The park is located in Kichijoji — a university neighborhood ranked the best place to live in Tokyo.
Inokashira Park features a large central pond. Walking trails circle the pond. It's possible to rent a row boat or swan paddle boat. This is a popular date activity amongst local couples.
There's a persistent urban legend that couples who rent a boat in the pond break up.
Despite, rumors of doomed love — Inokashira is one of the best parks in Tokyo. The park has great sakura trees. It's a recommended spot for hanami parties.
The park is also well known for its maple trees and fall colors.
Inokashira Park also features a small temple dedicated to Benzaiten — the goddess of knowledge, music, arts and science.
The park is known to attract some interesting characters such as Rikimaru Toho who has become a local celebrity for his dramatic manga readings in the park.
Inokashira park also has a petting zoo. Kichijoji is a family friendly area. The park is popular amongst young families.
The park has a stage that's used occasionally for summer music and comedy performances.
At the edge of the park is the Ghibli Museum. Ghibli is Japan's most successful anime (cartoon) studio. The location of the museum was selected for the natural beauty of the park. Ghibli films have nature themes.
Inokashira park is ranked #5 of 18 best hanami spots in Tokyo