Nogawa ParkFree: All time

Located in the western part of the outskirt of Tokyo, Nogawa Park is one of the place places in town to find natural green spaces. The park is divided into two grounds by a highway. On one side, it is rustic and scenic, with the natural spring of Nogawa River running through it. In this part, there’s still a habitat of fireflies at the end of the summer. In contrast to this ground, the other half is more developed, with athletic equipment and a snack stand. On summer weekends, find locals picnicking and BBQing in Nogawa Park. Nogawa Park is about 30-minute train ride away from Shinjuku.

Address: 6-4-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-0015
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 9:30am – 4:30pm
Direction: Train JR Chuo Line to Musashi-Koganei Station, followed by bus Seibu Tamagawa Line to Shin-Koganei Station. The park is 15-min walk from the bus stop
Phone: +81 0422-31-6457

Photo credit: Osamu Iwasaki (Flickr CC)