Sayama Park

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Park Summary

Sayama Park, located within Tokyo Metropolitan Sayama Park, is a home to Musashino’s satoyama landscape and nature which remains almost unchanged today. The park expands in the east of Lake Tama (Murayama reservoir) dam, a water source for the people of the Tokyo metropolitan area, and includes Yakebe Pond and Taiyo Hiroba (“sun plaza”) in the grove of mixed tree species. Various species of cherry blossom trees such as Somei-yoshino (cerasus xyedoensis), Yamazakura (cerasus jamasakura), Satozakura (prunus serrulata) have been planted, and you can enjoy the differences between these flowers. The fall foliage and spring sprouting of the Japanese maple and flowering dogwood trees near Yakebe Pond are breathtaking in their beauty.

Contact
Sayama Park Center (Administration Office)
TEL 042-393-0154
(Open 8:30-17:30 daily. Closed during year end/new year period)
Address
3-17-19 Tamakocho, Higashimurayama-shi, Tokyo 189-0026 (Map
Facilities
Park Center (Administration Office), Playground, Universal Park Path, Yakebe Pond (or “Tacchan Ike”)
Parking
  • ■ Parking Lot: 45 cars
    Located in front of Murayama Reservoir Office
    4-683 Tamako, Higashiyamato-shi, Tokyo(Map
  • ■ Disabled parking: 2 cars
    3-17-19 Tamakocho, Higashimurayama-shi, Tokyo (Map

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Things to see

Sayama Park has various kinds of cherry blossom trees including Someiyoshino, Yamazakura, Oshimazakura and other Satozakura, and is a famous cherry blossom viewing spot. Between Park Center to the areas around Sun Plaza, you will see the Trident Maple, Japanese horse-chestnut, and bald cypress (taxodium distichum) trees that were planted after the park’s opening.

Yakebe Pond(or “Tacchan Ike”)

Yakebe Pond
(or “Tacchan Ike”)

Natural spring water from the hill and water from Lake Tama made this pond, and a path encircling the pond connects you to the forest. The fall foliage and spring sprouting of the Japanese maple and flowering dogwood trees near Yakebe pond are breathtaking in their beauty.

Taiyo Hiroba (Sun Plaza)

Taiyo Hiroba
(Sun Plaza)

This plaza is a large green field where you can relax and pass the time.

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

Someiyoshino, Yamazakura, Satozakura cherry blossom trees are planted. In the spring blooming season, each tree competes to bloom the most beautifully and gives you a different sight to enjoy. Together with Lake Tama, the park is a famous cherry blossom spot.

Trees and Bird Watching

Trees and Bird Watching

There are various forests around the Sun Plaza, including Trident Maple Forest, Pine Forest and the forest with mixed tree species. In particular, you will see the beautiful bark of akamatsu, a Japanese red pine. There are also keyaki forest, comprised of Japanese zelkova ranging 40-50 years old.
Many different kinds of birds can be seen, such as the Japanese Green Woodpecker, Japanese Pheasant and Chinese bamboo partridge, as well as the Common Cuckoo, Lesser Cuckoo which are rarely seen in the urban area. You can hear lots of birds chirping during the breeding season, which takes place from late April to the beginning of May.

Sayama Park Center (Administration Office)

Sayama Park Center
(Administration Office)

Event information, park maps, nature resources and other information is available here. The staff is available for your inquiries.

Trident Maple Forest

Trident Maple Forest

During fall foliage, the trident maple on one side turns into a stunning golden color. Many visitors enjoy viewing the turning leaves in this area as well as Yakebe pond area, where the foliage of the Japanese maples is also turning.

Flowers of the season

Sayama Park offers you an opportunity to enjoy the different flowers/trees in each season, such as cherry blossoms including someiyoshino, the foliage of Trident maples, Japanese maple and Ginkgo. 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.

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Access Map

Sayama Park Center
(Administration Office)
TEL 042-393-0154
(8:30 ~ 17:30)
3-17-19 Tamakocho, Higashimurayama-shi, Tokyo

If you take the train

3-minute walk from
Seibu-Yuenchi (Seibu-Tamako line).

If you take the car
  • Parking Lot: 45 cars
    Located in front of Murayama Reservoir Office
    4-683 Tamako, Higashiyamato-shi, Tokyo
  • Disabled parking: 2 cars
    3-17-19 Tamakocho, Higashimurayama-shi, Tokyo

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