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Chidorigafuchi, Tokyo

Chidorigafuchi, Tokyo

Chidorigafuchi is a park in the northeastern part of the moat surrounding the Imperial Palace. It is a well known spot where visitors come to view cherry blossoms in the spring.

The entrance to the Chidorigafuchi Park is from the Yasukuni Shrine. Cherry trees line the green walkway along the moat. One can view the cherry trees in full bloom on the other side of the moat by strolling along the walkway. A popular way of viewing the cherry blossoms is by renting a row boat or paddle boat from the Chidorigafuchi boat house and viewing the blossom covered cherry trees on both sides of the moat. In springs locals and visitors come to view the trees in full bloom and lighted up with LED lamps.

In a quiet corner of the Chidorigafuchi Park is the Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery established in 1959. It is a cemetery with monuments commemorating the Unknown Soldier where unclaimed bodies of military personnel and civilians who died in service to their country in World War II are buried. It covers an area of 16,500 square meters. The oldest body is buried under a ceramic coffin that has within it a gilded bronze urn in the shape of a tea jar. There is another monument that has a stone slab with a poem by the Showa Emperor inscribed on it.

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Sight Name: Chidorigafuchi
Sight Location: Tokyo, Japan
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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