Recommended Sites in the City
Park visitors can enjoy cherry blossoms in the spring and irises during the rainy season.
Address: 1-4 Higashi-cho
Nishihara Nature Park
This park features remnants of Musashino. The mixed tree grove is home to Quercus Serrata plants and sawtooth oak trees, as well as many different wild birds, including woodpeckers and starlings.
Address: 4-5 Nishihara-cho
Tama Rokuto Science Center
Features displays related to the sciences of the universe, life sciences, lifestyle sciences, community sciences and Earth sciences, as well as a planetarium, event hall, science classroom and lab demonstration corner. Visitors can have fun while learning about science.
Address: 5-10-64 Shibakubo-cho
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last admission at 4:00 p.m.)
Closed: Mondays (the next day if Monday is a holiday), over the New Year holiday, other specified days (for replacing programs, and maintaining and inspecting exhibits)
Admission: Exhibit hall -- Adults, 500 yen; Children, 200 yen.
Exhibits and Planetarium -- Adults, 1,000 yen; Children, 400 yen.
Exhibits and Dome Screen Movie -- Adults, 1,000 yen; Children, 400 yen.
Full Access Pass (Exhibits, Planetarium, and Dome Screen Movie) -- Adults, 1,400 yen; Children, 500 yen.
Getting there: From Tanashi Station North Exit (Seibu Shinjuku Line), take the Hana Bus bound for Tama Rokuto Science Center. Get off at the last stop.
Sky Tower Nishitokyo
Rising to a height of 195 meters, this city landmark shows the prediction for the next day's weather using its colored lights.
Address: 5-8 Shibakubo-cho
Tanashi Jinja Shrine
The ornate main shrine, which features carvings of dragons and the mythical creature baku, has been designated as a Tangible Cultural Property by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Festivals are held here in the fall.
Address: 3-7 Tanashi-cho
Tanashisan Sojiji Temple
The daruma market, plum market and other events are held at this temple, whose grounds feature a beautiful temple gate and large zelkova trees.
Address: 3-8 Tanashi-cho
Higashi Fushimi Inari Jinja Shrine
This shrine attracts large crowds during the New Year and Setsubun seasons. The main shrine and grounds have been included in the New 100 Views of Tokyo.
ddress: 1-5-38 Higashi Fushimi
Nishitokyo Ikoinomori Park
This is the largest municipal park in the city, spanning about 4.4 hectares. The south side of the park borders the lush greenery of the Institute for Sustainable Agro-ecosystem Services. The Nishitokyo Citizens' Festival is held here every November.
Address: 3-2-5 Midori-cho
Institute for Sustainable Agro-ecosystem Services (ISAS)
In addition to its lush green landscapes, this is a popular spot for cherry blossom viewing in spring. It is open to the public from Tuesday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Visitors must register at the office upon entering. Groups of 10 or more should make a reservation in advance.)
Note: The Univer s i ty of Tokyo Field Production Science Center will be restructured into the Institute for Sustainable Agroecosystem Services, University of Tokyo Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, on April 1, 2010.
Address: 1-1-1 Midori-cho
DyDo Drinco Ice Arena
This all-weather indoor skating rink meets international competition standards and is open to the public. It also hosts student and adult hockey matches.
Address: 3-1-25 Higashi Fushimi
Hoya Komorebi Hall
Featuring a 662-seat main hall and a 250-seat small hall, this facility is used for concerts, theatrical performances, receptions, exhibits, and other events.
Address: 1-5-1 Nakamachi
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Eco Plaza Nishitokyo
This is a center for environmental learning that promotes environmental preservation and the creation of a recycling-oriented society. It can be used for cooking classes, exhibits, presentations, conferences, and training programs, and exhibits recycled products that can be purchased at discounted prices.
Address: 3-12-35 Izumi-cho
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Closed: 3rd Mondays (the next day if Monday is a holiday), the New Year's holiday
Museum of History
This museum collects, stores, preserves, and exhibits historical materials found in the city (archived documents, historical materials, artifacts, folk materials). Items on display include stone artifacts from the Paleolithic period, deep-bowl-shaped earthenware, large stone rods from the Jomon period, tombstones from the Kamakura and Muromachi periods, and kosatsu (public notices of laws), a Nirayama hat, and a redlacquered hanging lamp (andon) from the Edo period.
Address: 4-5-6 Nishihara-cho (Nishihara General Education Center 2F)
Days Open: Wednesday to Sunday (including Sundays that are holidays)
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Mondays, Tuesdays, New Year's holiday (Dec. 28 to Jan. 4)