Kasai Rinkai Park

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Kasai Rinkai Park
Kasai Rinkai Park 2011--1.JPG
LocationEdogawa, Tokyo, Japan
Area805,861.13 square metres (199.13262 acres)
Operated byTokyo Metropolitan Park Association
Official nameKasai Marine Park
Designated18 October 2018
Reference no.2357[1]

Kasai Rinkai Park (葛西臨海公園 Kasai Rinkai Kōen) is a park in Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan, which officially opened on June 1, 1989.[2] The park includes a bird sanctuary and the Tokyo Sea Life Park aquarium, it was built on reclaimed land which includes two manmade islands, a viewing tower and a hotel. It is the second-largest park in the 23 wards of Tokyo (after Mizumoto Park).[3]

The 117-metre (384 ft) tall Diamond and Flower Ferris Wheel opened at the park in 2001.[3] On a clear day, it affords views of Tokyo Bay, Chiba, Edogawa, Tokyo Disneyland, and Mount Fuji, it is reportedly the second tallest ferris wheel in Japan.[4]

About a third of the park is designated a sea bird sanctuary, which houses a Sea Bird Centre that provides information on the local bird species;[4] the park also has two beaches on artificial islands. The west island is connected to land by the Kasai Nagisa bridge and is a popular place for recreation;[2] the east island is closed to the public as a protected bird habitat and Ramsar site since 2018.[1]

The park is always crowded during the 'hanami' period of spring, when the Japanese party under cherry trees in bloom.


  1. ^ a b "Kasai Marine Park". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Kasai Rinkai Park" (PDF). Tokyo Metropolitan Parks and Gardens List. Bureau of Construction, Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 September 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Kasai Rinkai Park". Tokyo Metropolitan Parks Association. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Kasai Rinkai Park". Japan Guide. Retrieved 15 September 2015.

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Coordinates: 35°38′31″N 139°51′36″E / 35.642°N 139.860°E / 35.642; 139.860