Best Spots in Tokyo for Kids and Families Best Spots in Tokyo for Kids and Families

Best Spots in Tokyo for Kids and Families


2019.10.01

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

Best Spots in Tokyo for Kids and Families

In this guide we’ll break down the best places in Tokyo for families with small children. From the latest and greatest kids’ facilities just opened in 2019 to exciting attractions the grown-ups can also enjoy, we’ll make sure you’ve got plenty of options for even the pickiest little vacationer.

  • 01

    ― Odaiba

  • 02

    Mori Building Digital Art Museum Epson TeamLab Borderless

    Mori Building Digital Art Museum Epson TeamLab Borderless

    Mori Building Digital Art Museum Epson TeamLab Borderless

    Mori Building Digital Art Museum Epson TeamLab Borderless

    Mori Building Digital Art Museum Epson TeamLab Borderless

    TeamLab Borderless is an interactive art museum that immerses you in a world of light and color. Using cutting-edge projection mapping and intense visuals, the museum seeks to expand your perspective.
    There’s even an Athletics Forest where everyone can bounce around on an interactive platform or climb light nodes that change color. This is an activity sure to mesmerize young and old alike.

    It’s about 3 minutes’ walk from Aomi Station.

    URL:https://borderless.teamlab.art/jp/

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    Mori Building Digital Art Museum Epson TeamLab Borderless

    Mori Building Digital Art Museum Epson TeamLab Borderless

  • 03

    Unko Museum

    Unko Museum

    Unko Museum

    Unko Museum

    Unko Museum

    Unko Museum

    Unko Museum

    Unko means “poop” in Japanese, so get ready for a silly and colorful museum themed around cartoon-style poo. This pop-up museum has interactive games, a goofy gift shop, and even photo areas where you can take pictures sure to get some smiles.

    The Unko Museum is open from August 9th, and prior reservations are needed. Reserve your tickets and time slot online.

    The museum is on the second floor of DiverCity Tokyo Plaza, 8 minutes’ walk from Odaiba Kaihin Koen Station.

    URL:https://unkomuseum.com/en/tokyo/

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    Unko Museum

    Unko Museum

  • 04

    Legoland Discovery Center Tokyo

    写真提供:レゴランド・ディスカバリー・センター東京

    写真提供:レゴランド・ディスカバリー・センター東京

    Legoland Discovery Center Tokyo

    Legoland Discovery Center Tokyo

    Legoland Discovery Center Tokyo is decorated with installations made from over 3,000,000 lego blocks. It’ll take around 2 to 3 hours just to wander through the whole center, and there are lots of activities to keep you occupied. They’ve got everything from high-energy rides to creative workshops led by Master Model Builders. Legoland is designed with families in mind, and all the attractions encourage positive family interactions.

    It’s only 2 minutes’ walk from Odaiba Kaihin Koen Station.

    URL:https://tokyo.legolanddiscoverycenter.jp/

    写真提供:レゴランド・ディスカバリー・センター東京

    写真提供:レゴランド・ディスカバリー・センター東京

    Legoland Discovery Center Tokyo
    place
    Tokyo Minato-ku Daiba 1-6-1 Dex Tokyo Beach Island Mall 3rd Floor
    phone
    08001005346
    opening-hour
    10:00-16:00 (Check on HP)
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    33% OFF LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Tokyo Instant E-tickets

    ¥1,600

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    Update date:2022/07/06

  • 05

    Kidzania Tokyo

    Kidzania

    Kidzania

    Kidzania

    Kidzania

    At Kidzania children get to try their hand at various professions in several industries, all located in a city built to 2/3 the size of the outside world. Kids can choose from over 100 jobs to try. For their hard work, the children receive the money they can spend in Kidzania on souvenirs to take home.

    Kidzania Tokyo offers special jobs like working at a hamburger shop, hospital, and a soccer stadium.
    It’s a 7-minute walk from Toyosu Station.

    Kidzania

    Kidzania

    KidZania Tokyo
    rating

    4.5

    498 Reviews
    place
    Tokyo Koutou-ku Toyosu 2-4-9 Urban Dock LaLaport Toyosu NORTHPORT 3F
    phone
    0570064646
    opening-hour
    [1st copy] 9:00-15:00 [2nd …
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  • 06

    Madame Tussauds Tokyo

    Madame Tussauds Tokyo

    Madame Tussauds Tokyo

    Madame Tussauds Tokyo

    Madame Tussauds Tokyo

    Madame Tussauds is where you can meet all your favorite movie stars and pop culture icons in one place. The location is full of wax sculptures of celebrities like Beyonce and Madonna, as well as sports icons like Usain Bolt and world leaders like Barack Obama. They are all strategically positioned so you can get the best pictures with the whole family.
    Madame Tussauds is only 2 minutes on foot from Odaiba Kaihin Koen Station.

    URL:https://www.madametussauds.jp/tokyo/ja/

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    Madame Tussauds Tokyo

    Madame Tussauds Tokyo

    Madame Tussauds Tokyo
    rating

    4.0

    255 Reviews
    place
    Tokyo Minato-ku Daiba 1-6-1 Dex Tokyo Beach Island Mall 3F
    phone
    0335995231
    opening-hour
    [Weekday]11:00-20:00(Last en…
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    50% OFF Madame Tussauds Tokyo Instant E-tickets

    ¥1,150

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    Update date:2022/07/06

  • 07

    Round 1 Stadium DiverCity Tokyo Plaza

    Round 1 Stadium

    Round 1 Stadium

    Round 1 Stadium

    Round 1 Stadium

    Round 1 Stadium is an entertainment facility that offers an arcade, a bowling alley, and karaoke, plus sports areas like basketball and ping pong. The entire family can join in the fun or do their own thing. It’s based on time, so after you decide how long you’d like to play, you can play whatever you want for as long as you’d like. They also have lockers for you to store your belongings.
    It’s on the 6th floor of DiverCity, about 10 minutes’ walk from Tokyo Teleport Station.

    URL: http://www.round1.co.jp/shop/tenpo/tokyo-divercity-eng.html

    ROUND1 Stadium Diver City Tokyo Plaza
    rating

    4.0

    19 Reviews
    place
    Tokyo Koto-ku Aomi 1-chome 1-ban 10-go Diver City Tokyo Plaza 6F
    phone
    0335278491
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  • 08

    Joypolis

    Joypolis

    Joypolis

    Joypolis

    Joypolis

    Tokyo Joypolis is one of Japan’s largest indoor amusements parks, home to over 20 attractions like indoor roller coasters, VR games, and even haunted houses.

    There’s an arcade too, in case you get the urge to play the old-fashioned way. The projection mapping stage shows are high-energy performances sure to get you on your feet, and they rotate every few months. Joypolis is games and tech at its best.

    Joypolis

    Joypolis

    Tokyo Joypolis
    place
    Tokyo Minato-ku Daiba 1-6-1 Dex Tokyo Beach 3-5F
    phone
    0355001801
    opening-hour
    [Weekday]10:00-20:00[Saturda…
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    8% OFF E-Tickets to TOKYO JOYPOLIS in Odaiba Tokyo!

    ¥4,500

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    Update date:2022/07/06

  • 09

    Little Planet × XFLAG

    Little Planet × XFLAG

    Little Planet × XFLAG

    Little Planet × XFLAG

    Little Planet × XFLAG

    Here is another fully-covered amusement park where you can enjoy an energetic day, without having to worry about the rain! It’s a digital theme park where your children can be creative through a range of educational activities. The activities here are totally geared towards the next generation! Most of the children that come here become obsessed with their activities. It’s a great place for parents to go too and experience the future of education through technology.

    URL:http://litpla.com/

    LITTLEPLANET×XFLAG Diver City Tokyo Plaza
    place
    Tokyo Koto-ku Aomi 1-1-10 Diver City Tokyo Plaza 5F
    phone
    0359621514
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  • 10

    National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

    National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

    National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

    National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

    National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

    The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, or the Miraikan, is a large museum dedicated to making science fun and interactive for children. There are three floors of exhibits that are hands-on and highly educational, along with shows featuring the latest in modern technology. The museum mainly focuses on three themes: the solar system, future sustainability and the environment on Earth.

    The Miraikan is also popular with adult science enthusiasts. Talks and workshops are hosted regularly, and the interactive exhibits give ample learning opportunity to people of all ages. The Curiosity Field is a space specifically for children to explore the wonders of science with toys. Older children are invited to participate in the Science Workshop, where they can don lab coats and experiment with real and safe chemicals.

    URL:https://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/

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    A Cathedral to Progress: Miraikan - National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

    National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
    rating

    4.0

    1080 Reviews
    place
    Tokyo Koutou-ku Aomi 2-3-6
    phone
    0335709151
    opening-hour
    10:00-17:00 (online advance …
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  • 11

    Mega Web

    Mega Web

    Mega Web

    Mega Web

    Mega Web

    Mega Web Toyota City Showcase is a car theme park that’s free to enter. Inside you’ll find areas based around the three themes: Look, Ride, and Feel. There are cars of all kinds on display, from race cars to minivans, and you can hop inside yourself to get a feel for the vehicle. They also have games like Gran Turismo and kids can drive minicars around a special track.
    It’s a must for car-lovers, and only 2 minutes’ walk from Aomi Station.

    URL:https://www.megaweb.gr.jp/

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    Mega Web

    Mega Web

    Mega Web
    place
    Tokyo Koutou-ku Aomi 1-3-12
    phone
    0335990808
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  • 12

    ― Ikebukuro

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    Sky Circus Sunshine 60 Observatory

    Sky Circus Sunshine 60 Observatory

    Sky Circus Sunshine 60 Observatory

    Sky Circus Sunshine 60 Observatory

    Sky Circus Sunshine 60 Observatory

    Sky Circus Sunshine 60 is an observation deck that offers VR attractions reminiscent of an amusement park. Once you don your VR goggles, you’ll be ready to experience attractions that simulate being shot out of a cannon or soaring through the city skies on a swing. There are also MX4D motion seats for attractions like Ultra Reverse Bungee Jumping and Kyoryu Giga, where the seat itself moves as wind and water are blown at you.

    VR attractions are for ages 7 and up. Sky Circus is 8 minutes’ walk from Ikebukuro Station.

    URL:https://sunshinecity.jp/en/observatory/enjoy/

    Popular tours: Sky Circus Sunshine 60 Observatory Tickets—Ikebukuro, Tokyo

    Sky Circus Sunshine 60 Observatory

    Sky Circus Sunshine 60 Observatory

    SKY CIRCUS Sunshine60 Observatory
    place
    Tokyo Toshima-ku Higashikebukuro 3-1 Sunshine 60 building 60F
    phone
    0339893457
    opening-hour
    12:00-20:00 (Last entry 19:0…
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    Sky Circus Sunshine 60 Observatory Tickets—Ikebukuro, Tokyo

    ¥1,100

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  • 14

    Mazaria

    Mazaria

    Mazaria

    Mazaria

    Mazaria

    Mazaria

    Mazaria

    Mazaria offers VR experiences that let you enter the world of anime and video games. Visitors can play games like Taiko no Tatsujin and Mario Kart while fully immersed in virtual reality worlds, taking arcade gaming to a whole new level. There’s even a Pac-Man game that has you running around the board trying to escape the ghosts yourself. Mazaria has over 16 VR and AR (augmented reality) games to try, and game-themed refreshments to keep you going.

    It’s 5 minutes on foot from Higashi-Ikebukuro Station.

    URL:https://bandainamco-am.co.jp

    Mazaria

    Mazaria

    アニメとゲームに入る場所 MAZARIA
    place
    東京都豊島区東池袋3-1 サンシャインシティ・ワールドインポートマートビル3F
    phone
    05020187899
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  • 15

    ― Other various spots

  • 16

    Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea in Chiba

    DisneySea

    DisneySea

    DisneySea

    DisneySea

    While it’s technically in Chiba, Tokyo Disney in Maihama is close enough for our list. Disneyland and DisneySea are always great choices for families, and DisneySea can’t be found anywhere else in the world. The water-themed atmosphere and unique attractions make DisneySea a must for Disney fans, and they have a new attraction.

    Popular tours: Tokyo Disneyland Tickets—Maihama Station Pickup

    Popular tours: Tokyo DisneySea Tickets—Maihama Station Pickup

    Soaring: Fantastic Flight

    Soaring: Fantastic Flight

    Soaring: Fantastic Flight recently opened in July 2019, and riders will see landscapes from across the world, complete with wind and even scents. It’s definitely worth checking out!

    Tokyo Disneyland
    place
    Chiba Pref. Urayasushi Maihama 1-1
    phone
    0570008632
    opening-hour
    Sales Hours differ depending…
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    Tokyo Disneyland Tickets—Maihama Station Pickup

    ¥7,500

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    Tokyo Disney Sea
    place
    Chiba Pref. Urayasushi Maihama 1-1
    phone
    0570008632
    opening-hour
    Sales Hours differ depending…
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    Tokyo DisneySea Tickets—Maihama Station Pickup

    ¥7,500

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  • 17

    Sanrio Puroland in Tama, Tokyo

    Sanrio Puroland

    Sanrio Puroland

    Sanrio Puroland

    Sanrio Puroland

    You may know Sanrio as the company behind Hello Kitty, and Sanrio Puroland is an amusement park full of fluffy characters. They have tons of kid-friendly attractions and a special play area for the little ones, as well as an assortment of shows featuring Hello Kitty. Of course, they have all the Hello Kitty items for sale you could ever want, plus dining options with absurdly cute menu items.
    It’s 8 minutes’ walk from Keio-Tama-Center Station.

    URL:https://en.puroland.jp/?_ga=2.88001372.598475801.1569316123-622599249.1569316123

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    Sanrio Puroland
    place
    Tokyo Tamashi Ochiai 1-31
    phone
    0423391111
    opening-hour
    10:00-17:00 * Because it de…
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    48% OFF Sanrio Puroland E-Tickets for Hello Kitty Theme Park

    ¥1,976

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  • 18

    Takeshita Street in Harajuku

    Takeshita Street

    Takeshita Street

    Takeshita Street

    Takeshita Street

    Takeshita Street is the most buzzing spot in Harajuku, guaranteed to be filled with people whenever you visit. Wandering through the street’s eclectic collection of shops is best done with a Harajuku-style snack, of which there are many. You could pick up a fruit-filled crepe or an ice cream shaped like a teddy bear, but as long as it’s colorful and portable you’ll be happy. The vibrant stores also make for excellent souvenir shopping!
    Takeshita Street is right outside Harajuku Station.

    Takeshita Street

    Takeshita Street

    Takeshita Street
    place
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jingumae 1
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  • 19

    Ghibli Museum in Mitaka

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    Ghibli Museum

    Ghibli Museum

    The Ghibli Museum will put smiles on the faces of old and new fans alike. Entering the world of Totoro and seeing the art of the famed animation studio come alive is an experience not soon forgotten. Tickets are a little trickier, though. You’ll need to select both the date and time of your visit, then arrive within a 30-minute window of the selected time. The website will walk you through the reservation process.

    The Ghibli Museum a 15-minute walk from Mitaka Station.

    Popular tours: Studio Ghibli Museum Tickets—Preorder & Last-Minute Tickets

    Ghibli Museum, Mitaka
    rating

    4.5

    1897 Reviews
    place
    Tokyo Mitakashi Shimorenjaku 1-1-83 Metropolitan Inokashira Park In Saiten
    phone
    0570055777
    opening-hour
    10:00-17:30 (Admission Hours…
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    Studio Ghibli Museum Tickets—Preorder & Last-Minute Tickets

    ¥3,500

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  • 20

    Asobuild in Yokohama

    PuChu!

    PuChu!

    PuChu!

    Recently opened in March 2019, Asobuild is a shopping and entertainment complex with a vibrant atmosphere. It’s directly connected to Yokohama Station, and along with a fashionable food court and cool rooftop sports area, there’s also the kids’ play space, PuChu. Children can dive into a futuristic playground that includes ball pits, bouncing areas, and climbing structures. Asobuild is also fun to simply wander around and look for new events and exhibitions.

    URL:https://asobuild.com/en/

    Asobuild

    Asobuild

    ASOBUILD
    place
    Kanagawa Yokohama-shi Nishi-ku Takashima 2-14-9
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  • 21

    The Good Job Attractions in Yomiuriland

    The Good Job Attractions

    The Good Job Attractions

    The Good Job Attractions

    The Good Job Attractions

    Boasting over 40 attractions, Yomiuriland is the amusement park around the stadium for the Yomiuri Giants baseball team.

    The Good Job Attractions section of the park has rides geared towards a younger audience. This section also has workshops where children can create their own souvenirs, like toy cars, shirts, and bags. Learning is at the center of the experiences, and they’re designed for both parents and children to enjoy.

    It’s about 20 minutes’ walk from Keio-Yomiuriland Station.

    The Good Job Attractions

    The Good Job Attractions

    Yomiuri Land
    place
    Tokyo Inagishi Yanokuchi 4015-1
    phone
    0449661111
    opening-hour
    9:00-20:00/10:00-17:00, etc.…
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  • 22

    Ninja Café & Bar in Asakusa

    Ninja Café & Bar

    Ninja Café & Bar

    Ninja Café & Bar

    Ninja Café & Bar

    Ninja Café & Bar

    Ninja Café & Bar

    The Ninja Café & Bar in Asakusa is a light-hearted place where you can do some ninja training. First, you’ll put on a ninja outfit, and they have sizes ranging from children of about 2 to adults on the larger end of the spectrum. Then you can practice throwing shuriken or using blowguns before ordering one of their ninja-themed foods or beverages. Their golden toilet is also a riot, and it’s known as Japan’s most unsettling toilet.

    This cafe & bar is only 3 minutes on foot from Asakusa Station.

    URL:https://www.holiday-jack.co.jp/ninja/

    Ninja Café & Bar

    Ninja Café & Bar

    niko
    rating

    5.0

    119 Reviews
    place
    Fukuoka Okawa-shi Sakemi 279-1
    phone
    0944857555
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