Japan Diaries 2: Day 12

Day 12 May 28, 2018

Eiraku Yumenomori Park


After several days of having great weather (which allowed us to go on a back-to-back road trip), we experienced on and off rain today. 

Our adventure for today...

Our original plan last week was to go to Universal Studios Japan today but thank God for the accurate weekly weather prediction of the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) we changed plans and booked for it tomorrow as there is a lesser chance of rain compared to today. Looking at it, it looks like we made the right decision as it rained straight till 9AM.

It's Ella's day today

An hour after the rain stopped, Mr. Toshi told us that he wants to bring us, particularly my daughter Ella, to the Eiraku Yumenomori Park which is also called Yongkura Yume no Mori Park which is just a few kilometers away from their house. We agreed of course but my wife decided to stay to cook lunch for us. It was only Mr. Toshi, Ella, and I together with the family dog Yomogi who went on a little road trip to the park.

Eiraku Yumenomori Park

Yomogi's enjoying his time as well

Jump Ella jump!

To my surprise, the park was located just a stone throw away from another park which has been very close to my heart- the Okuyama Ameyama Nature Park. Just a bit of a back story, I first visited Okuyama Ameyama Nature Park in 2013. It was there that I had my first solo backpacking adventure and a mini hike in Japan. Back then, the Eiraku Yumenomori Park was non-existent. That's why it came as a big surprise for me to see a giant playground complete with a 20-30 foot giant slide and several park attractions.
 
To slide or not to slide? That is the question.

We spent almost two hours in the park and it was safe to say that my daughter really had a great time on it. She particularly loved the giant slide and the bouncy attraction. We only decided to go back home after Ella exhausted her energy running, jumping, sliding, and all those verbs you could use for a kid in a playground.

Good job Ella! Read the rules first

Can you reach the top?

Are you flexible enough?

Ready set go!!!

Saikou Ella

My wife was already waiting for us with yet another fine set of Filipino dishes when we arrived home. After lunch, we rested and watched some Youtube videos. My wife and I also finalized our Universal Studios Japan (USJ) trip by purchasing our tickets via Klook.

Let's try the slide


Success!

That afternoon, we headed to AEON Mall to buy some groceries and stuff that we'd bring to our USJ trip tomorrow. Well, that pretty much sums up our 12th day in Japan. Overall, we got our well-needed rest after our back to back road trip during our 10th and 11th day here in Japan. At the end of the day, we are also all set for our USJ trip.


Well, my dear readers time to take a nap because tomorrow is another perfect day to go on an adventure here in the Land of the Rising Sun.

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  1. You really had an amazing time with your family. Nice post

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  2. Wow..!!! the park really looks good.

    Awesome pictures.

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  3. Such a great place to be, reminds me of my childhood.

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  4. I wish I could visit Japan someday or even just travel more. You blog is very inspiring.

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    1. Thank you so much, I do hope you get to visit Japan someday. =)

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  5. That looks like such a fun park- so different than any I have ever seen. My kids would love that!

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    1. Please do bring your kids to Eiraku Yumenomori Park when you are in Japan.

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  6. What a great park! It looks like there is a ton to keep the kids active and happy.

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  7. Loved your backpack diaries. Great read

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  8. What a cool park! I love that slide.

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  9. A very nice sharing, thanks for sharing it as I love to travel to Japan again & again :D
    cheers, siennylovesdrawing

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  10. It's good that you didn't go to the studio during the rain, I don't think that would be that much fun, and at least you had a nice day out and enjoyed it in nature :D can't wait to see the story about the USJ trip :D

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    1. I do agree Matija. USJ won't be as fun as it would be if it's rainy. =)

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  11. Would love to visit AEON Mall to buy some groceries in Japan. Keshia Richmond

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    1. It's a pretty common mall in Japan. you'd surely get to visit one.

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  12. Thanks for sharing. I love reading about travels around the world.

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  13. Seems like you had a great day. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. So cool! We are going to Japan for my husband 40's birthday! It's his dream :)

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  15. I've always wanted to visit Japan. This is so beautiful.

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  16. Such a great and fun adventure, I look forward to taking my baby sister to places like this when she grows up. Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. That's nice! I hope you could bring your sister to Eiraku Yumenomori Park someday. =)

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  17. Nice article. Ella looks super happy. I never heard about that park. I love Japan very micm. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Wow... this seems like fun... the pictures show that you guys did enjoyed your time...

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    1. We did. =) Would surely be coming back here in the future.

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  19. Seems like a fun place and good that yomigi was able to enjoy too...:)

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    1. It was truly a fun place given that my daughter loves adventures. =)

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  20. It's amazing how clean and welcoming everywhere there looks!

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    1. If you're looking for a clean country then Japan is for you. =)

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  21. wow. .. amazing. this park looks beautiful and im sure you enjoyed there.

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    1. We really did. Eiraku Yumenomori Park is one of those kiddie parks that I enjoyed visiting.

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  22. I love your post and Japan is one of my place to visit. Thank you for sharing.

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