higashi muRayama city, japan
Tokyo’s Higashimurayama City, located in the northeast area of the Tama region, is a bastion of the nation’s history. The city is full of surprises like Tokyo’s oldest structure, a massive iris garden, natural green spaces that are home to some of Japan’s most influential historical battle sites as well as a a folk museum celebrating the city’s historical transport role.
Surrounded by abundant water and greenery, about 600 kinds of 8,000 stocks and 100,000 irises bloom in early summer. In autumn, you can enjoy seasonal flowers, such as the blooming of cluster amaryllis, which is being maintained by volunteers from the “Manju Saka no Kai”.
In addition, many wild grasses grow naturally in the park, and you can see many wild birds gathering in and around the pond and resting their feathers.