Hikarigaoka Park

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This park traces its origins to a great green space project to celebrate the 2,600th year since the founding of Japan in 1940. However, the plan was changed with the outbreak of World War II, and the army’s Narimasu Airfield was build instead.

After the war, the site was administered by the U.S. military under the name “Grant Heights.” It was eventually returned in 1973, with about one third of the total area secured for use as a park. Development of the surrounding area began in 1981, becoming one of the largest residential complex areas in Tokyo with 15 schools including elementary, middle, and high schools; public housing; public offices; and 12,000 Metropolitan apartment units.

Opened: December 26, 1981
Area: 607,823.7 m2 (some areas are state-owned property provided under gratuitous loan
Trees: Tall trees: 16,300, shrubs: 60,200, Grass: 76,000 m2
Main plants: Ginkgo, camphor, Japanese zelkova, cherry (someiyoshino, yama-zakura), Chinese evergreen oak, buckeye, stone oak, lily magnolia, tulip tree, sasanqua, Japanese dandelion
Facilities: Baseball field, athletic field, tennis courts, archery range, monument (arch of light), water viewing facilities (fountain), day campground, barbeque area, gateball court, youth soccer field

Detailed information

Basic information

Address

3 Akatsuka-Shin-machi, Itabashi-ku/2, 4 Hikarigaoka/2 Asahi-cho

Nerima-ku

Access

By train:- 8 minutes by foot from Hikarigaoka Station on the Toei Oedo Line
- 15 minutes by foot from Narimasu Station on the Tobu Tojo Line or from Chikatetsu-narimasu Station on the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line/Fukutoshin Line

Parking

Available

For

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

Other services

Facility information

Toilet facilities available |

Universal design

  • Multi-purpose toilet

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