Playing street basketball in Tokyo

You want to play some basketball for free around central Tokyo and don’t know where? Here a couple of places I’d recommend you, the first one for being easy and accessible to get a spot in, and the second one for being a nice court in the very center of the city but still quiet.

Yoyogi Park Basketaball Courts
Not very far from Harajuku station (around 10m walking) and in the very south of Yoyogi park, there are a couple of open basketball courts. The area is actually full of sports facilities such as football or tennis, and the maintenance is ok, so it’s an alright and easy to reach place to play some basketball any day of the week. Also, being two courts here, it gets easier to get place in one:)
The basketball facilities are somewhere very near from this point:
2 Chome-3-1 Jinnan Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0041

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Jordan Courts
This spot is probably not so famous as the previous one, especially because it’s located in a very regular-small park called Bichiku Park. Despite of that the location is great, it’s located less than 5 minutes walking from Shibuya station (Hachiko exit) and still a quiet and peaceful place to play. The curt is cool, with metallic grid around it and good maintenance. So is good place to give it a try although there is only one court.
The basketball facilities are somewhere very near from this point:
1 chome-23-16 Shibuya,Tokyo 150-0002
Just at the right side of Cocoti.

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