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Shirogane Nature Park, The Institute of Nature Studies

The Institute of Nature Studies, Shirogane

If you do not have time to get outside of Tokyo, but want to escape for an hour or two than the park run by The Institute of Nature Studies in The Institute of Nature Studies, Shirogane Nature ParkShiorgane is a convenient and tranquil solution. Even though the park is located right next to a highway that cuts through Minato-ku, you will not know it. The sounds of birds and the breeze through the trees covers the city sounds.

Shirogane Nature Park, The Institute of Nature StudiesWhen you arrive at the park purchase your tickets at the handy ticket machine, pin your entry ribbon to your top and enter the wild. To walk with a small child around the park takes about 1-2 hours. Take a snack or obento lunch and enjoy the view near the ponds. Remember only to leave footprints, and only take memories and photos. Also return the entry ribbon since the are very eco and reuse. Also note; the park is closed on Monday unless a national holiday. There is no parking for cars, but a nice area for bicycles.

 

The Institute of Nature Studies, Shirogane

Address: 5-21-5, Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, TokyoThe Institute of Nature Studies
Tel: 03-3441-7176
Hours:  Open everyday except Mondays. September 1 to April 30: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (visitors are admitted until 4:00 pm); May 1 to August 31: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (visitors are admitted until 4:00 pm)
Cost: adults 310 yen, high school students and below free
Website: http://www.ins.kahaku.go.jp/english/index.html
Toilets: available in main building at entry (it is about a 45-60 min walk for small children through park)
Strollers and wheelchairs: Good for main entry area but hard on inclines and around the lake/marsh boardwalk.

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