Blackcabbit (aka. Dionnie Takahashi) is an illustrator living in Japan. She loves drawing whimsical animal characters, as well as doing handmade crafts to beautify the world she lives in.
On Komodo no Hi (May 5th), we brought our cubs to Kids Dom, or better known as Kodomo no Kuni (こどもの国) in Ichihara City, Chiba.This is a wonderful place for families with little ones. Though I do not recommend to go during a holiday, especially in Golden Week unless long queues and traffic jam have no unnerving effects on you. For us, we have no choice since Fireball started elementary school this year.
The park is surrounded by a lake, right smack in the middle of nature. It has everything to make it a great family park: vast open space; athletic playgrounds (both indoor and outdoor), wading pools, train rides, battery-operated cars, BBQ, events and exhibitions…
We queued over an hour for the Gold karts, but the 1.5 km course made it totally worthwhile. They require an adult (with driving license) to ride with a child unless your kid qualified for the “licensed-kart” then he/she can ride on his/her own. Then we had another long and tedious wait, thankfully we were rewarded as well. We enjoyed cycling the Family 4-wheels tremendously. It was truly an unique experience for us. Fireball and Twinkle-bell were so thrilled whenever we rode downhill. Among the many first experiences we had at Kids Dom, Fireball tried remote-controlled toy car at RC circuit. He wanted to try fishing and roller-skating as well but we ran out of time. Guess we’ll be back! :DA performance by Puri-cure (aka. Pretty Cure) at the open-air stage. My kids have no idea who they are. :P
Park Opening Hours:
9:30 am – 16:30 pm (in March to October)
9:30 am – 17:00 pm (in August)
9:30 am – 16:00 pm (in November to February)
Closed on Thurdays*
(*Please double-check the official website for closing dates.)
From 600 yen/day ~
Yamakura 1487, Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture 〒290－0201
See access on official website (in Japanese).