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Sliding Down the Dinosaur

During the Golden Week, we brought the kids to Tega no Oka Park (手賀の丘公園), an athletic park in Kashiwa City (Chiba). Fireball loves slides of all sort so he was extremely excited when he saw this dinosaur. In fact, he had so much fun with the Cetiosaurus, we had a hard time saying good bye to the gentle giant!Dinosaur Slide

Park Information & Other Attractions

Tega no Oka Park Admission Fee
Free / No pets allowed.

Park Opening Hours:
9 am – 4:30 pm / Closed on Mondays.
(Based on Park Center’s opening hours)

Car Park
Free

Address
〒270-1453 柏市片山275
See access to Tega no Oka Park (Japanese website).

Park Center

The Donguri no ie (どんぐりの家) is the park center.  It has a resting area, library, and offers rental of their function rooms.Tega no Oka ParkJust next to it, are the barbecue sites, which require reservations. Vegetable stalls are set up in the premises too.

Athletic Playground

Fireball had a lot of obstacles to keep him occupied for the whole morning, 15 to be exact. Children Park

Nature Walk

Tega no Oka Koen is a pretty big park to explore. The kids enjoyed walking through the woods. We could not spot any kingfishers or dragonflies at the bird-watching sanctuary but the kids had fun trying to peep through the holes. We went to one of the two viewing platforms in the park. They used to have elevated wooden structures. After the major earthquake in 2011, one of them was removed and the other (near the camping area) was deemed unsafe for public entry. Nonetheless, we enjoyed the secluded view of the surrounding area.Tega no oka parkCurrently, the Jabu-Jabu Ike (じゃぶじゃぶ池/water play area) is closed. However in summer, it will be filled with running water, and a make-shift water slide will be set up for the kids to enjoy. Overall, we had a wonderful and relaxed time.

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3 comments on “Sliding Down the Dinosaur

  1. WendyBakes
    May 19, 2015

    Sigh. All the coolest parks are in Japan.

    • blackcabbit
      May 19, 2015

      Come visit us again, and we go park hunting if you promise to babysit the little monsters LOL!

      • WendyBakes
        May 29, 2015

        Haha, I’d love that! Hopefully, some time soon ^_^

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