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Tokyo 1 Day With Kids – Shibuya, Harajuku, Omotesando, Aoyama

Morning

Start in your morning walking through Yoyogi Park (location of big weekend festivals and flea markets (check the schedules here) and the Meiji Jingu Shrine which both are open from sunrise to sunset. After spending an hour walking around I would head to X address and open from X) for a full-up nice breakfast, if you want a coffee and a bit to eat snack on try the Starbucks on the 6th floor of the Tokyu Building (great outside space for kids to play).

Following Ota Museum (closed Mon, opens 10:30), Kiddyland (opens 11:00/10:30 weekends), Oriental Bazaar (closed Thursday, opens 10:00)

If you have older kids and want to an artistic challenge try Kintsugi class (closed Fridays). If you want to experience a very local and fun outside park try the Niko Niko park near Jingu Mae Park.

Takeshita Dori stores open around 11:00 am. Check out the great clothing stores, candy stores and   Daiso 100 yen store (great place to buy value priced Japan souvenirs) . A must do is to buy a crepe at one of the 10 stores that sell them – our go to is the chocolate banana with cream – quality and pice are similar at all stores.

As you head up Omotesando check out our favorite knick stores (Storensen Greene and Flying Tiger) or Kawano Gallery for used Kimonos and accessories.

Afternoon

Have a late lunch at Mason, Franz and Evans, Aoyama Flower Market & Restaurant or Commune 2. More coffee and great pastries we recommend Ansel and summer warm day try shaved ice at Monster or cold bubble tea at Gang Cho. 

Head to the Nezu Museum and Garden (closed Monday, 10:00 – 17:00), after enjoying the Nezu Museum head to the Spiral Gallery (Everyday 11:00 – 20:00) for beautiful. Walk down the Aoyama Dori for 15 mins to Shibuya and start your evening adventure.

Evening

Shibuya Crossing and Hachiko, Check out shopping at Tokyu Hands, Muji and Parco.

Dinner at Shokado 47, Genki Sushi, Slice (Pizza)

Bowling – EST Shibuya Bowling: Shibuya, Phone: 03-3409-4721

Open 10am-4:30am (Fri, Sat -5:30am). Open every day.

Y500-600/game; Y300 shoe rental

Pasela Karaoke – Jinnan Shibuya

**Note if you are visiting on a weekend (Sat/Sun) check out the Farmers Market at the UN building in Aoyama for some fresh fruit and veggies as well as slow food from vendors selling coffee to tacos.   

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