Sunday, March 11, 2012

Photo Frenzy 5: Slide

There's a park in Ariake near a restaurant/onsen called Ripple Land. It's part of the area that's used for the anual Sazanami Festa. It also happens to be the destination for one of my school's ensokus (field trips) last Thursday. The park has some pretty standard equipment like tire swings, monkey bars, and a climbing rope tower but what makes it really stand out is one particular slide.


It starts about half way up this spiral tower. You can see the line of people for the slide on the left side of the picture.


It then goes out and over a walkway before starting a spiral. The whole slide consists of rollers, so you slow down considerably at the loops to the left.


It finally ends near the rest of the park. The rollers actually hurt quite a bit the first few times, which is why the school brought little boards for the kids. Aside from that, though, it is a blast and I had a great time sliding down over and over with my former students.

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