Take a 24 minute ride by JR Chuo main line train to
Tachikawa - a city in the metropolitan Tokyo area with
amazing parks and a more
relaxed atmosphere around it,
especially when compared to central Tokyo...
There are many interesting sightseeing spots in
Tachikawa, like the Showa Park, public art spaces
around the city, and the
famous Manga Park! Let us
take you on a journey filled with art through this amazing
Tachikawa Station North Exit→ FARET Tachikawa Art →
Showa Memorial Park → Nishiki Dai 2 Park →
Tachikawa 1 → Tachikawa
Manga Park →
Tachikawa Yatai-Mura Paradise
Time：51min + time for meals & looking around
Find your favorite masterpiece
FARET Tachikawa Art
Headed by director Fram Kitagawa, FARET Tachikawa Art
a space where over 100 pieces of art from 36
countries made by 92 artists are
displayed. It is so much
fun to walk around while looking for great art.
the autumn colors in Showa Memorial Park
Showa Memorial Park is a huge piece of nature which
up an area 40 times bigger than the Tokyo Dome!
The lawn area is always lively with families on a picnic
or foreign visitors. Since the park is quite big, you
have to take a long walk, but the colorful leaves in
autumn make it worth your while.
Showa Memorial Park
3173 Midori-cho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo
to the end of February, schedule is
subject to change
15) - 410 Yen、
Children (6-15 years) - 80 Yen、
Elderly (Above 65, ID required) - 210 Yen、
Preschool children can enter for free
Take some amusing pictures on the playground
dubbed “The Demon Park”
You can find an adorable and slightly creepy slide in
Demon Park”, which is quite famous, featured
several times on TV and in magazines. Stop
check it out when you pass by the park.
Nishiki Dai 2 Park
1-5-13 Midori-cho, Tachikawa-shi Tokyo
Walking around, you can find special wending machines
decorated with pictures from the anime “A Certain
Magical Index”. You
can find these very same vending
machines and similar ones in different places in
Tachikawa, making it seem that the city is a great place
for anime fans.
4. Look for nostalgic recordings in this cozy shop♪
Mezurashiya is a record shop with 4 stores in Tachikawa
and Kokubunji. You can find an original selection of
around 20,000 used CDs,
DVDs, vinyls in this store.
Vinyl records are gaining popularity in recent
there are a lot of fans of analog music coming into the
artistic album covers make you indulge in
some impulsive buying... You can listen to the records
in the store before buying them.
Mezurashiya Tachikawa 1
1-5-23 Midori-cho, Tachikawa-shi Tokyo
Open throughout the year
costs less than a coin! Unlimited time in
the Manga Park
Unlimited time for 400 Yen entry ticket!? In addition,
can choose from around 40,000 manga books in the
famous Manga Park!
Tatami mats are spread out over the whole area, so you
can sit or lay down anywhere you want~ You can choose
from various spaces, like
personal cupboard-like rooms,
spacious terrace, or a café where you can have a
spend your day in a laid-back manner.
You can find around 1,000 picture books, mangas on
history, and even manga books for learning in this vast
lineup of around 40,000
books! The collections are
organized by genres for your convenience, so you can
find some unexpected gems!
Tachikawa Manga Park
3-2-26 Midori-cho, Tachikawa-shi Tokyo
Kodomo Mirai Center 2F
Weekends & Holidays 10：00-20：00
Adults 400 Yen、Children 200 Yen
※No time limit
A line of 13
“Tachikawa Yatai-Mura Paradise”
(Street vendor village paradise)
“Tachikawa Yatai Mura Paradise” is a kind of a food
park, reflecting the liveliness of the post-war
revival in the 1950’s Japan.
There are 13 shops in
this area, so you can choose the one that fits your
the best - from traditional Japanese Okonomiyaki
to American style restaurants.
One of the
recommended restaurants is the barbeque
shop “Yakiniku Tokuchan”. Order the
horumon - pieces of pig innards and have nice drink.
with the other patrons of the restaurant and the
locals while enjoying your
evening after a long day of
Original article in Japanesehttps://sanporge.com/tachikawa_art/