Arisugawa, Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park, Memorial Park, Tokyo, Japan, Playground, Library
Arisugawa Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park is located amidst the hectic Japanese streets, but offers a tranquil break from the mad rush of everyday life in Tokyo. Beyond the statues, streams, waterfalls and walking trails, there are tons of hidden treasures. 

This list includes all the reasons you’ll absolutely love Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park! 

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Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park
5 Chome-7-29 Minamiazabu, 港区 Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to 106-0047, Japan
+81 3-3441-9642

How to Get to Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park

From the Hiro-o station, the park is located a few minutes walk east. 

11 Reasons You’ll Absolutely Love
Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park

1. 16 acres of wooded forest, trees and lush greenery in the middle of the city! In spring there are plum and cherry blossoms, along with flowering dogwoods. In early summer Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park is filled with irises and hydrangeas. In Fall the gingkoes and Japanese maples bloom.

2. There are 11 varieties of cherry blossom, including the popular Japanese Cherry and Yoshino Cherry.

3. A three tiered children’s playground!

Arisugawa, Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park, Memorial Park, Tokyo, Japan, Playground, Library
Who doesn’t love a tire swing?

4. The Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library. It’s a wonderful place for families to read, play, and take a break from the crazy Japanese bustle.

5. The park is home to birds, snakes, bats and is even rumored to have an alligator resident.

History of the Park 

This area was originally home to farm fields and over the years it acquired new owners and inhabitants.

        • Beginning in the 1600’s it was the city residence of Minonokami Nambu
        • In 1896 the property was obtained by members of the Imperial family
        • In 1913 His Imperial Highness Prince Takamatsu gained the land
        • The prince donated the land to the city of Tokyo in 1934 to be used for recreational space.

6. The park is dedicated to the Prince’s ideals that all children should have a place to play. The name of the park celebrates the name of his Arisugawa-no-Miya ancestors.  

7. The prince also wanted to share his love of baseball, so he dedicated space in the park for a baseball field and tennis courts.

8. There is a pond with fishing, two islands and two waterfalls.

9. The park is full of 16 different species of birds.

10. Plethora of walking and biking trails throughout the acreage.

11. It’s free!

► For Kids: A beautiful place of Japanese history to take the kids to play at the terraced playground and take a break from sightseeing. It is a quiet and peaceful place to enjoy a picnic or take a nice stroll without worrying about them being caught in the middle of a swiftly moving crowd.

Are you more of a city person, or do you prefer country? 

► Nap-Time Version: A large park in the middle of busy Tokyo. Has a library, walking trails, beautiful scenery, and a children’s playground. 

Across the street you’ll find the Tokyo Japan LDS Temple. Read on to hear about our experience visiting this site, and our complete Tokyo itinerary!