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Inokashira Onshi Park
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Ranked #1 of 65 things to do in Musashino
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Very nice park with a lake to meander. The cherry blossoms is gone a week early. The park is quiet and very clean. The Shinto temple is a fantastic addition to the otherwise green background.

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

I passed through this park on my way to the Ghibli museum, and have to say this park is one of the best in the world!! The park area is massive, with lots of greenery and a huge lake in the middle of it.

The whole place is full of sakura, and when in bloom that really makes for an incredible sight here! I was there just as the sakura were starting to fall, which meant a lot of the paths were covered in a thin layer of pink petals, which was really lovely to see. And as many of the sakura line the lake, a lot of the leaves also drop into the lake forming a pink petal wallpaper over the surface of the water, which again is a truly wonderful sight! This is now one of my favourite sakura spots in Japan! Even rivalling some of my top ones from Kyoto and Shiga!

Another plus is this park seems popular with people walking their shibas, and if you ask politely in Japanese they are often happy to stop to let you take a photo, and/or pet the shibas! :D

The park is really peaceful, but it is also only a few minutes walk from Kichijoji station and the shopping area around it. Though if you want a drink or snack then there are a couple of cafés in the park itself. There's also a zoo, but I'm not sure what that's like as I didn't go in.

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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I love how Japanese give flexibility to their people to utilize public spaces - the park has a lot of wonderful performances for both adults and kids, loads of senior citizens or young artisans selling their handicrafts and sharing things they are passionate about in the park, let alone the stunning scenery and tranquility of the park. I go to Tokyo once in a while and Tennoji park is a must-visit spot for me. I highly recommend this park. A lovely retreat in a busy city like Tokyo!

Thank Sherenku
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

After reaching Kichijoji by train you get out of the railway station and turn right. You can either get some skewers packed at the iconic Iseya Sohonten and enter the park via a side entrance or go down the street with shops and cafe and descend on to the park via a number of steps. We took the former route and saw a simple but nice shrine by the lake. You can then walk by the lake and you will see washrooms, shops selling food and drinks. There are good spots to sit and eat your skewers. We were there during the peak cherry blossom season and the park was packed with picnickers below the trees.The cherry blossoms on both sides of the lake are quite a sight specially from the bridge. You can also rent a paddle boat in the shape of the swan. But during spring and because of the cherry blossoms there is an never ending queue to rent a boat. You can take a round of the lake or walk ahead to the metro. Because of the cherry blossoms the park looked majestic around the lake. However at other times the park may not be worth a long train ride from Shinjuku .But do not complain as the entrance is free.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The most pleasant things in life are usually free. A walk done by the river in Inokashira Park with my family throws up the most beautiful part of my 2 weeks vacation in Japan.
You can see why the locals lay out their mats to 'chope' their choice location before the crowds come.
Besides the beautiful sakuras, you get to chance upon the odd Comoran and pelican gracing the river front and marshlands.

Thank Andrew K
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