The Mud Park (Haru no Ogawa Play Park, 春の小川プレーパーク) in Yoyogi is a child’s play paradise where there are no rules and getting dirty is expected! This Tokyo adventure park’s motto is “This is a park where you are free to play by your own judgment.” The organizers started the Mud Park (Haru no Ogawa Play Park) because they felt kids needed more discovery, invention, and adventure. I think they have built a very unique and special place where city kids can be country kids for a few hours. If you are looking for other “dirt parks” to dig and build, check out Hanegi Park and Setagaya Play Park.
The park is located just across the street from Yoyogi park on the Yoyogi station side and is a long narrow swath of dirt and mud with shovels, buckets, wood working tools, and ropes. There are 2 – 4 staff on hand to help kids who want to experiment with tools or need help building something. My daughter loved using a saw and hammering away. Expect your kids to get very dirty – which is a large part of the fun. The park does have extra clothes your kids can borrow when playing or you can bring a change of clothes before the commute home.
Mud Park (Haru no Ogawa Play Park), Yoyogi – Where Getting Dirty is Expected!
The park is open rain, snow or shine. It is only closed on Thursdays. Every season brings different adventures and activities. We visited in the spring when the staff was mixing up bubbles, and once in the summer when the large water tanks were transformed into wading pools. If you have adventurous and active kids, they will enjoy the change of pace and excitement of the Mud Park (Haru no Ogawa Play Park) in Yoyogi.
**Right next to the park is Little Nap coffee shop. Grab a cub of joe and let the kids run wild! Little Nap Coffee Stand, 5-65-4 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (open 9:00 – 19:00, closed Monday)
Mud Park (Haru no Ogawa Play Park) Details
Address: 5-68-1 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 10:00 – 17:00 (closed Thursday)
Access: +note the mud park is down the street past the playground with the small jungle gym. Don’t get the two mixed up. 1 min walk from Yoyogi station (Exit 3) on the Chiyoda Line, 10 min walk through Yoyogi Park from Harajuku Station on the JR Line
Mud Park (Haru no Ogawa Play Park), Yoyogi
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