Ever wonder what to do in Tokyo with your kids?
Worry no more!
We have prepared 10 amazing things to do in Tokyo for you and your family.
This list will help you and your kids enjoy the city and its many attractions and activities. Don’t forget to purchase advance tickets to some attractions as they get enormous numbers of visitors all year round!
Enjoy Tokyo with your kids!
Visit Tokyo Disney Resort
The kids will have a blast on the rides including Space Mountain, Dumbo the flying elephant, and Pirates of The Caribbean rides. Meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse and watch the parade! This resort is great for children below 12. You can also visit Tokyo Disney Sea which is geared towards older kids and adults. The park has seven ports of calls that use sea myths and legends for its amazing shows, unique rides, and attractions
Studio Ghibli Museum Tour
Studio Ghibli produces movies from famed Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. It’s filled with interactive animation displays, exhibits, gadgets and rooftop gardens with a giant robot. Don’t miss the huge plush cat bus play area with an adult version. The studio is best known for its anime feature films and has also produced several short films, television commercials, and one television film. Kids would definitely love the place would not want to leave.
Play at Hakuhinkan Toy Park
Play at Hakuhinkan Toy Park with your children, and you will find something for everyone! Babies will love the stuffed toys; toddlers will be impressed with all the toy cars. Children will enjoy the huge toy racetrack and your teenagers will love all the latest video games and gadgets. You can even purchase toys from the well-stocked vending machines here. A great place to visit when in Tokyo with kids.
Island Trip at Odaiba
Head to Odaiba for the day and enjoy the fascinating sites on this man-made island. The kids will enjoy a visit to the uniquely designed Fuji TV building where you can head to the observation deck for great views. Hit the arcades and try out the latest and greatest in electronic games. The island of Odaiba is a delightful place to visit with a giant Ferris wheel, Marine Park, public beaches and the Statue of Liberty replica. Visit Toyota Mega Web showroom to see cars not available outside Japan and kids can drive a Hybrid electric motor on a course.
Imperial Palace and Gardens Excursion
The Imperial Palace and Gardens is one of the most beautiful places in Tokyo. Some children may not be intrigued by the palace and the details of the royal family’s lives, but regardless, the grounds and gardens make a good open air destination to wander with the kids and let them run about while you enjoy the stunning views of the palace. The palace is open only 2 days a year, January 2 and December 23. It’s a 10-minute walk from Tokyo Station.
National Museum of Science and Nature Sightseeing
The National Museum of Science and Nature is one of the best Tokyo attractions to enjoy with the kids on a rainy day. Check out the dinosaur, animal and space exhibits. Be sure to visit Theater360 where you stand on a bridge in a sphere and watch a movie in 3D; this creates a floating sensation. Located in Ueno Park. This is a superb natural history museum, with beautiful, curiosity-inspiring exhibits exploring the animal and plant kingdoms and the prehistoric world. Ideal for high school students and younger.
This is a scaled down city only for children, finish with a pizza shop, channel, bank and infirmary. Your kids will get to experience occupations, for example, reading the news, making pizza, or flying a plane. After they receive their compensation in play cash they can open a bank account and get their own card that they can use to buy Kidzania items. Great for children age 3-15 and a parent must stay with them. This Tokyo fascination caters predominantly to Japanese kids, however, most exercises should be possible with no learning of Japanese.
Underwater Adventure at Tokyo Sealife Park
Tokyo Sea Life Aquarium is another one of the fun things to do in Tokyo with kids. Your toddlers and small children will love the colorful fish, sharks, seahorses and penguins. This Tokyo attraction is located in Kasai Rinkai Park which has a beach and Ferris wheel. Tokyo Sea Life Park provides educational fun for the whole family. This well-designed aquarium features numerous habitats that mimic bodies of water from around the world, like the Caribbean Sea, Indian Ocean, and the Atlantic Ocean.
Enjoy the Rides at Tokyo Dome City
Tokyo Dome City Attractions is an amusement park facility provided with 24 types of attractions for children and adults to enjoy extensively. It is located in the center of Tokyo with easy access, and many facilities adjoin the park, such as souvenir shops and various types of restaurants. Tokyo Dome is another one of the fun things to do in Tokyo with kids. Ride the roller coaster through the centerless Ferris wheel, play virtual sports, and watch the synchronized lights and water show. There are also several restaurants, a 4D ride, and bowling here.
Build at Legoland Discovery Center
Let children exercise their creativity and broaden their imaginations. A hands-on destination with lots of blocks (big and small), a play area, model builds of Tokyo and a short ride where you shoot at different targets. The highlight might be the game where you try to walk through a hallway the fastest while avoiding laser beams (it’s right at the end of the museum and can be easily overlooked).
Did you enjoy the 10 amazing things to do in Tokyo? Be sure to try all the activities on the list to make the most of your stay in the city.
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About the author: My name is Carolyn Ballard. I’m a passionate traveler and the founder of DesToDis as well. I created the blog with the main aim to share guidelines, tips and my personal experiences on all things travel. By this way, I hope to inspire and help people to wander around the world safely and easily.