Showa Kinen Park is a surprisingly vast park, opened to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the reign of Emperor Hirohito. The park covers a total of 180 hectares and is dotted with open lawns, Japanese gardens, pond for water birds and recreational areas. In the center of the park is the "open field for everyone", a huge playing field where all kind of activities can be enjoyed. The "Children's Forest" has giant trampolines and hammocks for family fun. The Rainbow Pool water park draws crowds escaping the heat in summer.
The park is famous for its flowers, with stunning cherry blossoms in spring, sunflowers in summer, cosmos and ginkgo in fall. There is also the famous summer fireworks festival and Christmas lights in winter. There is always a beautiful sight to see whatever the season.
There are plenty of restaurants and cafés on the grounds as well as a barbecue area. The rental bikes and mini-train make getting around the park easy. The park is a perfect place to take it easy and unwind.
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