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Feb 1, 2018

What are fun things to do in Tokyo as a family

At the end of March I will be going to Tokyo with my husband, mother in law, and two kids ages 3 and 7 months. What are some fun family places to visit that isn’t Disney? Thanks!

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  • Saitama

    on Feb 1

    I definitely recommend Asobono play centre in Tokyo Dome City for your kids, but it sounds like you want to do something you can all enjoy. What about visiting a Spo-cha, one with a kids spo-cha? The kids can play in a fun and safe environment for them while the adults take turns enjoying the 70+ sports and / or relaxation centre within the complex. There are such a huge number of parks too. One that gets lots of great reviews from families is Showa Kinen Park. They have things for kids as well as for adults. If you want to go out to Kichijoji there is Inokashira park where you can take a swan boat out on the lake and enjoy their really reasonably priced zoo (only 400 yen for adults) that specializes in animals native to Japan. Tokyo Skytree town is also great for the family with theme cafes and attractions galore. Asakusa is very family friendly and you can book into some hands on experiences to do as a family. In Ikebukuro the Tobu Store right beside the station has some nice things for kids including the NHK E-tele play centre where the kids can meet "koshi" "saboten" and other characters from kids programmes. I second the idea for Sunshine City, lots to do and they have plenty of areas for babies. In Yoyogi / Harajuku area is NHK studio park which is also a great family day out. Odaiba is another great family area with both indoor and outdoor attractions.

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  • edthethe

    on Feb 1

    There is sunshine city in Ikebukuro. it has a planetarium and aquarium. as well as lots of shopping. Namja town is fun too. it has a section dedicated to desserts and gyoza http://www.namco.co.jp/tp/namja/attraction/

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  • edthethe

    on Feb 1

    oh! another fun one is joypolis in odaiba. It is an indoor theme park. the attractions are mostly virtual reality simulator type things but it is great fun. http://tokyo-joypolis.com/language/english/

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  • genkidesu

    on Feb 1

    Your kids are about the same age as mine! We like doing outdoorsy stuff, so places like Ueno and Yoyogi Park are a lot of fun just to run and stretch out the legs - there's some good museums in Ueno Park too, and an inexpensive zoo. If you're after a theme park that isn't Disney, Sanrio Puroland was a hit with our daughter. There's also loads of shrines and temples that are built for families to visit.

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  • TheHikingAlto

    on Feb 4

    I used to work in a nursery/kindergarten and one of the outings we took our kids on (aged 9months to 4 years) was to the Children's Castle kind of near Omote-sando Station. Mostly indoors with a lot of different areas for the kids to play. They have an English website: http://www.kodomono-shiro.com/english/ The kids had a lot of fun there.

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  • Babina

    on Feb 5

    How about Madamme Tussads musuem in Tokyo !

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