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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.Traveling to Japan, Tokyo or Living in Japan you will love the Best Living Japan moms’ blog recommendations.

Playgrounds and Play Centers in the Tokyo, Japan

Himonya Park (Gakugeidaigaku, Tokyo) – Petting Zoo and Pony Rides

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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Arisugawa Park (Hiroo, Tokyo)

ikedayama park

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. It is built into a hill, so it has several tiers –  there is a wooded …

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Anpanman Museum (Yokohama)

Anpaman Museum, Yokohama

I took my youngest daughter to the Anpanman Museum a few years, and she loved it. Ages 2-4 is the perfect age for Anpanman!   The museum has been closed but it reopened on July 7, 2019. Three floors of Anpanman characters in a sparkling new facility. All of my …

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Saigoyama Park (Daikanyama, Tokyo)

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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Komazawa Olympic Park (Setagaya, Tokyo) – A Great Sports Park

Komazawa Olympic Park (Setagaya, Tokyo)

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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Robot Park (Roppongi, Tokyo)

Sakurazaka Park (さくら坂公園) better known as Robot Park is located by the Sakura-zaka Residences next to the Roppongi Hills mega complex.  It’s a small park, but it’s well-designed with safety in mind. It`s filled with contoured plastic slides, robot-designed spring-riders, climbing stairs and a long rolling-pin slide to entertain the kids. …

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Mikawadai Park (Roppongi, Tokyo)

Mikawadai Playground Park (港区立三河台公) is a clean and quiet sand park just a short walk from Roppongi Station and Tokyo Midtown. It a quaint spot to relax at while your young kids run around. Beautiful in Spring for their Yoshino Cherry Blossoms it`s a great spot to picnic away from …

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Shiba Park Playground (Shiba Koen, Tokyo)

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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PuChu! Indoor Play Center, Yokohama

PuChu! is a new indoor play center located on the 4th floor of the AsoBuild building, two floors above the Poop Museum, near Yokohama Station. They have 7 stations to play in and 5 zones; Stations 1. The Dance Star – kids jump on mini sound producing trampolines. 2. The …

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Mamiana Park Playground (Azabu, Tokyo)

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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Kogai Park (Hiroo, Tokyo)

Kogai Park is a fun place to take your active kids. It`s a great place to have your 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 …

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Meguro Ginza Playground (Nakameguro, Tokyo)

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, Tokyo)

** 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 and Japanese Garden (Nakameguro, Tokyo)

Sugekari Park blossoms

Sugekari Park and Japanese-style House and Garden is located 10 minutes from Nakameguro station in Aobadai. It has lush green, a vegetable garden maintained by local volunteers, grass picnic area, playground, Japanese garden and pond. The Japanese House and playground are located in opposite areas of the park. The playground side is filled with …

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Hakudai Children’s Park (Shirokanedai, Tokyo)

Hakudai Children's Park

Hakudai Children’s Park is a small, clean and convenient neighborhood park in Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo. The park is a great place to play and meet-up with friends since it is conveniently located a one minute walk from Shirokanedai Exit 2 which is has an elevator. You can grab an obento …

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