Inooku-koen Park (井ノ奥公園)

Inooku-koen is a city park located in Senzoku in Miwa-cho, Fukuchiyama City, Kyoto Prefecture.

Location

It is located next to 'Ecotopia Kyoto Miwa' which is the core industrial park of Kyoto Tanba Province.

By car: A drive of approximately fifteen minutes on National Route 9 heading for Kyoto City from Fukuchiyama Interchange on the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway.

By bus: From Fukuchiyama Station on the JR West Fukuchiyama Line, take West Japan JR Bus and get off after about thirty minutes at 'Shitanodan' bus stop, from which it is approximately three minutes on foot.

History

Completed in 2003.

Admission fees:

Free of charge; unrestricted entry

Facilities in the Park

Covering a vast area of about 7.8 ha, particular emphasis has been put on the scenery of its woods and riverside, and zones called 'Mirai' (future), 'Satoyama' (woodland in a village), and 'Shinryoku' (greenery) have been created around the regulating reservoir which controls the amount of rainwater that feeds into the river.

Mirai' Zone

This zone is equipped with lamps powered by solar and wind energy, and has grassy open spaces, and fountains and streams where one can enjoy touching the water.

Satoyama' Zone

This zone has a walking trail in a natural forest and a biotope pond that together provide a good environment for observing living creatures and listening to birds sing.

Shinryoku' Zone

It has a very popular sixty-four meter long slide in the adventure playground here. Those playing here can feel safe using the equipment because they are designed to have a gently curving shape.