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Kiba Park

Kiba Park

Travel Guide

Introduction

Kiba Park is a large, multi-purpose park. It features open space for events, tennis courts, playgrounds, museum, walking jogging paths and BBQ facilities. It is always occupied by families strolling and boys throwing baseballs.

Layout

Kiba Park is 24 hectares (almost 60 acres) in size. It is divided into two blocks, north and south, divided by the small Sendai-bori River.

At the northern end of the northern block is the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. The northern block has six tennis courts, and a general sport/event space.

The southern block has a large lawned area, a barbecue area, an athletics track and on the western side, i.e., the side nearest Mitsume-dori Avenue, it has has a network of paths through botanical gardens, offering the kind of privacy ideal for picnics, or just lying there relaxing. There is a dedicated barbecue area at the northern end of the main field that takes up most of the southern block. However, as with most parks in Tokyo, setting up a barbecue requires making a reservation. Call the park administration at 03-5245-1770.

From inside Kiba Park, towards the north-east is the prominent concrete frame of a suspension bridge. Across this bridge and to the right (i.e. north-east) is a small playground (or 'Adventure Park') for kids. Hidden amongst the trees it is easy to miss.

History

"Kiba" literally means 'wood place', and it was here, beginning in the Edo era (1603-1868), that timber was brought into Tokyo for construction. The area was designated as parkland in 1977 to commemorate fifty years of the reign of Emperor Hirohito. However, it was not until 1992 that Kiba Park was developed in its present form.

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Events

Events in 2018
O-Edo Mikoshi Matsuri It features 200 groups and has more than 2,000 participants, with 13 large-size portable shrines. There will also be traditional performing arts from the Edo Period and traditional balad singing called kayo. Oct 7(Sun)
Koto-Kumin Matsuri The biggest citizen event in Koto award. Bazaar, parade, music and sports contests are held. The main event is an exhibition and display of traditional lumber workers' skills. Oct 20(Sat) and 21(Sun)
 
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Visit

Address 4-6-1 Hirano, Koto-ku,Tokyo
Phone 03-5245-1770 (Kiba Park Service Center)
Admission Free  
Hours Free time  
Closed Open 7 Days a Week
Required Time 50 minutes
Getting There By Train
5 minutes walk from Kiba Station on subway Tozai Line.
15 minutes walk from Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station on subway Oedo Line.
15 minutes walk from Kikukawa Station on subway Shinjuku Line.
Parking Paid parking available
 
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