Tama Forest Science Garden, Hachioji

3.9
#3 of 16 in Parks in Hachioji
Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Tama Forest Science Garden (多摩森林科学園, Tama Shinrin Kagakuen, 57 hectares), formerly the Asakawa Experiment Forest and sometimes also known as the Tama Botanical Park, is an arboretum located at the foot of Mount Takao, 1833-81 Todori, Hachiōji, Tokyo, Japan. It is open daily except Mondays; an admission fee is charged.

The site was previously a battlefield where Hojo Ujiteru fought Takeda Shingen, then placed under custody of the Tokugawa shogunate. In 1921 it became an experimental station under the custody of the Forestry Management Division of the Ministry of Imperial Household. Today it is a branch laboratory of the Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute.

The garden includes 13 hectares of natural forest which consists mainly of Abies firma and Pinus densiflora, and broad-leaf evergreens such as Quercus glauca and Castanopsis cuspidata var. sieboldii. It also contains an arboretum with about 1,000 kinds of domestic and foreign trees, including 2,000 cherry trees representing 250 cherry varieties.
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  • It's worth to check this place. The location is near the train station. The different kinds of zakura flowers and trees showcase the museum. On top of the mountain is overlooking the SkyTree. There....  more »
  • The Tama Forest Science Garden in a fantastic place for walking or hiking in the spring due in no small part to the collection of cherry trees. This is not the usual assembly of somei yoshino trees.....  more »
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  • This is basically a Sakura park showcasing many different types of Cherry. Not very big but hilly with a lot of ups and downs. Spending half a day or a full day is enjoyable. It closes early at 4pm.
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