Setagaya Nature Gems
  • SPA
Karen Okano

Sounds of the babbling brook and the rustling leaves, the gentle sun rays shining down, the sight and smell of the mossy rocks are all soothing recipes for our busy minds.

Feel like taking a mindful morning stroll to boost your energy, or a cozy afternoon walk to capture the changing seasons? Explore these scenic “hidden” nature spots best-loved by Setagaya locals and just a few minutes walk from the train station.

Todoroki Valley

The red "Golf Bridge" standing out against the lush green

Situated near the Todoroki station which is just 5 minutes by train from Futako-Tamagawa and 20 minutes from Shibuya, Todoroki Valley is a hidden gem showcasing green foliage all year round. Sounds of the babbling brook and the rustling leaves, the gentle sun rays shining down, the sight and smell of the mossy rocks are all soothing recipes for our busy minds. The 1km route from the entrance to the end which features a temple is perfect for enjoying a quiet morning outdoors and rejuvenating ourselves.

Access: 8 mins walk from Todoroki station

🚃Todoroki station

5 mins from Futako-Tamagawa (Oimachi Line)

20 mins from Shibuya (Toyoko Line → Oimachi Line)

🚗 Coin parking lots around the area

Entrance to a petite nature retreat 

The brook and surrounding areas offer a sanctuary for animals and water birds

Todoroki Fudoson Temple founded in the late Heian Period is renowned for  its cherry blossoms

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Hanegi Park (Umegaoka)

Spring is in the air! Plum blossoms under blue skies 

Hanegi Park is famous for its “Setagaya Plum Blossom Festival” (Ume Matsuri) in mid-February to early March, which features 650 plum trees beautifully blooming in red, pink and white to mark the beginning of spring, winning them the name as one of the “hundred famous trees of Setagaya Ward”. After taking gorgeous pictures of the plum blossoms and enjoying the delicate, sweet scent of the flowers, you can take a walk in the peaceful park to get some fresh air on this small hill. There are also areas and facilities for children to play and explore.

Setagaya Plum Blossom Festival 2023

February 11th (Sat) - March 5th (Sun)

Access:

5 mins walk from Umegaoka station

🚃Umegaoka station

15 mins from Shibuya (Keio-Inogashira Line→Odakyu Line)

30 mins from Futako-Tamagawa (Denen-Toshi Line→Keio-Inogashira Line→Odakyu Line)

🚗 Coin parking lots around the area

This pink and red plum called "beni-touji" (crimson winter solstice) is already in bloom

Cozy benches to enjoy peaceful moments in the warmth of the sun

Children's play area

Bustling shopping street in front of the station where you can find sushi & other restaurants, noodle shops, bakeries etc

SPA Newsletters

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SPA Newsletter June 2023
Karen Okano

A big thank you for your generous support throughout the year and we look forward to your continued support for SPA!

Mr. Magicio's show at KG
Akiko Nishiura

It was remarkable to see and hear the non-stop laughter of the children as they watched the show.

SPA Spring Luncheon 2023
Karen Okano

It is not often that one has the opportunity to see such a versatile performances from ES to HS all at once.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day 2023
Karen Okano

On April 10th, Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day was held in the Teacher’s Cafeteria to recognize and appreciate the teachers and staff of Seisen, for their dedication and hard work.

SPA Newsletter April 2023
Karen Okano

In many ways, it has been like a “long awaited spring” for SPA as actives and events came back gradually after a three-year hiatus...SPA is happy and proud to present the Spring Luncheon on April 21st.

Cafe Noel 2022
Masako Tanaka

This year's market was participated by 18 booths from on and off the campus. We also had several student-organized event booths, including an entry from SASA.

Setagaya Nature Gems
Karen Okano

Sounds of the babbling brook and the rustling leaves, the gentle sun rays shining down, the sight and smell of the mossy rocks are all soothing recipes for our busy minds.

SPA Newsletter  February 2023
Akiko Nishiura

With activities and events gradually back in full swing, we hope to reach out more and enrich the community in many ways

Seisen Hoodie FUNDRAISER 2022 Last Chance!
Akiko Nishiura

Please support our school and show your "SEISEN PRIDE" by buying our new Seisen Hoodies!  We are accepting pre-orders from Thursday, December 8th to Thursday, December 15th.  This is the last chance to purchase the exclusive colors for SPA Fall/Winter 2022's Collection in Ash and Navy! 

SPA Newsletter November 2022
Akiko Nishiura

Blessed with lovely weather, the festival was a big success, attended by current students and their families, alumni and families, and staff/ faculty members and families. In accordance with the “new normal” lifestyle, we saw a number of changes in the management of the festival for more convenience and to show our care for the environment.

Golden Memories of SPA Through The Years
Karen Okano

Seisen has a long tradition of parent involvement since the 1960’s. A parents’ group was born as the “Mothers' Club”, known later on as the “SIS Mothers Association”, and has now become the Seisen Parents Association (SPA), diversely involving fathers, mothers and guardians of our students!

Welcome New Families!
Kana Sato

SPA was very excited to meet the new parents who joined Seisen this school year at the Welcome New Families Social last Saturday, hosted by the school.