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Playgrounds & Play Centers

Looking for playgrounds and play centers in or around Tokyo Japan? Here are some great recommend playgrounds and play centers where the entire family can have fun. Find you favorite neighborhood playground, but make sure to venture out to some new ones to discover about new Tokyo neighborhoods. Enjoy playing in Tokyo.

Playgrounds and Play Centers in the Tokyo, Japan

Komazawa Olympic Park, Setagaya – A Great Sports Park

Komazawa Olympic Park pig park

Komazawa Olympic Park (駒沢オリンピック公園) is a sports facility that was constructed for the 1964 Summer Olympics. It`s an amazing park for families. The park includes three different animal-themed playgrounds for young children (squirrel, pig and horse), a summer splash pond, jogging and cycling course, a dog run area, skateboard park, …

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Shiba Park Playground, Shiba Koen, Minato-ku

Shiba Park Playground

The Shiba Park Playground is a great space, with updated play equipment in a downtown Tokyo central park. The play equipment is some of the best I have seen in a public park and the ground under the climbing equipment is padded – probably because the park is directly in …

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Kuritsu Toyosu Park – Tokyo Bay View, Shopping, Dining and more.

Toyosu Park

Kuritsu Toyosu Park (区立豊洲公園) is a lovely spot to spend the day. It`s a short 3-min walk from Toyosu Station, is located next to Tokyo Bay, perfect for long scenic strolls, a short walk to Lalaport Toyosu – a huge mall home to Kidzania, United Cinemas Theater, Kinokuniya Book Store, Tokyu Hands, Uniqlo, …

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Futako Tamagawa Park, Futako Tamagawa – Perfect for Biking and Long strolls

Kinshin en Futakotamagawa

Futako Tamagawa Park (二子玉川公園) is a spacious and beautifully landscape park opened in Spring last year. Located just behind the Rise Shopping Complex and adjacent to the Tama River this park has something for everyone; a tranquil Japanese Garden, great paths for jogs or strolls, a small outdoor playground suitable for toddlers, access to …

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Nakameguro Park – A Popular Family Picnic Park

Nakameguro Park

Nakameguro Park (中目黒公園) is a well-maintained open grass park frequented by locals and families. They have a large variety of plants and flowers that you can learn about at their “Flower and Greenery Learning Center” and a “creature pond” to view fish, frogs and insects. Located within the grounds is a …

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Kiba Park, Koto-ku – A spacious park, great for sporty types

Kiba Park

Kiba Park (木場公園) is a large, spacious park great for sporty types. The north end houses The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, a multi-use field, tennis courts and outdoor stage, while the south has a grassy area, BBQ field (reservations required), dog run and botanical garden – maintained and administered by the Park …

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Setagaya Play Park, Ikejiri – Where Kids Build Fires, Saw Wood and Take Risks

Setagaya Park Play Park

Setagaya park (世田谷公園) offers a number of fun outdoor activities from rides on a mini SL train, a free pedal cart course, running and cycling course, flea markets, playgrounds and more. My son and his friends have begun frequenting their shanty town known as “play park” – an area where kids can learn to …

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Top Tokyo Restaurants with Play Areas – babies and kids (0-6 yrs)

Wangan Cafe interior

Here are our Top baby & kid-friendly Tokyo restaurants with play areas for ages 0 – 6 years. Looking for a great spot to relax at in Tokyo while the kids play? The temperatures are dropping and poor weather can make any family stuck indoors for too long scramble to the nearest …

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Kodomonoyu Playcenter, Skytree Soramachi

Kodomonoyu Playcenter, bestlivingjapan.com

Ventured out to Sumida today to visit the Skytree Soramachi shopping area and specifically the Kodomonoyu Playcenter (Kids Onsen -こどもの湯). Kodomonoyu is an inside playcenter that has been designed to be like a Japanese onsen but the water has been replaced by over 88,000 plastic balls. If you have kids …

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Himonya Park Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, Gakugeidaigaku

Himonya Park lake

Himonya Park (碑文谷公園)  is a lovely place to take your young kids. Neighborhood children love the free petting zoo where they can get nose to nose with guinea pigs, rabbits and dogs; 200 yen pony rides, boat rides in the enclosed lake, and the playground. It`s beautiful for short strolls around the lake, …

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Ebisu Park Playground, Ebisu

Ebisu Park

Ebisu Park (恵比寿公園) is a large sand park located near the intersection of Ebisu Minami, between Ebisu and Daikanyama. This hidden gem is a great place to let your kids burn off energy. The park has newly painted equipment and plenty of shade and bench seating. It`s a great spot to …

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Rinshi no Mori – A beautiful nature park, Meguro & Shinagawa

Rinshi no Mori bridge

If you love nature walks, bird watching or insect hunting then Rinshi no Mori (林試の森公園) is the park to visit. The 120,762.91 sq m park is home to several hundred Japanese and foreign trees, some as old as 100+ years! There are a number of walking paths and large signboards …

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Mamiana Park Playground, Azabu

Mamiana Park equipment

Mamiana Park (狸穴公園 ) is located just behind the Tokyo American Club and is a short walk to the popular Nissin World Delicatessen Supermarket. My kids love spending a morning at the park, then shopping at Nissin for all their international goodies, grabbing lunch at one of the many family-friendly restaurants …

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Senzokuike Park, Otaku – Swan Boats, Koi, Walking Paths and Festivals

Senzokuike pond

We stumbled across a beautiful pond and nature park over the long weekend. Senzokuike park (洗足池公園) is a place you can relax and spend an entire day. They have lush greenery, shaded walking paths, boating facility, large pond filled with koi, a Japanese Shrine, large library and a playground. The …

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Kodomo no Kuni BBQ, pony ride and Zoo, Yokohama

Kodomo no Kuni BBQ

On our first visit to Kodomo no Kuni (Children`s Land) we explored the various rides and numerous playgrounds. On our second visit we BBQ`d, went on a pony ride, fed the cows and sheep, and explored the zoo.   Kodomo no Kuni makes BBQ-ing easy. They provide two sessions for BBQing (late morning and afternoon), rental …

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Kodomonohiroba Park, Setagaya

kodomonohiroba bars

We love discovering hidden parks. We found this hidden gem near the popular Play Park at Setagaya Park. Kodomonohiroba Park (子供広場公園) is a large, sand park with plenty of space to run around. It has a long splash river, three different structures to climb, and plenty of shaded areas to protect you …

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