The Daimon Koen ("Big Gate Park") is situated in the Northwest
of the city. The neighbourhood feels more relaxed than in the center and in
the south already.
It's the ideal place to relax from everyday life and to have a picknick with
friends and family. The park offers many fireplaces but you'll have to bring
the charcoals yourself (and the beer). The children will love this park: there
is much greenery and plenty of space to frolic. Fishes and Turtles in the pond
add to the fairy tale-like atmosphere.
Finding a parking space around the park should not be a problem. Although the
official parking lot offers only space for a dozen of cars, it is possible to
leave the car all around the park. Bicycles are fine everywhere anyway. In addition
to the fireplaces, there is a public toilet and a public cell. (top
Whoever feels too restrained by the park itself: right next to the park lies
the river Yahagi flowing towards the south where after ca. 35km it will join
the sea. The riversides offer even more space for all sorts of activities: soccer,
baseball, cycling etc.
The local model aircraft club often gathers here for a club meeting and some
How to get there:
Along the Route 248 from Higashi Okazaki Station towards the North, look for
the house on the right with a 5m gorilla statue on the roof, turn left there,
straight ahead until the end of the road, turn right and look for the park on
the left side.