Isanuma Park adventure forest Kawagoe playground

Adventure Forest Kawagoe – Isanuma Park is a park that has been around a long time. But it is currently (2015) undergoing somewhat of a new renewal. And even a name change. Previously known just as Isanuma Park, they have now re-marketed it as “Isanuma Bouken No Mori” or Isanuma Adventure Forest in English.

Isanuma Adventure Forest Kawagoe

The adventure forest Kawagoe has a lovely playground suitable for primary school age children, but younger children can also enjoy much of the equipment. What the Japanese call “athletic playgrounds” is what we call “adventure playgrounds” in Ireland.  

Isanuma Park

Isanuma’s playground is geared for 6 to 12 year olds, but I think kids from 3 up are well able for the challenge.  And its a great challenge for adults too.  You often find adults working out on the equipment when there are few kids around.

Last year (2014) they removed a piece of playground equipment at Kawagoe Isanuma Park and started work on replacing it. The new athletic playground equipment is now finished and available for play. It is in keeping with the other wooden playground equipment in the park.

You can find this balancing challenge beside the climbing wall.

New playground equipment at Isanuma Park. A balancing challenge
New playground equipment at Isanuma Park. A balancing challenge

They also renewed a piece of the balancing equipment behind the flying foxes.

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Renewed piece of athletic playground equipment at Isanuma park

The net tunnel, which was closed for repair last summer and autumn, is now fixed and open to the public again.

Net tunnel at Isanuma Park
Net tunnel at Isanuma Park

Most of the old favorites are still intact.

Isanuma park 2012

Despite its location beside an industrial park on one side and a marsh on the other, Isanuma Park is a popular place for families. It is not particularly big either with the main attraction being the athletic playground. In summer the splash pool and BBQ areas are popular too. You can read more about Isanuma Park in summer on this blog too.

And full details about the park here:

Information

Address: 584 Numata, Isanuma, Kawagoe 〒350-0855 埼玉県川越市 大字伊佐沼字沼田町584

TEL: +81 49-222-1301

Parking: Parking is available on two sides of the park. The most convenient and largest is the parking lot opposite the lake.  There is also parking along the west side industrial area and by the small hotel and tennis courts on the North West side of the park.

By Bus: Take a bus for Kawagoe Green Park and alight at Isanuma Bouken no Mori, approximately 5 minutes walk from bus stop.

Official website.

NEARBY PARKS

More photos and/or information on Isanuma Park:
Autumn leaves at Isanuma Park

Splash pools in Saitama

Originally posted in October 2012 and updated and republished in 2015.

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