Waterfront park which provides Tokyo with an ocean beach. Opened in 1989, this large park also has a bird sanctuary built in 1994, a large Ferris wheel built in 2001, and Tokyo Sea Life Park, an aquarium. Great for bicycling and roller skating. Near Kasai Rinkai Koen Station on the JR Keiyo Line.
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A large patch along the Edogawa River comes alive with purple, white, and pink irises in late May and June. The Koiwa Iris Garden provides some excitement and eye candy during the drab rainy season. The irises were mainly donated by residents and the garden was opened in June 1982. It has about 50,000 iris plants. The garden is a 5-min. walk from Edogawa Station on the Keisei Line or 25 min. walk from Koiwa Station on the JR Sobu Line. Free admission.
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Gyosen Park consists of a Japanese garden called Edogawa Heisei Garden and a small zoo called Shizen Zoo. Nice pocket of greenery and cute animals for the kids. Near Kasai Station on the Tozai subway line. Free admission. Zoo open 10 am - 4:30 pm (Open 9:30 am on weekends and national holidays, closed at 4 pm from Nov. to Feb.). Closed on Mon. (open if a national holiday).
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The Edogawa Ward Fireworks display is one of Tokyo's largest with a massive attendance of 900,000 people in both Edogawa Ward and neighboring Ichikawa city in Chiba. They are spread out along the riverbank of Edogawa River. Held on the first Sat. of Aug. at 7:15 pm to 8:25 pm. If weather is bad, it is held on the next day.
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