Tokyo Bicycle Diaries: Tetsugakudou Koen
It is called the Philosopher's park because it was designed by Japanese philosopher Inoue Enryo who tried to materialize 77 philosophical doctrines. I'm not entirely sure we understood all 77 viewpoints, but we did enjoy walking around the relatively large park and admiring the buildings in different styles and colors, the walkways through bamboo, cherry trees and over koi-filled ponds. It is definitely a park to keep in mind for cherry-blossom viewing (a few massive Soumei Yoshino cherry trees) and for autumn-leaf viewing - although seating and space is quite limited.
Address: 1-34, Matsugaoka, Nakano City, Tokyo
Access: 12 min on foot from Araiyakushi-mae station (新井薬師前) on Seibu Shinjuku Line
12 min on foot from Ochiai-Minami-Nagasaki station (落合南長崎) on Toei Oedo Line