Showa Kinen Park

The park was established as park of a project ot commemorate the 50th anniversary of Emperor Showa’s Reign. Visitors to the park may enjoy a walk through the forests and over the spacious lawns, while viewing the beautiful flowering plants, and savouring the tranquility of nature. Other visitors may prefer to read a book under the shade of tree, have a barbecue, go bird watching, cycling, boating and jogging, experience traditional overseas games like croquet and lawn bowls, and visti the childrren’s forest, which is popular with both children and adults. – http://www.showakinen-koen.jp/ (for more details kindly follow the link)

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The park welcome me with a wide range of grassy and spacious lawns..

Hindi ito ang first time kong bumisita sa Japan’s Park. Ang ilan sa napuntahan ko ay ang Hitachi Seaside Park, Misuike Park at Sankeien Garden. At lahat ng mga lugar na ito ay ubod ng ganda.

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How I wish we had this kind of Park in the Philippines.

Yung pwede ka mag Bike for 3 hours ng hindi mo alam kung nasaan ka na dahil sa lawak at ganda ng mga views na nag unfold in very corner of the trip.

Ang bike na ito ang gumabay sa akin sa paglalakbay sa loob ng Park. Pumila ako ng isa’t kalahating oras para lang sa kanya. hehe Golden Week kasi sa Japan kaya talagang dumadagsa ang mga bisita.

Kung pupunta kayo ng weekend, I advice na agahan nyo para makakuwa agad kayo ng Bike. It will be a handy buddy to explore the place.

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Hindi ko talaga alam kung saan ako mag sisimula. Ang hirap kasing i-navigate ang map na binigay nila sa akin.

I  continued to ride with other Japanese Beauties. Sinundan ko sila na parang stalker hanggang ma-witness ko this Magical View of Waterfowl Lake.

Makikita mo rin dito ang isang public paliguan – Japanese Style.

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Ang iba pang lugar na maaari mong puntahan sa Waterfowl Lake:

  1. Lakeside Restaurant
  2. Sazanami Plaza
  3. Bird Santuary
  4. Flowering Tree Garden

If you have all the time, Please go and enjoy every scenery.

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I resumed my biking adventure until I arrived to one of the Park’s Flower Garden.

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I loved the flowers here. Parang bang mga Panang tumtusok sa aking puso na galing kay Kupido.

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Malapit dito ang Barbecue Garden. Astig makita ang mga Barkadahan na nagluluto ng kanilang mga Chicken and Pork Barbecue with Beer. Inuman Grande ito kong sa Pilipinas!

Nagpahinga ako malapit sa barbecue area para kumain ng tanghalian. Ang baon ko ay isang Onigiri with Salmon Egg (balls of rice with a filling in the middle. Japanese equivalent of sandwiches). Sobrang sarap pala ng mga Rice balls dito sa Japan.

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Then nag tungo ako sa Children’s Forest.

Sa tuktok ng burol na ito, makikita ang isang bumagsak na Comet.

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And after reaching its Peak, you will have a chance to see one amazing Picture Perfect Scene.

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Nagpatuloy ako sa paglalakad para bisitahin ang iba pang parte ng Children’s Forest.

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Nakakatuwang makita ang mga batang naglalaro sa bawat sulok ng Kagubatan ng Kabataan.

Balang araw ay madadala ko din ang mga anak ko dito para maglaro ng walang humpay.

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Ilan pa sa mga places na pwede nyong bisitahin malapit sa Children’s Forest Park:

  1. Misty Forest
  2. Wood Working Center
  3. Dragon Dunes
  4. Children’s Forest Shop

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Sa may dulo ng Park makikita ang Komorebi House.

Malapit dito ang napaka tahimik na Japanese Garden.

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I had rested beside this pond to enjoy its Serene View. Tahimik lang. Nakakarefresh ng Mind.

Even for a short while, I had one peaceful moments in Japan.

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Pagkatapos magpahinga at mag Soul Searching, Nag try na akong  magnavigate pabalik sa main gate. Mahirap din pala. haha Kinailangan ko pang gumamit ng Google Map.

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Binisita ko rin ang bungad ng Park. Hinuli ko talaga ito para konti na lang ang mga taong dumadaan dito. Ayoko kasi ng crowded pag nagpipicture ako. If I had to wait, I would do it. hehe Greedy lang sa Pictures.

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“The sunset is merely a prelude to the dawn, yet its majesty fills my mind with the most beautiful of dreams. As my eyes drift to rest I am one with the stars, my skin cooled by the breeze, and when I awake the sky will be radiant with the first kiss of the new day.” – Daisy

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Sunset is a wonderful opportunity for us to appreciate all the Great Love the Lord gives us!

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I’ll see you soon Showa Kinen Park!

For more Parks in Japan:

Hitachi Seaside Park

Misuike and Sankeien Garden

 

Information (based on http://www.showakinen-koen.jp/)

Park Opening Hours:

open closed
3/1-10/31(*1)
9:30 17:00
11/1-2/end
9:30 16:30

Park Entrance Fee:

General
Groups
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

Coin Locker Fee

100 yen per time : Tachikawa Gate,Nishi Tachikawa Gate,Boat House and Bicycle Rental Centers.

Other Rental Fees:

Rental Equipment/Venue
Usage Period/Times
Time/Fee
Bicycles(include.unicycles)
Tachikawa Gate ,
Nishi Tachikawa Gate and Sunagawa Gate
(Bicycle Center)
Year round/ 9:30 until 1 hour before park closes Adult 410 yen, Child 260 yen for 3 hours
*Unicycle are only hired out at Tachikawa Gate Bicycle Center
Boats
Boathouse
3/1-11/30/ 9:30 until 1 hour before park closes Pedal boat(2 people 30 min)
700 yen
Rowboat(3 people 60min)
700 yen
Disk Golf
BBQ Garden
Administration Office
Year round/ 9:30 until 1 hour before park closes Rental Disk 3hours 210 yen
Bond 300 yen(returnable)
Petanque
BBQ Garden
Administration Office
Year round/ Lessons each Sunday 9:30 until 1 hour before park closes 1 hour 100 yen 3 balls
Croquet
BBQ Garden
Administration Office
Year round/ 9:30 until 1 hour before park closes 1 hour 210 yen 1 mallet
Bond 200 yen(returnable)
Lawn Bowls
BBQ Garden
Administration Office
9:30 until 1 hour before park closes 1 hour 210 yen 4 balls
Bond 200 yen(returnable)
Horseshoes
BBQ Garden
Administration Office
Year round/ 9:30 until 1 hour before park closes 1 hour 100 yen 2 horse shoes
Bond 200 yen(returnable)
Futsal Court
BBQ Garden
Administration Office
9:30 until 1 hour before park closes 2-hour block 210 yen 1 ball Bond 200 yen(returnable)
3 on 3 Court
BBQ Garden
Administration Office
9:30 until 1 hour before park closes 1 hour 100 yen 1 ball
Bond 200 yen(returnable)

For People with Physical Disabilities

  1. Those visitors who have been issued with disability cards or medical cards, may park and enter the park free of charge.
  2. There are 56 wheelchairs available. Visitors wishing to use one should please feel free to ask at the entrance. They are, of course, free of charge.
  3. There are 37 toilets for the disabled located near to the main facilities in the park.

Baby Facilities

  1. There are baby bed/changing facilities and baby chairs available. Please feel free to ask a staff.
  2. Should hot water be required, please feel free to ask a staff.
  3. There are buggies available at the Tachikawa , Nishi Tachikawa and Sunagawa Gates.
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