Nishi-Takashimadaira Station lies on the Toei Mita Line in the Takashimadaira district of Itabashi Ward of Tokyo. This metro station, which lies on the northwestern end of Tokyo, is a terminus for all trains that run past the Takashimadaira Sidings on the Mita Line. Nishi-Takashimadaira Station consists of two side platforms, both heading in the same direction.


Takashimadaira is a nature-filled and culturally rich area of Itabashi, with several places of interest. Among the attractions in Nishi (or ‘West') Takashimadaira, close to Nishi-Takashimadaira Station are the Itabashi Art Museum and the Itabashi Historical Museum, both located in Akatsuka Tameike Park.


Akatsuka Tameike Park


Akatsuka Tameike Park, located a 15 minute walk from Nishi-Takashimadaira Station, is a beautiful large park with lots of trees and greenery. The beauty of the park attracts a large number of visitors, who like to come here to spend their leisure time. Akatsuka Tameike Park attracts the largest number of people during the Plum Blossom (Ume) Festival.


The Plum Blossom Festival is held in the beginning of March every year at Akatsuka Tameike Park when the plum blossoms are in full bloom. There are over 213 plum trees in and around the park and their red and white flowers are a delight to watch when they are in full bloom in early spring. People from around the city come here to enjoy the beautiful sight during the festival. Giving further entertainment to the visitors are live music and dance shows and the many food stalls that are put up in and around the park.


A quiet and calm pond, called Tameike, also stands in the park. At one end of the pond stands the Itabashi Art Museum.


Itabashi Art Museum


Itabashi Art Museum, founded in 1979, is the first ward museum of Tokyo. Its collection ranges from the paintings and drawings of the Edo (1600-1868) and Taisho (1912-1926) periods to the contemporary art of Japan. The museum also organizes special exhibitions and various educational and informative programs for all age groups. The museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Mondays.


Itabashi Historical Museum


Itabashi Historical Museum is located on the opposite side of Tameike Pond. Opened in 1972, the museum displays more than 100,000 archeological artifacts and items – including fossils, pottery, and folklore materials - from the Edo and Meiji periods. A traditional folk village house is also on display besides several historical documents. The museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Mondays.


Akatsuka Castle


The ruins of Akatsuka Castle stand not far from the Itabashi Art and Historical Museums. Akatsuka Castle was the power base of the Yuritane Chiba, who held sway over the northern area of the region during the Muromachi period in the mid-fifteenth century. In 1590, at the end of the Hojo reign, the castle was demolished… the ruins stand till today.


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