The Yumenoshima 2017 Halloween Pumpkin Month celebration just started and this year the pumpkins are even bigger. There will be over 100 huge ghost pumpkins from Hironaki Omiya City, Ibaraki prefecture that weigh 50 to 100 kilograms! You can visit the Yumenoshima Park and Botanical Gardens any time of the year but the month of October is even more fun! Pre-Halloween you can see the giant pumpkins and take great photos of your goblins rolling around.
Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome is a botanical garden featuring 1,000 species of tropical and subtropical plants. At only 250 yen per adult (kids under 12 years are free!) take a tour of their greenhouse which includes fruit bearing trees such as durian, coconut, mango, pineapples, guava, etc.; see and walk under a mini waterfall, search for the spot where you can hear your echo, and scale the stairs to the highest point of the garden then head over to the Yumenoheya (“dream room”) to play with 5,000 Kapla blocks. KAPLA is a Dutch wooden construction toy (similar to Jenga) made from pine. It allows children to build, create and experiment by using their own imagination.
If you plan your visit in October your kids can play with the 100+ giant pumpkins displayed on the lawn and dress up and take photos in Halloween wardrobe indoors (the giant pumpkin display is an annual event running from the end of September to the end of October).
Bring your own food and have a picnic out on the lawn or eat at the small cafe located indoors. There is also a large grassy area towards the parking lot so your kids run around, and a Marina located behind the gardens – a great spot to take a leisurely stroll and watch the boats float by.
Event Date and Hours: September 21 – Sunday, October 29, 2017; Tuesday–Sunday 9:30 – 17:00 (Last entry 16:00). Closed on Monday. If Monday is a public holiday they will open and close on Tuesday.
Cost: Fees: Adults 250 yen, Ages 65 and older 120 yen, Ages 13–15 100 yen
Under 12 FREE!
Address: 2-1-2 Yumenoshima, Koto-ku
Website: http://www.yumenoshima.jp/ (Japanese language)
Access: 10 minute walk from Shin-Kiba Station, which is 10 minutes from Tokyo Station on the Keiyo Line. Also accessible on the Yurakucho Line.
Notes: Nursing room and Diaper changing table located in the Botanical Garden. Please ask the staff for directions.
Yumenoshima 2017 Halloween Pumpkin Month