Read: Takahata Fudoson Temple
Directions: Ride train in Tama Monorail for Kamikitadai and get off at Tachikawa-Kita Station (260 yen adult and 130 yen child). Fifth station from Takahatafudo Station. It is still a long walk from the train station, your landmark is Isetan, Takashimaya and Akari Cafe. You can see a map near Akari Cafe and we just followed it.
On our way to the park, my husband called me and he said he is on his way back to hotel, tapos na training niya. He doesn’t have the key so I said, sunod na lang siya sa min sa park and I gave him the directions.
It took him almost two hours just to get to Akira Cafe, sobrang inip na yung anak ko because he really wanted to ride the boat. He was suggesting na sa park na namin i-meet daddy niya but I said no because the park is huge so mas mahirap magkita.
From Akira Cafe, we walked to the park. We passed the Akebono Entrance where Green Cultural Zone is located. Green Cultural Zone is a free area so if you don’t want to spend money, you can just stay in this zone for free and it is open as early as 8:30AM.
We proceeded to Tachikawa Gate, we bought ice cream at Tachikawa Gate Shop at 300 yen. My husband bought tickets at the ticket vending machine and when we entered the park, they gave us a guide map (English version).
We only have 2 hours and the park is really huge. For two hours, I think we only explored 1/3 of the park. You can rent a bike or ride train so you won’t get tired easily. I wish I know how to ride a bike, hehehe! Sayang, we were not able to ride the train.
I like the park, it is really a nice place to relax and unwind. The place is clean and well maintained. There are vending machines and restaurants if you want to eat and drink.
Finally, we reached the Boat House. Again, we purchased the ticket at the ticket vending machine. The ride is good for 30 minutes only so you are responsible to go back to the dock. When you dock, the staff will check your ticket where return time was printed.
I was convincing my son to choose the rowing boat and not the pedal boat but he wanted the pedal boat. It’s been a long day for us and our feet were really tired and aching already. Kung pwede lang magreklamo ng paa ko. My husband was wearing leather shoes pa. Waah! In the name of love, sige push natin ang pagpepedal.
This is the Waterfowl Lake, parang Burnham Park lang in Baguio City. There are more attractions inside the park but due to limited time we need to end our trip. If ever we will go back again in Japan, I will include this again in our itinerary. It is good place to bond with your friends and families. Pwedeng magpicnic.
Next stop is IKEA.
Park Opening Hours
3/1-10/31(*1) 9:30 17:00
11/1-2/end 9:30 16:30
*The park is closed on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day (Dec.31,Jan.1) and the fourth Monday/the following day of February.
NOTE: Opening and closing hours maybe altered due to public events.etc., so please confirm with the Park Administration Center.
(*1)4/1~9/30 (Saturday·Sunday·Public Holiday) 9:30~18:00
Park Entrance Fee
Adult (over 15 years old) 410 yen 290 yen
Child(6 to 14) 80 yen 50 yen
over 65 210 yen 210 yen
NOTE: Children under 6 years of age are free.
A group is considered as 20 or more people over 6 years of age.
Adult 310 yen
Children 150 yen ( 4yeas old to JH)
All day passes are available for children ages 4 and higher at 510 yen.
Bicycle and Unicycle Rental Fees (3 hours)
Adult 410 yen
Children 260 yen (under JH)
Showa Kinen Park
Tel. 042 524 1516