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Top 10 Recommended Baby and Kids Parks in Tokyo

Looking for a great playground park in Tokyo to let your kids burn off energy? My kids love the outdoors and exploring all the great parks Tokyo has to offer. Here are our top 10 recommended baby and kids parks in Tokyo. Don`t forget to take hats, sunscreen, mosquito repellant, a hand towel and water and tissues or wet wipes for public toilets!  If you have a recommendation not listed here please leave a comment below. If it is raining or cold checkout our recommendations of Tokyo best indoor playcenters and museums for kids.

Top 10 Recommended Baby and Kids Parks in Tokyo

Niko Niko1. Niko Niko Park (Aoyama Iitchomem Minato-ku, Tokyo) 
Niko Niko Park is a kids jungle gym paradise. It has a variety of equipment for your little ones up to 12 years of age to play on. They have a large Jungle Tower with a rolling pin slide, a smaller Wonder Jungle & Sandpit for little ones, a mountain to climb and slide down, a waterfall, rope slide, a Fitness Area and a Spider Spider trampoline. Parents can relax & chat in the many rest areas while the kids run around/bounce around on Rody Horses, or even take a time out with the kids and eat lunch under shaded tables. If you didn`t bring a lunch, you can grab a bite at one of the restaurants nearby. This is one of the top 3 Baby and Kids Parks in Tokyo

niko 2Admission: Adults 300 yen (JHS and up); Children 2yrs + 100 yen; Children under 2yrs Free
Hours: March to October 10:00 – 17:00 (last entry 16:30) November to February 10:00 – 16:30pm (last entry 16:00)
Address: 1-7-5 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo (東京都港区北青山1−7−5)
Phone: 03-3478-0550
Website: http://www.meijijingugaien.jp/walk/park/
Access: A 5-min walk from Shinanomachi station and a 10-min walk from Aoyama Iitchome station

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robot park2. Sakurazaka Park “Robot Park” (Roppongi Hills, Minato-ku, Tokyo) 
Robot Park is located next to the Roppongi Hills mega complex and behind the American School in Japan Early Learning Center. It’s a small park, but it’s well-designed with safety in mind. Newly renovated in Spring 2015 it`s filled with contoured plastic slides, robot-designed spring-riders, climbing stairs and a long rolling-pin slide to entertain the kids. There`s also a shaded seating area for parents and kids to lunch or snack. There`s plenty of room to run around and climb. Your kids will love it. Parents love the close vicinity to shopping, dining, sights and events at the Roppongi Hills mega complex. The most popular Baby and Kids Parks in Tokyo for those staying in the Roppongi area.

Robot Park Spring Rider, Baby and Kids Parks in Tokyo, Playgrounds, Best Living JapanAddress: 6-16-46 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo (〒106-0032 東京都港区 六本木六丁目16番46号)
Phone: 03-5114-8803
Access: A 5-min walk from Roppongi station or an 8-min walk from Azabu Juban station
Directions: From Roppongi Hills walk towards Keyakizaka Dori, pass the Keyakizaka Bakery and the small, elevated man-made pond filled with Koi Fish. Cross the walkway towards your left, Robot Park is on your right.

Setagaya Parkmini-SL-train-line-23. Setagaya Park (Setagaya-ku, Tokyo)
Setagaya Park is a great park for kids of all ages. The park offers train rides on a Mini Steam Locomotive (Wednesdays, Weekends and Holidays only), pedal go carts in a traffic park with working traffic signals, 2 separate playgrounds equip with swings, spring riders, slides, monkey bars and sandpit, and a children-sized shanty town where they can make bread, roast potatoes, etc. The park also includes a real stationary Steam Locomotive that kids can explore, a skateboard Setagaya Parkmini-SL-Train-park, tennis courts, outdoor pool and a large open space for children and dogs to run around. Our kids love the Play Park.

Address: 1-5-2 Ikejiri, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo (東京都世田谷区池尻1-5-2)
Phone: 03-3412-7841
Access: A 15-min walk from Ikejiri-Ohashi station or a 10-min walk from Sangenjaya Station

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Baby and Kids Parks in Tokyo, Playgrounds, Best Living Japan4. Komazawa Olympic Park (Komazawa, Setagaya-ku)
Komazawa Olympic Park is a family favourite. There are activities for everyone at this park. It includes three different playgrounds for young children (squirrel, pig and horse-themed), a summer splash pond, jogging/cycling course, a dog run area, skateboard park, gymnasium, cafeteria, stadium to hold sporting events, and many more facilities. It also serves as a venue for flea markets, fairs and various events. Perfect for all ages.

Komazawa Olympic Park slideAddress: 1-1 Komazawakoen, Setagaya, Tokyo (〒154-0013 世田谷区駒沢公園1-1)
Phone: 03 3421 6199
Access: A 13-min walk from Komazawa-Daigaku Station on the Denentoshi line.
Website: http://www.tef.or.jp/kopgp/en_index.jsp
Park info and map: http://www.kensetsu.metro.tokyo.jp/kouen/kouenannai/park/english/komazawa_olympic.pdf
Parking Lot Map (in Japanese): http://www.tef.or.jp/kopgp/barrierfree/access/access3.html

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Senzokuike pond5. Senzokuike Park (Ota-ku, Tokyo)
Senzokuike park 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, playground, is dog-friendly and has a free children`s playroom nearby. The park is beautiful every season with lush greenery in summer, colorful leaves in autumn, migrant birds in winter and Senzokuike Koicherry blossoms with food stalls in spring.

Address: 2-3-6 Minamisenzoku, Ota-ku (東京都大田区南千束2丁目3−6)
Phone: 03-3720-1692
Access: A 2-min walk from Sensokuike Station

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Heiwa no Mori Park6. Heiwa no Mori Park (Ota-ku, Tokyo)
One of the best parks for active kids is Heiwa no Mori Park in Ota-ku. This park has been one of our family’s favorites for years. The kids can run, climb and get wet, burning off hours of energy! All kids and active adults will love Heiwa no Mori Park, but ideal age range is 6-14 years.

 

Heiwa no mori, Baby and Kids Parks in Tokyo, Playgrounds, Best Living JapanAddress: 2-1 Heiwanomori Park, Ota-ku, Tokyo (大田区平和の森公園2番1号)
Phone: 03-3766-1607
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday (closed Monday) Opens at 9:30 am (last entrance at 15:00) Closed at 16:00; closed on rainy days
Cost: 100 yen for kids, 360 yen for adults
Access: By train:10 min walk from Keihin Kyuko Heiwajima Station. By bus: Take a bus bound for Haneda Airport or Morigasaki or Omori Higashi 5 chome from JR Omori Station east exit. Get off at Heiwajima bus stop and walk 10 minutes.

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Arisugawa Park7) Arisugawa Park (Hiroo, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

Arisugawa Park (有栖川宮記念公園) in Hiroo is one of my kids’ favorite parks in Tokyo. It has been recently renewed with some easier to stroll pathways and a new child, baby and wheelchair friendly bathroom. Arisugawa Park It is built into a hill, so it has several tiers – there is a wooded area at the bottom with streams, waterfalls, bridges and a pond. On a tier above, there is a large plaza with an adjacent children’s playground and on the other side of that, is the Tokyo Metropolitan Library. On you enter Arisugawa Park you really feel like you have left central Tokyo. Pick-up a picnic lunch at National Azabu or one of the local bakeries and wonder the paths, bubbling streams, and playground. There is also a great open ground space if you want to play soccer or frisbee with the kids. The park is also very popular with dog owners in the early morning.

IMG_0025Address: 5-7-29 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo (東京都港区南麻布5−7−29)
Phone: 03-3583-4151
Website: http://www.arisugawa-park.jp/index.php
Access: A 2 -minute walk from Hiroo Station (Hibiya Subway Line). Turn left out of Exit 1 and immediately left again. Turn left at the end of the street. Arisugawa Park is across from National Azabu.

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Kougai Park slide8. Kogai Park (Nishi Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Kogai Park is a great place to have your active kids gain strength, balance & coordination. Kids love it because it has a zip line and some really great climbing equipment. It is very busy after school due to its location next to Kogai Elementary School and many nursery schools in the area. English is common on the playground due to the large foreign population in the area. There is also a very nice shaded area to sit and enjoy a quick lunch during the hot summer.Kougai Park

Address: 3-12-1 Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo (港区西麻布三丁目12番1号)
Phone: 03-5114-8803
Access: A 7 min walk from Hiroo Station Exit 3 in the direction of Nishi Azabu crossing.

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himonya park9. Himonya Park (Gakugeidaigaku, Meguro-ku, Tokyo)
Himonya Park is still one of our favourite parks to visit. It`s set around a lake with rowboats that you can ride in summer and is beautiful in Spring when the Sakura are in bloom. The park has a playground and sandbox and includes a tiny petting zoo where your little ones can get nose to nose with guinea pigs, rabbits and dogs. The park offers a riding school and pony rides across the street at ¥150 per ride.

himonya park 2015Address:6-9-11 Himonya, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (東京都目黒区碑文谷6丁目9−11)
Phone: 03- 3714-1548
Website: http://www.city.meguro.tokyo.jp/shisetsu/shisetsu/koen/himonya.html (In Japanese)
Access: A 5 min walk from Gakugeidaigaku station
*Exit left from ticket machines, then turn left on the shopping street. Walk along the tracks to the 3rd marked crosswalk (brick house), turn right and walk 2 blocks.

Nakameguro Park, Baby and Kids Parks in Tokyo10. Nakameguro Park (Nakameguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo)
Nakameguro Park is a popular grass park with a large variety of plants and flowers. Located within the grounds is a small playground, fitness and sports area, area to play basketball, a pond, waterplay area, and a “Flower and Greenery Learning Center” where visitors can learn about the flowers and plants in the park. You can also enjoy their reading library, infant play or eat indoors to avoid the heat. Neighbourhood families and schools frequent this park.

Nakameguro Park playgroundAddress: 2-3-14 Nakameguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 東京都目黒区中目黒 2-3-14
Phone: 03-5722-9741
Hours: Fitness and Sports Square 6:00 – 19:00, Flowers and Greens Learning Center 9:00 – 17:00, Closed Mondays, also Dec 28th – Jan 4th
Access: A 10 min walk from Nakameguro Station on the Hibiya / Toyoku Lines

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Top 10 Recommended Baby and Kids Parks in Tokyo

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7 comments

  1. Shinjuku Chuo park is great too – playground for the smaller ones, a more challenging one for the bigger kids, a splash pool in summer and tricycle / rides on weekends! Also very shaded and clean toilet facilities. Close to Tochomae station.

  2. Thanks for this fantastic guide! Were off to Tokyo next week for a holiday with our 4 year old, this is a huge help.
    Cheers
    Lee

  3. Hi there! Thanks for the wonderful and super-useful article(s). This is my first kid and I have no idea about any kids-friendly activities, and your website is a huge help. Well, actually I wanted to pinpoint a small mistake in nr 5&6 titles. They both say “Otaku-ku” instead of “Ota-ku”. I don’t think that there’s anybody who’d be offended by it, but thought to let you know anyway. I thought it was cute. Looking forward to your next entry!

  4. Awesome, very helpful list. You can consider adding Nishi Rokugo Park – which I’ve seen on quite a few other lists for kids activities. Made of spare tires.

    Nishi Rokugo Park (Kamata station)
    http://www.play-scapes.com/correspondent_post/nishi-rokugo-koen-tire-park/
    (south of Shinjuku / Tokyo – near Kawasaki)

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