Hikarigaoka park is a former airfield and military housing complex. A sprawling picturesque park in the residential area of Nerima ward, it is renowned for its seasonal scenery, particularly, its gingko tree avenue for their golden yellow leaves every November.
Also, annually in November they have the JA Tokyo Green Leaves Agriculture Festival. More than just a market, they have live performances with shows and entertainment. There is a also huge "treasure ship" display made from fruit and vegetables. The festival is held in the "Keyaki Hiroba" Open Space from 10 am to 4 pm. The 2019 dates are Saturday November 16th and Sunday November 17th.
By public transport
The park is located in Tokyo, but right on the border of Wako City in Saitama. You can use the Tobu Tojo Line's Narimasu station, Oedo Line's Hikarigaoka Station or Fukutoshin line's Chikatetsu Narimasu station to get to the park. Each station is about a 15 minute walk away from the park.
Close to the Nerima exit of the Kanetsu expressway, there is pay parking beside the park's gymnasium. It costs 2,200 yen for the day.
Lynda has been in Japan for 20 years and blogging about Saitama on her personal blog insaitama.com for 14 of them. Despite its central location, just North of Tokyo, Saitama is still quite unknown to the international tourist, but frequented by domestic travelers. It is a great place to experien...