Best Picnic Spots in Tokyo

ByJason Gatewood
Mar 28, 2020

Best Picnic Spots in Tokyo

With the weather becoming a lot nicer, many people are ready to get out and enjoy the warm weather, and having a picnic is an excellent and cheap way to get out into the city and enjoy it. I know a few places from small squares to riverside glens that are good to have an afternoon picnic.

Large Parks

Tokyo’s large mega parks are perfect spots for getting your outdoor on-nom-nom on.

Yoyogi Park
Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo

Ueno Park
Uenokoen, Taito, Tokyo

Shinjuku Gyoen
Naitocho 11, Shinjuku, Tokyo


Tokyo also has an abundance of small and large rivers that almost always have a green belt esplanade, doubling as a park and providing a pleasant respite close to home.

Sumida Park
Taito-Ku, Tokyo

Tsukuda Park
Tsukuda 1-1-18, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo

Hyogojima Park
Tamagawa 3-2-1, Setagaya, Tokyo

Sotobori Park
Fujimi 2-9,Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo


Of course, this artificial island on the edge of Tokyo Bay has plenty of green spaces and shoreline to warrant a category of its own.

Odaiba Seaside Park
Daiba 1, Minato-Ku, Tokyo

Shiokaze Park
Higashiyashio 1, Shinagawa-Ku, Tokyo

Far Far Away

If you feel the need to rough it, by getting a little more open space and fresher air for a bit, these locations are 30 minutes to an hour’s train ride away from central Tokyo in the suburbs.

Inokashira Park
Goten-yama 1-18-31 Musashino-Shi, Tokyo

Yamashita Park
Yamashitacho 279, Naka-Ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa

Showa Kinen Koen
Midoricho 3173,Tachikawa-Shi, Tokyo



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