Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Gotenzan Kouen - Sapporo's Mountain Playground

5th April, 2009 - Well, it's not exactly a mountain playground - but it is pretty scenic. This is Gotenzan (五天山) Park in Nishi-ku Ward - and it is one of L-kun's favourite parks. It's not that it has a lot of great equipment, or other attractions...

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But it does have lots of very scenic backdrops...

And on a fine Spring day, the light is quite beautiful. Ok - it's a bit of a drive from Sapporo, but if you like heading out for a sunday drive (with the kids) then there's lots of room to run around, and you'll often find some cuddly animals (like rabbits) to feed - and in summer the park is also a great place to have a barbecue.

And if you really want to you can climb all the way to the top of Gotenzan.... 

But the real reason why L-kun loves it so much is simple... it's got roller slides! And it's great to play with ojiichan, even if it's a bit of tight squeeze.

He's a simple soul with simple needs.

I often wish that our own lives could be so simple.


  1. Thanks you... of course, a Daddy would always say their child makes the photo. Actually - I don't think the photos do justice to the area. Very nice (and always a sense of good clean air).

  2. I want to check this place out next time!
    Cute pic of L-kun. =P

  3. It's not a bad place... but if you really want to have a great day out then there's a place in Takino that's absolutely brilliant (it's gonna take me a little time to get to that post however).