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. We also love Tokyo Water Play and Splash Parks and Mud Adventure Parks. If it is raining or cold checkout our recommendations of Tokyo best indoor playcenters and museums for kids.
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Top 10 Recommended Baby and Kids Playgrounds in Tokyo
1. 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 Niko Park is highlighted on our Tokyo with Kids: Omotesando/Aoyama Guide.
Admission: 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）(google map)
Access: A 5-min walk from Shinanomachi station and a 10-min walk from Aoyama Iitchome station
2. 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. Check out our other recommendations for the Roppongi Area.
Address: 6-16-46 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo (〒106-0032 東京都港区 六本木六丁目16番46号）(google map)
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.
3. 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 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)
Access: A 15-min walk from Ikejiri-Ohashi station or a 10-min walk from Sangenjaya Station
4. 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.
Address: 1-1 Komazawakoen, Setagaya, Tokyo (〒154-0013 世田谷区駒沢公園1-1) (google map)
Phone: 03 3421 6199
Access: A 13-min walk from Komazawa-Daigaku Station on the Denentoshi line.
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
5. 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 cherry 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) (google map)
Access: A 2-min walk from Sensokuike Station
6. 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.
Address: 2-1 Heiwanomori Park, Ota-ku, Tokyo (大田区平和の森公園2番1号)
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.
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.
Address: 5-7-29 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo (東京都港区南麻布５−７−２９)
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.
8. 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.
Address: 3-12-1 Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo (港区西麻布三丁目12番1号)
Access: A 7 min walk from Hiroo Station Exit 3 in the direction of Nishi Azabu crossing.
9. 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.
Address: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.
10. 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.
Address: 2-3-14 Nakameguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 東京都目黒区中目黒 2-3-14
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
11. Hanegi Park (羽根木公園) in Setagaya-Ku is one of the best kids parks in Tokyo. A great place for kids to enjoy the playground, maze, and hands-on “dirt park.” This park allows for kids to be kids, experiment a bit with “dangerous” tools and get dirty….just be kids. Expect to spend a couple of hours. There is a kiosk that sells light snacks and drinks, but we recommend bringing an obento to enjoy on one of the many benches. If you are looking for other “dirt parks” to dig and build, check out Haru No Ogawa in Yoyogi and Setagaya Play Park.
Address: 4-38-52 Daita, Setagaya- Ku, Tokyo
Hours: Open 24 hours
Access: 5 min walk from Umegaoka Station on the Odakyu Line, and 7 mins from Higashi Matsubara Station on the Inokashira Line
Shinagawa Children’s Adventure Park is one of those places you find about after years living in a city and say “wow, I have been missing out.” The park located adjacent to the Shinagawa Aquarium is amazing. The Park has a modern and super toddler-friendly playground with soft foam ground covering and brightly colored equipment, kids and adult free bike rentals and a mud park. Shinagawa Children’s Adventure Park also has an outdoor pool open from July 10 through the first week for September (2019). There is also a very inexpensive public paid parking lot at the park if you are driving. There is also a snack shop and very nice bathrooms. Plan to spend at least half a day at this park. If your kids loves adventure and getting muddy, try out our other favorite “mud parks” in Tokyo.
Address: 3-2-1 Katsushima, 品川区 Shinagawa City, Tokyo (google map)
Open Hours: 6:00 – 20:30
Directions: 5 min walk from Tachiaigawa Station on the Keikyu line (from Shinagawa station); 20 min drive from Roppongi or Shibuya via car (paid public parking also available)
P.S. Don`t forget our Tokyo One Day Itineraries:
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