Mizohata Park Sakado 2013

Mizohata Park, Sakado. I tried a new park today. It’s a bit of a hobby of mine to find new places to bring the kids, can you tell!? The park is Mizohata Park in Sakado, only a 2 minute walk from Kitasakado station and quite close to the Sakado Jidokan (free children’s community centre).  It’s a small park; basically a playground and green open space cum baseball field. It has toilets, but what park in Japan doesn’t? It also has free parking, about 20 spaces.

Mizohata Park

Mizohata Park Sakado

The playground has a unique piece of playground equipment; a flying-fox-coaster. That’s my made up name for it, not sure if it has an official name. It’s a flying fox that goes around and up and down, reminded me of a rollercoaster… take a look at the photo “flying fox” in the gallery! It also has a very basic little maze, visible in the first and second photo in the gallery, with fun play areas in it such as a tunnel, a little house and a slide. There are lots of speaking tube toys; where tubing connects sound horns and other speaking boxes to allow voices to travel to separate points. There are 3 slides, two built like animals and one is a roller slide, 4 swings, a sandpit and 4 spring animals/ vehicles.

Mizohata Park Sakado November 2013

Most of the leaves have fallen as you can tell in the photos, but as you can see there was some nice foliage left in parts.

2020: this is a first in my 12 years of blogging with WordPress. The photos on this post just up and disappeared! And I don’t know when or how or why. I find a few from that visit in November 2013 in my personal files and have re-added them. But I will have to revisit the park to get more (/new) photos!

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