Drooping around in the heat on the way back from the Korakuen garden recently, I cut through Tokyo Dome City and chanced upon…the Mist Playground! Kids were running in and out of the fog, squealing with glee. Tokyo Dome City is mostly a paid amusement park, but this playground is free. Wish I’d had this when I was a kid – the monkey bars used to get hot enough to fry eggs!
Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, published by Penguin/Intermix.