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Ikedayama Park & Japanese Garden, Shinagawa

ikedayama park

Ikedayama Park (池田山公園) is a beautiful hidden gem located between Shirokanedai and Gotanda Stations. Nestled in the quiet residential neighborhood of Shinagawa, the Japanese Garden is beautifully maintained and holds a sizeable pond with large, colorful Koi fish. Built on a hill there are multiple levels to the garden where visitors can …

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Akasaka Kids-Teens Hall Nandemo, Akasaka – Convenient and Free Place to Play and Meet

Akasaka Kids-Teens Hall Nandemo, Akasaka

Right in the heart of Tokyo is a free and convenient play space called Akasaka Kids-Teens Hall Nandemo  (港区立赤坂子ども中高生プラザ ) where you can drop in for a few hours and enjoy the kids letting off steam. We love visiting local public community centers such as Akasaka Kids-Teens Hall Nandemo because …

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The Shitamachi Museum, Ueno

The Shitamachi Museum in Ueno was established in 1980 to teach future generations about the culture of the shitamachi. The word shitamachi is composed of the word shita meaning “down” and machi meaning “town”. By touring the Shitamachi Museum, you will gain an understanding of life in the shitamchi pre-WWII. …

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Tokyo Mini Park: Kamiyon Jidouyuen Playground, Nakameguro

Tokyo Mini Park: Kamiyon Jidouyuen Playground, Nakameguro. What is a Tokyo Mini Park? Tokyo Mini Parks are smaller local playground parks that one would not go out of their way to visit, but a great spot if going from one location to another. Kamiyon Jidouyuen Playground is a newly renovated …

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