The Institute for Nature Study preserves a sanctuary of natural beauty in the heart of metropolitan Tokyo. It is a verdant oasis amid the urban desert.
This mixed forest contains deciduous trees such as konara oak, Japanese zelkova and dogwood, as well as conifers such as sweet-acorn tree, bamboo-leaf oak and pine. Grasses such as Japanese silver grass and reeds blanket the landscape, which features marshes and creeks.
This lush nature preserve is rich in educational value, with flowers and other flora that change with the passing seasons and insects and other creatures that can be observed at close range.
We at the Institute for Nature Study hope that this beautiful park will bring people in touch with nature, induce peace of mind in the presence of living things that change with the seasons, and inspire them to think about the relationship between people and nature.