The Showa Memorial Park is the largest park in the Tokyo area and a short walk from Tachikawa station. The reason my review is 4 stars is due to the fact that it was a bit confusing to find my way to the park as one of the entrances didn't really look like an entrance. Regardless, it was a very nice park to visit with many different sections to explore. There were Japanese and Western gardens, a bonsai museum which I thought was really interesting, a huge children's area with bouncing domes and a playground and lake. I particularly liked how there were different paths for cyclists and visitors on foot, though given that it took me at least 2 hours to walk around most of the park (I speed-walked), I would definitely recommend renting a bike (530 yen for the entire day or 420 for three hours) to have a more relaxed time. There's also a cute park train that goes around dropping passengers off, though it is a slightly more expensive option to the bikes. Overall, it is way too easy to spend a whole day at Showa Memorial Park especially during spring time with the cherry blossoms in bloom.