Monday, April 13, 2009

The Park at Kanazawa Zoo - and More Roller Slides

This park is so much fun, only 10-15 minutes from our military housing area, Ikego, and easy to get to. We went last Thursday with some friends (who have been before), and enjoyed it so much we went back on Saturday...and took Bob with us this time. They've got three roller slides, a rock climbing wall (more like a slope), rope wall/slope and more. I tried that panoramic picture again, and this time it should be clickable; click on it to enlarge it and you can see more detail.







I took two videos going down the slide. If you subscribe to my blog via email you'll need to click here to see the videos. The first is without the plastic seat and the second is with it. You'll notice a big difference in speed...I certainly did! The secret is to sit and lean back with it. FYI, they're sold at a small store there for ¥700 (about $7), but I heard Livin (on Rte 16 in Yokosuka) has them for ¥300 or ¥400. Entrance to the park is free, I'm not sure of the cost for the zoo, and parking is ¥600. There are bathrooms and vending machines at the top, but next time we go we'll bring a picnic lunch.

My one piece of advice is this: When you arrive, take the big slide down to the benches and play area. Don't bother going down all the stairs. Just put your bag, purse, camera bag, etc on your lap and enjoy the ride!

































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9 comments:

Dollars to Yen said...

I bet your friends are very glad you decided to go to the park too!

Katie said...

Smart ass! Oh yes, they were very excited :)

I'm glad you guys talked me into going!

Where's the Fork said...

Is the park at the zoo? I want to go this week with the girls and now that the husband unit is soon to be with us, he gets to come along. Did you use the FFSC directions? Accurate?

Shari said...

Oh that's cool - but what isn't cool over there??

Katie said...

WTF, I followed Julie and the others there, but I asked them this morning and the FFSC directions are accurate :)

Katie said...

Shari you're right, everything's cool here!

Kelipso said...

WHOA! Those slides look SO fun!! Why don't they have stuff like that here, man?! A 35 second slide is sooo cool :)

Inkspots said...

Too cool! I don't think I realized it was that close. Off to get directions!

Junior Zapata said...

Need directions to the zoo