50 Things To Do With The Kids In Tokyo

The Ultimate Guide To Tokyo's Best Kid-Friendly Activities

By The Savvy Team
August 11, 2017
Families

Running out of ideas to keep the little ones entertained? We’ve put together the perfect guide to the most exciting family-friendly adventures in the wide Tokyo area.

So you’re finally here in one of the world’s largest cities, Tokyo, a metropolis that blends tradition and modernity harmoniously. And while you may really be into visiting shrines, temples or tasting the latest traditional food in the city, your kids may have a different vision on how they’d enjoy the city.

Whether you’re here just for a single visit, or you’re running out of ideas for weekend family activities, use this guide of the top 50 Savvy Tokyo-recommended family-friendly spots and activities in and around Tokyo that will keep the kids entertained, rain or shine!

Outdoor Activities
Family Bonding Time
Educational Activities
For Rainy Days

Outdoor Activities


1. Paddle in the lake of Inokashira Park


Known as one of the top dating spots in Tokyo, Inokashira Park is also a great venue for families with kids. Though you can enjoy a fun picnic time here, the best feature of this vast natural site is its lake. Choose from three different types of child-friendly paddle boats to journey through the long narrow pond, enjoying the scenery and spending some quiet, relaxed time with the kids.

Location: 1-18-31 Gotenyama, Musashino-shi, Tokyo. Easy access from Inokashirakoen and Kichijoji stations.


2. Play at Japan’s oldest amusement park


© Photo by Asakusa Hanayashiki

Opened in 1853, Hanayashiki is the oldest amusement park in Japan. Located right next to the Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, this park is small but packed with fun attractions suitable for children. Restaurants and souvenir shops are also available for those who like eating or shopping.

Open: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Location: 2-28-1, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Admission: ¥1,000 (General), ¥500 (Children aged 7-12)


3. Hike Mt. Takao


The most popular hiking spot in Tokyo, Mt. Takao attracts thousands of visitors on a daily basis.  The perfect height for beginners, you’ll be up to the top in no time. But once you get there, you’ll find plenty of food stalls, souvenir stores, a temple and relaxation spots to cool off and enjoy. You may also see a few cuties at the mountain’s famous Monkey Park at the backdrop of gorgeous natural sceneries. A great outdoor activity to get all the family out.

Access: Takaosan-guchi station on the Keio line. Take the cable car from there and get off at Takao station.


4. Bike around the Imperial Palace Garden


Get a shared bike and explore the east garden of the Imperial Palace, one of the few areas that is open to the public. A popular cycling and running course, this is a safe place to take the whole family out for a fun outdoor exercise together. You can find shared bikes at various bike ports in Chiyoda ward. For more information, see here.  

Location: 1-1 Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo


5. Spend the day at Tokyo Dome City


No, Tokyo Dome is not just an event or baseball hall. Outside of the dome, it is an amusement park filled with exciting attractions created to entertain you. Drive a drift car, spin around in a teacup or watch a power ranger show. There are plenty of kiddo activities to keep the children happy and lots of restaurants to end the day at.   

Location: 1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo


6. Get athletic in Heiwanomori Park


Do you have a kid who likes playing a ninja warrior? In this park, they can freely climb nets, trek through swinging bridges and fly via ziplines to challenge themselves and let all that energy out. Featuring over 40 different obstacle courses, your kids can push their limits to a whole new level.

Open: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (Closed Mondays, except for national holidays)
Location: 2-1 Heiwanomorikoen, Ota-ku, Tokyo
Price: ¥360 (High school and up), ¥100 (Middle and elementary)


7. Fish together in the city


Aching to show off your fishing skills? Time to bring it on at the Ichigaya Fish Center where you can enjoy some personal leisure time while fishing for gold. You and your children can explore the joy of fishing at the mini pool targeted for beginners or go big at the carp pool.

Open: 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (Weekdays), 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (Weekends and holidays) for carp fishing or 12 p.m.- 8 p.m. (Weekdays), 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (Weekends and holidays) for mini fishing
Location: 1-1 Ichigayatamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Price: ¥720-¥2,800 (Carp), ¥400 per 30 minutes (Mini)


8. Play all day long in Futakotamagawa Park


Let the little ones roam around in a Japanese garden perfected with pleasant ponds and waterfalls. This popular family park in Futakotamagawa has a playground, bouldering walls and plenty of empty space for children to run and play freely. You can take a well-deserved break on the benches located around the park as you watch the kids have fun.

Location: 1-16-1 Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo


9. Roam with dinosaurs at Kodomo no Mori Park


Known among local kids as the “Monster Park,” this lovely playground/park has eight life-size dinosaur monuments in addition to a number of other playground equipment. The kids can freely climb on the dinosaurs, hop on dragon boats and play with mist showers during the summer.

Location: 3-10-13 Kita Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo


10. Spend the day at the “happiest place on earth”


Disneyland is always a magical experience for the kids. But you can’t miss taking them to the Tokyo version of dreamland while visiting here. It isn’t cheap and it gets crowded, but it’s an experience the kids will love and treasure as a memory of their stay in Japan.

Open: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Location: 1-1 Maihama, Urayasu-shi, Chiba prefecture
Price: ¥7,400 (Adults), ¥6,700 (Seniors), ¥6,400 (Junior), ¥4,800 (Children)


11. Go camping


What better way to experience the Japanese nature than go camping? A great escape from the city life (while still staying in the city), the Hikawa Campsite has locations for auto-camping, day camping, lodges, bungalows and even onsen spots. Enjoy campfire, s’mores and BBQ as a local and let the kids run and play in the river until dawn.  

Location: 702 Hikawa, Okutama, Nichitama, Tokyo
Price: Daycamp from ¥600. Stay from ¥5,500


12. Golf with them in the heart of Tokyo


There are many reasons why juniors should play golf: it will help them enjoy the outdoors, develop lifelong friendships, practice personal responsibility, learn to manage their emotions, appreciate diversity, learn etiquette, spend time with family and develop healthy habits for life, and more. The best thing? They can do it here in Tokyo while you stay assured that they are in good hands and are having fun. The Samadhi Golf School offers a variety of programs for juniors (and of course, adults), including trial lessons. Read more here. For inquiries, see here.

Location: 3-2 Kasumigaoka-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Price: From ¥3,000 (Trial lesson)


13. Take them to a ninja restaurant


© Photo by Helen K

Go through hidden doors and arrive at Ninja Akasaka. Here, waiters dressed in ninja outfits will be waiting for you to dine with them. Choose from a variety of different course menus for a unique ninja restaurant experience. Recommended for older children.

Open: 5 p.m.- 1 a.m. (Mon-Sat), 5 p.m.-11:30 p.m. (Sun and holidays)
Location: Akasaka Tokyu Plaza 1F, 2-14-3 Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Family Bonding Time


14. Go to an all-you-can-eat sweets date


© Photo by Sweets Paradise

You probably wouldn’t want to do this frequently, but one experience won’t hurt anyone! Located in various places across Tokyo, Sweets Paradise is a popular all-can-eat sweets buffet that is bound to satisfy your child (and your) sweet tooth. Featuring endless options of dessert and sweet drinks, you and your children will never want to go home. They also have pastas, salads and soups for those with a savory taste preferences.

Open: 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Location: 1-1-2 Takamura Building, Higaishiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Ikebukuro), 1-8-2 SoLaDo Harajuku, Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo (Harajuku) and others.
Price: ¥1,530 (Adults), ¥860 (Children)


15. Sing your heart out at karaoke


Having a family concert in a private karaoke box in Tokyo is one Japan-only experience you shouldn’t miss. Choose from a variety of songs in different languages, including English, and sing them at the top of your lungs. A great way to de-stress, too! Karaoke Kan and Big Echo are two popular karaoke chains with various stores across the country.


16. Grab freshly made crepes at Harajuku


© Photo by Dick Thomas Johnson

Harajuku is not only known for its youth culture, but also for its sweet crepes. These jam packed crepes are filled with ice cream, cheesecakes, strawberries-you name it. The perfect sugary treat to power up after a long day in the city. You can find plenty of them along the famous Takeshita street just outside Harajuku station.

Location: Along Takeshita Street, Harajuku station 


17. Soak in Onsen together


Dress up in yukata and experience onsen the traditional way. Dip yourself in the natural hot springs, throw a ninja star or indulge in a bowl of ramen. Either way, you and your children will have a great time at Ooedo Onsen, the hot spring amusement park in Odaiba.

Open: 11 a.m.-9 a.m.
Location: 2-6-3 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Price: ¥2,612 (Adults),(Sat. & Sun. ¥2,828), ¥1,058 (4-12 years), Free for children under 4 


18Cook a Japanese dish at a restaurant


© Photo by Hajime Nagahata

Originated from the Kansai region, okonomiyaki is a vegetable and meat pancake with plenty of yummy ingredients. It’s cooked on a hot plate at a restaurant. A great way to taste a unique Japanese dish and enjoy the fun the grill-it-yourself okonomiyaki restaurants. Various locations across Japan. Search online for “okonomiyaki.”


19. Make your own food replica 


You’ve probably seen Japan’s extremely realistic food replicas at restaurant displays, but now you know that you and the kids can also make one and make that your most memorable souvenir from Japan. A great activity that will keep the kids entertained and amused — and leave a fun memory of Japan in their minds. At the Ganso Shokuhin’s Kappabashi store in Asakusa you can try your hands on a lettuce and shrimp tempura. Call the store in advance to book your visit.

Time slots: 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Location: 3-7-6 Nishi-asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Main store) and 2-25-9 Nishi-asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Annex)
Price: ¥2,160 (Two tempuras and one lettuce)


20. Dress up in Edo-style and pose for a family portrait


© Photo by Studio Alice Kabukiza

Dress up in a traditional Japanese wear, make your best pose and take that lovely souvenir back home! A popular photo studio chain in Japan, Studio Alice lets you choose between kimono, Kabuki or samurai wear for your new family portrait.

Open: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Location: Kabukiza Tower 5F, 4-12-15, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Price: ¥1,500-¥15,000


21. Take the children out to a ball game


Baseball was first introduced to Japan in 1872, but quickly became the most popular sport in the country (yes, far more than sumo). Cheer along with locals and join the baseball craze at the Jingu Baseball Stadium near Gaienmae station. Food and beverages are also available for those who get a little hungry from cheering. You can find information on upcoming games on the stadium’s official website here.

Location: Jingu Baseball Stadium, 3-1 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo


22. Have a family picnic at Shinjuku Gyoen


One of the largest and most popular parks (and gardens) in Tokyo, Shinjuku Gyoen is beautiful in every season. Though there are a number of restrictions (no-alcohol, no pets, no games), the flip side of it is that the park is always clean, quiet and thereby perfectly fit for family picnics. Pack a few onigiri or sandwiches, grab a blue tarp and you’ll be ready to enjoy a day in the park as you should — surrounded by beautiful sights and serenity.

Location: 11 Naitomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Price: ¥200 (Adults), ¥50 (Elementary and junior high)


23. Enjoy a rickshaw ride


Get ready to be carried away! Experience Japan in a traditional way by hopping on a rickshaw. Learn about the local and historical hot spots in the town by chatting with your “driver” and explore the city like never before.

Where to find them: In front of Kaminarimon, 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Price: From ¥3,000


24. Rent a dog and go for a walk


Is your child asking for a pet? Let them try what it feels like having one, including taking it for a walk, cleaning after it and feeding it. Dog Heart, based near Yoyogi Park, lets you rent a dog for an hour or two and take it on a walk in the park — or just pet it at the store if you like. Read more about the actual experience here.

Open: 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Location: 2F Y’s Park Building, 1-45-2 Tomigaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Rent price: From ¥3,600


25. Take the water bus around Tokyo


In Tokyo, we take the bus on water. Stop by all the famous spots including Asakusa, Tokyo Big Sight, and Odaiba. A fun way to explore and see the city from a new perspective.

Location: 1-4-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Odaiba Stop), 1-1-1 Hanakawado, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Asakusa Stop) and others.
Price: ¥410-¥1,560
URL: www.suijobus.co.jp/en/


26. Decorate your kawaii photos at purikura booths


© Photo by Jason Wong

Purikura (or photo stickers) is a riot of passage for Japanese youth. It’s also the best place to take your next family portrait photo. Though you can find them at game centers and other locations across Japan, Purikura no Mecca in Shibuya is the one you’d want to head to as a start. Choose your favorite booth, take photos and enjoy adding your favorite stickers and filters to glamorize and kawaiify your photos.

Open: 24/7, all year long
Location: Purikura no Mecca, 29-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo
Price: ¥400 on the average   


27. Challenge the 40-cm-tall ice cream


Take the challenge of tasting the 40-cm-tall ice-cream! Combining 8 scoops of soft served ice-cream, this is a treat for the kids you don’t want to miss. Find it at Seiyu’s Nakano store near Nakano station’s north exit. The store is called Daily Chico — it’s where the long queues are.

Location: Nakano Broadway B1F, 5-52-15 Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo

Educational Activities


28. Experience jobs from the children’s perspective


Welcome to the Rugrats’ world in real life. In a world run by children, at Kidzania, kids can choose to experience various career fields including communication/news and manufacturing. A great place for children to build social skills and explore interests while having fun. Read more here.

Tours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. OR 4 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Location: Urban Dock LaLaport Toyosu, North Port 3rd floor 2-4-9 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Price: Various. Depends on shift and type of visit. For details, see here


29. Uncover the secrets of a research ship


© Photo by Fune no Kagakukan

Japan’s first Antarctic research ship, Soya has made several trips to the polar region. After its retirement, the ship was transformed into the Museum of Maritime Science near Odaiba. You can learn more about the ocean through exhibitions and explore the interior of the legendary Soya.

Open: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)
Location: 3-1 Higashiyashio, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Admission: Free


30. Explore the National Museum of Nature and Science


Boasting a rich collection of natural history artifacts as well as interactive science and technology displays (and a 3D theater), this museum is the perfect place for the kids to learn about Japan and the world while having fun.

Open: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. (Closed Mondays)
Location: 7-20 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Price: ¥620 (General), Free (High school and under)


31. Travel to the future at Miraikan


© Photo by Miraikan

Known as Miraikan, the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation based in Odaiba, is a great location to satisfy your kids’ curiosity and help them understand the world through science. From personal encounters with ASIMO, the humanoid robot created by Honda, to a variety of workshops and activities, children can open their eyes to limitless possibilities and broaden their imagination.

Open:10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Miraikan, 2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Price: ¥620 (Adults), ¥210 (18 and under)


32. Unlock the past at the Tokyo National Museum


Boasting over 110,000 artifacts, the Tokyo National Museum is the biggest and oldest museum in Japan. If you have children interested in history, this is a great place to learn about Japan.

Open: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location:13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Price: ¥620 (Adults), ¥410 (University students), Free under 18


33. Inspire their inner scientists at Sony ExploraScience


© Photo by ©Sony

There’s just so much going here at this ah-mazing interactive facility, where you can literally spend a whole day and the kids won’t be bothered for a single moment. The Sony ExploraScience museum uses light, sound and latest technology to explain basic science principles in a simple, though entertaining way. You’ll have the kids using their hands to create original rhythms, change into multiple characters using Augmented Reality, listen to their own speech as it changes motion, and so much more. Both educational and interactive, a visit here will leave great memories for your kids!

Open: 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. (Closed every 2nd and 4th Tuesday)
Location: AquaCity Odaiba (Bzone) 5F 1-7-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Price: ¥500 (Over 16), ¥300 (Children)


34. Make your own ramen at the Cup Noodle Museum


© Photo by Cup Noodle Museum

Go through the creative process and history of cup noodles in Japan. Through interactive exhibitions and fun activities, this ultra popular museum allows children to learn and play at the same time. The highlight of a visit here is the cup noodle factory where kids (and adults) can select the ingredients and decorate their own noodle bowl!  

Open: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Location: Cup Noodle Museum, 2-3-4 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama
Admission: ¥620 (Adults), ¥210 (18 and under)


35. Let them be a firefighter for a day at the Tokyo Fire Museum


© Photo by Adrian Ulrich

At this museum with a direct access from Yotsuya 3-chome station, you and your little ones can explore traditional and modern exhibits, engage in hands-on activities and learn through media. Let them ride in helicopters, gawk at trucks, and try on a Japanese firefighter’s uniform—there are so many things to do!

Open: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Mondays, except for national holidays)
Location: 3-10 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Admission: Free

For Rainy Days


36. Channel the inner chefs in your little ones


If your kid enjoys cooking or building things, this is a great activity and the perfect afternoon snack. Buy a kit (approximately ¥300) at your local Don Quijote store and let them play. Choose from a great variety, from sushi to hamburgers, doughnuts to dango and other treats. These friendly tutorials in English will help you in the process. 


37. Play with different toys from around the world


Refurbished from an old elementary school, this museum knows exactly how to win children’s hearts. Children can play with 15,000 different toys from all over the world or make their own at the toy workshop in the museum. Read more here

Open: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Closed Thursdays)
Location: 4-20 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Price: ¥800 (Junior high school and adults), ¥500 (Over 6 months to elementary school), ¥1,200 (Adult-childpair)


38. Get goofy at the Trick Art Museum


© Photo by Tokyo Trick Art Museum

Believe that your eyes can trick you. Watch the images change as you switch between different angles. You can get a good laugh out of taking photos at these vision illusion photo spots with your family.

Open: 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Location: Decks Tokyo Beach Seaside Mall 4F 1-6-1, Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Price: ¥900 (Adults), ¥600 (Children), Free for 3 years old
URL: www.trickart.info


39. Head to the one-stop entertainment center


Arcade games, bowling, karaoke, fishing — you name it. This 24-hour entertainment center with stores in Odaiba and Akihabara (and many other across Japan) combines all your favorite activities into one gigantic venue where you can experience all of them at once. 

Location: Aqua City Odaiba 4F, 1-7-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo and other locations.


40. Rock-climb to the top together


Channel your children’s inner spider man spirit and go rock climbing. Pekids is a children exclusive bouldering venue where children can fall in love with the sport. Play zones are also available for toddlers.

Open: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Location: 6-19-14 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Price: ¥500 (Registration), ¥1,500 (Children), ¥1,000 (Adults)


41. Explore the deep, deep blue at the Sunshine Aquarium


© Photo by Sunshine Aquarium

Located on the rooftop of a popular shopping mall, this award-winning and hugely popular aquarium is unique of its kind. You can discover 37,000 different types of fish and watch exciting sea animal performances. Sea lions and penguins also swim in a transparent donut-shaped rooftop tank where you can experience marine life like never before.

Open: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (April 1-Oct 31), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Nov 1- March 31)
Location: Sunshine Aquarium, Rooftop Sunshine City World Import Mart Building, 3-1-3 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Admission: ¥2,200 (Over 16), ¥1,200 (7-15 years), ¥700 (4-6 years)


42. Step back in time at Daiba Itchome


© Photo by Span X

The most amusing retro “theme park” in Tokyo, Daiba Itchome Shotengai dedicates a whole floor to everything that was entertaining and cool back in Japan’s Showa era. Browse through old sweets stalls, toy shops, play arcades, get into a haunted mansion, and more!

Location: Decks Odaiba 4F, 1-6-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo


43. Get your kawaii on at Sanrio Puroland


Are your kids fans of Hello Kitty? Explore Hello Kitty and her friends’ world at Sanrio Puroland. This indoor themed amusement park will keep you entertained with their attractions, fun rides, colorful parades, restaurants and adorable souvenir shops. There are also plenty of photo spots for you to create precious memories.

Location: Sanrio Puroland, 1-31 Ochiai, Tama-shi, Tokyo
Price: Weekday passport: ¥3,300 (Adults), ¥2,500 (Children), Holiday passport: ¥3,800 (Adults), ¥2,700 (Children) 


44. Enter the world of Anpanman


© Photo by Tzuhsun Hsu

One of the most popular children’s cartoons in Japan, Anpanman has its own museum in Yokohama. The museum has plenty of play spaces, photo spots and fun displays for you and your children to enjoy. Easily accessible from central Tokyo, Yokohama is full of adventures in itself, so get ready to spend a whole day there!

Open: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Location: 4-3-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
Admission: ¥1,500 (General), Free (Under 1)


45. Spend the day with Doraemon


Follow Doraemon for a fun-filled adventure at the museum. Watch short and original movies at the Fujiko F. Fujio theater or play with Doraemon characters at the rooftop playground. You can even get Doraemon’s favorite dessert, dorayaki, in the gift shop.

Open: 10 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. (Closed Tuesdays)
Location: 2-8-1 Nagao, Tama-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa
Price: ¥1,000 (Adults & University), ¥700 (Middle and high school), ¥500 (Over 4 years). Buy tickets at Lawson in advance.
URL: fujiko-museum.com/english/


46. Dive into the world of animation at Ghibli Museum


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Created by the animation master Hayao Miyazaki himself, this museum showcases original Ghibli sketches, interactive animations, a mock-up art studio, and a beautiful rooftop garden featuring the robot from the castle in the sky. Tickets must be reserved before entry. Sold at Lawson online or in stores.

Open: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. (Closed most Tuesdays)
Location:1-1-83 Simorenjaku, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo
Admission: ¥1,000 (Over 19), ¥700 (13-18), ¥400 (7-12), ¥100 (4-6)


47. Geek out at the Pokemon Center


Located in all major cities, Tokyo’s Pokemon Center has a variety of popular Pokemon goods. Time to stock up on your favorite Pokemon stuff animal, trading cards and accessories. Share your obsession with the popular animation with your family.

Open: 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Location: Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo, Sunshine City alpa 2F3-1-2 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo. Pokemon Center Skytree Town, Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi East Yard 4F, 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo and other locations in Tokyo and Yokohama.  


48. Get them to test drive at Mega Web


The perfect spot for your little car enthusiast. Check out the latest Toyota car models at the Toyota City Showcase. In the ride studio, children can test drive three different cars on the 230-meter-long course. Finish your day by watching the evolution of cars in the history garage for a retro feel — you’ll enjoy just as much as your kid does!

Open: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Location: 1-3-12 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Price: Various


49. Let them build at the Legoland Discovery Center


Lego is one of those timeless toys that we all played with when we were kids, and which continues to be as great as it was for us for the next generation. It’s a fantastic way for kids to use their imaginations to build and design their own creations, all the while improving their motor skills, sensory perception and just having some plain, old-fashioned fun. And what better place to jump headfirst into the world of Lego than at Tokyo’s very own Legoland?

Open: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Weekdays), 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Weekends, national holidays)
Location: 3F Decks Tokyo Beach Island Mall, Odaiba 1-6-1, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Price: ¥3,000 (Adults), ¥2,400 (Children). Book online for discounts and special deals.


50. Play ‘till you drop at a massive indoor playground


© Photo by PLAYGROUND4KIDS

Japanese indoor playgrounds are the best thing ever — especially for parents who can watch the kids playing forever, having so much fun and interacting naturally with other kids! With a great variety of toys, slides, a massive trampoline, bouldering walls, white sand playground and more, the little ones will have the time of their lives here at this playground located in the heart of Shibuya.

Open: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Everyday except Friday), 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (Friday)
Location: Konami Sports Club 9F, 18-11 Shinsen-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Price: ¥1,000 (Children for 1 hour), ¥500 (Adults, unlimited),  ¥1,200 (Children on weekends/holidays)

Article compiled by Tiffany Liao