The Tokyo German Village in Sodegaura City, Chiba is very popular during Christmas time because of its illuminations. However, even at day time it has its own charm. Last Thursday, my husband and I went to the Tokyo German Village with some friends. Japan was celebrating its Day of the Mountain at the that time so we decided to leave Tokyo early to avoid the traffic jam. From our place, it took us about an hour and a half by car.

A vast green open space welcomed us as entered the village. We brought our mats out and enjoyed some time under the cloudy sky.

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Enjoying the Green Field, Children's Laughters, and Nice Weather

 

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Beating the Summer Heat with Water Guns

 

A few minutes later, we decided to play golf at the Putter Golf. I had a great time playing golf for the first time. Although it was not as big as a normal golf course, we had an 18-hole game.

 

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My First Try Playing Golf

 

Around lunchtime, we headed to the Marktplatz or market place for some authentic German food. Inside the market place, there is a water fountain where kids can enjoy especially this summer season. There is also a stage where people can enjoy some performance or show. Inside the restaurant, we had a nice barbecue lunch of sausages, meat, and some beer.

 

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Heading to Marktplatz for Some Authentic German Food

 

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So Jealous of the Kids Enjoying the Water

 

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Beautiful Flower Beds inside Marktplatz

 

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Performance Shows Here and There Entertain the Visitors of Tokyo German Village

 

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Excited to Try Some German Beers!!

 

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Lavishing on the Good Food with Friends and Beer

 

After our sumptuous lunch, we decided to enjoy the green open field. The kids enjoyed running and rolling over the thick grass, playing with water guns, and enjoying the spring pond.  We, the adults, explored the nearby areas while waiting for the sun to set.

 

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Portion of the Huge Tokyo German Village from the Marktplatz

 

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A Cute Playhouse for Kids and Kids-at-Heart

 

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Refreshingly Cold Spring Pond

 

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We also Enjoyed the 250-Meter Waterslide

 

 

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Various Ball Games to Enjoy at The German Village

 

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Visitors Are Welcomed by the Village's Huge Flower Garden

 

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Indoor Wall Climbing Facility For Adults and Kids

 

My husband and I also made a brief walk inside the shops and had a few minutes spent on painting clay magnets and playing some card games with strangers.

 

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Wood Crafts for Souvenirs

 

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Watercolors for Clay Magnets

 

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Chocolate Goodies Made My Husband Remember His Childhood Days

 

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Costume Displays from South Germany

 

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Had a Fun Time Playing Amigo Cards with Strangers

 

As the sun went down, we all sat on the grass admiring the village.

 

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Enjoying the Sunset with Jezza and Her Family

 

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Listening to Country Music from a Far

 

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Beautiful Illuminations as the Sky Gets Darker

 

 

Hanabi at Tokyo German Village

We were lucky that there is a hanabi or fireworks display during that time we were there. So instead of rushing back home, we decided to stay and wait for the fireworks. At exactly 7:30 pm, the beautiful fireworks started. Although it only lasted for 15-20 minutes, we all enjoyed admiring its beauty and colors.

 

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The Tokyo German Village At Night