Old play centre but lots to do and state of the art planetarium near station | SAKADO

sakado play centre

Sakado Play Centre
Giant inflatable tunnel

Zorb tunnel with balls in the balloon

In the spirit of play-a-day, or basically trying something new everyday, I brought my daughters to a different prefectural paid and run Children’s Community Centre today. It had lots of fun things for the kids to do, but 2yo was most excited by the giant inflatable roller or zorb as I believe it’s called.

Sakado Play Centre Planetarium

This is at Sakado Children’s Community Centre. Sakado Children’s Community Centre is most famous for its planetarium. It’s 10 metre dome is part of Ohira Tech’s research facilities. They are conducting next generation application research which people can enjoy at Sakado before they become available elsewhere. We are saving the Planetarium for another visit when 3yo son can come.

Sakado Play Centre Facilities

Other facilities in the centre include a trampoline, climbing rope, push along cars, a make-believe kitchen, walls of toys, a baby and toddler room, a library room and a ping pong table. Outside there is playground equipment and right beside it is a little park with playground equipment.

Sakado Play Centre in photos:

 

Sakado Play Centre Access:

Four minute walk from KitaSakado Train Station on the Tobu Tojo Line.

Address : 23 Ashiyama cho, Sakado City (Map below Chocotea)

2 minutes by car from the School for the Deaf intersection on route 407.  Parking for about 10 cars. If you are coming by car and would like to have a nice lunch in comfort and maybe a 3D Latte, Chocotea is a lovely little place nearby and they have parking too:

Place Review: 3D latte Art Café Chocotea | SAKADO

 

Other play areas and points of interest on the Tobu Tojo Line:

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8 thoughts on “Old play centre but lots to do and state of the art planetarium near station | SAKADO”

  • Anonymous

    May 30, 2013 at 22:31

    Like!

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  • amlauy

    July 15, 2013 at 13:17

    Hi, I’m visiting Wako for a few weeks with a 1.5 year old toddler and I’d like to find out more info about these Children’s community centers. Can anyone go, or do you have to be a resident of the prefecture? I love the blog! Thanks for any info you might have!

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    • Elle

      July 16, 2013 at 22:33

      Thank you so much. I actually asked at our nearest Centre last year if visitors from abroad can use them as my Sister-in-Law was visiting and they told me anyone from anywhere are free to use them, the only condition is you have to sign in and circle 市外 to indicate you live outside that particular area. They are great facilities. I wish we had them in Ireland too.

      Thanks again for your comment.

      Reply
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  • Andrew

    February 12, 2016 at 11:51

    that is very VERY cute!

    Reply
    • Elle

      February 12, 2016 at 23:34

      Thanks Andy 🙂

      Reply

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