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Baby Toddler Fun in Tokyo Japan, Japan with kidsThings to do in Tokyo, Japan for Baby Toddler Fun. We`ve listed all the cafes with play spaces, indoor play centers, as well as, outdoor play perfect for 0 – 4 year olds.  Enjoy a new spot each week to meet for playdates, or a quiet coffee while your little one plays. Great list for new Expat parents living in the Tokyo area or if you are just visiting Tokyo with a baby or toddler. We are adding new locations as we discover them in Tokyo and outside of Tokyo.

Baby Toddler Fun in Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Setagaya Park Area with Kids

Setagaya Park area with kids is a blast. The park offer rides on a mini Steam Locomotive, free pedal-go-carts in a traffic park with working traffic signals, have 2 separate playgrounds equipped with swings, spring riders, slides, monkey bars and sandpit, and a children-sized shanty town where they can make bread, …

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Tennoji Zoo (Osaka)

Tennoji Zoo Park

Tennoji Zoo (Osaka Zoo), opened in 1915, is Japan`s third oldest zoo. Over the years Osaka City`s Recreation and Tourism Bureau has been working to contribute to the protection and preservation of wild species by renovating the zoo`s old facilities into more efficient ones as well as introducing natural habitats for the …

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Himonya Park (Gakugeidaigaku, Tokyo) – Petting Zoo and Pony Rides

Himonya Park (碑文谷公園)  is a lovely place to take your young kids. Neighborhood children love the free petting zoo where they can get nose to nose with guinea pigs, rabbits and dogs; 200 yen pony rides, boat rides in the enclosed lake, and the playground. It`s beautiful for short strolls around the lake, …

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Tokyo International Pre-Schools – By Area

Tokyo International Pre-schools

Here is a comprehensive and updated (August 2016) list of Tokyo International Pre-schools by area.  There are over 40+ schools on this list so the best way to start your research is by neighbourhood and then review each schools website and social media links to learn a bit about the …

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Yutenji Temple Summer Festival

Yutenji Temple is holding their annual Yutenji Mitama Matsuri (祐天寺み魂まつり)  this week, July 16, 17 & 18, 2019. Parents and children from the neighboring kindergarten, participate by dancing in colourful yukatas every year. Grab lunch at Midorie Organic Cafe, stop by the Temple grounds late afternoon to learn about the …

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Arisugawa Park (Hiroo, Tokyo)

ikedayama park

Arisugawa Park (有栖川宮記念公園) in Hiroo is one of my kids’ favorite parks in Tokyo. It has been recently renewed with some easier to stroll pathways and a new child, baby and wheelchair friendly bathroom. It is built into a hill, so it has several tiers –  there is a wooded …

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Orbi Indoor Wildlife & Digital World (Yokohama)

Orbi Indoor Wildlife & Digital World (Yokohama), Yokohama with kids

Orbi Yokohama is a great spot for young animal lovers. They reopened after a renewal in April 2018 and now offers more opportunities to cuddle with your favorite animals from hedgehogs to bunnies, geckos to snakes, birds, owls, cats and more. They also offer interactive learning through digital animal selfies, …

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Anpanman Museum (Yokohama)

Anpaman Museum, Yokohama

I took my youngest daughter to the Anpanman Museum a few years, and she loved it. Ages 2-4 is the perfect age for Anpanman!   The museum has been closed but it reopened on July 7, 2019. Three floors of Anpanman characters in a sparkling new facility. All of my …

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Saigoyama Park (Daikanyama, Tokyo)

Saigoyama Park (西郷山公園) is a hilltop park a 10 minute walk from Daikanyama Station. Frequented by local residents it`s popular for picnicking, taking leisurely strolls, and watching the sunset. Saigoyama Park, Daikanyama It offers an unobstructed overhead view of the Nakameguro Area, Sakura blossoms in Spring, beautifully manicured flowers and greens …

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Squirrel Park (Machida, Tokyo)

Squirrel Park, Machida, Tokyo

In Japan where bushy tail squirrels are rare one can “get up close and personal” at the Squirrel Park (リス公園)in Machida, Tokyo. We combined a trip to the Squirrel Park with a visit to one of our favorite Japanese antique stores Kofukuan. Good parent/kid day trip from central Tokyo. Check out our favorite …

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Sumida Aquarium (Tokyo Sky Tree)

Sumida Aquarium Sky Tree, Tokyo with Kids

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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Tips for Surviving Japan’s Rainy Season with Kids

Whether a first time or veteran mom, surviving rainy season in Japan can be a challenge with public transport and strollers. Below are some great tips and product recommendations to make your life a bit easier. Just remember, it will stop raining soon. Check our Japan protection guides on mosquitos, sunscreen and heat. (This …

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Komazawa Olympic Park (Setagaya, Tokyo) – A Great Sports Park

Komazawa Olympic Park (Setagaya, Tokyo)

Komazawa Olympic Park (駒沢オリンピック公園) is a sports facility that was constructed for the 1964 Summer Olympics. It`s an amazing park for families. The park includes three different animal-themed playgrounds for young children (squirrel, pig and horse), a summer splash pond, jogging and cycling course, a dog run area, skateboard park, …

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Robot Park (Roppongi, Tokyo)

Sakurazaka Park (さくら坂公園) better known as Robot Park is located by the Sakura-zaka Residences next to the Roppongi Hills mega complex.  It’s a small park, but it’s well-designed with safety in mind. It`s filled with contoured plastic slides, robot-designed spring-riders, climbing stairs and a long rolling-pin slide to entertain the kids. …

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Shinagawa Aquarium (Shinagawa, Tokyo)

Shinagawa Aquarium, Tokyo aquariums, Tokyo with kids

The Shinagawa Aquarium is a nice place to visit rain or shine. They have a beautifully manicured garden as you walk towards the entrance, a variety of aquatic creatures and a water tank tunnel to view enormous turtles, sting rays, sharks and fish – if you time it right, you …

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Drum Museum Taikokan, (Taito-ku, Tokyo)

Drum Museum

This one room Drum Museum (Taikokan) in Taito-ku, Tokyo is a drum lovers dream. There are 900 items on rotation and display from all over the world, including Japan. Most of the drums can be played, so come have some fun!. The museum was founded in 1988 by Miyamoto Unosuke …

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Maxell Aqua Park (Shinagawa, Tokyo)

Sunshine Aquarium, Ikebukuro, Best Living Japan

A visit to the Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa is a great cold or rainy day activity. This aquarium reopened in July 2015 after a total renovation and expansion (3Xs previous size). The aquarium is quite high-tech with touch panel exhibits, fluorescent-lighted jellyfish and choreographed performances.  Depending on how many performances …

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Hamarikyu Garden Park Chuo-Ku, Tokyo) – 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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Mikawadai Park (Roppongi, Tokyo)

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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Shiba Park Playground (Shiba Koen, Tokyo)

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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