Suginami Ward is located in the western part of the 23 wards of Tokyo, and this area used to be under Musashi Province, and was a local county of the same area in the Edo Period and Meiji and Taisho Periods.

It was not until 1929 (Showa 4) when it was incorporated into Tokyo City from the Tama area that it was treated as a Tokyo ward.

The origin of the name of Suginami Ward dates back to the early Edo period, when the Okabe clan, lords of Narimune and Tabata villages, planted a row of cedar trees along the Ome Kaido Road to demarcate the boundaries of their territories.

Zenpukuji Park

2, 3 Zempukuji, Suginami-ku, Tokyo

Zempukuji Park is centered around Zempukuji Pond, one of the three major spring-fed ponds in Musashino. Nearly half of Zempukuji Park is occupied by Zempukuji Pond and the pond attracts water birds such as ducks, kites, bans and ducks. In Zempukuji Park, there are events for carp streamers in May and Tanabata decorations in July.

Suginami Animation Museum

3F Suginami Kaikan, 3-29-5 Kamiogi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo

Suginami Animation Museum is the first comprehensive animation museum in Japan with the concept of enjoying animation, giving dreams, and connecting to the future. Visitors can learn about the history of Japanese animation and the future of animation, as well as experience postrecording and sound effects. The director of the museum is the model for Mr. Koike of Fujiko Fujio’s works.

Omiya Hachimangu Shrine

2-3-1 Omiya, Suginami-ku, Tokyo

Omiya Hachimangu Shrine is one of the three largest shrines in Musashino-kuni, and is called the Grand Shrine of Tama and the navel of Tokyo. Omiya Hachimangu Shrine has a history of 1,000 years and has the third largest shrine precincts in Tokyo, with a shrine pavilion built entirely of hinoki cypress. During the cherry blossom season, the precincts are illuminated, and nighttime worship is possible.

Bishinoyu Hotsprings

2-3-45, Takaido-nishi 2-chome, Suginami-ku, Tokyo

Bishinoyu is a natural hot spring located in front of Takaido Station with excellent facilities. The spring water is sodium chloride high salt hot spring and is effective for nervous disorders, muscular pains, joint pains and frozen shoulders.

The natural ionic hot water in particular is a popular outdoor bath that warms the body to the core, moisturizes the skin, and has a relaxing effect.

 

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