August 05



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!

If you want to visit the fog playground next time you’re in Tokyo, directions & a map are on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.

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