Laketown Boat park, formerly known as Dinghy Park Koshigaya, is open on Sundays only from April to November in 2023. Until last year it was available on Saturdays and public holidays too, but for some reason in 2023 it is only opening on Sundays. The 2023 season starts on Sunday April 2nd.
Laketown Boat Park
Between April and November, on Sundays only, you can enjoy the rare chance to take a boat out on lake in Kohan no Mori Park in Koshigaya. This event is only on fine weather days. That is, if it is raining you can not take a boat out. They announce on their homepage (see information section) at 9 am on the day if the event has been cancelled due to weather. 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.
There are seasonal flowers, lakeside trails and a playground in the same park. There are also facilities such as toilets and vending machines.
Season: Sundays between April 2nd and November 26th.
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, subject to availability.
Editor’s note: this post was temporarily off the website during the pandemic. It was republished on April 15th 2022. Last update April 23rd 2023.