Arakawa Nature Park

A peaceful park in the heart of Tokyo

By Niek Ceylan    - 1 min read

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.

Getting there

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.

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Niek Ceylan

Niek Ceylan @niek.ceylan

Interested in countries and their cultures all over the world. There's little I do not like and I try to experience as much as possible, write or film about it and share it with others.