Omiya Park 大宮公園
A park and so much more to explore
Away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo is Omiya Park. Home to a Japanese garden, plum forest, zoo, the Saitama Museum of History and Folklore and several sports facilities, Omiya Park is the perfect place to escape from the city.
- Hikawa Shrine and the path to the Japanese garden
- Walking through the open bird sanctuary at Omiya Park Zoo
- Getting your fix of Japanese history at the Saitama Prefectural Museum of History and Folklore
How to Get There
From Omiya Station take the Tobu Urban Park line to Kita-Omiya Station. Omiya Park is within walking distance of Kita-Omiya Station.
Cherry blossom central
Omiya Park is especially popular during the cherry blossom viewing season in late March and early April. If you're visiting during that time, be sure to take a picnic with you and enjoy a truly Japanese experience.
Lots of fun to be had
In addition to the cherry blossoms, the park's other flora includes Japanese red pines, apricot trees, and plum trees. Open space is abundant for picnics and sports. The kids will enjoy several playground areas and the zoo's bird habitat.
One of Omiya Park's unique features is its cycling velodrome, which is used for professional cycling competitions. Other sports facilities include an old soccer stadium and a small baseball stadium.
At the edge of Omiya Park is Hikawa Shrine . While you're here, explore this 2,400-year-old shrine.