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138 Tower Park Ichinomiya

138 Tower Park in Ichinomiya City, Aichi Prefecture is regarded as one of the best public parks in Japan and features the tallest arch style tower in Asia.

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138 Tower Park in Ichinomiya City, Aichi Prefecture is regarded as one of the best public parks in Japan and features the tallest arch style tower in Asia. The park offers a lot of interesting things to do and see for the whole family.

One of the highlights of the park is the spectacular 138 meter high observation tower with dual arches, which gives the park its name. The Ichinomiya Twin Arch 138 tower was built in honour of Ichinomiya City. In fact, 138 can be read in Japanese as ichi-(no)-mi-ya. Japanese people love this kind of thing and you will see this number appear regularly around the city.

The tower is the tallest arch style tower in Asia and contains an observation deck 100 meters above the ground. The magnificent 360 degree panoramic view from the observation deck is like looking in from another world. You can see awesome views of the surrounding area including the peaks of the Japan Alps, Nobi Plain, and Ise Bay. If you look close enough you can even see Nagoya Station’s JR Central Towers. Admission to the tower is 500 yen for adults and 200 yen for children.

Other highlights of the park include a rose garden called the Rose Stream with 9 different varieties of around 4,000 perpetual roses. The rose garden has been designed to represent the flowing swirl of a river to the sea. The garden is at its best twice a year, from the middle of May to early June, and again from the end of October to early November. There are other gardens as well which feature seasonal flowers such as cosmos, tulips, hyacinths and poppies. The park is also one of the best spots in Aichi Prefecture to see the beautiful cherry blossoms in spring.


Ichinomiya City (一宮市) is roughly halfway between Nagoya and Gifu and is easily accessible. If you are after a great family oriented park with seasonal flowers and events close to Nagoya then look no further than the 138 Tower Park in Ichinomiya.

Seasonal Events at 138 Tower Park

Cherry Blossom Festival – Late March to early April is the best time to come and enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms with a “hanami” under the flowering trees.

Spring Festa – mid April to early May and features colourful flowers such as tulips, hyacinths and poppies.

Rose Festa – mid May to early June, 9 varieties of 4,000 roses can be enjoyed at their peak during this time of the year.

Summer Festa – mid July to late August, splash around in the “Pond of Comfort” and enjoy events such as Bon-Odori and an open-air movie theatre.

Autumn Festa – mid September to early November, experience the beautiful cosmos at their peak.

Winter Illuminations – mid November to late December, the park is decorated with around 500,000 light creating a spectacular winter illumination.

Access to 138 Tower Park Ichinomiya

The best way to reach the park is via a bus from Ichinomiya Station. Take a Meitetsu bus bound for Watabashi and get off at the Twin Arch 138 stop. The park is only a short 1 minute walk from the bus stop. The park also offers free parking if you come by car and is only a 20 minute drive from the Ichinomiya Interchange.


Address: 21-3 Urasaki, Komyoji, Ichinomiya, Aichi Prefecture 491-0135
Admission: FREE (park) 500 yen for adults & 200 yen for children (tower)
Hours: Weekdays 9:30 am to 17:00 pm / Weekends 9:30 am to 21:00 pm
Closed: Every 2nd Monday of the month (following day if public holiday)
Parking: FREE

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