This park is called Showa Kinen Koen. It's located right outside of the Nishi-Tachikawa gate of the JR Chuo line. I love this park!!!
The Sea of Clouds! I'm pretty sure I was able to bounce 2 meters in the air here! The tops of each of these marshmallow like mounds are very bouncy. Far more bouncy than your average trampoline. The areas in between were not as bouncy, but no less fun. The kids we had with us spent two hours running all over this area and we still had to drag them off!
This area, according to the guide we picked up when we arrived in the park, is 1,600 meters squared. There were three areas here. Two were huge and the third was slightly smaller and geared more towards smaller kids and people with mobility impairments.
This is the Rainbow Hammock area. I took this photo from the top of a slide looking towards the nets.
Adults are not allowed on these nets, but they really look like fun! They remind me of the kind of nets trapeze artist fall into after their act. The kids loved this area! Actually, they loved the whole park!The Dragon Dunes. Dragons appear to be swimming throughout this area. Kids can climb under, over, and through all of these dragons. If they aren't too tired from the clouds (can you see them in background?), they'll want to spend a lot of time here.
The Misty Forest would be a welcome and refreshing place to visit after the workout you get on the clouds. We actually visited here first. Next time....
There is a flower festival going on right now at Showa Kinen Koen. We were at the park right when it opened at 09:30, but we were behind a dozen or so photographers. On our way out, there were thousands (my estimate) of photographers. It is so beautiful there right now. There are Cherry Blossoms above and beautiful Spring flowers below. Pictures really don't due the grounds here justice.
This is the Bonsai Garden in the Japanese Garden area. There was one bonsai here that you aren't allowed to take pictures of. I don't know what the significance of that tree was. I never got close enough.