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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

The Shitamachi Museum (Ueno, Tokyo)

Shitamachi museum, Top places to take kids in ttokyo

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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21-21 Design Sight (Roppongi, Tokyo)

21-21 Design Sight is a very innovative museum. There is no permanent exhibit but rather original exhibits that rotate every five to six months. I attended the present exhibit “Measuring: This much. That much. How much?” with my son who does not like math so much. He and I had …

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Kiba Park (Koto-ku, Tokyo) – A spacious park, great for sporty types

Kiba Park

Kiba Park (木場公園) is a large, spacious park great for sporty types. The north end houses The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, a multi-use field, tennis courts and outdoor stage, while the south has a grassy area, BBQ field (reservations required), dog run and botanical garden – maintained and administered by the Park …

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Niko Niko Park (Aoyama, Tokyo)

Niko Niko Park (にこにこパーク) is a kids jungle gym paradise. It has a variety of equipment for your little one to play on. The Jungle Tower with a slide, the Wonder Jungle & Sandpit for the little ones, a Fitness Area and a Spider Spider trampoline. Parents can relax & chat …

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Nabeshima Shoto Park (Shibuya, Tokyo)

Nabeshima Shoto Park

Nabeshima Shoto Park (鍋島松濤公園) and playground is a lovely spot to relax while the little ones play. The park is surrounded by diverse vegetation (the Yoshino cherry tree, Sasanqua, Yabutsubaki, Zelkova, Iroha maple), plenty of seating and holds a small pond and children`s playground. The area is great for a short stroll around the …

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Tokyo Kids Indoor Play Centers

** 11/2015 Update ** Please visit our updated list of the Top 9 Tokyo Kids Indoor Play Centers. Staying indoors with your kids can be daunting. Here are my favorite places to go with kids on rainy days, and my personal experience at a number of them. We have some great activity …

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Sony ExploraScience (Odaiba, Tokyo)

Sony Explore Science

The Sony ExploraScience in Odaiba is an engaging and educational science and technology centre for kids eight years through teens for 1-2 hours. There are two large rooms on the 5th floor of the Mediage building in Odaiba that are filled with interactive displays that explain light and sound principals …

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Panasonic Center Tokyo (Odaiba, Tokyo) – 3 Floors of Free, Hands-on Fun

Panasonic Center Tokyo

The Panasonic Center Tokyo is filled with 3 floors of FREE interactive fun! Begin your journey on the main floor Active Learning Camp discovering facts about the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Learn about diverse cultures around the world, participate in knowledge workshops, browse through Olympics related books and test equipment used …

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Space Museum TenQ, Toky Dome (Korakuen, Tokyo)

Space Museum TenQ is an entertainment museum set up to deepen your knowledge about the universe. Patrons can visit 9 different space related areas beginning with their projection mapping room. Sit and watch the walls undergo a variety of transformations then watch visuals of space and philosophers from past to …

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Hitotsugi Park Playground (Akasaka, Tokyo)

Hitotsugi Park

Hitotsugi Park (一ツ木公園) lies nestled behind the TBS Broadcasting Center (TBS放送センター) in Akasaka. It`s a clean and quiet park playground with a large open space surrounded by greenery. You can find many office workers having a peaceful lunch on one of the many benches here during the work week. The playground park is …

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Climbing Gym Spider (Azabu, Tokyo) – Birthday Party Venue

As a mom of four kids, I am challenged each year to find “that great” birthday party venue. Lucky me, Climbing Gym Spider (クライミングジムSPIDER) is a great birthday party venue in Azabu Juban that opened in August 2014. We just had our 3rd son’s 11th birthday there with 20 very …

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Tokyo Dome City Guide – Amusement Park

Tokyo Dome City

Tokyo Dome City is an easy destination amusement park. Kids from 6+ to teens can enjoy a half day at the Tokyo Dome City riding cool water thrills, roller coasters and drop and scream attractions.  Toddlers and pre-K also have fun on the merry-go-round and the huge ferris wheel. Korakoen …

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National Museum of Nature and Science (Ueno, Tokyo)

***Note the Museum will be closed June 24th-28th 2019 for maintenance***** National Museum of Nature and Science (国立科学博物館) Ueno, Tokyo – The newly renovated (completed July 2015) National Museum of Nature and Science is a great place to slow down, have fun and learn! I was very impressed with the renovations in the …

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Higashine Park & Playground (Setagaya, Tokyo)

Higashine Park & Playground (東根公園) is a newly renovated playground with equipment to challenge little ones. Located just 10 minutes on foot from Buta Park (Pig Park) at Komazawa Olympic Park #4 on our list of Top 10 Recommended Baby and Kids Parks in Tokyo and an 11 minute walk to Fusumacho Park Playground and Bicycle …

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Fusumacho Park Playground and Bicycle Traffic Safety Park

It`s starting to feel like Spring! A great time to get your little ones to practice riding. We found this great bicycle traffic park two blocks behind the Squirrel Park at Komazawa Olympic Park #4 on our list of Top 10 Recommended Baby and Kids Parks in Tokyo. Fusumacho (衾町) Bicycle …

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Iijima Flower Garden (Kanagawa) – Strawberry and Vegetable Picking

Iijima Flower Garden is a quaint farm centrally located in Kanagawa. They offer 30 minute all-you-can-eat strawberries that are pesticide-free. Picking is at ground or planter levels. They also offer 13 other types of fruits and vegetable picking over the year. Strawberries (Jan-May), Cabbage (Dec-May), Daikon (Nov-April), Carrots & Turnips (Nov-Mar), Sweet Potatoes …

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Ebisu Park Playground (Ebisu, Tokyo)

Ebisu Park (恵比寿公園) is a large sand park located near the intersection of Ebisu Minami, between Ebisu and Daikanyama. This hidden gem is a great place to let your kids burn off energy. The park has newly painted equipment and plenty of shade and bench seating. It`s a great spot to …

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Sugekari Park (Aobadai, Tokyo)

Sugekari Park is located in Aobadai, a 10-min walk from Nakameguro and Daikanyama stations. Frequented by local neighborhood kids and students from the Sugekari Elementary School, it`s a nice place to relax and let your kids run around on grass. The park also houses a refurbished Japanese-style house and Garden. …

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Kawatsura Strawberry Picking Farm & Flowers (Chiba)

Kawatsura Strawberry Farm

Strawberry picking is a popular activity in Japan Winter through Spring. Kawatsura Strawberry Picking Farm is one of our favorite Japan Strawberry farms. Prices are highest in December and January, and taper off towards the end of Spring. See all of our recommenced Tokyo Strawberry Farms.  Kawatsura Strawberry Picking Farm …

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