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Kindy & Elementary Fun

Things to do in Tokyo, Japan for Kindy Elementary Fun – For 5-7 year olds. We`ve listed our favorite indoor and outdoor play and activity spots. There are so many great museums, historical sites and sports activities that your child should never be bored!  Great list for new Expat parents living in the Tokyo area or if you are just visiting Tokyo with children.

Things to do in Tokyo, Japan for Kindy Elementary Fun

Hamarikyu Garden Park, Chuo-Ku – Picnic by the Bay

Hamarikyu Garden and Park

Hamarikyu Garden Park (浜離宮恩賜庭園 Hama-rikyū Onshi Teien) is one of the largest and most diverse Japanese Garden Parks in central Tokyo. It is also one of the nine Metropolitan Cultural Heritage Gardens. Hamarikyu Garden Park is located on the original edge of Tokyo Bay in Chuo-ku (near Hamatsucho, Shinbashi, and Shiodome). …

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Shiba Park Playground, Shiba Koen, Minato-ku

Shiba Park Playground

The Shiba Park Playground is a great space, with updated play equipment in a downtown Tokyo central park. The play equipment is some of the best I have seen in a public park and the ground under the climbing equipment is padded – probably because the park is directly in …

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Tokyo Legoland Discovery Center, Odaiba

Tokyo Legoland Discovery Center is a great spot to escape the brutal heat, bitter cold or pouring rain. Located in Odaiba they offer a wealth of attractions; a miniature model of the Tokyo’s cityscape made from nearly 1.5 million bricks; a Lego-themed laser shooting ride; a Fire Academy & Construction Site …

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Kuritsu Toyosu Park – Tokyo Bay View, Shopping, Dining and more.

Toyosu Park

Kuritsu Toyosu Park (区立豊洲公園) is a lovely spot to spend the day. It`s a short 3-min walk from Toyosu Station, is located next to Tokyo Bay, perfect for long scenic strolls, a short walk to Lalaport Toyosu – a huge mall home to Kidzania, United Cinemas Theater, Kinokuniya Book Store, Tokyu Hands, Uniqlo, …

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Futako Tamagawa Park, Futako Tamagawa – Perfect for Biking and Long strolls

Futako Tamagawa Park (二子玉川公園) is a spacious and beautifully landscape park opened in Spring last year. Located just behind the Rise Shopping Complex and adjacent to the Tama River this park has something for everyone; a tranquil Japanese Garden, great paths for jogs or strolls, a small outdoor playground suitable for toddlers, access to …

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Nakameguro Park – A Popular Family Picnic Park

Nakameguro Park (中目黒公園) is a well-maintained open grass park frequented by locals and families. They have a large variety of plants and flowers that you can learn about at their “Flower and Greenery Learning Center” and a “creature pond” to view fish, frogs and insects. Located within the grounds is a …

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Kiba Park, Koto-ku – A spacious park, great for sporty types

Kiba Park

Kiba Park (木場公園) is a large, spacious park great for sporty types. The north end houses The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, a multi-use field, tennis courts and outdoor stage, while the south has a grassy area, BBQ field (reservations required), dog run and botanical garden – maintained and administered by the Park …

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Akasaka Mama Sacas Spring Event – Free activities for young kids

Akasaka Mama Sacas is holding their annual Spring event at the TBS Broadcast Center Arena. Open to the public this event showcases a number of free activities; bike riding, physical training, live shows, petting zoo, crafts, and paid activities such as cookie decorating, candle making, cooking, and more! The Kids Petting Zoo features …

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The Railway Museum, Omiya – One of Japan`s More Popular Train Museums

The Railway Museum (鉄道博物館ミュージアム) is a great place to visit for families and railway enthusiasts rain or shine. Opened in late 2007 the museum features railway cars, train car simulators for would-be-train drivers, model dioramas, miniature trains, train rides, an outdoor playground and indoor playrail area, cafeteria, museum shop, train …

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National Museum of Nature and Science , Ueno

National Museum of Nature and Science (国立科学博物館) Ueno, Tokyo – The newly renovated (completed July 2015) National Museum of Nature and Science is a great place to slow down, have fun and learn! I was very impressed with the renovations in the permanent exhibit area that include the animal, dinosaur …

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Setagaya Play Park, Ikejiri – Where Kids Build Fires, Saw Wood and Take Risks

Setagaya park (世田谷公園) offers a number of fun outdoor activities from rides on a mini SL train, a free pedal cart course, running and cycling course, flea markets, playgrounds and more. My son and his friends have begun frequenting their shanty town known as “play park” – an area where kids can learn to …

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Iijima Flower Garden, Kanagawa – Strawberry Picking and Vegetable Digging in One Day

Iijima Flower Garden is a quaint farm centrally located in Kanagawa. They offer 30 minute all-you-can-eat strawberries that are pesticide-free. Picking is at ground or planter levels. They also offer 13 other types of fruits and vegetable picking over the year. Strawberries (Jan-May), Cabbage (Dec-May), Daikon (Nov-April), Carrots & Turnips (Nov-Mar), Sweet Potatoes …

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Kinder Base, Meideimae – Play Space and Party Venue

Kinder Base(キンダーベース)is a great birthday party venue for babies and kids up to early elementary. We revisited the venue for my son`s 5th birthday. Everyone loved it! Kinder Base is covered with foam padding that keeps safety in mind. They`re equipped with a large jumping castle and slide, a mini ball pit …

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Sumida Aquarium, Tokyo Skytree Soramachi

Sunshine Aquarium, Ikebukuro, Best Living Japan

The Sumida Aquarium (すみだ水族館) at the Tokyo Skytree Soramachi is a slightly expensive but creatively designed aquarium. If you are visiting the Skytree, the aquarium is a good add on if you have 30-90 mins.  It is a relaxed and cool environment where kids can see a variety of aquatic life …

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