Showa Memorial Park
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Showa Commemorative National Government Park (国営昭和記念公園, Kokuei Shōwa Kinen Kōen) is a national government park in Akishima and Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan. It charges an entrance fee (410 yen for adults). At 1,653,000 square meters, it is the largest park in the Tokyo area.
Formerly a Japanese military airbase and in the postwar era operated by the US military, Tachikawa Airfield was returned to the Japanese government in 1977. Part of the airfield remains as a Japan Ground Self Defense Force base, and part of the airfield was used to establish Showa Commemorative Park in 1983 as part of a project to commemorate the emperor's Golden Jubilee. There is a small museum dedicated to the Showa emperor.
Bicycles may be rented in the park, which has an 11 kilometer bike trail with parking areas at all locations. There is also an outdoor barbecue area.
In December the park has illuminations that include Christmas lighting.
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