Showa Memorial Park
Showa memorial park, officially called Showa Commemorative National Government Park is located in Tachikawa, suburban city in Tokyo metropolis. The park also stretches to adjacent city, Akishima. It is situated at former Tachikawa airfield.
The park, 1,653,000 m2 in area opened in October 1983 as a 50th anniversary of enthronement of emperor Showa(Hirohito). Showa emperor was the grandfather of current emperor of Japan. Emperor Showa memorial museum is located here too.
It is one of the 17 National Government Parks, which is established and managed by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. It is not same as National Parks which are under supervision of ministry of environment.
Showa memorial park is partially free of charge to enter but main part needs admission to enter. There are several stations nearby but the main one is Tachikawa station which is connected to Shinjuku and Tokyo stations by Chuo line trains.
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