Daibutsu, Kamakura

Daibutsu, Kamakura
Daibutsu in Kamakura, June 2010. There were thousands of school kids visiting that day. It was still great fun.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Pocket Park

Below is what I call a "pocket park" because it is relatively small. This park in Otawara is where I often take my two boys when we visit Tochihi Japan. It is very close walking distance and is a great place to run around, look for bugs and generally have fun. As you can see the park has a wall with descriptions of various types of exercises people can do. I have never seen anyone exercising there though. This is the same park where we found the trash from an inconsiderate person but usually the park is very clean. There even is a restroom.





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15 comments:

  1. cute little park

    looks like the one sign is showing you how to sit down on a bench...lol

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  2. Lol. It does. Not sure how much that will exercise your abs but maybe good for older people.

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  3. It's small but looks like a nice place to enjoy some fresh air. :)

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  4. Yes and quiet too. :)

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  5. Nice. I love little spots like this in Japan. Peaceful. Hope nobody dumps trash on it again.

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  6. This small city is generally very clean so it was probably an isolated incident.

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  7. Ohhh nice!
    I like the exercise instructions - especially since it makes it clear that if you see someone doing something that seems a bit dodgy, they're probably just doing some stretching. ;)

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  8. Instead of thinking they're just some wacko in the park. :)

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  9. Very similar to the places where I take my sons.

    Though this park has grass! Nice.

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  10. Yeah, there's another play park near this one that's all dirt.

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  11. I didn't see your entry in the widget. Has it been acting up again? I added it manually on my end. :-)

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  12. The parks in my neighborhood don't have the signs.

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  13. I thought I entered it Anna but maybe I did something wrong. Thanks for adding it. :)

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  14. @sixmats: I haven't seen these at any parks either. I wonder if anyone in this neighborhood ever follows them. There is an exercise gym right next door to the park. I can see people inside the gym riding exercise bikes or running on joggers. Also a pool inside where I can see people swimming. I can see them when I stand on the little grassy hill.

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