Kodomonokuni means Children's Land in Japanese. KODOMONOKUNI was founded in commemoration of the Royal Marriage of Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko in 1959 (mounted Emperor and Empress since 1988). It was officially opened on May 5th, a national holiday of the Children's Day, in 1965. KODOMONOKUNI is a type of natural-park of which the main purpose is to contribute to children's sound mind and body. The land covers an area of 976,000 square meters (approx. 240 acres).
There are not only playground equipment but also Zoo, Boating, Pony Riding, Swimming Pools, Barbecue Garden and so on. We can meet lots of creatures too.
So I visited there to see biological impacts of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. I saw many people visiting there but I could not find any impact of the accident. People in Kanagawa prefecture have no worry about the accident, because it is far away from the site and there is no contamination by the accidents.
Posted by Yoshitaka Kiriake from Japan on May 7, 2013.