Haginaka Park

A fantastic children's park near Haneda Airport

By Sleiman Azizi    - 2 min read

Having completed my work, I had a few hours free before heading back to the airport. Always a fan of local strolling, I decided to do exactly that and see what was what in the area around the hotel that I was staying in.

On the main intersection by Otorii Station in Tokyo's Ota City Ward stands a sign showing that a few minutes walk would lead to a couple of places of interest, including one Haginaka Park. Fair enough, let's see what this 'Haginaka Park' is like and so off I went.

Well, it didn't take long to arrive, no more than a few minutes, but when I did, a great big grin appeared on my face. I'm always on the lookout for family friendly areas and I had found one, the perfect children's park! Haginaka Park is a child's dream. What's more, it's free and filled with open spaces and a plethora of jungle gym equipment settings of all sizes.

One of many jungle gym play areas
One of many jungle gym play areas

Designed as a traffic rules park, the park's play areas are interspersed with 'roads' for the children to ride their bikes and scooters along. Real traffic lights are set up as well, helping the children learn all about basic road safety. Walking around the park, I felt obliged to help out the children and follow the rules myself...

The far side of the park features a couple of baseball fields and a swimming pool. The part I visited was filled with jungle gyms, standard play sets and so on. However, what really caught my eye was the Garakuta Junk park. Featuring real life train carriages, fire engines, pickup trucks, speedboats and even a miniaturised space shuttle jungle gym set, this part of the park was just fantastic and all of the children playing here were simply having a ball.

Life-sized steam engine
Life-sized steam engine

If you happen to be in the area with your kids, perhaps spending a night in one of the local hotels here before flying out, do stop by. The kids really will love it.

Getting there

Take the Keikyu Airport Line to Otorii Station. The park is about a 4-minute walk from the West Exit of the station.

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Sleiman Azizi

Sleiman Azizi @sleiman.azizi

A Japanese Permanent Resident, I have over 400 published articles on Japan as well as 5 English language books written in a traditional Japanese style. I happen enjoy writing. Funny that...I'm also the Regional Partner for Tokyo, Japan's never ending capital, so if you've anything to say about Tokyo - or Japan in general - don't be shy and contact with me via sleiman.azizi@japantravel.com

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Sherilyn Siy 7 months ago
That's so cool the park features some of the most popular vehicles kids love. What a great place to play pretend!
Sleiman Azizi Author 7 months ago
As soon as I saw it I just knew the kids would love it.
Lynda Hogan 7 months ago
Japan has some really great parks and playgrounds for kids. This one looks like a lot of fun.
Sleiman Azizi Author 7 months ago
Everyone I saw there seemed to be having a great time.
Kim B 7 months ago
So interactive! Love it!
Sleiman Azizi Author 7 months ago
I really was surprised when I came across it. Just great for the children.