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Inokashira Park
Inokashira Park

Inokashira Park (井の頭公園 Inokashira Kōen) is a park located in the cities of Musashino and Mitaka in Tokyo, Japan. Image File history File links Inokasira_Park. ... Image File history File links Inokasira_Park. ... Musashino (武蔵野市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... The Ghibli Museum, in Mitaka, Tokyo Mitaka (三鷹市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Inokashira pond (井の頭池) and the Kanda water supply (神田上水, Kanda Jōsui), which were established during the Edo period, were the primary sources of the Kanda water supply. The pond is the source of the Kanda River. The following text needs to be harmonized with text in the article History of Japan#Edo Period. ... The Kanda River in Nakano ward. ...


This area of land was given to Tokyo City at the time of Emperor Taishō in 1913. The park later opened under the name Inokashira Onshi Kōen (井の頭恩賜公園) on May 1, 1918, which can be translated as, "Inokashira Imperial Gift Park." Thus, the park was considered a gift from the Japanese emperor to the general public. This was the first time in Tokyo that a park was founded in such a manner. Emperor Taisho (大正天皇 Taishō Tennō) (August 31, 1879 – December 25, 1926), whose given name was Yoshihito (嘉仁), was the 123rd imperial ruler of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession, from 1912 until his death in 1926. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ...

Inokashira Park during cherry blossom season.
Date Opened May 1, 1918 Land Area 383,773 m2
Addresss Gotenyama 1-chome, Kichijoji Minami-cho 1-chome, Musashino city, Inokashira 3~5-chome, Shimorenjaku 1-chome, Mure 4-chome, Mitaka city, Tokyo Nearest Stations 5min walk from Kichijoji (JR Chūō line), 1min walk from Inokashira Koen (Keio Inokashira line)
Number of trees Tall trees : 11,060 / Shrubs : 12,800 / Lawn : 10,000 m2 Variety of plants Cherry trees, cypresses, red pines, azaleas

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Attractions

A Sunday Afternoon at Inokashira Park
Temple dedicated to Benzaiten, the vengeful goddess of love.
Statue of Benzaiten.

The Park contains a small temple dedicated to Benzaiten, a vengeful goddess of love. Benzaiten is said to have cast a spell on courting couples, bringing love affairs to an untimely finish. This spell is rumored to particularly take effect on couples which venture out on the pond in boat. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is the Japanese name of goddess Sarasvati (Saraswati). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 446 × 600 pixels Full resolution (946 × 1272 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 446 × 600 pixels Full resolution (946 × 1272 pixel, file size: 1. ... Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is the Japanese name of goddess Sarasvati (Saraswati). ... Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is the Japanese name of goddess Sarasvati (Saraswati). ...


The park features a petting zoo and small aquarium as well.


The park is also a place where vendors, musicians, artists and street performers gather. On the weekends and holidays the park is bustling with crowds who arrive to take in the lively environment. This is especially the case during the cherry blossom season when the entire park is overrun with visitors for the occasion of hanami. Hanami parties along the Kamo River. ...


On the southwest end of Inokashira Park is the Ghibli Museum. This museum is a popular destination dedicated to the animated productions of Studio Ghibli. Ghibli Museum, Mitaka A life-size model of a robot from the animation Castle in the Sky on top of the Ghibli Museum Ghibli Museum is a commercial museum showing off the Japanese anime work of Studio Ghibli. ... Studio Ghibli Inc. ...


One well-known saying is that if a dating couple rents a boat on Inokashira pond, they will later break up.


Links

Inokashira Park at Japan Reference


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Kichijouji, Inokashira Park, Mitaka & Ghibli Museum - Japan Reference (556 words)
Kichijouji and Mitaka's biggest attraction is probably the Inokashira Park.
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Inokashira Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (167 words)
Inokashira Park (井の頭公園 Inokashira Kōen) is a park located in Musashino city and Mitaka city in the Tama district of Tokyo (Japan).
The Inokashira pond (井の頭池)and the Kanda water supply (神田上水, Kanda Jōsui), which were established during the Edo periodwere considered the primary sources of the Kanda water supply.
This area of land was given to Tokyo City at the time of Emperor Taisho in 1913.
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