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.
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 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.
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