Sagamihara Asamizo Park

Introduction

Asamizo is a very popular park in Sagamihara. There are a lot of fun places, like the "Hureai Animal Plaza" mini zoo, athletic field, and pony riding ground. At the mini zoo, you can see many animals such as squirrels, raccoons and birds. Also, you can enjoy milking a cow! The Green Tower of Sagamihara is the symbol of the park. You can enjoy the view from there for free!

On a sunny day, you can see Tokyo Sky Tree and Mount Fuji. The large flower beds are very beautiful. You can see seasonal flowers there. Some areas in the park allow dogs so you can take a walk with your dog. Come enjoy the beautiful nature and join in the fun activities at Sagamihara Asamizo Park!

What to do

At the "Hureai Animal Plaza" mini zoo, you can enjoy the exhibit section, petting farm, and pony rides here. It is a good opportunity for children to meet animals and learn how to play with them nicely.

At the Exhibit section, you can see animals up close. There are a lot of animals like meerkats, squirrels, raccoons, peafowls, parakeets, cows, and pigs; Let’s have some fun time with them!

At the petting farm, you can give small animals a huge hug or feed them their favorite food! Cute guinea pigs, fluffy sheep, and hungry goats are waiting for your visit!

Children who are age 12 and below can enjoy a pony ride. To ride, buy a ticket at the office near the grounds. It costs 100 yen per ride.

There are many kinds of athletic equipment in the park. You can enjoy 25 kinds of athletic equipment there. Let’s get a workout from doing athletics, like walking on a suspension bridge and crossing a log! You have to be an elementary student or older to use this facility.

When to go

Here is the schedule for the best seasons to see various types of flowers.

January
Pansy, chimonanthus
February
Pansy, chimonanthus, christmas rose
March
Corni fructus, yulan magnolia, acacia baileyana, genus mahonia, pieris, pansy, christmas rose
April
Cherry tree, dogwood, prunus persica, spiraea, golden bell, tulip, alpine rose, sweet azalea rhododendron pulchrum, pansy
May
Satuki azalea, clematis, dogwood, sweet azalea rhododendron pulchrum, hippocastanus, diervilla lonicera, wisteria floribunda, enkianthus perulatus
June
Hydrangea flower, Japanese strawberry tree, clematis, oliva, smoke bush, marigold, lavender
July
Genus lagerstroemia, chinese hypericum, goldencup
August
Clerodendrum bungei, suifuyou, salvia
September
Suifuyou, salvia, crape myrtle, lycoris radiata
October
Salvia, fortune's osmanthus
November
Winter blooming clematis, Japanese silver leaf, camellia hiemalis
December
Chaenomeles speciosa

What to see

Large Flower Bed

There is a large flower bed in the center square. It is very beautiful and very impressive. You can see colorful seasonal flowers and take picturesque photographs here.

Ajisai Fair (Japanese hydrangea)
[From mid-June to the last part of June]

There are 200 kinds of flowers around the park. You can see them at the Forest Plaza and Athletic Field area. June is the best season to see the hydrangeas.

Clematis Fair [From mid-May to the last part of October]

There are around 230 kinds of flowers covering the outer fence. Clematis Fair is held every year in May.

Special events

Pony-riding class

You can learn basic horse-riding skills and how to care for horses. You can also experience cleaning a stable. This class is for elementary and middle school students.

Animal Club

You can learn how to take care of animals and make food for them. If you join this club, you have to participate once a month for a year at any time you like. Participation is free!

This class is for children who are from third grade of elementary school to the third year of middle school.

Central Plaza

After you go through the main entrance, you will see this plaza. It is located on a slope, so you can have a great view of the park. There is a tower called Time of Rotonda at the center on this plaza. You can enjoy listening to the various melodies from the bell ringing by the hour.

Shopping

There are retail shops and vending machines in the park. There is a cafe, too.

Information

Facilities
This park is designed as a handicap-friendly area. There are parking spaces and restrooms for people on wheelchairs. There is nursing room, too. You can also rent a wheelchair.
Language
The park’s official site includes Japanese, English, Korean, Chinese language
Opening hours
Sagamihara Asamizo Park
The park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
"Hureai Animal Plaza" mini zoo
losed on Mondays, and from December 29th to January 3rd.
Management office
Closed on the fourth Monday on February, May, August, and November.
Petting farm and Pony riding ground
Opening hours are susceptible to change.
April to September
10 am to 11:30 am
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
October to March
10 am to 11:30 am
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Green Tower of Sagamihara
Opening hours are susceptible to change.
April to September
9 am to 4:30 pm
October to March
9 am to 4 pm
"Hureai Animal Plaza" mini zoo
Opening hours are susceptible to change.
April to September
9:30 am to 5 pm
October to March
9:30 am to 4 pm
Admission
Free
Getting here
By train
Get off at Harataima station. The park is about 20 minutes on foot from the station.
By bus
You can take a bus from Sagamiono Station’s North Exit to the park. At bus stop No.3, take the bus bound for the Women's College of Arts. The traveling time is about 17 minutes. Get off at the General Gymnasium bus stop.
You can also take a bus from Sagamihara Station’s South Exit. At the bus stop No.2, take the bus bound for Sobudai-mae Station. The traveling time is approximately 30 minutes. Get off at the General Gymnasium bus stop.
You can also take a bus from Kobuchi Station. Take the bus bound for Women's College of Arts. The traveling time is 16 minutes. Get off at the General Gymnasium bus stop.
MAP
Surrounding area
McDonald
If you get hungry, you can eat hamburgers and French fries at McDonalds! It is near the park.
https://map.mcdonalds.co.jp/map/14136
Coffee Restaurant K's
This is an Italian restaurant.
Sagamihara Health Culture Center
Health promotion, creative activities, and communication are the concepts of this center. You can take a bath in a hot spring there, and also you can swim in the pool! If you get hungry, you can get some food with reasonable prices!
https://www.s-kenbun.jp
Contact
Address
2317-1 Asamizodai, Minami-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, 252-0328
TEL
042-777-3451 (Sagamihara hempen ditch Park Management Office)
042-778-3900 (Contact animal square Administration Office)
URL
http://www.sagamiharashi-machimidori.or.jp/kenkoubunka_center