Showa Kinen Park Map

To get here the fastest/cheapest way by train, enter your starting location into the

Train Finder

or download a free Japan Travel mobile app to your phone (I use Navitime Japan Travel)


🔎 Google map

Hours: 9:30 – 17:00

Open: Every day except the 4th Monday of every month and Dec 31 – Jan 1.

Admission: Adults: ¥410, Children (6-15) ¥80, Seniors (65+): ¥210

Detailed info in English about boat & bike rental, the frisbee golf course, and other activities is on the official website here.

• Take the Chuo Rapid Line from Shinjuku Station (OK to get on any train – even the express trains stop at Tachikawa, and they’re a lot faster than the regular Rapid’s 38 minutes!)

• The main entrance of the park is about a 10 minute walk from Tachikawa Station. The gingko trees and fountain are at this entrance.

• If you’d like to be closer to the playgrounds, picnic areas and the Japanese garden, get off the train at Tachikawa and wait on the same track until a train arrives that says “Ome” in the little window showing the destination. Get on that train and ride it one stop to Nishi-Tachikawa. (Note: you have to push a button next to the door to get the doors to open on this line!)

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