Kasai Rinkai Koen in Edogawa-ku is one of Tokyo's largest park, sprawling over 79.5 hectares (196 acres). Bordering the Tokyo Bay and separated from Tokyo Disneyland in Chiba prefecture by just the broad Edo River, it is an ideal place for a refreshing stroll, picnic or have fun with one's dogs.
The park can be seen from afar thanks to its huge 117m high Ferris wheel, the tallest in Japan. The Flowers and Diamonds (admission 700yen, open from 10am to 8pm) as it is called carries 68 cars and the full rotation takes 17 minutes. The wheel offers great views on Disneyland, Tokyo Bay, Tokyo and even Mount Fuji on clear days (November to March being the clearest).
The other main attraction is the Kasai Rinkai Aquarium, also known as Tokyo Sea Life Park (admission 700yen, open from 9:30am to 4pm), one of Kanto's finest. The aquarium is famous for its gigantic tunas an bonitos swimming like silvery robots around a 360 degree room. Apart from them, there are hammerhead sharks, angelfishes, surgeonfishes, anemones, morays, giant crabs, deep sea fishes, and fishes from all seven oceans. The other stars of the place are the many penguins and other sea birds.
1 June 1989
795,831 m² / 79.5 ha / 196 acres
Rinkai 6-chōme, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo
1min walk from Kasai Rinkai Koen (JR Keiyo line), about 15min ride on Toei bus from Nishi-Kasai or Kasai (Tozai line)
How to get there
Kasai Rinkai Koen station is on the JR Keiyo and JR Musashino lines between Tokyo and Chiba, just one stop from Tokyo Disneyland in Maihama. It takes about 15 minutes from Tokyo station.
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