Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Showa Park

I spent this Saturday exploring Showa Park in Tachikawa. It's a sprawling green space filled with sites and activities for all ages. The most impressive park I've seen in Japan so far.

View from Tachikawa Gate

This is something you don't see very often in Japan: a random speedo clad Japanese man tanning openly in a public park.

Spiral pathway as you enter the Children's Forest area.

I love bamboo forests

Rainbow Hammock

Bouncing Dome


Misty Forest

Dragon Dunes

They also have nature trails with gorgeous flowers blooming throughout the seasons.

The Japanese Garden area

These dragonflies were tougher to photograph than the tame ones inside the butterfly garden. I moved really slow to get close. 

Open Field with a 100+ year old Zelkova Tree. Hard to find a bigger open space than this in the Tokyo area.

1 comment:

Deanna said...

I love the speedo dude. Great flower shots