August 28, 2005
Showa Kinen Koen

Tod & I and a large bunch of friends spent the day at a park bigger than a breadbox. We had to take the train out to Tachikawa to do it, but it was worth the 45 minute trip.

Showa Kinen Koen (Showa Memorial Park) used to be a military base. Now it’s a giant playground. There’s a series of shallow swimming pools and four waterslides; a mini-golf course, croquet lawn, frisbee golf course, boat rental, a bike trail, gardens & forests, a huge cargo net for climbing, and a series of bouncy trampoline hills.

If you want to splash in the wave pool or waterslide, hurry out to Tachikawa—the pool closes on September 4th. The rest of the park is open year round.

Posted by kuri at August 28, 2005 09:19 AM


Showa Kinen Koen is so famous because of fireworks meet. Unfortunately, it has finished 30/Jul this year.

Posted by: mizue on August 29, 2005 05:39 PM
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