August 16, 2011

Tokyo Picnic

September 24-25, 2011.
A mega, record breaking picnic will be held in Tachikawa, to get people together for eating, drinking, chatting, socialising. Tokyo Picnic is a free (excluding park entry costs) event taking place at Showa Kinen Park in mid September, and it's open to absolutely everyone. Just like any picnic,you are invited to bring your own bentos, though a small selection of organic food will be available at the event.

The park has lots of fun, everyday activities for the family including:
  • A 14 kilometre cycling track, bicycles can be hired all year round.
  •  Pedal boats and row boats can be hired all year except in winter.
  • Putt putt golf.
  • Disk golf can be rented.
  • Petanque hire.
  • Croquet hire.
  • Lawn bowls.
  • Horseshoe hire (BYO horse).
  • Futsal court hire.
  • 3 on 3 court hire.
  • BBQ hire
Location: Showa Kinen Park, 3173 Midori-machi, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo

Phone: 042 528 1751

Train: Nishi-Tachikawa station (Ohme line)

Hours: 10am-5pm, Sep 24-25.

Website: (Japanese)
Showa Kinen Park Website (English)

Baby facilities: There are baby beds, changing facilities and hot water available, please ask staff. You can also rent strollers at the Tachikawa, Nishi Tachikawa and Sunagawa gates for 150 yen.



2-5 years:

5-10 years:

Cost: Adults over 15 400 yen, Children 6-15 years 80yen, children under 6 free, seniors over 65 200 yen.

Stroller Friendly: Yes
Baby Changing Area: Yes
Feeding Room: No
Child Friendly Restaurant: No
Rainy Weather Option: No
Party Venue: Yes

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this post. I am travelling over to Tokyo in August - with my 2 year and my 7 year old! This sounds like a perfect day out. Do you know if you can get baby seats on the bike hire? also I guess they do kid bikes to?

    Do you know of any good child friendly hotels to stay in? I am looking at staying in a Tokyo serviced apartment but if you could recommend any good cheap hotels I might have a look into that.

    I also really wanted to go to the imperial palace - but I am unsure on how child friendly it is? Do you think it would be ok?