, athletic field, tennis courts, outdoor stage,a baseball field

Detailed information

Basic information


1 Gotenyama/1 Kichijoji-Minami-cho/3, 4, 5 Inokashira, Mitaka-shi/1 Shimorenjaku/4 Mure


Postal code:180-0005

Contact information

Name:Inokashira Park Administration Office

Telephone number:0422-47-6900

Fax number:0422-47-9371

Website: External link )


By car:Approx. 20 min. from Chofu IC

From Haneda Airport:**
From Shinjuku: JR Chuo Line Kichijoji Station
From Shibuya: Keio Inokashira Line Kichijoji Station/Inokashira-koen Station

By train:- 5 minutes by foot from Kichijoji Station on the JR Chuo Line/Keio Inokashira Line
- 1 minute by foot from Inokashira-koen Station on the Keio Inokashira Line

By bus:Take the Odakyu Bus and get off at the Koen-iriguchi/Bunkaen-mae bus stop




Children | Students | Groups | Couples | Families | Seniors |


Views of the Mt. Fuji |

Best time to visit/seasonal information

MarchLate - AprilEarly

Cultural Properties

Tokyo Designated Cultural Properties | Tokyo Designated Historical Ruins/Historical Sites/Places of Scenic Beauty |

Other services

Experience programs


Observation programs


Facility information

Toilet facilities available | Restaurant facilities |

Foreign language explanations/displays

English |

Universal design

  • Automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Medical services/first-aid
  • Facility that complies with the New Barrier-Free Act
  • Braille displays
  • Accessible parking for people with disabilities (in wheelchairs)
  • Automatic doors at entrance
  • Wheelchair ramp
  • Urinal with handrail
  • Western-style toilet with handrail
  • Japanese-style toilet with handrail
  • Moveable handrail
  • Multi-purpose toilet
  • Diaper changing area
  • Baby safety seat/baby chair
  • Ostomate facilities (with dedicated sink)
  • Wheelchair rental
  • Guest rooms for wheelchair users
  • Nursing-care service
  • Floor height difference in facility
  • Steep slope in facility

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