Ninja Warrior Family Adventure: Conquering Heiwa No Mori Park
Join us on a thrilling family escapade to Heiwa No Mori Park, where we discover a realm of exciting challenges and adventures that would make even Ninja Warriors proud. This picturesque park offers a field athletic course with 40 wooden obstacles, perfect for elementary school kids and grown-ups alike. We explored this shaded oasis, conquered walls, swung across bridges, and even zipped through the air. From getting wet at water obstacles to climbing high walls, there’s no shortage of adrenaline-pumping activities. Come along as we share our exhilarating journey through photos and stories!
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Discovering Heiwa No Mori Park
Hidden amidst the lush greenery, Heiwa No Mori Park beckoned us with its promise of adventure. With our 9 and 7-year-old kids in tow, we embarked on a day of thrills. (Our 11-year-old would have enjoyed the park, although the obstacles would likey not have been challenging. He was busy volunteering at school, so we went without him.) Upon arrival, the shaded site provided respite from the sun’s rays, and we couldn’t wait to dive into the challenges that awaited.
The park’s field athletic course is a kid’s paradise, boasting 40 wooden obstacles. From scaling high walls to crossing swinging bridges and ziplines, we were in for a whirlwind of excitement. What sets this course apart is the chance of getting wet, with several obstacles located in or over the water. It’s a true test of bravery and balance.
Fun for All Ages
While designed for elementary school kids, the obstacles are built to handle adults too. Jeff and I couldn’t resist the urge to try our hand at a number of them, and it was an absolute blast. You’ll find yourself amazed at the range of challenges and the spirit of camaraderie they inspire.
A Hassle-Free Entrance
As with many Japanese parks, entering Heiwa No Mori Park is incredibly convenient. Simply purchase your tickets at the vending machine and present them at the entrance station. Do note, though, that the park doesn’t allow admission within an hour before closing, which is standard practice in Japan. The park’s well-maintained facilities ensure a smooth and enjoyable visit.
From conquering towering walls to splashing through water obstacles, Heiwa No Mori Park offers an unforgettable family adventure.
Here is a video that captures the essence of a visit to Heiwa No Mori Park!
What to Pack for Your Heiwa No Mori Park Adventure
Prepare for an unforgettable family adventure at Heiwa No Mori Park with these essentials to ensure a fun and comfortable visit:
1. Comfortable Clothing: Choose lightweight attire that allows for flexibility during the obstacle course. Breathable tops and quick-dry clothing are ideal. Pants are recommended since many of the obstacles are rope.
2. Proper Footwear: Wear sturdy, shoes with excellent grip. Opt for footwear that you don’t mind getting wet, as you’ll encounter water obstacles. Also, bring an extra pair of dry socks and shoes for after the adventure.
3. Sun Protection: Don’t forget sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats to shield yourself from the sun’s rays while enjoying the park.
4. Hydration: Stay hydrated by carrying a refillable water bottle.
5. Small Backpack: A lightweight backpack is perfect for storing your essentials, including extra clothing and lunch. Lockers are available to store your things while you adventure.
6. Snacks and Lunch: Pack a delicious picnic lunch to enjoy in the designated areas outside the play zone. We stopped by a 7-11 on the way to pick up some of our favorite lunch items to bring along.
7. First-Aid Kit: A small first-aid kit with essentials like adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, and pain relievers can be a lifesaver in case of minor mishaps. (Our favorite is the KeepGoing Travel First Aid Kit for Kids.)
8. Insect Repellent: Bring insect repellent to keep those pesky bugs at bay.
9. Phone: Ensure your phone is fully charged and equipped with a reliable map app and Google translate. It’s handy for capturing memories and staying connected. Plus you’ll want to translate the instructions for a few of the obstacles.
10. Cash: The ticket vending machines take cards but you’ll want cash if you want to use the drink or snack machines.
11. Change of Clothes: It’s wise to bring a spare set of clothes to change into after the adventure, especially if you get wet. Remember a wet bag for your damp attire.
With these essentials, you’ll be well-prepared to conquer Heiwa No Mori Park’s field athletic course and ensure a comfortable and enjoyable visit. Enjoy your family adventure, make lasting memories, and let the good times roll!