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Saigoyama Park

A historical legacy with panoramic views

Photo of Saigoyama Park, Japan (View from Saigoyama park 西郷山公園からの眺望 by Ippukucho)

Saigōyama Park is an urban oasis in Meguro, Tokyo, with historical significance and natural beauty. It offers views of Mount Fuji and is a popular spot for cherry blossom viewing. This park, in the vibrant Aobadai area, is a favorite for leisure and reflection.

About Saigoyama Park

The land that is now Saigōyama Park has a history dating back to the last days of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Originally part of the estate of the Nakagawa family, who were lords of the Bungo-Ōkoku domain, it went through various stages before becoming the public space it is today. The park is named after Saigō Takamori, a prominent Meiji-era figure known for his role in the Satsuma Rebellion.

Historically, the estate included a Western-style mansion and a Japanese-style annex, designed by the British architect Josiah Conder. The site was used by the Japanese National Railways as a training camp for their baseball team in the 1950s. On May 28, 1981, the land was officially designated as Saigōyama Park, reflecting the area’s nickname.

Today, the park covers approximately 48,000 square meters and includes a lawn area and a variety of trees. The park is a place of natural beauty and cultural significance. It welcomes visitors year-round without an entry fee. Saigōyama Park remains a part of Tokyo’s historical narratives and natural splendor.

Getting There the easiest way to reach Saigoyama Park

JY 20

 JR Yamanote Line + 5 more

 10-20 minute walk (1.3km)
H 02

 Hibiya Line + 2 more

 10-20 minute walk (1.6km)
OH 04

 Odakyū Odawara Line

 20-30 minute walk (2.5km)

Around Saigoyama Park

Saigoyama Park

Park in Tokyo

open 24 hours
closed Irregularly


西郷山公園, 東京

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