The Shinjuku district of Tokyo has a number of outdoor basketball courts, some of which are sealed which is, unfortunately, a rarity in Tokyo. If you bare looking for a pickup game, the court at Okubo park is your best bet.
Okubo Park in the downtown Kabuki Cho area of Shinjuku has a basketball court with two movable basketball goals inside the court and two other goals for standby use. It has a hard surface unlike many outdoor courts in Tokyo and you can usually get a pickup game going.
- Open from 9:30 to 18:30 from April to September and from 9:30 to 17:30 from October to March.
Shinjuku Central Park
The basketball court at Shinjuku Chuo Park in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward has a basketball goal but the surface is unsealed making it Ok for shooting practice.
The basketball court at Miyatabashi Park in Shinjuku, Tokyo, has just one basketball goal. The surface is sealed but the width is a little narrow making it suitible for 1 on 1 games and perhaps 3-on-3.
The perimeter of the park is fenced.
Hyakuninmachi Fureai Park
Hyakunincho Fureai Park in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo has a basketball court with a single basketball goal. The surface is sealed and the court is surrounded by a fence.
Shimizugawa Bridge Park
The Basketball Court at Shimizugawa-Bashi Park in Shinjuku, Tokyo, has a single basketball goal. The court surface is sand.