In Shirokanedai, Tokyo, you can find two facilities with amazingly large and green parks: the ‘Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum’ and the ‘Institute for Nature Study, National Museum of Nature and Science’.
Visit an Art Deco Villa!
A visit to the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum grants you a glimpse of a Japanese royal family’s residence and the cutting-edge lifestyle of Tokyo ー 90 years ago. Discover the rare Art Deco style furniture and interior design as you explore the villa!
Don’t miss the vast garden, which is divided into 3 areas with different styles! Have a look at the tea room in the Japanese garden or lie on the lawn of the western garden!
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
A forest of refreshment!
The “Institute for Nature Study” is an educational garden with untouched nature. That’s very rare, especially in central Tokyo. You don’t have to travel far away. The Institute for Nature Study allows you to observe animals such as insects up close while being surrounded by beautiful flowers of the season. The vast park has deep forests, grasslands, ponds, and streams.
For nature preservation reasons, only 300 people can enter the park at the same time, so it never really gets crowded! A stroll in the large park will refresh your body and mind!
Institute for Nature Study
*Please check the official website for opening hours and closed days.
* You can access “Information about Highlights” that allows you to check the seasonal highlights in advance here: http://www.ins.kahaku.go.jp/season/oldseason/index.php
* As a measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and Covid-19, staff will measure your temperature and ask you to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer before entering the park.
Please wear a mask and be careful when coughing, etc.