The largest park in Tokyo is Showa Kinen Park which is 165 ha. But this is out of the city center. The largest park in city center of Tokyo (the area of 23 wards) is Kasai Rinkai Park of 80.6 ha. This is a bit too far so I went to Mizumoto Park instead which is the 5th largest park in Tokyo and 2nd largest in the city center. Umm? The website I looked says it’s the 5th largest but Wikipedia says it has 93.4 ha which is larger than Kasai Rinkai Park. Oh, well, anyway, it is a large park indeed.
The reason I went there is because I wanted to see iris before the season ends. The flowers were almost over but I could still enjoy them.
The park is very large so it’s better to use bycicle if you want to enjoy the whole area. There is a rental bike service in the park.
Rental Bicycle service is available on Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays between April 22nd and November 23rd and the shop is open from 10am to 4pm.
The park is full of greens and there are many passages by the river or in the woods. You can enjoy BBQ, too. There are bird sanctuaries and you can spot a variety of wild birds.
For More Information on Mizumoto Park
Address: 3-2 Mizumoto Koen, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo
Price of Rental Bicycle: 2hrs Adults (high school students and older) 200 yen, Children 100 yen
(There are 40 bicycles.)
Access: 20-25 min walk from Kanamachi Station of JR Joban Line and Keisei Kanamachi Station of Keisei Line