Park of waterside

Park of waterside

It is characteristic of Koto City that there are many parks utilized waterside space. We can enjoy flavor of flower going to change every season and scenery of waterside. Please enjoy various ways of enjoying including date to enjoy walk, night view leisurely to feel season in families.

List of sightseeing theme spots

1. Symbol Promenade Park

Symbol Promenade Park

Symbol Promenade Park has the area of approximately 26.4 hectares. It is 80 m wide and extends over approximately 4 km. It is connected to various facilities within Rinkai sub-city center as the axis of a vast green space. You can view Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower, and Statue of Liberty from here. This is a healing spot in Rinkai sub-city center, where you can enjoy flowers and trees throughout the four seasons, including 100,000 bulbs in 400 varieties of tulips in spring (the most in the Metropolitan area), summer flower beds in Omotenashi Kadan, and fall foliage.

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2. Bashoan Memorial Garden (bashoanshisekitemboteien)

Bashoan Memorial Garden

There is Bashoan Memorial Garden which is annex of Basho Museum along the promenade of the Sumida River. Fine-view garden is next to the Sumida River and Onagigawa River and can enjoy scenery of seasonal waterside. In the garden are a statue of Basho as an old man that begins to rotate at 5 p.m. each day, along with a bas relief of Basho’s hermitage, which enable visitors to recollect ancient times. Also, the garden is lit up until 10 p.m., and visible from the promenade along the Sumidagawa River. ※Because the garden is only open between 9:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., it is not possible to see the statue rotating at close quarters.

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3. Yokojyukkengawa Water Park (yokojikkengawashinsuikouen)

Yokojyukkengawa Water Park

Yokojyukkengawa Water Park extends for a total of 1,900 m, from the Onagigawa River to Hirazumibashi Bridge. The Yokojukkengawa River was originally excavated in 1659 (the 2nd year of the Manji era). The ‘jukken’ part of its name comes from the fact that its width was about ‘jukken’—that is ten so-called ‘ken’ in the old Japanese system of measurements—while the ‘yoko’ part of its name originates in the fact that it flowed crosswise—’yoko’ meaning sideways or across—when viewed from Edo Castle. As well as being able to experience boarding a Japanese-style ship from the Edo era, visitors can enjoy the natural environment from season to season, along with a boating terminal, an aquatic playground, and a pond featuring Japanese iris flowers.

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4. Kiyosumi Gardens

Kiyosumi Gardens

It is not known that famous garden of downtown area, metropolitan Kiyosumi Gardens are natural beauty spot No. 1 of the capital appointed in (1979) March in 1979 too much. Kiyosumi Garden surrounds a large pond and has beautiful landscape dotted with big and small islands. It is a garden with a nice view throughout the four seasons and is full of uniquely shaped rocks. The time and snow scene of the fresh green in particular are fantastic.

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5. Etchujima Park

Etchujima Park

The park is maintained well, and there are a lot of benches in each place. It is perfect spot to look at night view for walk. You can mainly see the night view of Eitai-bashi Bridge, Chuo-ohashi Bridge, and Ohkawabata River City 21, as well as Yakata boats coming and going. We can enjoy leisurely time while watching wonderful scenery.

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6. Furuishibagawa Water Park

Furuishibagawa Water Park

This long and narrow park extends from east to west, and was developed with the theme of "waterside aromas." In the watercourse where seawater flows, sometimes you can see clams. There is a 10-cm deep "jabu-jabu" pond for children to play in the water. You can also enjoy seasonal flowers, such as the peony garden, which originated from Botan (peony)-cho nearby, the Western rose garden to the east, and hydrangeas blooming in the rainy seasons.

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