Expo '70 Commemorative Park

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Expo '70 Commemorative Park

Expo '70 Commemorative Park
4.5
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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Tiptoes
44 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
Arrived at the park at 1pm and left at 6pm (because the park officials were already ushering us out and it was getting dark). In the 5 hours we only managed to spend time at the tulip section and 2 playgrounds in the Natural and Cultural Gardens so this review is mainly based on this. Wished we have arrived earlier to enjoy the whole facility. There tulips were magnificent. The other sections were also beautiful but we couldnt stop because time was rumning out. The Garden itself was huge but still comfortably walkable with my 2 and 4YO. Loved the huge open fields and there were plenty of scenic picnic spots - under blooming trees, on top of small hills, next to the beautiful stream.
Some tips:
1. Transportation - if you have a JR pass, find your way to Ibaraki Station. There is a JR bus stop just next to the station. Take the blue & yellow bus that goes towards Minamikasugoaka (there are english signs at the bus stop). Get down at the Minamikasugoaka bus stop (written in english at the bus stop) which is 8 stops away. Fare is 220yen and you pay when you get down from the bus. Coming back you take the same bus from the bus stop across the road. Bus was frequent (less than 10mins interval when we were there). Entrance fee to the garden was 250yen for adults.
2. Food - I would suggest to bring your own food because the prices in the cafes inside is quite expensive eg 450yen for tofu udon (less than 300yen outside).
3. Picnic - if you are coming from the east gate, I would suggest going all the way tp the tulip section before deciding on your picnic spot. We decided have our picnic in the area before the tower of the sun ans then later discovered that the areas ahead were more beautiful.
4. Timing - come as early as possible to be able to enjoy what the garden has to offer. Most of the attractions (aerial promenade, foot soaking) closes at 4 although the park officially closes at 5.
Written April 12, 2018
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kupunakane
Hawaii655 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
We really enjoyed this park and felt it was worth the price of admission as well as the transportation to get there. The cherry trees were in full bloom and that was certainly the highlight. There were a number of vendors selling food and crafts. Although festive, the atmosphere was much more sedate than in the other large parks we visited for sakura, and this park was not crowded. Aside from the cherry trees, open spaces, and pleasant walkways, there are gardens planted with other flowers. The tulips were in full bloom when we visited and that was a welcome surprise. Irises should be flowering later in the summer and it seems likely that there will be something in bloom throughout most of the year. N.B. One caution with regard to transportation. An easy way to go is to take the Midosuji Metro Line (Red) in the direction of Senri-Chuo. Senri-Chuo, station number 8, is the end of the line. However the Midosuji Line actually ends at station number 11, Esaka. The last three stations and the tracks to get there belong to and are serviced by the Kita-Osaka Kyuko Railway. You stay on the same train and the only thing different from having it all a part of the Midosuji Line is that you have to pay 120¥ to get out of the station so that you can get to the Monorail station. It is not a lot of money but it was confusing, there was no posted explanation, and it took a while to understand why we had to pay when we had an all-day subway pass. The same thing happens when you return to Ōsaka except you pay the yen when you enter. You will obviously have to pay more to exit at your Metro station unless you have a pass. The Monorail ride was straightforward.
Written April 16, 2016
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Anne W
New Orleans, LA109 contributions
Sep 2016 • Solo
I visited Bampaku Park on a sweltering afternoon in late September. It was lovely but my energy gave out far too early and I left without making much of a dent. I enjoyed the modern art sculpture and the pathways near the Tower of the Sun. My daughter lives in Osaka and has visited the park often and says it is very pretty and very different with the changing seasons. I would love a return visit to the park on a cooler day!
Written October 1, 2016
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LG_Kay
Singapore, Singapore7,488 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
This park is huge and spacious. We spent a couple of hours exploring the entire park. I love the relaxed landscape and nature - seasonal flowers, trees, green and pond as we leisurely stroll the area. Not to be missed is the Japanese garden, depicting Japanese landscapes of different periods. Though it is a bit out of the city central, it is worth to visit this former Expo park if you have half a day to spare.
Written June 5, 2016
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FuiYee
Singapore, Singapore253 contributions
Apr 2016 • Family
The park is accessible by taking monorail from Senri-chuo Station. Need to purchase entrance ticket with 250 yen per person which is worth for the price. Cherry trees are in full bloom and lots of locals enjoy their picnic under the trees. By the time we visit the park, there are some vendors selling fruits and vegetables, food and beverages.
A lot of activities suit for family. The park is very big and you might need to spend few hours to explore it.
Written May 12, 2016
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jaylowe
Hong Kong, China977 contributions
Apr 2013 • Couples
It's a spacious ground for a leisurely walk and a picnic. In the sakura season it could get busy. There are also peach trees and tulips in full bloom when we visited in early April. All in all, great spot for a great day out.
Written April 18, 2013
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kellyoms
Hong Kong, China41 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
I went there today. Perhaps this is the first review after the earthquake. When we arrive the station near the main gate, some train staff showed us a sign asking us to enter the park via the eastern gate. This means we need to get back onto the train for another station. Watch out for these notices when you are about to leave the station.

It’s a great park if you enjoy outdoor stuff.
Written July 2, 2018
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York1,768 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
I spent about five hours here, exploring the many attractions this park offers. We saw the Tower of the Sun, took a free foot bath in the forest spa (heated by biomass energy), strolled through the gardens, saw markers where the Expo '70 pavilions used to stand, strolled through the separate Japanese Garden, had a delicious lunch, and visited the Expo '70 Pavilion. My friend had visited Expo '70 as a small boy and it brought back many memories. I wish I could have visited Expo '70, but this was the next best thing.
Written June 21, 2018
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,491 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
We have visited the Expo Park on the first week of April but unluckily the weather on that day was poor. Furthermore, sakura trees were not yet in bloom by then. We just strolled around part of the Park and left for other spots in the vicinity. We could only found that most of the local people come here to queue up for the pre-reserved seats in the barbecue venue.
Written April 17, 2018
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,766 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
This park is huge and great for cherry blossom viewing. But have to avoid visiting during the weekend when sakura is in full bloom as it is crazily crowded since this is a very popular cherry blossom spot for the locals.
Written April 7, 2018
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