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Tweens Teens Fun

Tweens Teens Fun Things to do in Tokyo, Japan with Tweens and Teens – For 11 – 18  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 tweens or teens.

Things to do in Tokyo, Japan with Tweens and Teens

The Shitamachi Museum, Ueno

The Shitamachi Museum in Ueno was established in 1980 to teach future generations about the culture of the shitamachi. The word shitamachi is composed of the word shita meaning “down” and machi meaning “town”. By touring the Shitamachi Museum, you will gain an understanding of life in the shitamchi pre-WWII. …

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Tokyo Area Blueberry Picking Locations 2017

Tokyo Area Blueberry Picking Locations 2017

Late June to early September is blueberry picking season in Japan – so here are our recommended Tokyo Area Blueberry Picking Locations 2017.   We have chosen six gardens for great half-day or one-day trips; two in Chiba-ken, two in Saitama-ken and two in Kanagawa-ken. Many of these gardens run through September, …

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Tokyo Rainbow Bridge Bike Crossing – Great Views

Rainbow Bridge Bike Crossing

I recommend you consider a Tokyo Rainbow Bridge Bike crossing, if you have a goal of visiting the Odaiba area. Some many great places to visit in Odaiba including the Shiokaze Park,  Miraikan, Oedo Onsen, Sony ExploraScience and Lego Land. Here is our full list of family fun in Odaiba or Toyosu …

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Shurakuen Fishing, Minato-ku – Central Tokyo Catch and Release Fishing

Shurakuen Fishing, Minato-ku - Central Tokyo Catch and Release Fishing

Hard to believe it but smack dab in the middle of Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku residential neighborhood is a 90+-year-old fishing pond called Shurakuen Fishing (つりぼり衆楽園). The fishing pond is teaming with over 1,000 Japanese Herahun ( a type of carp) which your can catch and release. Easy to access, open early and fun to try fishing …

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Sanrio Puroland, Tama – Tips and Discounts for your Visit

Sanrio Puroland

Sanrio Puroland is an adorable indoor amusement park for Sanrio character fans, young children and adults who are kids at heart. You are surrounded by cute food and attractions, and dynamic, well-produced shows. We visited on a Friday and spent half a day exploring the various floor and attractions. Our …

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Tokyo Dome Rollerskating, Kōrakuen – Enjoy Family Skating

Tokyo Dome Rollerskating

If you are looking for half day indoor activity, I highly recommend the Tokyo Dome Rollerskating Area. Great exercise in a very family friendly environment. The Tokyo Dome Rollerskating Arena in Kōrakuen is one of the largest indoor roller-skate rinks in Tokyo, and there is also a smaller rink for …

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The Science Museum Tokyo, Chiyoda-ku – 5 Floors of Hands on Science

The Science Museum Tokyo

The Science Museum Tokyo is ideal for tweens and teens with hands-on learning covering topics from mechanics, CO2 and global warming to robotics. Younger kids can enjoy some of the exhibits, but most of the concepts they will not understand. Although much of the exhibits signage is in Japanese you can ask …

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Kintsugi Gold Joinery Classes, Aoyama – Learn How to “Fix” Treasures

Kintsugi Gold Joinery Classes, Aoyama

As an avid antiquer, I have found cracked plates and cups that deserved a second life with Kintsugi Gold Joinery.  I was thrilled to find Saideigama studio in Aoyama that offers an introductory two-hour lesson. Kintsugi (金継ぎ, きんつぎ) is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer and then to@@ing …

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Hanayashiki Amusement Park, Asakusa – The Oldest Amusement Park in Japan

Hanayashiki Amusement Park, Asakusa

If you have “templed out” the kids visiting Sensō-ji in the morning, a 2-3 hour visit to Hanayashiki Amusement Park is the perfect afternoon. Located immediately behind Sensō-ji  (a top 3 place to visit on most Tokyo trip lists) is the oldest amusement park in Japan. The Hanayashiki Amusement Park offers over …

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