Poppy Fields & Ferris Wheel of Kasai Rinkai-Koen Park

Often mistakenly referred to as Tokyo Disneyland due to the giant Ferris wheel visible from the nearby train platform, particularly at night where it is illuminated with varying colors, the location of Kansai Rinkai-koen Park along Edogawa River just across the Disney Resort itself is the one to blame.

The giant Ferris wheel  called the Diamond and Flowers Ferris Wheel is considered as the largest in Japan. Boasting a height of 117m, with a diameter of 111m and featuring 68 six-seat gondolas, it is the quickest way to admire both the surrounding nature and the city skyscrapers, that is if you can wait patiently and fall in a long-line together with those who want to experience the same.
kansai rinkai park
kansai rinkai park
kansai rinkai park
kansai rinkai park
kansai rinkai park
kansai rinkai park

Since I visited during the early spring season, there are several poppy fields across the park which added significant colors to the usual green. I consider strolling along the poppy fields as the highlight of my visit.
kansai rinkai park
kansai rinkai park
kansai rinkai park
kansai rinkai park
kansai rinkai park

The location of Tokyo Bay on the other side is like an added bonus for those who like to spend weekends relaxing on the grass lawns surrounded by the bay breeze. Apart from these, it offers an alternate activity for kids like playing in the sand or searching for seashells, apart from the usual picnics and running around.
kansai rinkai park
kansai rinkai park
kansai rinkai park

Another good thing to do in the park is to head to the dome-shape building for the Tokyo Sea Life Park Aquarium.
Also, there is a bridge that connects the park to the Nishi Nagisa Beach for closer look of Tokyo Bay.
kansai rinkai park
kansai rinkai park

The unexpected rain showers has everyone running towards the glass-walled, all-weather rest house in the middle of the park.

The rain showers has cut short my visit and wasn’t able to see the famous Sea Bird Sanctuary, which attracts nature-lovers and photography-enthusiast alike.
kansai rinkai park
kansai rinkai park

Built on a reclaimed land on an effort of restoring and preserving Tokyo Bay habitat,  I felt genuinely happy and satisfied that I took the trouble of multiple train changes just to spend a day at Kansai Rinkai-koen Park.

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34 thoughts on “Poppy Fields & Ferris Wheel of Kasai Rinkai-Koen Park

  1. If only, oh, if only it had a real sandy beach, even if it were just for walking.

    If you walk in the direction of Uruyasu, the park has stunning bird-watching spots too (if you’re into that kind of thing) (and if you have a massive zoom lens for bird photography) but it’s a bit of a hike. Though it’s probably nothing for a weekend mountaineer! ;)

    • agree with you..sandy beach will just make it so ideal.
      i was planning to go to the bird spot but i ran to the wrong direction when the rain started to pour :)

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    • yes,you are right! so many things but so little time.
      i can’t wait for weekend or national holiday to visit places. i actually wake up way earlier during weekend than work day, just to maximize the day to travel but still not enough..

      you should come and visit.. definitely worth it.
      if you need my help or advice on anything, let me know :)

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