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Kinuta Park

Kinuta Park

Kinuta Park (砧公園, Kinuta Kōen) is in Setagaya, Tokyo. The total area is 391,262.26 m², 240,000 of which are grass.

Cherry Blossoms

One thing the park is famous for its cherry blossom (sakura) viewing. It has at least three varieties—Someyoshino (photo), Yamazakura, and Yaezakura—which makes for a relatively long viewing season of over two weeks.

Facilities

There are also Baseball fields, Soccer fields, cycling courses and the Setagaya Art Museum.

The 1667 m cycling course doubles as a walking course outside the hours 9–16.

Access

The Tōmei Expressway (東名高速道路, Tōmei Kōsoku Dōro) runs along the south side; Kampachi (環八, the #8 ring road), along the east. The Tōmei Expressway ends at that intersection.

History

The park was opened in April 1, 1957. After the Pacific War (World War II), it was a public golf course. Later the golf course was closed to form current kinuta park.

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