Kasai Rinkai Park

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Kasai Rinkai Park
Kasai Rinkai Park 2011--1.JPG
Location Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan
Area 80 ha (200 acres)
Created 1989
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.[1] The park includes an aquarium and a bird sanctuary, and was built on reclaimed land which includes two manmade islands, a viewing tower and a hotel. It is the largest park in the 23 wards of Tokyo.[2]

The 117-metre (384 ft) tall Diamond and Flower Ferris Wheel opened at the park in 2001.[2] 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.[3]

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.[3] 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.[1]

The park is always crowded during the 'hanami' period of spring, when the Japanese party under cherry trees in bloom.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kasai Rinkai Park" (PDF). Tokyo Metropolitan Parks and Gardens List. Bureau of Construction, Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Kasai Rinkai Park". Tokyo Metropolitan Parks Association. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Kasai Rinkai Park". Japan Guide. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Kasai Rinkai Park at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 35°38′31″N 139°51′36″E / 35.642°N 139.860°E / 35.642; 139.860