- 4 Chome-35-5 Koenji-Kita, Suginami, Tokyo
- Distance from Station:
- 11 minutes on foot from JR Asagaya Station, 10 minutes on foot from JR Koenji Station
- 03-3336-1105 (Japanese only)
- Open during daylight (time changes depending on the season) Closed from December 28 to January 4.
A Peaceful Park With Something For Everyone
[published October 2019]
Mabashi Park was opened in 1985. Until then, it used to be the site for the Japanese army’s meteorological school, and then for the Japanese Meteorological Agency’s institution, which was moved to Tsukuba in Ibaraki prefecture. The park is relatively large at 19,262 square meters, so local people enjoy this open space.
Mabashi Park is situated between JR Asagaya and Koenji Stations. In the middle of the park runs a stream, and children love playing in the stream. In this stream as well as a pond, various animals such as koi (carp), turtles, and many birds such as spot-billed ducks can be seen. With its abundance of trees, the park can be enjoyed all year round, especially in spring with its cherry blossoms and in fall with its autumnal tinge. Mabashi Park is a great place for a rest, a stroll or even physical activity. The park has a multi-purpose open space where children can enjoy baseball or soccer, and senior citizens can enjoy gateball at the gateball field. Gateball is a Japanese ball game mainly for senior citizens which originated from croquet.
Additionally, this park serves as a disaster prevention park, and has some equipment like water guns, sprinklers and emergency generators. There is also a warehouse that keeps food and water for use in emergencies like earthquakes and fires.