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When you think of Tokyo, the first thing that probably pops up in your mind is how big of a city It is. That’s because it is a megacity with the most population than any other city in the world, with such a sophisticated railway network. However, there are other sides to this megacity - a side where you will forget you are even in Tokyo.
Today, I wanted to introduce to you a very comprehensive park in the Chiba Prefecture of Japan, the Showa No Mori Park (I know I said Tokyo, but it’s actually not in Tokyo Prefecture). Chiba Prefecture is situated right beside Tokyo, and is known for Japan’s largest international airport - Narita International Airport (also known as Tokyo International Airport). Chiba is a prefecture renowned for its agriculture and is famous for growing high quality fruits such as melon, pears, strawberries and dragonfruit. Back to the park - Showa No Mori Park is famous for observing the nature - such as birds, insects and flowers. It is the perfect weekend getaway for those who simply want to relax and leisurely stroll through a place far away from the city.
I visited Showa No Mori Park last year in April, when the Spring season is in its peak. It was such a beautiful sunny day that couldn’t get any better. When you arrive at the park, there are plenty of car parking spaces available, but you need to come early as spots get filled up really quickly - we arrived around 10AM and it was still very quiet but by 12PM it was full. When you do visit the park, make sure you bring a lot of water though because as much as a vending machine heaven Japan is, when it comes to these nature parks, its pretty hard to spot one out of the blue.
When visiting Tokyo and you want to take a day trip away from the city at a fairly inexpensive cost, I would highly recommend you to visit Showa No Mori Park and just relax yourself to the maximum.
Coming soon to this blog, I will be introducing you my day journey around Chiba including the Showa No Mori Park and other must-see spots - so stay tuned!
Born in Japan, brought up in Hong Kong and currently living in Sydney, Australia.
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