Heiwa Park (Nagoya City)


July 5, 2022

Heiwa Koen is a park located in Chikusa Ward (partly straddling Meito Ward) in the eastern hills of Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. It was developed by a large-scale land readjustment project (war disaster reconstruction city plan) after the war, and many graveyards in Nagoya city were relocated to Heiwa Park. Today, it is one of the city's leading cherry blossom viewing spots, and many events are held at Metasequoia Square in the park.


As for the land readjustment in the war damage reconstruction plan of Nagoya City, the 100-meter road is famous for road construction, and another emphasis of the land readjustment was the peace park construction concept. The Peace Park Construction Plan aimed to secure road land and park land in exchange for alternative land by relocating all the graveyards in the precincts of each temple in the city to the eastern hills. In fact, under the guidance of the Cemetery Arrangement Committee established in June 1946, there are 1,000 kinds of graveyards of about 18ha and 187,000 graveyards of 278 temples in the city centering on Naka Ward, Higashi Ward, and Atsuta Ward. It was relocated to the Kanokoden territory of the ward, and was carried out from 1947 (Showa 22) to 1957 (Showa 32). In the city, there were many historical tombs such as the tombs of successive feudal lords of Kenchuji Temple in Higashi Ward, which was the family temple of the Owari Domain, and the tombs of Akaho Namishi and Kataoka Gengoemon (Naka Ward, Kantokuji Temple). However, they were also thorough in relocating almost everything. With the establishment of the park, the lot number of "Chikusa Ward Peace Park" has been assigned to this area. At the Nagoya Olympics (1988 (Showa 63)), which failed to be invited and ended in a phantom, a stadium was scheduled to be built in Heiwa Park.

Cemetery relocation implementation status

Reprinted from the history of Higashi Ward p156


Tokuo Ito "City of Nagoya-Record of War Disaster Reconstruction" (Chunichi Shimbun, 1988)

Current Peace Park

Cemeteries are concentrated in the northern part of the park, and the southern part is maintained as a park. Approximately 2,300 cherry trees are planted in the park, and a natural forest remains in the southern Kanokoden, which is a place of relaxation for the citizens, such as observing wild birds, fishing at Nekogahora Pond, and holding events at Metasequoia Square. ing. In addition to memorial facilities such as Heiwado, there are facilities for cultivating eucalyptus, which is the food for koalas raised at the Nagoya City Animal Welfare Center and Higashiyama Zoo. At the northern end of the park, a peace park water distribution station will be set up to stabilize water supply to the eastern hills and provide emergency water supply in the event of a disaster, and a peace park aqua tower that doubles as an observatory will be built.

Historical celebrity with tombstone

In Peace Park, there is a large group of tombstones made up of the graveyards of more than 250 temples in Nagoya City, each of which forms a graveyard. Banshoji grave area Ohara Yugaku Maki Bokusen Kentokuji Temple Tomb Area Takafusa Kataoka (Gengoemon Kataoka) Heidenin Cemetery Chikayoshi Hiraiwa Takatakein Cemetery Senchiyo Matsudaira Hoshino Kanzaemon Oshoji Temple Tomb Area Suzuki Akira Seishuji Temple Tomb Area Hirate Masahide Koshoin Cemetery Keisuke Ito Choei-ji Temple Area Maroku Teramura Kenchuji Temple Tomb Area Tokugawa Muneharu Genpin Chin Dosen Temple Cemetery Yamamoto Baiitsu Daikoin Cemetery Narita Nagachika Nishibetsuin Cemetery Kizoku Ikeda Horinji Temple Tomb Area Kawamura Hidene


Get off at the Nagoya Municipal Bus "Heiwa Park", "Heiwa Park South", "Heiwa Koen 3-chome", and "Hikarigaoka" bus stop. Use from Ikeshita Station / Hoshigaoka Station on the Nagoya Municipal Subway Higashiyama Line. Use from Chayagasaka Station / Jiyugaoka Station on the Nagoya Municipal Subway Meijo Line. Use from Nagoya Station on each railway line (main bus bound for Inotaka garage). About 20 minutes on foot from Hoshigaoka Station on the Nagoya Municipal Subway Higashiyama Line or Jiyugaoka Station on the Meijo Line.

Peace Park as a town name

Peace Park