Walked up hill from our hotel. Wide walking paths among the almost in bloom plum blossom and cheerful pansy beds. In late Feb/ March the gardens must be spectacular. A drizzly day and little shelter if it had rained hard. We saw Joggers who never seem to mind cold weather
The park is huge and it is a good and free environment for you to have a picnic over there. A car park is available and it costs only 100 yen per day.
Everywhere is so clean and green. The sakura trees there are big and it is so enjoyable to sit underneath there to have a good stretch.