Translated by Takuya Erik Watanabe
Kasai Rinkai Park - Fun For The Whole Family At Tokyo Bay
Written by Mayu
Kasai Rinkai Park is a park by Tokyo Bay in the Edogawa ward of Tokyo. This article will introduce you to the main attractions of this famous park.
Kasai Rinkai Park
Kasai Rinkai Park is a park located by Tokyo Bay in Edogawa, Tokyo. It prides itself being one of the largest grounds in Tokyo at 810,000 square meters. It was established by the city in order to preserve Tokyo Bay's environment. The park has various facilities, including an aquarium and a bird garden and is very popular among families and couples. It's also just one station away from Tokyo Disney Resort by the JR Keiyo Line.
In this article, we'll be introducing basic information about the park, how to get there, and what not to miss when visiting.
Opening Time and Entrance Fee
Kasai Rinkai Park is open all year round and admittance is free.
How to Get There
The nearest station to the park is Kasairinkaikoen Station. From Tokyo Station, you can ride the JR Keiyo Line for Soga or Kaihinmakuhari and alight at Kasairinkaikoen Station. The train ride is 15 minutes and will cost 220 yen. From the station to the park is just a two minute walk.
What Not to Miss
Here we'll be introducing some of the popular attractions at Kasai Rinkai Park.
Tokyo Sea Life Park (Kasai Rinkai Suizokuen)
An aquarium located inside the park. It's known for the Aqua Theater, an exhibition of a school of tuna swimming in a large donut-shaped tank. Entering the aquarium requires an entrance fee.
Entrance fee: 700 yen, junior high students 250 yen, ages 65 and above 350 yen, free for elementary school students and under
Official Website: http://www.tokyo-zoo.net/english/kasai/index.html
Choruien Bird Watching Center
The east side of Kasai Rinkai Park is known as the Choruien (Bird Watching Center). A fresh water lake and a brackish lake inhabited by wild birds can be found here. There is also a lecture room and information corner where visitors can browse bird-related documents and videos.
Crystal View Observatory
The first thing that will come into view after getting off the train at Kasairinkaikoen Station is an observation building called Crystal View. It is a glass building with three floors that allows visitors to enjoy views of the park and the Tokyo Bay Area. There is no extra fee required to enjoy this facility.
Diamond and Flower Ferris Wheel
The park also hosts a Ferris wheel. It's the second-largest Ferris wheel in Japan at 117 meters above the ground, just behind the one at EXPO CITY in Osaka at 123 meters. On a sunny day, the 17 minute ride offers views of the Rainbow Bridge, Aqua Line, Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree, and even Mount Fuji. The fare is 700 yen for persons over three years old.
Other facilities at Kansai Rinkai Park include a barbecue site, a pond full of lotuses, and a large lawn area.