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Fun for the Family! Seven Adorable Attractions at Hirakata Park!

From among the more than 40 attractions at Hirakata Park, we introduce cute attractions for parents and children to enjoy together!

Hirakata Park in Osaka, is a 160,000-square-meter amusement park - one of the largest in Osaka. The undulating park grounds are full of greenery and are filled with heartwarming attractions that are adorable to look at and suited for parents and children to enjoy together. There are more than 10 appropriate for babies and infants. It is also nice that there are 11 indoor attractions that can be enjoyed on a rainy day. From among the more than 40 attractions in Hirakata Park, this time, we introduce cute ones that are suitable for parents and children to experience together.

Seven Cute Attractions for Parents and Children to Enjoy Together


【Panic Racer】Colorful cars move in a figure eight and along sharp curves. Wait till you get on to find out how they will move! <Age restrictions: Elementary school age and up (younger children ages 4 and up must be accompanied by an adult) 300 JPY>


【World Derby】Ride on a horse around a green course and feel like a jockey. If you choose a horse with a lucky number, you get a sticker of the gnomes that are the mascots of the park. <Age restriction: 4 and older (3-year-olds OK if accompanied by an adult); 300 JPY>


【The Wizard's Jumpin' Magic】The seats rise to the top, then come down hopping. Many children keep going back for the hopping sensation. <Height restrictions: Must be 105cm or taller; 300 JPY>


【Uncle Floyd's Trolley】This is a mini roller coaster in the form of a trolley, with the park's characters, Pippin and Poppy, drawn on it. It moves at a slow speed, and has two gentle drops.<Age restrictions: Elementary school age and up (younger children ages 4 and up must be accompanied by an adult); 300 JPY>


【Buran Buran】This is the perfect introduction to thrill rides for children. Swing forwards and backwards while feeling the fresh wind! <Age restrctions: Ages 3 and older; Height restrictions: Must be 90cm or taller; 400 JPY>


【Dolphin Paradise】This is a rapid ride imitating a river on a southern island that is exciting even for adults. Get on a cute pink or blue dolphin-shaped boat and you're off! <Agre restrctions: Elementary school age and older; Height restrictions: Must be 115cm or taller, (children under elementary school age or shorter than 115cm must be accompanied by an adult) 300 JPY>


【Circuit-2000】A variety of cars race around the circuit. The horn on each car sounds differently, so you may want to try them all!?<Age restrictions: 3 and older; Height restrictions 130cm or shorter; 300 JPY>

Two Places to See Animals as Well

Hirakata Park is also popular for its many cute animals. At Wonder Garden, you can see red pandas, and at Dobutsu Hug Hug Town, you can experience interacting with animals via actions like feeding them.


【Wonder Garden】This is a place full of small animals such as squirrel monkeys, red pandas, and prairie dogs. Just watching these charming little animals will relax the visitor. If you want to see the red pandas actively moving around, go in the mornings or evenings when it's cool!


【Dobutsu Hug Hug Town】Here, you can interact with about 40 types of animals, and also feed some, such as the capybara (100 JPY and up). On weekends and holidays, there are animal shows that are held twice a day.<Age restrictions: Elementary school age and up (younger children must be accompanied by an adult) 500 JPY>*The free pass cannot be used here[This article was originally published in Walkerplus on 02.06.2017]

Hirakata Park

1-1 Hirakatakoen-cho, Hirakata-shi, Osaka

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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