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A Walk in Japan : Sakazu Park, Kurashiki City

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How goes? It’s Mr. Wada back on duty! I’ve been a little down since I failed my first try of fishing. But we had a warm and nice afternoon last weekend that made me feel better. I and Mrs. Wada normally would hang out to cafe or somewhere and chill out. You know, there is no way we wouldn’t enjoy this great weather! So we decided to take a walk at Sakazu Park in Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture. You know, we need fresh air sometimes.

Go Fishing in Japan: First Lesson (and the First Attempt of 2015) – The Wadas On Duty


Parks in Japan

Parks in Japan aren’t as huge as ones in North America, though there are still nice parks even in cities like Okayama. OK, let’s see what we can find.

About Sakazu Park

500 Sakura trees and plenty of water from a reservoir nearby make Sakazu a beautiful park. In Spring it would be full of people for Hanami.

Sakazu park entrance

Entrance of Sakazu Park.

Sakazu park map

The area map

Access

It’s only a 5-minute drive from the Aeon Mall Kurashiki.

1556 Sakazu, Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture

Explore Sakazu Park

Sakazu park path

What a nice day!

Sakazu park play_ground

Looks fun.

Sakazu park fountain

Cooling down.

Sakazu park center_01

People are having a picnic.

Sakazu park center_02

Anyhow they look hilarious.

Sakazu park frogs

Frog meeting.

Sakazu park frogs_05

…not in the mood?

OK, time to take a break.

Break Time

We got coffee with some snacks (Mitarashi-dango and Matcha cake) for our little picnic. Hehe.

Sakazu park tea_time

Sakazu park dango

Mitarashi-dango

Here is some reference for coffee to go.

Coffee to go in Japan!

Walk Around the Park

Alright, we’ll continue exploring.

Sakazu park bridge

Sakazu park nice_view

A nice view with canal just outside the park.

Sakazu park boat

A boat bench!

Walked along the canal and we found out where this water comes from. Let’s go and checkout it out.

Sakazu park water_gate

Between the canal and the reservoir.

Sakazu park distributing_reservoir

Over there is the reservoir. Water is coming from Takahashi River.
Sakazu park canal

The other side is the canal.

Sakazu park surfing

Oh hey, check right down there. Students(?) are surfing with the stream from the water-gate! It literally is a free ride! Very clever.

Lastly

It’s sorta surprising to see views like these not far from the central of Kurashiki City.

Sakazu park sign

A sign of Sakazu Bridge (not a tomb).

If you know good parks in your neighborhood, please share with me. Now I’m thinking that it would be nice to explore more parks before summer begins. Why don’t you have a walk in Japan during your stay? You may discover something new like I (still) do. See you around!



Yoshi (Mr. Wada)
I enjoy both indoor and outdoor stuff. Fishing in summer, Onsen( hot springs) in winter, and driving all year around!
http://the-wadas.com/

6 thoughts on “A Walk in Japan : Sakazu Park, Kurashiki City

  1. Yes. Looks like a nice park. I remember taking many nice walks during my trips to Japan. Many of the parks are wonderful indeed.

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