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Outdoor Park @ Shinrin Park | NAMEGAWA
November 9 @ 09:30 - November 10 @ 16:00￥450
Shinrin Park Namegawa Bi-annual Event – Every year Shinrin park hold two Outdoor Park events: one in Autumn and one in Spring. The autumn event is normally the main one with lots of stage performances and special events, but this year the spring event is bigger and better than ever!!
Outdoor Park Hours and details
The Spring “Outdoor park” is longer than the Autumn one which is usually just two days. In Spring it is normally held over 4 days of Golden Week.
However, this year, in line with the nationwide extended Golden Week celebrations for the Emperor’s ascension, Shinrin Park is having a longer than usual Outdoor Park. This year the Spring Outdoor Park is from Saturday April 27th to public holiday Monday May 6th.
This event will be cancelled if it is raining.
The autumn event is scheduled for November 9th and 10th, the weekend the Autumn Leaves Light up is switched on. This year the autumn leaves light up will have even more attractions for kids with bubbles and interactive displays.
There are different events on different days, but the activity zone is open each day. The activity zone is usually beside the park’s famous air mountain trampoline. It is where the air slide, bungee swing and water balls are. Each activity costs about a 1000 yen. It is for children from 2 years old. However, the water ball activity is from 4 years old.
Apart from the activity zone you can also enjoy other events such as treeing . There is usually a cafe area and a coffee event running.
During this period the water play area will also be open. Further information here.
SHINRIN PARK ACCESS AND FURTHER DETAILS
Shinrin Park is what the locals call it, but the official name is Musashi-kyuryo National Park. The nearest entrance to this event is the South Gate.
General information about Shinrin Park on this blog:
Address: Hiki-gun, Namegawa-machi, 滑川町Yamata, １９２０
Phone: +81 493-57-2111
Hours: The park is open from 9.30 am to 5 pm
Outdoor Park Access
Tobu Tojo Line from Ikebukuro Station
From Shinrin-koen Station on the Tobu Tojo Line
Get off at Shinrin-koen Station on the Tobu Tojo Line, and there is a bus stop and taxi stand at the North Exit. It is approx. a 3 km (approx. 40 min.) walk to the Shinrin Park’s South Gate.
Bus: To Shinrin Park South Exit (Running on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays only), Get on the direct bus to Shinrin-koen,and get off at the last stop
To Kumagaya Sta. South Exit and To Rissho Daigaku, for South gate get off at Namerikawa Chugakko, and walk approx. 5 min. For West Gate, Get off at Shinrin-koen West Ent., and it is directly before you
JR Takasaki Line to Kumagaya
From Kumagaya Station on the JR Takasaki Line
Get off at Kumagaya Station on the JR Takasaki Line, and there is a bus stop at the South Exit.
BUS: To Shinrin-koen Station, For West Gate: Get off at Shinrin-koen West Ent., and it is directly before you. For South Gate: Get off at Shinrin-koen South Ent.,
and it is directly before you
Please visit their website, for information in English and / or to check opening hours, access and entrance and parking fees; Official Site
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Events by their very nature are tentative. Please do check with the official sources for any last minute changes due to weather or other mitigating factors.