Kashiwanoha park is a place to calm down, or to be active. Relax in the Japanese garden. Walk around the pond on the beautifully arranged stone path, and the scenery and sweet smell of the trees and plants will heal your soul. Sitting down at the side of the pond, many colorful koi fish gather around. Maybe spend some spare coins and take a break with green tea or Japanese sweets at the garden teahouse. For the active person, the park offers a gymnasium with sports such as basketball and badminton. Why not release some stress while working out in the training room? Love the outdoors? Numerous popular running tracks are available throughout the park. Many people go jogging, biking or taking their dog for a walk. A barbeque spot directly at the lakeside is also available but requires a prior reservation.
Address: 4-1 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa-City, Chiba-Prefecture
URL: cue-net.or.jp/kouen/kashiwa (Japanese Only)
Access: Kashiwa Station West Exit Bus Stop No. 2 ▶ Take any bus going to 国立がん研究センター Kokuritsu Gan Kenkyu Center/National Cancer Center Japan (西柏 Nishi Kashiwa Bus No. 1/2, or 柏 Kashiwa Bus No. 44) ▶ get off at 柏の葉公園中央 Kashiwanoha-kouen chuuou ▶ 2-minute walk