About Hyogo Prefectural Ako Seaside Park
Hyogo Prefectural Ako Seaside Park is an urban park built on the site of former salt fields facing the Seto Inland Sea. It has Wakuwaku Land with a giant Ferris wheel and other playground equipment, wooden athletic facilities, tennis courts, and a lawn area for various recreational activities.
How to get there
13 minutes from JR Banshu-Ako Station (from JR Banshu-Ako Station, take a bus bound for Misaki or Kamenoi Hotel Ako, get off at Myojinki, and go south for about 15 minutes (on weekends and holidays, take the above route bus and get off at Kaihin Koen).
Hours of Operation Weekdays 10:00-15:00 Weekends, Sundays, and holidays 10:00-17:00 Early November to mid-March 10:00-16:00
Fee Free Admission Free admission to the park Tennis court: 500 yen per court per hour on weekends and holidays, 350 yen per court per hour on weekdays
The attendants are all friendly and helpful. We went on a Sunday of a three-day weekend and were glad that there were fewer people than expected and no lines.
I would like to take my children there again when they are in elementary school.
I also thought that the park is large and you have to choose the right parking lot.