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Yutenji Temple Summer Festival and Temple History

Yutenji Bon Odori

Yutenji Temple is holding their annual Yutenji Mitama Matsuri (祐天寺み魂まつり) on July 16, 17 & 18, 2016. Parents and children from the neighbouring school, Yutenji kindergarten, participate by dancing in colourful yukatas every year. Stop by the grounds late afternoon to learn about the eight different Temple structures and buildings then stay late …

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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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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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Yutenji Temple, Nakameguro

Yutenji Bon Odori

Myoukenzan Yutenji Temple is a Jodo (pure) Sect of Buddhism established about 300 years ago. Earlier this year the temple launched a free smartphone app, a bilingual (English and Japanese) video guide to the history and origins of the Temple buildings. Download the app, obtain an app map at the main temple office, scan …

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Saigoyama Park, Daikanyama


Saigoyama Park (西郷山公園) is a hilltop park a 10 minute walk from Daikanyama Station. Frequented by local residents it`s popular for picnicking, taking leisurely strolls, and watching the sunset. Saigoyama Park, Daikanyama It offers an unobstructed overhead view of the Nakameguro Area, Sakura blossoms in Spring, beautifully manicured flowers and greens …

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Kyu Asakura House, Daikanyama

Kyu Asakura House  BestLivingJapan

The Kyu Asakura House (旧朝倉家住宅, the literal translation is Old Asakura House) is a gem hidden in central Daikanyama, Shibuya-ku. I stumbled upon it the other day on my way from Ebisu to Nakameguro, and some magical force pulled me inside to discover this Important Cultural Property. Kyu Asakura House, …

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Meguro Ginza Playground, Nakameguro

Meguro Ginza equipment

Meguro Ginza Playground is a newly refurbished sand park a 2-minute walk from Nakameguro Station. Kids can play on the new equipment while watching the trains (Hibiya & Toyoko lines) go by, parents can relax in a benched seating area or on the short, rock wall and it`s just a …

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Kamiyon Jidouyuen Playground, Nakameguro


** June 2015 update: The swirly slide was removed from the play equipment and replace with a climbing wall. Kamiyon Jidouyuen Playground is nestled between Nakameguro & Yutenji stations. Located across the playground is the Meguro Christ Church. A quiet playground frequented by locals. Equipment: 2 swings sandpit slide climbing …

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Sugekari Park, Aobadai


Sugekari Park is located in Aobadai, a 10-min walk from Nakameguro station. Frequented by local neighborhood kids and students from the Sugekari Elementary School, it`s a nice place to relax and let your kids run around on grass. The park also houses a refurbished Japanese-style house and Garden. Equipment: 2 …

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Nakameguro Square Playroom, Nakameguro


The 3rd floor of Nakameguro Square Playroom provides an infant and kids playroom, toys, books and gameboards, including a day care for children. It is a great place to meet up with friends for a playdate. Free of charge. Nakameguro Square Playroom Playroom Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 18:00, …

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Karasumori Playroom Nakameguro


Karasumori Playroom in Kamimeguro provides an infant and toddler playroom, craft room, gymnasium, books, trains, and much more. They also have a great Japanese class for parents and infants where parents and babies learn about Japanese culture, make seasonal crafts, and make neighborhood friends. They have a great set of playrail trains and …

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