Pic: Grace Buchele Mineta


With a collection of large department stores, and an almost Shinjuku-like density of izakayas, bars restaurants and shops, Tachikawa is one of the busiest stops in West Tokyo. Although by Tokyo standards West Tokyo isn’t really the place to be, being a major stop on three railway lines (JR Chūō Line, Nambu Line and the Tama Toshi monorail) means its certainly on the map as a place to go for those in the surrounding area.

One of Tokyo’s largest public parks – Showa Memorial park – lies 10 minutes walk from the station.

The area is also a gateway for the rugged and beautiful areas of western Tokyo such as Akishima, Akiruno, and Okutama.

In front of Tachikawa Station | Photo by Gregory Lane

There’s plenty to keep oneself entertained in Tachikawa and the Nambu Line also serves as a handy shortcut to head south towards Kanagawa and it’s beaches.

Tachikawa Attractions

Events in Tachikawa

Tours & Activities in Suburban West Tokyo

Eating & Drinking in Tachikawa

Things To Do in Tachikawa

Shopping in Tachikawa

Recommended hotels near Tachikawa