(Source : Hiraka Park)
Summer may be just a few months away, but it’s never too early to explore Hirakata Park in Osaka, Japan.
Hirakata Park is an amusement park that is just approximately a three-minute walk from the Keihan Hirakata-koen Station. With a land area of 160,000 square meters, there will be no reason to be bored in this amusement park.
Rides and Other Attractions
Hirakata Park has more than 40 different attractions that both kids and kids-at-heart can enjoy, so you’ll never run out of options. Thrill-seeking youth and adults can enjoy rides like the Elf Wooden Roller Coaster, which is one of the main attractions in the park. There are also rides for young children, like the merry-go-round and the spinning teacup.
If you want to shake off the summer heat, you can enjoy the cool waters in their outdoor pool. The Boon Water Wonderland is also one of the attractions in Hirakata Park.
In their website, you can search what rides and attractions are good for you depending on your age and height.
Hirakata Park has more to offer if the rides aren’t your cup of tea. In the park, you can watch animal shows during Saturdays, Sundays and during public holidays. The show usually lasts for 20 minutes. In this show, you can see animals perform tricks, and you even get to meet them personally.
If you don’t like animal shows, you can take a stroll in the rose garden of Hirakata Park. This rose garden grows different varieties of roses, like the Pierre de Ronsard and Double Delight roses. What’s not to love about a romantic day, walking on this garden with your loved one?
Restaurants and Other Facilites
If you get tired of walking around and having fun, there are restaurants all around Hirakata Park. In these restaurants, you can enjoy a variety of food, like rice meals, burgers, pizza, desserts, and many more. You’ll never run out of options.
Hirakata Park also has public restrooms all around the park, so you don’t have to worry about the call of nature. If you happen to lose your child among the crowd, you also don’t have to worry. The park has a central information booth for lost kids.
Hirakata Park Schedules
Hirakata Park is usually open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, but the time changes from time to time. You can check out their calendar to know about their availability and holidays.
Admission Fees, Free Pass, and Other Offers
For adults, the admission fee is ¥1,400. You can also get a free pass for only ¥3,000.
Elementary students have an admission fee of 800 yen, and a free pass for only ¥3,000.
Preschoolers and younger children has an admission fee of ¥800 and a more affordable free pass for only ¥1,800.
You can get discount rates if you visit Hirakata Park in group! Discount rates may vary, so make sure to check out their website to know about the discount rates of group visits.
Fun Fact! Hirakata Park also offers annual passport for people who want to enjoy in the park all year round. This passport gives you discount on admission fees and other great deals. Check their website to know more about the annual passport of Hirakata Park.
This summer, why don’t you shake off your stress away by reliving your childhood in Hirakata Park? Visiting the park is an excellent way to clear your mind and enjoy the scenery with your family and friends.