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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

Edo-Tokyo Museum, Ryogoku – One Stop Tokyo History

The Edo-Tokyo Museum (江戸東京博物館 Edo Tōkyō Hakubutsukan) in Ryogoku is one of our family’s top picks when visitors come to town. Opened in 1993 the permanent exhibitions include; the life-size replica of the Nihonbashi, which was the bridge leading into Edo, the Nakamuraza theatre, and scale models of towns and …

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Minami-Azabu Community Center, Azabu

Residents are lucky to have an amazing new Minami-Azabu Community Center open since September 1st, 2014. The beautiful new community center has a public daycare and a cafe on the 1st floor, kids 2nd floor with a full-size gym, music, play, study rooms for parent & babies and younger ones. …

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Tokyo Sky Tree, Sumida

Tokyo Sky Tree is a 634-metre high broadcasting tower with two public observation decks, restaurants, shops and other facilities in Sumida, Tokyo. It became the tallest structure in Japan in 2012, making it the tallest free-standing tower in the world. Today, it is the second-tallest structure in the world after Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. It …

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Mikawadai Park, Roppongi

Mikawadai Playground Park (港区立三河台公) is a clean and quiet sand park just a short walk from Roppongi Station and Tokyo Midtown. It a quaint spot to relax at while your young kids run around. Beautiful in Spring for their Yoshino Cherry Blossoms it`s a great spot to picnic away from …

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Meguro Ginza Playground, Nakameguro

Meguro Ginza Playground is a newly refurbished sand park a 2-minute walk from Nakameguro Station. Kids can play on the new equipment while watching the trains (Hibiya & Toyoko lines) go by, parents can relax in a benched seating area or on the short, rock wall and it`s just a …

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Snowboarding / Skiing

My son is still too young to take up snowboarding, but I thought I`d share a few snowboarding skiing resorts around Japan to take your little ones to. Canyons, Minakami Website: www.canyons.jp Evergreen, Hakuba Website: www.evergreen-hakuba.com Nozawa Onsen, Nagano Website: www.nozawaski.com/winter/en/index.php Joetsu Kokusai Ski Resort Website: www.jkokusai.co.jp/pdf/eng.pdf Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Resort, Niigata Website: www.visitishiuchi.com Kids` …

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Ajiro Playground (The Slide Park), Azabu Juban

Ajiro Playground Park (網代公園), better known as the Slide Park, is located near the Azabu Juban shopping street. My kids love this park because of the large cement slide that kids slide down on old pieces of cardboard. There are usually some old pieces lying around, but recommended to bring …

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Setagaya Park, Setagaya (mini SL train rides, pedal race tracks and more!)

Setagaya Park is a great park for kids. They offer train rides on a Mini Steam Locomotive (Wednesdays, Weekends and Holidays only), pedal go carts in a traffic park with working traffic signals, 2 separate playgrounds equip with swings, spring riders, slides, monkey bars and sandpit, and a children-sized shanty town …

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National Children’s Castle, Aoyama – SHUT DOWN MARCH 2015

The National Children’s Castle closed it’s doors on February 1, 2015 We are sad to announce the National Children’s Castle is now closed, permanently. So sad to lose such a great facility! National Children’s Castle or Kodomo no Shiro is a fun and educational play hall in Jingumae (between Shibuya & Omotesando). Facilities include …

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Sugekari Park, Aobadai

Sugekari Park is located in Aobadai, a 10-min walk from Nakameguro station. Frequented by local neighborhood kids and students from the Sugekari Elementary School, it`s a nice place to relax and let your kids run around on grass. The park also houses a refurbished Japanese-style house and Garden. Equipment: 2 …

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