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Lake with birdwatching and Park with Athletic playground, wading river, BBQ facilities
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Isanuma Park is not a particularly big park, but it is popular with locals. It is famous on a wider scale for the marsh beside which it was built. Isa marsh / swamp is a popular spot with birdwatchers and professional bird photographers. Supposedly you can see pheasant tailed Jacana in the marsh, which is a rare bird in Japan. There are also other species of bird that attract bird lovers.
The park has an adventure / athletic playground, a splash pool and wading river, BBQ facilities and some open space. It is on a river and the trees along the river are cherry blossoms. They are beautiful in spring and lots of people come to enjoy Hanami (picnic under the cherry blossoms) in the height of the cherry blossom season. These trees quite nice in autumn too. In the winter, thanks to the abundance of trees, the park is covered in a blanket of leaves. It is a great place for kids to enjoy kicking up leaves and making leaf castles. In Autumn you can collect acorns there too. There is a restaurant and some tennis courts on the West side. In the summer the restaurant has kaki-kori, a popular shaved ice treat for children. If you want to have a BBQ here during the official BBQ season, one member of your party is supposed to be a Kawagoe resident, but to the best of my knowledge, they don't police it. You can check the official website for further details.
There is parking on both the North and South side of the parks, as well as a few places in front of the restaurant. The parking on the North is shared with the swamp and the parking on the South is shared with the industrial park. The park is open twenty four hours, every day of the year.