With the weather becoming a lot nicer, many people are ready to get out and enjoy the warm weather, and having a picnic is a nice 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.
It goes without saying that Tokyo’s large mega parks are perfect spots for getting your outdoor on-nom-nom on.
Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
Uenokoen, Taito, Tokyo
Naitocho 11, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Tokyo also has a nice abundance of small and big rivers that almost always have a green belt esplanade doubling as a park providing a nice respite close to home.
Tsukuda 1-1-18, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo
Tamagawa 3-2-1, Setagaya, Tokyo
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
Higashiyashio 1, Shinagawa-Ku, Tokyo
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.
Goten-yama 1-18-31 Musashino-Shi, Tokyo
Yamashitacho 279, Naka-Ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Showa Kinen Koen
Midoricho 3173,Tachikawa-Shi, Tokyo