Oisezuka Park, Kawagoe
Oisezuka Park is a small park in Kawagoe, but very close to Tsurugashima. It has a lovely well groomed open lawn that is great for a picnic and / or playing ball, chasing or blowing bubbles. :-Parts of the park are very picturesque and it is popular with local amateur photographers.
There is a lake in the park with some gorgeous cherry blossoms around it. Although, there are some great cherry blossoms in the park, you typically don’t see many people enjoying hanami there, but you will see many people taking photos. There are also some cherry blossom trees in the playground too, you can see one beginning to bloom in the photo below. Oisezuka park is beside a river, with a nice walkway.
The playground is basic, but it has some nice climbing and athletic equipment that will challenge elementary school age. There is a combination unit that smaller children will enjoy.
The parking in Oisezuka Park is limited, but free. The car park is quite narrow, but it takes a Japanese eight seater no problem. Ours is an American 7 seater so I find this car park quite hard to park in. There are toilets beside the car park.
For more spots in Kawagoe, please see the Kawagoe Guide