10 Things to Do in Kunitachi That You Shouldn't Miss

December 5, 2017 Jasper Kershner

Discover the best top things to do in Kunitachi, Japan including Tama Zoological Park, Showa Kinen Park, Tokyo Horse Racetrack, Daigakudori Street, Tonogayato Garden, Sanrio Puroland, Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, Takahata Fudoson Kongo-ji Temple, Okunitama Shrine, Yabo Tenmangu.
Restaurants in Kunitachi

1. Tama Zoological Park

7-1-1 Hodokubo, Hino 191-0042, Tokyo Prefecture +81 42-591-1611
Excellent
40%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 275 reviews

Tama Zoological Park

Reviewed By pushkarm1 - Yokohama, Japan

The zoo is big; however, many parts were closed due to renovation. I would prefer visiting Ueno zoo or Zoorasia in Yokohama than visiting Tama zoo. (The lion bus which is the main attraction was also closed when I visited there).

2. Showa Kinen Park

3173 Midoricho, Tachikawa 190-8530, Tokyo Prefecture +81 42-528-1751
Excellent
51%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 545 reviews

Showa Kinen Park

Reviewed By Australiafrancophile - Australia

I visited on Sunday 19th of November.I arrived via Tachikawa station but as has been said before NishiTachikawa station is more convenient.
There are very few leaves left on the gingko trees.I have learnt that autumnal gingko trees are stinky.
It was dogs day and there were many , many dogs with their devoted owners enjoying the garden.
The highlights for me were the Japanese garden with nice autumn colored maples and the bonsai garden.Dont miss the fingered citron bonsai.Like a big lemon with 6+ "fingers"
There is also a small dahlia garden with dahlias flowering now.
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We took the little train for 310 yen.It tends to go around the periphery for some of the route so not so scenic but saves the leg.As has been said this park is absolutely enormous but flat and no steps so wheelchair friendly.
Good play areas for children.
Bring food because, surprisingly, there isn't much available.

3. Tokyo Horse Racetrack

1-1 Hiyoshicho, Fuchu 106-8401, Tokyo Prefecture +81 42-363-3141
Excellent
51%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 200 reviews

Tokyo Horse Racetrack

Reviewed By Chet D - Shanghai, China

Amazing track with something for everyone! A very family orientated place, with plenty to do for the kids, including pony rides and nice play area. Food for anyone and any budget, I believe over 100 choices of places to eat. It's worth the extra Yen to get the reserved seats on the 4th, 5th, or 6th floor. All these seats have great views and nice little table for two viewing the track and with plenty of room for writing down all the bets. There is free English horse information available at the information booth at far end of the track (toward the paddock and away from train station entrance). The betting machines can be a little confusing at first, but there is an English "how to guide" and there are plenty of helpful attendants, just don't wait until a minute before post to place your first bet! ;) Really a very nice day with easy access via the train and they even had a Beatles cover band after the races playing in the paddock. This is a must for any equine enthusiast or a different kind of family activity not found at Disney!

4. Daigakudori Street

South of Kunitachi Station (South Exit), Kunitachi, Tokyo Prefecture
Excellent
39%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 43 reviews

Daigakudori Street

Reviewed By NAKAMURATERUHISA - Kunitachi, Japan

a broad street which was used to be planned as a runway expands ahead you! Cherries and Ginkgo are planted on both sides as street trees that make you feel relaxing all seasons.Cafe ,restaurants and book shops are also enjoyable.

5. Tonogayato Garden

2 Minamicho, Kokubunji 185-0021, Tokyo Prefecture +81 42-324-7991
Excellent
36%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
13%
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 82 reviews

Tonogayato Garden

Reviewed By emilee l - Cherry Hill, New Jersey

The Tonogayato Gardens are beautiful; a welcome respite right near a train station in an urban area. Admission is less than $2 (less than $1 for seniors) and one can easily wile away an hour or more--even in February before the blossoms burst. A wonderful Japanese Garden experience on a fairly small scale; walkways lined with natural materials, the sound of water, the smells of different kinds of trees. Ah!

6. Sanrio Puroland

1-31 Ochiai, Tama 206-8588, Tokyo Prefecture +81 42-339-1111
Excellent
28%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 440 reviews

Sanrio Puroland

Reviewed By Joy_Sinha - Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Located at Tama, accessible by Tama centre station serviced by Keio line, Odakyu line, Tama Monorail.
A wonderland with a great deal of attraction centred around Hello Kitty . very popular amongst kids as well as teenagers.
Visitors can meet popular characters like Hello Kitty , My Melody. They can also watch the characters perform in musicals, parades, and other attractions.

7. Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

3-7-1 Sakuracho, Koganei 184-0005, Tokyo Prefecture +81 42-388-3300
Excellent
57%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 251 reviews

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

Dedicated to the architecture of the late Edo period, this outdoor museum showcases historic buildings, including 200-year-old farmhouses and specialty shops filled with reproduction products, such as a soy sauce shop, Japanese umbrella shop, and stationary store.

Reviewed By Zaropans - Brussels, Belgium

Delightful for any visitor and highly recommended for those interested in architecture or everyday life. The Mitsui villa and the rebuilt shopping street are utter highlights, and so is the replica of the onsen bathing house. The Mitsui villa is both zen and fancy and has an exquisite garden.
Koganei park (free entry) is pretty cool too, and has a steam train locomotive on display.
Beware: Google Maps may make you get off the train at the Higashi-Koganei station but the Musashi-Koganei station (oen stop further) has better bus connections !

8. Takahata Fudoson Kongo-ji Temple

733 Takahata, Hino 191-0031, Tokyo Prefecture +81 42-591-0032
Excellent
23%
Good
61%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 147 reviews

Takahata Fudoson Kongo-ji Temple

Reviewed By KomillaS - Brentwood, California

Takahata-fudo is a Buddhist temple of Shingon sect, We visited the temple to attend a yagya fire ceremony that the monks at the temple do. Many people were dressed in traditional clothes and it was more personal as this was not so much of a tourist temple.
Takahata-fudo temple was founded in the late 9th century by Priest En'nin according to Emperor Seiwa's wish.
It is enshrined the Fudo-myoo which is one of the Five Wisdom Kings.
Niomon (the main gate) and Fudodou (the main temple) were built in the 14-15th centuries, and many Buddhist statues housing in the buildings were made in the 10-15th centuries.

9. Okunitama Shrine

3-1 Miyamachi, Fuchu 183-0023, Tokyo Prefecture +81 42-362-2130
Excellent
36%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 175 reviews

Okunitama Shrine

Reviewed By yamanote - Tokyo, Japan

A bit out of the way in Fuchu, Okunitama Shrine is a nice distraction when visiting the area. It has a beautiful main shrine building and you can buy blessings at a small shrine shop. We always get blessings for auto safety.
There is a classic Noh stage, a sumo ring, and a display of portable shrines (omikoshi) that can be seen for a small fee.
There is a large parking lot, so easy to visit by car.
I love Okunitama Shrine for its peaceful elegance and the opportunity to get a few moments of reflection and get away for the busy city.

10. Yabo Tenmangu

5209 Yabo, Kunitachi 186-001, Tokyo Prefecture +81 42-576-5123
Excellent
18%
Good
63%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 54 reviews

Yabo Tenmangu

Reviewed By NAKAMURATERUHISA - Kunitachi, Japan

an anual big festival being held ,with lots of people frock together, prior night shrine festive ,lion dancing and 1000 peeple hoding lanterns which is awe-inspiring.

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