5 Best Tokyo Family Friendly Parks – Great for Culture & Nature Lovers

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Japan is not a budget destination to many regards, and even a local like me easily agrees with that. When traveling with your family, spendings in Tokyo can add up quickly. Let me introduce to you 5 great parks in Tokyo for a lovely family time!

 

Ueno Park 

Ueno Park

 

Ueno Park is one of the oldest parks in Japan, and it was established in 1873. Ueno Park is called “Ueno Forest ” among Japanese people because of its abundant greenery. You will find a variety of historical and cultural facilities in the park. So this is the perfect park for all traditional Japanese culture lovers!

Why visit?

Admission Fee;
Ueno Toshogu: Free

Tokyo National Museum
Adults: 620 yen
University Students: 410 (310) yen
High/Junior High/Elementary School Students and persons under 18 and over 70: Free

Ueno Zoo
600 yen (adults 15-64 years old),
200 yen (children 12-14 years old).

 

Showa Kinen Park

Showa Kinen Park

 

If your idea letting you kids burn off some energy, Showa Kinen Park is the perfect spot you are looking for! This park is located near Tachikawa Station which is 35 mins away from Shinjuku Station by JR Chuo line. It is well-known as the largest park in Tokyo so that it may be difficult to see everything within one day. Let me show you what fun is there for you!


Why visit?

Admission Fee;
adults: 410 yen,
Elementary and Junior High student fees at 80 yen

 

Shinjuku Gyoen Park

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Shinjuku Gyoen Park is called the oasis of Metropolitan Tokyo because it is located in the middle of the concrete jungle “Shinjuku”. This park has a stunning traditional garden with a cute tea house. The park used to be a Samurai family’s mansion that was turned into the National park after WWII. It is only 10 min walking distance from Shinjuku station, so why not visiting when you are nearby Shinjuku.

Why visit?

Admission Fee;
Adults: 500 Yen
Students 250 Yen
Children (junior high school students /15 and under) Free

 

Mt. Takao 

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Did you know that you can do HIKING in the largest city in the world? Tokyo’s hiking spot is about 1 hour from the major areas of the city by train. Mt Takao is very popular for family hikers because it is only 599m high and walking track is easy for even kids! It will be a great get-away from the busy urban side for one or a half-day.

Why visit?

Admission fee;
Lift & Cable Car (the same price applied)
One way Adult: 490 Yen
One way Child: 250 Yen
Return Adult: 950
Return Child: 470

 

Kasai Rinkai Park 

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Take the Keiyo Line for 15 minutes from Tokyo Station, then you will arrive at Kasai Rinkai Park which welcomes visitors with Tokyo Bay as a backdrop. You will see that this park is very popular among Japanese Families. This well-maintained park gives you a nice break from busy cityscapes and has some walking trails, large lawn areas, beaches, and a famous observation building.

Why visit?

Admission Fee: Free

Admission Fee
Aquarium; Adult: 700 Yen, Under 12: Free
Ferris Wheel: 700 Yen (No Kid’s price applied)

 

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