Playgrounds So Cool You’ll Wish You Were A Kid Again

Hakone Woods of Net In Hakone, Japan


“Hakone Woods of Net” is definitely one of the most visually striking playgrounds in the world, without a doubt. The playground was created by Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam, a Japanese-Canadian artist known for her colorful “textile playgrounds.” Playscapes blogger describes her work as “like something out of a Dr. Seuss book” and that “they are a unique way to experience an artwork…through play.” Toshiko is a textile artist, which means her work is actually massive crocheted structural pieces. The Hakone Woods of Net playground is located in Hakone, Japan, and the beautifully colored designs allow children to climb through, crawl in and swing through Toshiko’s magnificent creations. Toshiko’s artwork, and particularly the Hakone Woods, have gone viral – and it’s easy to see why!