How To Enjoy Tokyo With Kids
Best Things To Do with Kids in Tokyo include Disneyland, Disney Sea, Studio Ghibli Animation museum, the walking Robot at the science museum, Ferris wheel at Odaiba, Kiddy-land the huge toy shop, Sumo wrestling, Kabuki theater, Kyoto bike tour and the Shinkansen bullet train.
Disneyland wins as one of the best Things To Do with Kids in Tokyo. There are seven theme parks in Disney Japan, and if that isn’t enough Disney Sea which is right next to it, has attractions that are unique to this park and have not been copied elsewhere. It is simply breathtaking!
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Tokyo Disneyland & Disney Sea
If you went to Disneyland today, would you know:
- How to find the Cheapest Disneyland Tickets
- How to navigate Tokyo station like a pro
- How to book an Affordable hotel that is only 3 min from the park
- How to triple the number of rides you board in one day
- How to go from standing 2 hours in line to 30 min or less for the most popular Rides
- How to add thousands of yen to your budget
More Things To Do With Kids: Theme parks
Puroland, is a 6-story amusement complex featuring fantasy robots, special effects and ultra-high tech rides. Purchase your tickets in advance.
Tel. 03/5705-1110 or through the hotel concierge.
Palatte City, located in Odaiba district has the world’s second tallest Ferris Wheel. Certainly one of the most fun things to do with kids.
Another fantastic attraction in Odaiba is Mega Web – Toyota’s Supersonic car simulation experience. Kids learn how to fix their mini cars and drive them.
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The huge Shinagawa Aquarium. The best Aquarium in Japan has an underwater tunnel, sharks, and great kids activities.
Omori Kaigan subway station.
Toy & Gadgets
Shopping is one of the Most FUN Things To Do with Kids in Tokyo.
Here are the shops that make the city a kid’s paradise –
Kiddy-Land is one of the Best Toy stores in the world. Heaps of Hello Kitty, Puca and other “kawai” (‘cute’ in Japanese) characters are densly packed into Three floors of brands on everything from lunch boxes and towels to mouse pads and notebooks.
It used to be on Omotesando Street, but they moved it to a nearby alley called Cat street which is just off Omotesando, opposite Omotesando hills.
The latest and Gadgets are sold here long before they reach any other country so Teenagers and gadget freaks will enjoy Sony Building in Ginza and the famous Akihabara for Japan’s cutting-edge cameras, high definition TVs , the latest in computers and other gadgets.
Pokeman Center Tokyo – Chuo –ku-3-2-5 Nihonbashi – A shrine to Pokeman followers.
Japanese Festivals For Kids
- March 3 – the Doll Festival
- May 5 – Children’s Day – Tango no Sekku. This event used to be known as Boy’s Festival Day.
- November 15 is the great 7-5-3 Children’s Celebration
All kids love trains, and the Shinkansen is the Bullet train that speeds at 200 km per hour across Japan.
As you stand at the platform you hear a sudden Woooosh…and you realize that the Shinkansen has just passed by…you can hardly catch it with your eyes.
It’s not only fast, it’s also very comfortable. Use it to go for a day trip to Kyoto or Mt Fuji.
Family Friendly Tours In Tokyo:
Day Tour 1 in Tokyo: Best of Tokyo
Day Tour 2 in Tokyo: Highlights
Day Tour 1 in Kyoto: The Best of Kyoto
Day Tour 2 in Kyoto: Cherry Blossoms, Shrines and Geisha
Nara Day tour
Nikko Day tour
Hakone Day tour
Kamakura and Yokohama Day tour
Family Friendly Hotels In Tokyo
Kid Friendly Hotels anticipate boredom and pouting, and have Children’s Programs, special kid’s amenities and suitable menus to please even the hard to win Teens.
Day Trips From Tokyo For Families
Studio Ghibli Museum
Housed in a quirky building that sets the atmosphere, it’s a Fun place for anyone into Animation.
The famous Studio Ghibli has created many of the world known Japanese animation movies (Ponio on a cliff by the sea, My neighbor Totoro, Howl’s moving castle and more).
Since Ghibli museum is very popular, it’s better to purchase tickets at least a month in advance.
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What To Do In Tokyo With Kids
For a taste of traditional Japanese culture take the kids to a Show with traditional Kabuki Makeup.
The best place to see a Kabuki Theater Show is in the Kabukiza Theater in Ginza.
English Headphones can be rented and you can buy tickets for just one act of the play, which takes about 30 minutes – that’s a reasonable time for kid’s concentration.
Kabuki is one of the best Things To Do with Kids to introduce them to Japan’s culture.
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