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Tweens and Teens Fun Things to do in Tokyo

Tweens and Teens Fun Things to do in Tokyo, Japan with Tweens and Teens – For 13 – 18  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 tweens or teens.  We are moms of teens who have provided us with plenty of feedback on what is “cool” and what it not. We pride ourselves of showing our kids some pretty cool stuff.

Things to do in Tokyo, Japan with Tweens and Teens Fun

Koinobori – Learn, Go, Make! – May Fun

Children's Day in japan, Best Living Japan

I love seeing the growing schools of koinobori swimming in the city sky this time of year. Do you have a koinobori (carp streamer)? I love the colors, the movement and the symbolism. The carp streamers are hung in celebration of Children’s Day which is May 5th.   If you have …

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Japanese Overseas Migration Museum (Yokohama)

If you love history and are planning a trip to Yokohama please visit the Japanese Overseas Migration Museum. This museum is a hidden gem. I learned so much about a topic I knew nothing, and there is no cost of admission. Over 25 million Japanese have migrated overseas since the …

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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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Nezu Shrine Azalea Festival until May 5th, 2017

Nezu shrine

Nezu Shrine Azalea Festival from mid-April till the end of Golden Week (1st week of May) is a beautiful landscape of ancient Japanese temple buildings, bright orange gates and thousands and thousands of azalea bushes in every color possible. The Shrine’s azalea garden was reportedly planted 300 years ago and …

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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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Nezu Shrine Azalea Festival now until May 6th, 2019

Nezu shrine

The Nezu Shrine Azalea Festival from early – April till the end of Golden Week (2nd week of May) is a beautiful landscape of ancient Japanese temple buildings, bright orange gates and thousands and thousands of azalea bushes in every color possible. The Shrine’s azalea garden was reportedly planted 300 …

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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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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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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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Ukiyo-e Ōta Memorial Museum of Art (Harajuku, Tokyo)

The Ukiyo-e Ōta Memorial Museum of Art in Harajuku, Tokyo offers an intimate and easy to understand presentation of  Ukiyo-e prints.  This museum does not have a permanent exhibit on display, but rather rotates exhibits monthly from . This March 2015 exhibit is titled “Kawaii ~Cute Girls in Ukiyo-e” which caught …

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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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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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Kasai Rinkai Park & Tokyo Bay (Edogawa-Ku, Tokyo)

Kasai Rinkai Park & Tokyo Bay

Kasai Rinkai Park (葛西臨海公園) is a huge expansive park situated along Tokyo Bay. It houses the Tokyo Sea Life Aquarium, bird sanctuary, 117m tall ferris wheel, bbq grounds, biking and walking paths, a Japanese garden, small playground and plum and cherry blossom paths. One side of the park houses the …

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