Sunday, July 24, 2016

Okinawa (Japan): Long Slide Playground Urasoe Dai-koen 浦添大公園

Other than the sun, the sand, the sea, another main reason why we wanted to visit Okinawa is... the slide! The most famous long slide in Okinawa is located at Urasoe Dai-koen 浦添大公園, which is about 15 minutes drive away from Naha City.



This slide is 90 meters long, and is made up of metal rollers. Imagine sliding down this slide under the hot sun! So before our trip, we have prepared the sliders using corrugated board to protect ourselves!

[Update in September 2016: Sliders are now not allowed to be used for safety reason.]



We also found the sliders at Daiso, at 108 yen each, so we bought two.



Get set, let's go!



Other than the length, another thrilling factor is that you can see the highway while you are sliding down! 





Other than the long slide, the children were challenged by this "castle"!




You may think that these are too challenging for the younger children. Don't worry, there are other facilities for the younger ones!




There are two car parks near the park, one is just next to the park, with the sign as shown, and the other one opposite. Take note that the car park next to the park is directly next to a cemetery. 



At the entrance of the park, there are washrooms and vending machines for beverages.



The children love this playground very much!


Urasoe Dai-koen 浦添大公園
Address: 沖縄県浦添市伊祖115-1 (〒901-2132 Okinawa Prefecture, Iso, 115, Urasoe-shi, Okinawa-ken, Japan) 
Mapcode for GPS: 33 312 045
Opening hours: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.




Information of Other Playgrounds in Okinawa

We found other playgrounds in Okinawa that are very interesting too, however, we didn't manage to visit them this time.

Kaigungo Koen 海軍壕公園
Address: 沖縄県豊見城市豊見城236 (236 Tomigusuku Tomigusuku-shi, Okinawa-ken 901-0241 Japan)
Mapcode for GPS: 33 036 694
Highlights: The blue long slide that is gentle, and the yellow shorter slide that is steep
Note: It is located near a cemetery

image source: Lai-lai web





Nakagusuku Park 中城公園
Address: 〒901-2315 北中城村字荻道平田原370-2
Mapcode for GPS: 33 410 668
Highlights: The white structures on the top which are trampolines

image source: Lai-lai web




Toubaru Park 桃原公園
Address: 北谷町字吉原554番地の1
Mapcode for GPS: 33 558 227
Highlight: Long slide

image source: ccdc.jp


Our Okinawa Travelogue


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8 comments :

  1. I showed this to my girl and she screamed "I WANNA GO!!!" Hahahah definitely on my to-go list! And how come Daiso is 108 yen now?!?? Sian.. =(

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    1. When I first saw the picture of the slide from some Taiwanese blogs, I also screamed "I wanna go!!!" Yes, it is 108 yen per item in Japan Daiso, one of my favourite shopping places in Japan!

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  2. Awesome, you found the playground! Thanks for the map code, shall ask my sis to check it out when she's there end of the year!

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    1. Thanks to some Taiwanese blogs that I managed to locate the playground. Hope your sis enjoy her trip!

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  3. the slide looks super fun! How's the weather in Okinawa?

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    1. The weather in Okinawa is similar to Taiwan. It was about 26-28 degrees Celsius during June. Take note that it is rainy season from mid-May to mid-June.

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  4. Hi there, do you know if the slide is closed at night? In order not to be burnt by the slide, could be good to do at night?

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    1. The park closes at 9 p.m. There is a cemetery next to the playground, so you may visit if you don't mind.

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