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Kindy Elementary Fun in Tokyo Japan, Tokyo with kidsThings to do in Tokyo, Japan for Kindy and Elementary Fun – For 5-12 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. We are adding new attractions and information all the time so check back frequently.

Things to do in Tokyo, Japan for Kindy Elementary Fun

Dominos Pizza Academy for Kids – Create & Take Home!

dominos pizza academy

The Dominos Pizza Academy course is a fun 1-hour session where kids learn how a pizza is made and how the pizza store works. The best part? They get to take their creation home and eat it! My son and his kindergarten friends spent their first summer holiday at a Dominos Pizza-making course. …

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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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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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DIY Factory, Futako-Tamagawa – Learn, Make, Rent, Buy

If you love DIY and you want to get you or your hands dirty, then you have to visit the creative shop called DIY Factory in Futako-Tamagawa. This store is fascinating they sell DIY products, have DIY workshops, and offer workshop space and tool rental.  As a true blood DIYer, …

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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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Kyu Asakura House (Daikanyama, Tokyo)

The Kyu Asakura House (旧朝倉家住宅, the literal translation is Old Asakura House) is a gem hidden in central Daikanyama, Shibuya-ku. I stumbled upon it the other day on my way from Ebisu to Nakameguro, and some magical force pulled me inside to discover this Important Cultural Property. If you enjoy …

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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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SC Maglev and Railway Park (Nagoya)

Nagoya, SC Maglev and Railway Park, THINGS THAT GO - TOKYO TRAINS, PLANES & CARS

The SC Maglev and Railway Park is a great museum for train enthusiasts young and old. It houses 39 of JR`s rolling stock displays, some with marked world speed records. Visitors can see, touch and tour the interior of the trains, learn the mechanics behind the bullet train and Maglev as well …

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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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