Nestled in the bustling city, Hibiya Park offers a serene escape for locals and families alike. As Japan’s first modern Western-style park, it has a rich history dating back to 1903. With a grand total of 16.2 hectares, the park boasts a variety of amenities, including a picturesque rose garden, a public hall, an open-air concert hall, a library, a museum and tennis courts. Its prime location, just a 2-minute walk from the Subway Hibiya Station and a 3-minute walk from the Subway Kasumigaseki Station, makes it easily accessible for all.
The park’s history is rich, having served as an army training ground and later as the residence of Edo-period lords. Visitors can experience the changing seasons throughout the year, with different flowers blooming in each season, such as wisteria and dogwood in spring, hydrangea and gardenia in summer, fragrant olive in fall, and plum blossoms in winter. The park’s centerpiece is a large fountain located on the south side and the Kumogata-ike Pond on the north side, which is said to be the third-oldest fountain in urban parks in Japan. The pond is surrounded by cherry blossom and ginkgo trees, offering beautiful views of the cherry blossoms in spring and the fall foliage in autumn.