Tour 04 | An Urban Playground

As anyone traveling with a small child knows, a place to let your kids roam freely is a much needed break for both the parent and child. It is both a safe space where parents can relax (no cars here), and a chance for your child to get their own way (because when else are they not doing everything to our schedule).

Because Japanese homes are typically rather small, there is a large number of outdoor areas to set your child free in. There are splash parks for summer, and the more traditional gardens and roof tops, and of course – the playgrounds. Both these links will take you to our foursquare reference lists – one is just for splash parks, and the other is for the full sixty-eight (and counting) outdoor spaces we’ve either been to, or want to go to in the future!

Splash parks:

Simply the best thing to counter a long humid summer.

Gardens and roof tops.

Roofs are normally good for train spotting, so they get extra points from Jake.

Playgrounds:

And of course the numerous playgrounds. SO MANY! And we’ve not even made a dint in them yet. There are some that the kid’s apparently construct and build which we haven’t been to yet (they are still in the foursquare list – to remind us to go there this year now Jake is bigger)!

 

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