Cherry Blossom Viewing with kids – Cherry blossom viewing, or hanami in Japanese, is one of the highlights of Spring in Japan. There are some wonderful places to view cherry blossoms throughout Japan, but when you have children it is nice to visit a family orientated location. Kitamoto Children’s park in Saitama is just that.Cherry blossom viewing with kids at Kitamoto Children's park

Kitamoto Children’s park is only 70 minutes from Tokyo by car and it is free in with free parking. There is something for kids of all ages at this park and lots of places to picnic under the blossoms or at least in view of them.  Below are just a few images taken with my phone (2013). This is the area by the toddler playground, where we had our picnic on the grass with the flying carp for boys day in view!

cherry blossom viewing with kids kitamoto park Saitama

For more detailed information on this park in English please see the linked blog post Kitamoto Children’s Park.  Another seasonal attraction of this park is the paddling pool that is available during the summer.

Cherry blossoms beneath the mountain trampoline at Kitamoto's Children Park Cherry blossoms by the peacocks enclosure at Kitamoto Children's parkCarp flying for boys day at Kitamoto Children's Park Cherry blossom viewing with kids in the toddler section of Kitamoto Children's park Cherry blossoms at Kitamoto Children's park


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  4. You wrote this post just before I visited Kitamoto. Before I went to Japan I asked about parks like this but no one seemed to know…. Still, we will no doubt return one day and my daughter might just be young enough to enjoy the playground 🙂

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      It’s a pity as there are so many great parks for young children, but maybe if you’d seen them first time round you wouldn’t come back!????

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