If you ever need to find some peace in metropolitan Tokyo, you could consider visiting Arakawa Nature Park (Mikawashima Park) in Arakawa ward.
This park contains a pond which can be viewed form several footbridges. No need to be bored, since the main tenant is a beautiful white swan, accompanied by a huge family of carp. The rest of the park varies with exciting paths and symmetrical architecture, and enough places to rest and enjoy your view.
This makes the park a place where citizens of Arakawa can come to relax or bring their kids on a Sunday afternoon. Since the park is kid-friendly, containing a playground, a vending machine and several toilets, there is enough to explore for young and old.
- Opening hours:
- April-October from 06:00 to 19:00,
- November-March from 07:00 to 17:00.
- No admission ticket required.
It's a short walk south-east from Machiya Station (Keisei Main Line), or take the tram to Arakawa-nichome, in front of the park entrance.
Was this article helpful?