Ogose O Park Colorful Summer Party

The O park Bio Resort and Hotel have a number of events each year. This post contains information for two of their more colorful events – the “Colorful Summer Party” and the “Satoyama Winter Night”.

O Park was initially Opark (one word) when they re-branded in 2018, but they now use two separate words. Moreover, they now go by the full name of Bio-resort Hotel & Spa O park Ogose. The resort has had more name changes in the last decade than I’ve had hot suppers, as we say back in Ireland! You might know it as Opark, You Park or Yuu Park or Little Indian Village or Ogose Fureai center or maybe another name that I’ve yet to hear of! Whatever you call it, it is a very nice camping and glamping spot in Ogose town. Furthermore, they have a great roofed barbecue area for day trippers. Moreover, it has several recreational facilities that can be used by the general public too. Including their indoor baths and pool. As well as a great play area for kids.

Colorful Summer Party

The Colorful Summer Party will start on Friday July 12th 2024. It is on daily until September 1st and will then be on weekends and public holidays in September. It finishes completely on September 30th 2024. During the period of the event they will have colorful bubble bath in one of the baths at 11.30 am on weekdays and 11.30 am and 2 pm on weekends. They will also have colorful lilos out at that time. Furthermore, they will have the following three events and one limited pop up:

  1. Paintball – between 1 pm and 3 pm and 5.30 and 6.30 pm on weekdays and between noon and 3 pm and 5 pm and 6 pm on weekends. It costs 1000 yen for 20 paint balls and 500 for every additional 10 balls. Children from elementary school age can participate, but 1st and 2nd graders need to be accompanied by an adult.
  2. Beetle Hunting – from 4 to 5 pm daily and also from 5 to 6 pm on weekends. It costs 2500 yen per person.
  3. Colorful Design Factory – you can make glass art between noon and 12.30 or bath bombs between 12.30 and 1 pm. It costs 1100 yen per person.
  4. Sparkler Bar – they have a choice of sparklers (hand held fireworks). Ten sparklers of your choice cost 1200 yen. They are on sale daily during the period of the summer party.

All events are open to both day trippers and overnight guests.

Summer Event

Event: Colorful Summer Party 2024 カラフルサマーパーティー

Dates: from Friday July 12th to September 30th 2024. In September, the events are only on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays only.

Time: various, please see the paragraph above for details.

Cost: no additional cost for the colorful baths, but obviously you have to pay into the baths! The event prices start from 1000 yen as detailed above.

Venue: outlined below

Official event page.


Venue

Venue: Bio Resort Hotel and Spa O Park

Address: 3083-1 Ueno, Ogose, Iruma District, Saitama 350-0415. View on Google Maps.

Access

You can also walk from both Ogose and Higashi-moro stations, but takes about 30 minutes on foot from both. There is a free shuttle bus, but unfortunately since 2023 it is very infrequent. There are just four fixed times daily:

From Ogose StationFrom O Park
10.20 am10.10 am
12.10 pmNoon
2.20 pm2.10 pm
3.20 pm3.10 pm

By car the nearest highway is the Kanetsu expressway. Both Sakado Nishi (Smart) and Tsurugashima exits are about a 30 minute drive from Yu Park. Please note that as Sakado Nishi is a smart interchange, you must have an ETC card to use it. There are a number of different car parks throughout the grounds. The one nearest the reception building holds about 40 cars.

More information about the resort in English:

The photos in this post (apart from the collage, which is my own) are press releases from Onsen Dojo. Onsen Dojo as the management company manage the press releases of O park and several other hot springs and leisure facilities around Japan. Facilities in Saitama on this blog include:


Satoyama Winter Night

O park Ogose Satoyama Sky Lantern Night

The Sky Lantern event is open to the public as well as guests of the resort. The lanterns are made out of helium and use LED lights so they are safe for children to use too. There are five different colors to choose from. Participation costs 2200 yen per lantern, which may sound expensive, but the lanterns at Kawajima’s lantern night were 3500 yen this year! They only sell a maximum of 20 lanterns a night, so it is advised to book in advance. In winter of 2024 they are only available on Saturday and Sunday nights from Saturday December 2nd 2023 to January 28th 2024. You can launch them (don’t let go of the string) between 7 and 8 pm on those nights.

sky lantern o park 2021

Winter Information

Event: Satoyama Winter Night 里山ウィンターナイト

Dates: Saturday and Sunday nights between Saturday December 2nd 2023 and Sunday January 28th 2024.

Times: between 7 and 8 pm

Cost: 2200 yen per lantern

Official Event web page

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