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More Family Friendly Events Golden Week 2015

If you`ve already participated in the events listed in the last post here are a few more to keep the family entertained through Golden Week 2015. Enjoy!

** FREE admission to the following Zoos on Mon, May 4th (Greenery Day!) **

Tokyo Sea Life Park, Kasai Rinkai Park
https://www.tokyo-zoo.net/

Ueno Zoo, Ueno
https://www.tokyo-zoo.net/

Tama Zoo, Hino City (also free on May 5th)
https://www.tokyo-zoo.net/

Inokashira Park Zoo, Kichijoji (also free on May 17th)
https://www.tokyo-zoo.net/

More Family Friendly Events Golden Week 2015

** Visit Odaiba for three different festivals and family-friendly venues. **

 

1) Oktoberfest, Odaiba (till May 6th)  

Enjoy authentic German dances, performances, food and beer.

Location: Venue Symbol Promenade Park – Central Plaza
Hours: 4pm-10pm (Sat, Sun & holidays from 11am)
Address: 1-2 Daiba or 1-2 Aomi or 2-3 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Closest station: Odaiba Kaihin-Koen Station / Ariake Station (Yurikamome) or Tokyo Teleport Station / Kokusai-Tenjijo Station (Rinkai line)
Website: www.oktober-fest.jp (in Japanese)

 

2) Udon Grand Prix (May 2-6)

Feast on Udon from 20 of the top Udon makers in Japan.

Location: Venue Symbol Promenade Park – Ishi to Hikari no Hiroba
Hours: 11am-8pm (May 6 until 6pm)
Address: 1-2 Daiba or 1-2 Aomi or 2-3 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Closest Station: Odaiba Kaihin-Koen Station / Ariake Station (Yurikamome) or Tokyo Teleport Station / Kokusai-Tenjijo Station (Rinkai line)
Website: http://u-1gp.or.jp/ (in Japanese)

** Venus Symbol Promenade Park is also the location for “Slide the City Japan” – a 1000ft long water slide. See the end of the post for details **

 

3) Odaiba Hawaii Festival (Apr 29 – May 6)

Food, music, entertainment and fun!

Location: VenusFort
Hours: Varies by event
Address: 1-3-15 Aomi, Koto, Tokyo
Closest Station: Aomi station (Yurikamome line) or Tokyo Teleport station (Rinkai line).
Website: http://www.venusfort.co.jp/hawaii2015/ (In Japanese)

 

*** Participate in one of the festivals above then explore the family-friendly area with the kids – Fuji TV, The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, the Oedo Onsen or take a stroll down Odaiba`s Seaside park and take a photo with the miniature Statue of Liberty. Parents can also shop/dine/be entertained at the malls nearby; Decks, Aqua CityDiver City and Venus Fort.

 

**  Additional Events  **

 

Roppongi Hills J-Wave Flea Market (May 2 – 3)

Art, fashion, misc goods and performances.

Location: Roppongi Hills Arena
Hours: 10am – 4pm
Website: http://www.j-wave.co.jp/special/fleamarket/ (in Japanese)
Closest Station: Roppongi (Hibiya line)

 

Cinco de Mayo festival, Yoyogi Park (May 3 – 4)

Music, dance, food and drinks from Mexico, USA, Peru, Brazil, Cuba, Chile and more!

Location: Yoyogi Park
Hours: Sun 10am – 8pm, Mon 10am – 5:30pm
Address: 2-1 Yoyogi Kamizonocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.cincodemayo.jp/#!home-english/c1fao
Closest Station: Harajuku Station (Yamanote line), Yoyogi-Koen Station (Chiyoda line), Yoyogi-Hachiman station (Odakyu line)

** SLIDE THE CITY (Jun 6-7) **

1000 feet long water slide!
Hours: 11am-6pm
US Website: http://www.slidethecity.com/
Japan Website: http://www.slidethecity.jp/

Limited Advanced tickets sold May 1 – 7 (from 9pm)
One ride: 2000 yen
Three rides: 4000 yen
VIP pass: 6000 yen (unlimited rides)

Advanced tickets
One ride: 2500 yen
Three rides: 4500 yen
VIP pass: 6500 yen (unlimited rides)

Tickets purchased that day
One ride: 3500 yen
Three rides: 5500 yen
VIP pass: 7500 yen (unlimited rides)

Purchase tickets via http://peatix.com/ from 9pm today.

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More Family Friendly Events Golden Week 2015

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