Laketown Boat park, formerly known as Dinghy Park Koshigaya, opened for the 2022 season on Sunday April 3rd. It also opened last year (2021) but due to the pandemic, you could only take out a dinghy on the lake. That is, the canoeing and kayaking experience were cancelled. However, this year, they are offering all services. It goes without saying that you need to wear a mask and refrain from visiting if you have a fever or feel unwell.
Laketown Boat Park
Between April and October, on weekends and public holidays only, you can enjoy the rare chance to take a boat out on lake in Kohan no Mori Park in Koshigaya. There are four different types of boat available:
- Dinghy (for up to two people)
- Canoe (for up to three people)
- Tandem Kayak
- Single Kayak
You can book up to an hour before, subject to availability. There are five different time slots each day:
- 10 am
- 11 am
- 1 pm
- 2 pm
- 3 pm
You need to arrive at the pier 15 minutes before your booking for registration. Presumably you have to fill out some forms and they will also set you up with a life jacket.
Boat hire Cost
The dinghy, canoe and tandem kayak costs 2000 yen per hour. A single kayak costs 1000 yen per hour. If two people ride it is 1000 yen each. For the first ten minutes you have to undertake a compulsory orientation and for the remaining 50 minutes you are free to take the dinghy or canoe around the lake.
In previous years they also had row boats and yachts for hire, but no mention of them for 2022. They also used to give barbecue information with this event, but there is also no mention of the barbecue this year. The barbecue was temporarily closed last year, presumably they have decided to keep closed for the moment while corona cases are on the rise.
There are seasonal flowers, lakeside trails and a playground in the same park. There are also facilities such as toilets and vending machines.
Season: Weekends between Sunday April 3rd and Sunday October 30th.
Address: 2 Chome Lake Town, Koshigaya, Saitama 343-0828
Phone: to Koshigaya sightseeing organization at 048-971-9002
Within walking distance of Koshigaya Laketown Station on the Musashino line. If you come by car, there is parking on the east side of the lake.