Animal farm, Gakugei-daigaku area, Naka-Meguro area, Zoo

Himonya Park Children’s Zoo & Pony Rides!! こども動物広場(碑文谷公園)

Last weekend I took my baby to the Himonya Park Children’s Zoo and Pony Rides. It was fantastic! Especially for kids living in Tokyo who don’t normally have any contact with animals. I often feel sorry for my baby that he doesn’t have the chance to cuddle an animal  or feel a connection with nature. The only chance he gets is when there are those people collecting money for special aid dogs at Jiyugaoka Station, and after I donate some of my loose change they let him pat their labrador! Poor baby. SO, it was with much excitement that we finally made the trip to Himonya Park! And it was wonderful!

Himonya Park:

  • Located 5min walk from Gakugei-daigaku Station (2 stations from Naka-Meguro)
  • Address: 6-9-11 Himonya, Meguro-ku, Tokyo


  • Open: 10-11:30am & 1:30-3pm
  • Closed at lunchtime (11:30am-1:30pm) to give the little animals a rest
  • Closed on Mondays. If Monday is a public holiday, it will be open and then close the following day.
  • Closed during New Year period from 28th Dec – 4th Jan

Children’s Zoo:

  • Guinea pigs, rabbits, and dogs

Pony Rides:

  • Located across road from the Children’s zoo
  • Ticket machine located in stables
  • Tickets cost – 150yen per ride
  • After buying ticket, walk around the hedge and on the left of the baseball field you will see the pony rides
  • Open: 9am-12pm & 1-6pm

Pony Riding School

  • Learn how to ride and how to care for the horses
  • 3 month program (4 times a year)
  • 2 classes – 1 for elementary school students and 1 for middle high school students
  • Children enrolled in the program can join the classes as many times as they like in the 3 month period (even every day if they want to!)
  • Time: 3-5pm
  • Cost: 1,500yen each class

There are also programs for group lessons and also a pony club for volunteers. See the website for details! (in Japanese)



  • 学芸大学駅から徒歩5分 (中目黒駅から2駅)
  • 住所: 目黒区碑文谷6-9-11


  • Open: 10-11:30am & 1:30-3pm
  • お昼休みは一時閉園 (11:30am-1:30pm) 動物達のお昼休みです
  • 月曜日休園。月曜日が祝日の場合、その翌日が休園。
  • 年末年始は休園。12月28日から1月4日まで


  • モルモット、うさぎ、犬がいます


  • 子供動物園の道を挟んだ向かい側にあります。
  • 馬屋の中にチケットの自動販売機があります
  • 乗馬1回150円
  • チケットを買ったら、野球場の左側に歩いて行きます。
  • 乗馬時間: 9am-12pm & 1-6pm


  • ポニーの乗り方とお世話の仕方を習います
  • 3ヶ月のコース(年4回実施)
  • 小学生クラスと中学生クラスの2クラス
  • 参加者は3ヶ月の間好きなだけ参加できます (毎日でもOK!)
  • 時間: 3-5pm
  • 費用: 1,500円



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2 thoughts on “Himonya Park Children’s Zoo & Pony Rides!! こども動物広場(碑文谷公園)

  1. Ponyo says:

    Just a quick update for your site that the pony ride also ends at 3pm. (Hours are 10-11:30am and 1:30-3pm.). Rate is now Y200 per ride.

    1. Kate says:

      Thank you Ponyo!

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