Tokyo Mud Parks

Tokyo Mud Parks – Where kids can get dirty!

I grew up on a farm with constant outdoor action, so when I heard about  Tokyo mud parks, I was thrilled. Here are our top Tokyo “Mud Parks” – Where Kids Play Dirty! If you have other similar parks to add, please comment below we are always looking for hands-on dirty parks to dig, build and burn. Due to all the rain the past few weeks, the ground is perfect for a messy and muddy experience. We recommend wearing old clothes and having extras to change into after the fun ends.

Top Tokyo Mud Parks – Where Kids Play Dirty!

These parks are know as mud parks because they are, well muddy. The park mud areas are run by volunteers who help the kids build tree forts, use tools, dig holes, make more mud and often light controlled fires. Overall a super fun time, and the closest to free range child raising as you will find in Tokyo.

#1. Haru no Ogawa Play Park (near Yoyogi Staton on the Chiyoda Line) For double fun rent and ride bikes in Yoyogi Park 

The Mud Park (Haru no Ogawa Play Park, 春の小川プレーパーク) in Yoyogi is a child’s play paradise where there are no rules and getting dirty is expected! This Tokyo adventure park’s motto is “This is a park where you are free to play by your own judgment.” The organizers started the Mud Park (Haru no Ogawa Play Park) because they felt kids needed more discovery, invention, and adventure. I think they have built a very unique and special place where city kids can be country kids for a few hours

Address: 5-68-1 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

If you need to grab a coffee before playtime, check out Little Nap coffee stand right next to the park.

Mud Park (Haru no Ogawa Play Park), Yoyogi – Where Getting Dirty is Expected!

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#2. Hanegi Mud Park  (5 min walk from Umegaoka Station on the Odakyu Line, and 7 mins from Higashi Matsubara Station on the Inokashira Line)

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.

Address: 4-38-52 Daita, Setagaya- Ku, Tokyo

In February and March you can also enjoy the lovely Plum and Cherry Blossoms.

Hanegi Park (Setagaya, Tokyo) – Three Super Fun Experiences in One Park

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#3. Setagaya Play Park  (14 min walk from Ikejiri-Ohashi Station) – A great Mud park!

Setagaya Park, Ikejiri (世田谷公園) offers a number of fun outdoor activities from rides on a mini SL train, a free pedal cart course, running and cycling course, flea markets, playgrounds and more. My son and his friends have begun frequenting their shanty town known as “play park” – an area where kids can learn to build their own bonfires, cut wood, climb trees, roast sweet potatoes/marshmallows, etc. – rare at most parks. Young children play on equipment made from discarded pieces of wood, balance, and swing on ropes tied to trees, build fires, dig holes, and learn about nature.

1-5-2 Ikejiri, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo (東京都世田谷区池尻1-5-2) Google Map

Setagaya Play Park, Ikejiri – Where Kids Build Fires, Saw Wood and Take Risks

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#4. Shinagawa Children’s Adventure Park (Shinagawa -ku) – one of our favorite parks in Tokyo 

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).

Address: 3-2-1 Katsushima, Shinagawa City, Tokyo (google map)

Shinagawa Children’s Park (Shinagawa, Tokyo)

Have Fun!

Top Tokyo Mud Parks – Where Kids Play Dirty!



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