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Showa Kinen Park

On a sunny Saturday afternoon

Showa Kinen Park, Tachikawa, Japan

The second attempt at visiting this park, as last Wednesday I had to turn around due to the excessive rain, luckily this time it was different.

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The sun was out in full force, and so where the people. There was a large stream of people heading for the entrance. But this park is huge so on the inside it didn't feel too crowded.

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Pokemon Go is still quite popular.

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It's funny how the main roads are crowded, but as soon as you duck into a small path on the site, you're practically on your own. I spent a good 20 minutes at this lookout and just one person came up in that time.

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Trying to avoid the main roads I found myself walking along a little stream with beautifull views.

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There were plenty of benches all round the park and most were occupied.

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Inside the park there's a Japanese garden, you can enter it for free.

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Inside the Japanese garden was a Bonsai area with beautifull Bonsai trees, some of them were more than 250 years old and the groundskeeper was happy to explain everything to the people visiting.

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The park is well known for it's cycle paths, you can rent a bike to cycle around and through the park, and many people did.

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There are also large area's for people to play games or relax.

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At this time it was almost getting dark so I headed back to my hotel, this time by Monorail and many trains.

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