Kasai Rinkai Park
|Kasai Rinkai Park|
|Location||Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan|
|Area||805,861.13 square metres (199.13262 acres)|
|Operated by||Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association|
Kasai Rinkai Park (葛西臨海公園 Kasai Rinkai Kōen) is a park in Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan, which officially opened on June 1, 1989. The park includes a bird sanctuary and the Tokyo Sea Life Park aquarium. It was built on reclaimed land which includes two manmade islands, a viewing tower and a hotel. It is the second-largest park in the 23 wards of Tokyo (after Mizumoto Park).
The 117-metre (384 ft) tall Diamond and Flower Ferris Wheel opened at the park in 2001. On a clear day, it affords views of Tokyo Bay, Chiba, Edogawa, Tokyo Disneyland, and Mount Fuji. It is reportedly the second tallest ferris wheel in Japan.
About a third of the park is designated a sea bird sanctuary, which houses a Sea Bird Centre that provides information on the local bird species. The park also has two artificial beaches on island. The west beach is connected to land by the Kasai Nagisa bridge and is a popular place for recreation. The east beach is inaccessible to the public as it is a bird habitat.
The park is always crowded during the 'hanami' period of spring, when the Japanese party under cherry trees in bloom.
- "Kasai Rinkai Park" (PDF). Tokyo Metropolitan Parks and Gardens List. Bureau of Construction, Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 September 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
- "Kasai Rinkai Park". Tokyo Metropolitan Parks Association. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
- "Kasai Rinkai Park". Japan Guide. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
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