The Tire Park

Tokyo’s Nishirokugo Koen, better known as Tire Koen, is about the most unusual park I’ve ever seen. Most of the equipment is built out of old tires, and there are Godzillas, rocket ships, and giant robots.

Getting there: Tire Koen is Ota Ward, almost in Kawasaki. It’s about 10 minutes’ walk from Kamata Station on the JR Keihin Tohoku Line. Go out of the West Exit, and turn left. Walk south, going past a Tokyu Store on the left, and then a 7-11 and McDonald’s on the right. Walk south about ten minutes keeping the tracks on your left, and you’ll come to park.
Address: 2-1-1 Kamata Honmachi, Ota-ku. Tel. 03-5713-1118

Website: (Japanese only)


19 Responses to “The Tire Park”

  1. Mike Says:

    Haha :) This looks like a fun place to take the kids. I used to love old tyre swings (I still do, I guess!) but I always wondered how clean they were. I guess they must have gone through some sort of sanitisation process before being used in a kid’s playground?

  2. nicks Says:

    It looks an excellent way to use old tyres. Does anyone know of anything similar in Europe?

  3. Slamdunk Says:

    Wow that is a clever creation!

  4. Tri Says:

    what fun and quirky too! i’d love to get some shots of that park.

  5. littlemarie Says:

    there should always be dirt in a child’s life (especially if it’s outside)…this playground looks AWESOME, thanks for sharing! :)

  6. Jade Smith Says:

    The Godzilla is cool! And it looks like the kids are having the time of their life.

  7. poverty_dieter Says:

    Fun in the city, eh? You gotta do what you gotta do!

  8. burigifu Says:

    wowwwww this is great
    tire park is amazing, hope i can go there hehehe

  9. Tarique Says:

    very creative steps !!

  10. Peko Peko Says:


    I am sure there will never be a Tire Park in Kyoto.

  11. mammaoca2008 Says:


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