Sayama Inariyama Prefectural park or Inariyama Park for short is a park known for its lush green lawns. This article contains general information about the park as well as cherry blossom, barbecue and annual event information. There is also a museum and cafe in the park.
Inariyama Park was once an American military facility; part of Johnson airport. Nearby Sai no Mori Iruma park and Johnson Town were also part of Johnson airport. After Inariyama park was returned to Japan, it was made a Saitama prefectural park, in 2002. It is located close to the current day Japan Army Self Defence Force Iruma Air Base. The Sayama Municipal Museum and Kome To Cha Cafe are on the south west corner of the park.
Until 2018 they didn’t have much for kids, but they added a small playground suited to toddlers.
Update March 24th 2022: Tenki.jp are reporting that the cherry blossoms have started to bloom in the park.
The park is lush all year round, but during cherry blossom season it is effervescent with its 300 mature yoshino cherry blossom trees. And its a really popular place for hanami. There are also some yaezakura, the late blooming type, in the park too.
They normally have a cherry blossom festival, but not since the pandemic. In a normal non-pandemic year, there is usually a couple of food vans in the park, even outside the festival period.
The BBQ area is available from the middle of March to the middle of November. It is in a green area of the park, surrounded by trees. On weekdays you can use the space between 11 am and 3 pm. On weekends they have two different slots. You can either hire the area between 10 am and 1 pm or from 2 pm to 5 pm. It costs 1000 yen per adult and 500 yen for children. Booking form.
Glamorous Hyde Park
Glamorous Hyde Park is an annual event, held in spring, at the Park. Its a type of glamping day camp experience that has become very popular in Japan in recent years. Shinrin Park do a similar one called Forest Villa. But Inariyama Park were first! It is generally available from the end of March until early May.
Inariyama Park Information
1 Chome-23-1 Inariyama, Sayama, Saitama 350-1324
The park is beside the Inariyama kouen station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line or you can get a bus from the west exit of the Seibu Shinjuku Line Sayama City Station to Inariyama koen.
It is about a 15 minute from the Sayama Interchange of the Ken-o expressway or 20 minutes from the Kawagoe Interchange of the Kanetsu expressway.
Hours: 24 hours, however parking closes at night.
URL: Official website