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
Ganda ng park nila! Winner pang photo ops! HahaReplyDelete
True, how much more pag autumn season, ang saya magpicture. :) Sayang lang hindi kami nakaabot sa flower festival.Delete
Such a beautifully maintained park! I really miss visiting places like these. Love your photos sis!ReplyDelete
Thanks! How I wish maraming parks sa Pinas.Delete
Ahh it looks so nice!! Great photos ;)ReplyDelete
And yes, ganda magpicture picture sa park nila! Ang linis!ReplyDelete
True, malinis sa Japan. :)Delete
Wow, this park is HUUUUUGE! Ang sarap siguro ng hangin dyan super fresh!ReplyDelete
Yes, nakakaantok nga ang hangin. LolDelete
Love the park.. Pwedeng mag-emo para sa music video. LOLReplyDelete
Hahaha! Yes, pwedeng mag-emo.Delete
Ang linis ng Japan, grabe! But nakakalito kasi nga characters. I wonder, hidni naman kayo nahirapan given na may language barrier?ReplyDelete
Sign language is the answer. hehehe!Delete
Awww it looks so pretty! And yeah, it kinda gives the same vibes as Burnham Park, cute!ReplyDelete
Breathtaking!!! Bookmarking this, because Japan is on my list!ReplyDelete
I love your photos! I wish we had parks like these in Metro Manila din where we can go boat riding. :)ReplyDelete
I think we have boat ride in La Mesa Ecopark and Manila Zoo, though I haven't tried yet.Delete
Awesome trip! The park and the lake looked so clean and peaceful. I wish to see Japan someday :-)ReplyDelete
wow, grabe, Japan is super duper clean! sana makapunta din kami in the future.ReplyDelete
I remember my Auntie telling me how clean the streets and park in Japan. Looking at your photos, it proves that Japan still manage to have clean surroundings. How I wish our Parks here could be like their parks.ReplyDelete
Yes, super clean kahit saan.Delete
I dream of one day visiting Japan too. Talaga bang parang laging konti ang tao dyan hihih. Ang ganda ng lugar nila parang walang kakalat kalatReplyDelete
Marami rin, kaso super laki ng park kaya hindi crowded tingnan. Wala nga kalat! :)Delete
My Little Kulit always looking for a park, he wants to have a picnic, Sana may ganyan din dito sa Manila. Wow sis nakaya mo mag pedal boat sa dami mong lakadReplyDelete
Sayang bayad kaya need magpedal. lol Kainggit nga ng park nila.Delete
That's such a beautiful park! So serene. Parang ang sarap din mag muni-muni dyan. Haha!ReplyDelete
True, kung hindi lang pasara na, nagmuni-muni pa kami. hehehe!Delete
my last post is also about japan! hahaha I LOVE japan sooo much!ReplyDelete
Yes, love ko na rin Japan after my first visit. hehehe!Delete
What a lovely place to relax or stroll around! Now I really want to go to Japan!ReplyDelete
Sana we have like that here :)) I wanted to go to Japan, but we're still delaying since my kids are both below 5 pa. Mahirap isama and mag-ikot. Will bookmark this for future reference :)ReplyDelete