Hello, this is Sven from Smith’s School of English Fuse. Last Sunday, my family and I went on a trip to the Osaka Expo Park in Suita in the North of Osaka stopping at Dilipa on the way.
The weather was nice. It was sunny and hot. We accessed the park by monorail. Osaka Monorail stops right at the park, so it is very easy to get there. The park was created after the Expo’ 70 in Japan.
I have been to old Expo areas in other countries. After only one year the places were not used any more. The buildings were falling into decay very quickly. But Osaka has turned the area of their Expo into a big green park everybody can enjoy! Great idea! There is the Japanese saying: “勿体無い” – “to good to waste”. I really like that the park is kept in great condition more than forty years after the Expo!
On the way to the Expo Park we first went to Dilipa from Osaka Gas right by the Monorail station. They do show you their newest products at Dilipa, like solar systems to make your own energy on the roof of your house. Their showroom was not our main reason for going. We went to Dilipa because they also offer cooking with children! Our son loves to cook, so we could enjoy the hottest time of the day at Dilipa. We learned to cook great tasting Japanese rice on a normal stove with a normal pot. Then we baked pancakes on the newest stove. This stove will measure the temperature so that the pancakes will not burn! Even my five year old son could cook them! We finished with a cooking course for children. We hand made pudding and potato crisps! So easy to cook and so delicious! We only paid 300 Yen for all. We really had a great time.
With our stomachs full we then went to the Osaka Expo park. The entrance fee is 250 yen. That is very reasonable because the park is very, very big and kept clean. Passing the gates, the Tower of the Sun greeted us! The Tower of the Sun was the symbol of the Expo’70 and it is one of the structures still left after over 40 years.
We took a family photo with the Tower of the Sun in the back for the memories. Then we went to the first playground. It had many long and exciting slides. Our son really enjoyed the action after all the cooking!
We had a look around the park, there were many nice places and events. My son’s favourite was the pirate ship. Many children enjoyed climbing the ship and using one of the slides to get back down! Next to the ship there were also a giant octopus and crab! Great place to play for young children! I recommend everybody with small children to visit the park at least once! We will surely go there again sometime!
Indeed, I think this may be a great place to visit with some of the students from Smith’s School of English Fuse. Maybe you can join us!