Noyamakita-Rokudoyama Park

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Park Summary

Noyamakita-Rokudoyama Park is located on the western edge of Sayama Nature Park, which is a “green island” in the metropolitan area and operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. It is among one of the largest parks run by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, with abundant nature including a grove of mixed tree species and yato (a valley made by hill erosion).
You will enjoy the beautiful view of satoyama landscape including a habitat of katakuri flowers and fireflies, traditional house of satoyama and kishitanbo (rice paddy field). The park also offers various activities such as learning about satoyama life and culture, as well as hiking, bird watching, and playing in the forest.

Contact
Noyamakita-Rokudoyama Park Information Center (Administration Office)
TEL 042-531-2325
(Open 8:30-17:30 daily. Closed during year end/new year period)
Address
4-2 Mitsuki, Musashimurayama-shi, Tokyo 208-0032(Map
Facilities
Information Center (Administration Office), traditional house, Asobi-no-Mori (“forest for playing”)) (with sports equipment), Boken-no-Mori (adventure forest) (with sports equipment), Yuhi-dai Yugu Hiroba Plaza, Rokudo Hiroba plaza, paddy field (Kishi tanbo), Sankaku-ten Hiroba Plaza, tea farm, mikan (mandarin orange) farm, observation deck (located near Egeiri), echo bench (Takinoiri area)
Parking
  • ■ Akasaka Parking Lot: 30 cars, Disabled parking: 4 cars
    4-13 Mitsuki, Musashimurayama-shi, Tokyo(Map
  • ■ Satoyama Minka Parking Lot: 40 cars, Disabled parking: 2 cars
    4-3 Kishi, Musashimurayama-shi, Tokyo(Map
  • ■ Ishihata Parking Lot: 23 cars, Disabled parking: 1 car
    2257 Ishihata, Oaza, Mizuhocho, Tokyo(Map
  • ■ Tennouzan Higashidai Parking Lot: 19 cars
    2234 Ishihata, Oaza, Mizuhocho, Tokyo(Map
  • ■ Yuhidai Parking Lot: 21 cars
    2140 Ishihata, Oaza, Mizuhocho, Tokyo(Map
  • ■ Tennouzan Yuhodou Parking Lot: 23 cars, Disabled parking: 2 cars
    2165 Ishihata, Oaza, Mizuhocho, Tokyo(Map
  • ■ Mineta Parking Lot: 16 cars
    2227 Ishihata, Oaza, Mizuhocho, Tokyo(Map
  • ■ Nishiguchi (West exit) Parking: 27 cars, Disabled parking: 1 car
    196 Komagata-fujiyama, Mizuhocho, Tokyo(Map

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Things to see

Most part of this deciduous park is covered with quercus serrata and quercus acutissima oaks and styrax japonica (Japanese snowbell). In the spring, the mountain will brighten with beautiful light green colors as the trees sprout. In the summer, the park bustles with the wild beetles, butterflies and frogs. Don’t miss the fall foliage, and in winter, you will enjoy bird watching through the trees that have lost their leaves. Natural spring water from the hill is used in the paddy field to grow rice and also forms wetland landscapes to inhabit various wildlife. The “hands-on Satoyama Experience Area” includes traditional houses, and many park volunteers actively engage in maintaining the paddy field, farms and a grove of mixed tree species, as well as in planning events.

Sunset viewing from Rokudoyama

Sunset viewing from Rokudoyama

You can rest in the spacious grass field. Nearby there is an observation platform in Rokudoyama Park operated by the municipal government.

Kishi tanbo (Paddy field)

Kishi tanbo (Paddy field)

This is an area mainly to promote the satoyama experience and interaction with nature. From season to season, you will see the nostalgic satoyama landscape such as rice fields, creeks, ponds, farm, and traditional houses with thatched roofs. In particular, volunteer members and local farmers grow glutinous rice and ancient rice in the paddy field by hand. You can take a moment to rest in a lush green field, and there is an observation platform located in the municipally-run Rokudoyama Park next to the paddy field.

Traditional House of Satoyama

Traditional House of Satoyama

Many events are held in the traditional houses from the Edo period (17th-19th centuries) that have been newly built or restored from their original location around the Sayama Hills to experience satoyama life. These traditional houses have an ‘Omoya’ (main building), a ‘Kura’ (traditional Japanese storehouse), a barn as well as a working cabin. You will see many old items like thatched-roof, ‘Irori’ (a fireplace used for cooking) and a ‘Kamado’ (hearth). Open 9:00-16:30 (until 17:00 in March-September), closed during year end/new year period.

A grove of mixed tree species

A grove of mixed tree species

Most trees in the park are a deciduous tree of quercus serrata, quercus acutissima (sawtooth oak) and styrax japonica (Japanese snowbell). In the forest, insects such as beetles and butterflies, birds such as Japanese Pheasant and owl, wild plants such as katakuri (Dogtooth violet) and disporum smilacinum inhabit where you can feel the beauty of nature.

Boken-no-Mori (Adventure forest)

Boken-no-Mori (Adventure forest)

Boken-no-Mori (“adventure forest”), which is located in the east side of the park, has a series of wooden play equipment and an 8-meter-high observation deck where you can feel like a bird or insect in the forest as you walk around the 60 meters diameter platform.

Yato valley (also known as yatsu)

Yato valley (also known as yatsu)

Noyamakita-Rokudoyama Park has the largest yato called “Miyano-iri yato”, a traditional satoyama house among other nearby parks, and has many other yato valleys. Many kinds of precious wild life hynobius tokyoensis (Tokyo salamander), lefua echigonia (a kind of stone loach), hyla japonica (Japanese tree frog), and fireflies inhabit the yato. In the grove of mixed tree species, inhabitants include insects such as beetles and butterflies, birds such as Japanese Pheasant, Japanese Nightingale, Japanese White-eye, Northern Goshawk, wild plant such as Asian fawnlily, disporum smilacinum (Japanese fairy bell) and gold-banded lily and you will enjoy the great nature.

Asobi-no-Mori (“forest for playing”)

Asobi-no-Mori
(“forest for playing”)

In the hilly grove of mixed tree species located in the east side of the park, there are 25 wooden play equipment with names like “rabbit climbing the mountain”, “fort of the Northern Goshawk,” named from the wild life in the woods. Come enjoy our nature-inspired play equipment.

Katakuri (Dogtooth violet) area

Katakuri
(Dogtooth violet) area

If you go forward to the end of municipal Noyama-kita Park, you will see the slope in the south where about 20,000 katakuri bulbs over an area of 700 square meters area. These elegant purple flowers bloom in early April.

Information center

Information
Center

Event information, park map, nature resources and other park information is available here. The staff is available for your inquiries. There is a space to rest too, so please feel free to stop by the information center.

Flowers of the season

Noyamakita-Rokudoyama Park offers you an opportunity to enjoy the different flowers/trees in each season, including such species as sumire violet (viola mandshurica), katakuri (Dogtooth violet), Japanese lily (cardiocrinum cordatum), and kibana-akagiri (salvia nipponica). The below are examples of some of the flowers of the season. More details can be found in the Plant Encyclopedia section on the Nature Information Page.

fall

  • Pertya robusta
  • Salvia nipponica
  • Pertya scandens
  • Padus grayana(Japanese Bird Cherry)
  • Elsholtzia ciliata (Vietnamese Balm)
  • Aster microcephalus var. ovatus
  • Cirsium oligophyllum
  • Eupatorium makinoi (Boneset)
  • Youngia denticulata
  • Gentiana scabra var. Buergeri (Japanese gentian)

所在地・アクセス

Access Map

Noyamakita-Rokudoyama Park
Information Center (Administration Office)
TEL 042-531-2325 (8:30 ~ 17:30)
4-2 Mitsuki, Musashimurayama-shi, Tokyo

If you take the train

10-minute walk from Yokota,
Choenji, Mine or Kishi bus stop on Tachikawa Bus for Hakonegasaki from Tachikawa (JRChuo line) .10-minute walk from Yokota, Choenji, Mine or Shimin-Sogo-Taiikukan-iriguchi bus stop on Musashi-Murayama city circle route bus for Mitsugi-Chiku-Kaikan from Kamikitadai (Tama Urban Monorail).

If you take the car
  • Akasaka Parking Lot: 30 cars, Disabled parking: 4 cars
  • Satoyama Minka Parking Lot:
    40 cars, Disabled parking: 2 cars
  • Ishihata Parking Lot: 23 cars,
    Disabled parking: 1 car
  • Tennouzan Higashidai
    Parking Lot: 19 cars
  • Yuhidai Parking Lot: 21 cars
  • Tennouzan Yuhodou Parking Lot:
    23 cars, Disabled parking: 2 car
  • Mineta Parking Lot: 16 cars
  • Nishiguchi (West exit) Parking: 27 cars, Disabled parking: 1 car

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