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

Saigoyama Park garden 1It offers an unobstructed overhead view of the Nakameguro Area, Sakura blossoms in Spring, beautifully manicured flowers and greens from Kagoshima, and shade for those hot summer days. There`s a small splash area where kids can cool down as well as a baby, child & pet-friendly cafe, Green Cafe, where you can dine-in or take-out. Note the hilltop has bumpy terrain. Keep a hand hold on your little ones. Take a leisurely stroll down the ramp or stairs and view Tsugumichi Saigo`s (Takamori Saigo`s younger brother) Japanese-style Garden, check out the homes in the area or even pop into the local Japanese school, Sugekari Nursery School. They have a small infant play area free for residents. If you`re looking for international school options, Aoba international school is at the bottom of the hill towards the right. Although they lack in playground equipment (2 three-seater spring riders) the kids will enjoy running around, catching butterflies, blowing bubbles, etc. If you`re looking for playground equipment take a short downhill walk westward to Sugekari Park.Saigoyama Park walk

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Splash Area
Open: July 1 – Aug 31
Hours: 9:30 – 11:30 and 14:00 – 16:00

2 spring riders
Japanese Garden
Drink Vending machines
Toilet (no diaper changing table)
Trash Cans
*Child & Pet-friendly Green Cafe sits at the entrance of the park.

Address: 10-28 Aobadai, Meguro-ku (〒153-0042 目黒区青葉台二丁目10番28号) Google Map
Phone: 03-5722-9741
Access: A 10 min walk from Daikanyama Station.

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Saigoyama Park, Daikanyama


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  1. By the way, Saigoyama Park is used quite often as a location for Japanese TV dramas. If you go there once, you might recognize the view from there on a scene on TV again sometime.

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