Planet Park - Hachioji City, Tokyo Japan

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Planet Park - Hachioji City, Tokyo Japan

General Information

Skatepark Name
Planet Park
Size (square footage, no comma)
45000 square feet.
BMX
yes
Open / Closed
Open
Lights
yes
Restrooms
yes
Free or Pay
pay
Inside or Outside
outside
Are Pads Required?
helmet
Riding Surface?
concrete
Is there a pro shop on site?
no

Location

Address
ハチオウジシリツトブキスポーツコウエン
Latitude
35.7
Longitude
139.29
City
Hachioji

Contacts

Managment
City

Big park.  That being said, it is not very good.  The "street" section is very spread out, you need to push a lot.  All the ledges are about the same height, low.  The banks are a bit steep with very little transition at the bottom.

There is a "pool" in the back but it just doesn't seem to be built correctly.  Getting to the coping is almost impossible.

Then there is the bowl section. For some reason the bottom is not level.  All the locals start at the same spot, ride down to the oververt wall and then come back.  There are not very many lines in it.  The spine is impossible to air.  Most of the coping is impossible to get at.

 

The bathrooms are clean and there are pay showers by the tennis courts. Entrance fees are 500 yen  The staff is mostly older adults that have never seen skateboarding before.  They are totally unreasonable and enforce the rules like the SS.  The park is very far from any train station.  There is a bus from Hachioji station that runs once an hour, it takes 40 minutes from station to park.

Bikes MUST have plastic pegs and pedals.

 

Bottom line, not worth the time it takes to get to this park.  Although it is big there are better parks that are easier to get to in the Tokyo area.

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Totally disagree with some of the things the other reviewer said.

The big bowl is fun and has tons of lines. It is easy to get to the coping if you know how to pump and maintain speed. However it might be hard to get airs here since you hit the flatbottom quite often. Most of the big walls are around 6-7 feet tall. It feels more natural to just use this to carve, almost like a giant snake run. Although the bow is giant, usually only one person takes a run at a time.

The kidney bowl is much like a backyard pool. Its about 9 feet tall in the deep end and about 6 feet in the shallow. The shallow ends transition is very tight with lots of very so the drop in is a bit jarring. However experienced backyard pool riders should be ok with it. This pool is not for beginners.

I did not skate the street section but it does appear to be very spaced out. There are also some interesting hand rails near the top of the big bowl to help you learn to ollie and other tricks. they are not for skating but rather for stationary tricks.

You cannot eat or drink from box or cans inside. You can however use bottles with caps. There is a seating section right outside to eat and drink. There is also a shower area near the tennis courts if you need that. Also near this area is the registration house to get your membership. Once you have that you go to the skatepark house and pay 500 yen to get in. You must bring your own helmet. They do not rent or sell any and will be out of luck if you forget yours. It looks to be pretty far from the train station so you will have to take a bus from there. If you are in the tokyo area i highly recommend this place. Its very fun.
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