Kiso Three Rivers Park in Ichinomiya City

ByRay Proper
May 30, 2022

Kiso Three Rivers Park in Ichinomiya City

Kiso Three Rivers Park in Ichinomiya was an old favorite of mine when I lived in Konan City. I am not sure if the whole complex counts as being part of the park, but there were spots to play sports, and all kinds of things to do there. The 138 Park Tower has some lovely views, and the surrounding flower garden is a great place to walk. The name ‘Ichino-mi-ya’ can be read as the number ‘138’ in Japanese. You might not know this about the Japanese people, but they love that kind of thing, so the number pops up regularly locally.

The Ichinomiya Twin Arch 138 is the tallest arch-style tower in Asia at 138m. The tower sports an observation deck at 100 meters with a 360-degree view of the Nobi Plain, including the course of the Kiso River. You can also see the peaks of the Japan Alps, Ise Bay, and if you look carefully, Nagoya Station’s JR Central Towers in the distance. There is what is described as an “elegant buffet,” but I remember it more as a kind of cafeteria, and I enjoyed drinking my coffee in it. Great view; much different than my usual view from some Starbucks or another in Nagoya. Interesting sites: a village constructed entirely on an island in the Kiso River and a description of a battle that occurred in the area back in the way back days.

The surrounding area is primarily parkland, and the garden is charming to visit during Cherry Blossom Season (!). Spring and summer are pleasant times to visit the Rose Stream, a garden comprised of more than 4000 roses. It is an excellent place to stroll, with half the walk passing through the flowers and trees, including many decorative plants cut into animal shapes, and the other half along the riverside. There are many places to sit, and at certain times of the year, the whole area is lit up in “illumination,” or what I refer to as Christmas lights.

Why not trip to Ichinomiya this weekend and hang out at Kiso Three Rivers Park? The park grounds are free to wanderers!

9:30-17:00 (Weekdays)
9:30-21:00 (Saturday, Sunday, holiday, August1-31 and November 23- December 25)

The park is closed on the 2nd Monday of each month except August and December.
(Closed on Tuesday if Monday falls on a national holiday.), and December 26 – 30

21-3, Aza Urazaki, Oaza Komyoji, Ichinomiya C. Aichi Pref.

From Meitetsu Ichinomiya Sta. on the Meitetsu Line or Owari-Ichinomiya Sta. on the JR Line take the Meitetsu bus bound for Sango Nishi. Get off at the Komyoji stop, which takes about 20 minutes. From there, it is a 5-min. Walk.

Take the Ichnomiya-Kisogawa exit on the Meishin Expressway and drive northbound on route 22 for approximately 20 minutes. Look for the tower, eh?

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