Barcebue Parks in the city

By on June 28, 2010

The great outdoors beckon as Tokyo heats up under the summer sun and the grass is greener than ever, announcing the perfect time for some family fun! Parks across the city are bustling with the sound of sizzles, the rustling of the trees, and the clatter of paper plates as barbecues and picnics yet again prove popular – and hassle-free, at the many parks that provide on-site grills. Need to build up an appetite first? Tokyo Families guides you through some of Tokyo and Yokohama’s hippest theme parks and attractions, where everyone in the family, especially the kids, will have a grand time. Should the little ones need more activity, day camps and overnight camps deliver.  Get ready for some fun in the sun!

Barbecue Parks

Kiba Barbecue Park

Kiba is within the Koto ward and the closest place from the Minato district to hold a barbecue.  The use is free of charge but you need to carry all your barbecue equipment including outdoor chairs and tables to the site.  The use of the park is limited to twenty groups and is open from 10am to 4pm.  You can use charcoal or gas as desired.  Junior high school students cannot use the premises unaccompanied by an adult.  Paid parking open 24 hours for 175 units at the first Kiba Park.

4-6-1 Hirano, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0023

Tel: (03) 5245-1770

Reservation hours 9am – 4:30pm

(Everyday including weekends and holidays.)

Yume no Shima (Dream Island)  Barbecue Park

A place to indulge in the cool marina breeze while you barbecue.  It houses a park, the Tropical Dream Island Museum, Daigo Fukuryu Maru Exhibition Hall, and a sports and cultural museum all together in one vast area measuring forty-three hectares!  Bring in your food and barbecue equipment. No rental available.  To rent one table, you must be a group of at least 15 people.  Open fire is prohibited but portable gas stoves are allowed.  Parking spaces available.

Yumenoshima 2-1-2, Koto-ku

Tel: (03) 3521-8273 (8:30am-5:15pm)

Ooi Futo Chuo Keihin Park

Located near the Ooi quay, the place is perfect for bird-watching and fishing.  The BBQ area is near the shore.  The use of charcoal is not allowed but gas tanks are acceptable.  Park users bring in their own food and equipment.  Setting up of tents is prohibited.  To use the park, prior reservation is required by anyone 20 years old and above.

Yashi 4-chome, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 1400003

Tel: (03) 3790-2378

Tokyo Kokuritsu Park

Here is the place for a nice afternoon fishing where you can also cook the catch of the day.  Vast greenery at the barbecue area with an open field for futsal, golf course, and three-on-three court.

Midorimachi 3173

Tachikawa, Tokyo 180-8530

Tel: 042-521-1222  Fax: 042-521-1223

Toritsu Kasai Rinkai Barbecue Park

The park rents out barbecue equipment, ingredients, drinks, etc.  All you need to bring is yourself!  The barbecue area can accommodate as many as five-hundred people.  Rain?  No problem: you can rent one of their tents for a fee.  A very cool place to hold outdoor parties for large groups and indulge in nice summer breeze and balmy early nights.  Barbecue set menus range from ¥2,000 per person (min. 4 people) to ¥4,200 (min. 2 people) depending on content.

Edogawa Rinkaich, BBQ Kasai Seaside Park Plaza Metropolitan 6-2-1

Tel: (03) 5667-1631 (Mon-Fri / 9am to 5pm; 10am to 4pm off-season)

Fax: (03) 5667-1632 (for cancellation or change of date requests)

Camping / Barbecue

Ina Camping Village and Cottages

If you want to escape from the noise in the city, rent a cottage at Ina Camping Village, a peaceful place for nature appreciation and outdoor activities like BBQ, trout-fishing, campfire-making, and hiking. Prior reservation is required for use of the facilities.

Ina 1145  Akiruno city, Tokyo 1900142

Tel: 042-596-1775

Check-in hours: from 1:30pm  Check-out: 11am

America Camp 

Close to downtown, it’s a popular family campground.  It offers extensive hiking choices.  The place is usually crowded at this time of year but check the website ( for cancellations.

Tokyo, Nishi Tama Machi Gun, Okutama Unezawa 230

Tel: 0428-83-2724  Fax: 0428-83-2724

Closed Thursdays (except July, August and public holidays)

Cottage, log cabin accommodation

Check-in 3pm, check-out 10am the next day

Day camps 10am to 4pm

Entrance fee: Adults ¥1,000, children ¥600 (from 3 years and up)

Parking Fees: 1 car ¥1,000, bike ¥300, microbus  ¥2,000, bus ¥3,000

All you will need for barbecue are pre-ordered.

Rates:  ¥1,800 per person (pork, veggies, and yakisoba)

¥2,300 per person (beef, veggies, and yakisoba)

Reservation required if you are booking for six or more people.

Beer may be served on demand but must be ordered in advance.

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