Home to the ancient Musashi Province, modern Fuchu City is filled with history, space and art. The city's ancient Okunitama Shrine is one of Tokyo's major shrine complexes, its famous Fuchu no Mori Park has something for everybody, the open-air Kyodo no Mori Museum is more than just historical buildings while the Fuchu Art Museum has its eyes firmly set on the modern world.
One of Tokyo's five major shrines, Okunitama Shrine is replete with history and is said to have been founded almost two thousand years ago. Home to the famous Darkness Festival in spring and the Chestnut Festival in autumn, the shrine features some fantastic architecture and, yes, even a sumo ring.
Five minutes from Fuchu Station on the Keio Line or Fuchuhommachi Station on the JR Nambu or Musashino Lines.
Fuchu no Mori Park
A park featuring water zones, a planetarium, museums, galleries and sports zones, Fuchu no Mori Park pretty much has something for everyone. Its Japanese gardens, varied woodland settings and BBQ & picnic areas make the park a perfect place to spend the day relaxing and enjoying Tokyo's natural spaces.
Ten minutes from Higashi-fuchu Station on the Keio Line.
Fuchu Kyodo no Mori Museum
Dedicated to the history and culture of the area, Fuchu Kyodo no Mori Museum is an open-air museum featuring numerous examles of historical architecture. Also home to a wonderful garden, the museum's plum orchard is home to over one thousand plum trees. It's plum festival in spring is very popular.
Twenty minutes from Fuchuhommachi Station on the JR Nambu or Musashino Lines.
Fuchu Art Museum
Focusing strongly on modern Japanese paintings from the beginning of the 20th century, the permanent collection of Fuchu Art Museum features scores of works by contemporary local artists. Regular exhibitions are held covering a variety of styles, genres and themes, providing an eclectic exploration of art in the city.
Seventeen minutes from the North Exit of Higashi Fuchu Station on the Keio Line.