Nerima Ward is located in the northwest of Tokyo’s 23 wards and accounts for about 7.7% of the total area of the 23 wards, making it the fifth largest of the 23 wards.

It is also the newest of Tokyo’s 23 wards, created on August 1, 1947, when the areas of Nerima-cho, Kaminerima-mura, Nakani-mura, Shakujii-mura, and Oizumi-mura in the former Kita Toshima-gun, which were part of Itabashi Ward, were separated.

Nerima Ward Sightseeing Spots

The whole area of the ward belongs to the Musashino Plateau, and along with the southern part of Saitama Prefecture, it still retains a tranquil landscape.

It is also the birthplace of theatrical feature animation and the world’s first TV animation series, as Toei Doga of Toei Tokyo Studio was located there.

The origin of Nerima is a theory that ? A. Shino, a vassal of the Toshima clan, was skilled in horsemanship and had his retainers ride horses extensively. There are also various theories about the vast lake and swamp area in the Shakujii River basin, including the theory that it is a swamp at the back of the river from the downstream rice paddies, and that it is a root swamp.


3-25-1 Mukoyama, Nerima-ku, Tokyo

Teshimaen is an amusement park that opened in 1926 and has become an oasis for local residents, with its famous Someiyoshino cherry blossoms in the spring and swimming pool in the summer. The Carousel Eldorado, a mechanical art ride, has been recognized as a world-class cultural heritage with a history of over 100 years. Let’s go! Toshimaen!

Hikarigaoka Park

4-1-1 Hikarigaoka, Nerima-ku, Tokyo

Hikarigaoka Park is famous for its cherry blossoms and is a large park with a baseball field, track and field, tennis courts, archery field, monument “Arch of Light”, waterscape facilities (fountain), day camp ground, barbecue plaza, gate ball field and youth soccer field. Every year in May, the Nerima Children’s Festival is held and in July, the Hikarigaoka Yosakoi Festival is held, which attracts a great deal of crowds. Before the war, Narimasu Airfield was used as a base for the Army’s Kamikaze pilots to launch their missions.

Garden hot water (Niwanoyu)

3-25-1 Mukoyama, Nerima-ku, Tokyo

Garden-no-yu is a hot spring located in Toshimaen and is a sodium chloride strong salt onsen. The swimsuit verde zone, where couples and groups can enter together, is popular among couples and groups. It is divided into three zones: the “swimsuit verde pool,” the “bath zone” for men and women, and the “relaxation area” for rest and meals. The fee is 2,000 and 1,200 for the night spa (after 9:00 p.m.). It is an “adult’s bathhouse” where quiet time flows surrounded by greenery. Children under junior high school age are not allowed to use.

Johoku Central Park

1-3-1 Hikawa-dai, Nerima-ku, Tokyo

Johoku Central Park has sports facilities such as a playground and tennis field, making it a place for residents to relax and exercise. The park is also home to the ruins of Shigero and Kurihara, and is an oasis of rest and relaxation where you can forget the hustle and bustle and refresh yourself with sports, history, and strolls.

Musashiseki Park

3-45-1 Sekimachikita, Nerima-ku, Tokyo

Musoranoseki Park is formed around Fujimi Pond, which was created by spring water from the Musashino Plateau. In spring, the park is an oasis in the heart of the city where cherry blossoms bloom and many people gather to view the flowers. There is also a boat ride using Fujimi Pond, which is a relaxing space.

Nerima Art Museum

1-36-16 Nukui, Nerima-ku, Tokyo

The Nerima Art Museum is located in the same building as the Nukui Library, with the library on the first floor and the art museum on the second and third floors. The museum has a large collection of works by artists associated with Nerima Ward, as well as modern and contemporary Japanese Western-style paintings and avant-garde art. The museum is a three-minute walk from Nakamurabashi Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line, open from 10:00 to 18:00, and admission is generally free (special exhibitions are charged on a case-by-case basis).

Shakujii Park

1-18 Shakujiidai, Nerima-ku, Tokyo

Shakujii Park is a park that preserves the nature of Musashino and is centered around Sanboji Pond and Shakuji Pond. It is an oasis in the heart of the city where you can forget the hustle and bustle of daily life and take a stroll in the abundant nature of wild birds, wildflowers, trees, flowers and other plants.

Ruins of Shakuji Castle

1-18 Shakujiidai, Nerima-ku, Tokyo

Shakujii Castle was one of the castles of the Toshima clan, which held power from the end of the Heian period to the middle of the Muromachi period. Shakujii Castle was defeated in a battle with Ota Dokan and the castle fell. Today, only a portion of the inner moat remains, but the castle is located in a quiet residential area close to the city center and is a hidden oasis in the heart of the city.


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