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Amusement Parks in Japan, Amusement Parks with Kids in Tokyo

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Edo-Tokyo Open-air Architectural Museum (Koganei, Tokyo)

I highly recommend you visit the Edo-Tokyo Open-air Architectural Museum to see actual homes and businesses from the 1700’s to the early 1900’s preserved in a beautiful park. Unfortunately due to natural disasters, war and redevelopment much of Tokyo historical architecture has been erased, but at the Edo-Tokyo Open-air Architectural …

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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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Top Theme Parks in Japan

Summer break is almost here for most International Schools. If you`re planning on staying in Japan for the summer or even for a bit before your return home we recommend visiting some theme parks before Japanese schools let out. Japan has many amazing theme parks to offer from parks with thrill …

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Japan Folk Crafts Museum (Meguro, Tokyo)

The Japan Folk Crafts Museum is a must see in Tokyo. Not only due to the crafts it houses but the buildings themselves.   The Japan Folk Crafts Museum is of Mingei style completed in 1936 built by carpenters from Tochigi prefecture. Ceramics, dyed and woven textiles, wood and lacquer, stone …

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PuChu! Indoor Play Center, Yokohama

PuChu! is a new indoor play center located on the 4th floor of the AsoBuild building, two floors above the Poop Museum, near Yokohama Station. They have 7 stations to play in and 5 zones; Stations 1. The Dance Star – kids jump on mini sound producing trampolines. 2. 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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Inokashira Park Zoo (Musashino-shi, Tokyo)

Inokashira Park, Tokyo Zoos and Aquariums

Inokashira Park Zoo is a great place for families to picnic, kids to run around, musicians to perform and vendors to gather. You can see these animals at the Inokashira Zoo: rhesus monkeys, raccoons, fennecs, Japanese serows, Japanese martens, masked palm civets, Amur cats, raccoon dogs, Japanese squirrels, red-crowned cranes, Japanese birds, tropical …

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Tokyu Train and Bus Museum (Kawasaki-shi, Kanazawa)

Tokyu Train and Bus Museum (Kawasaki-shi, Kanazawa)

The Tokyu Train and Bus Museum is a small museum located at Miyasakidai Station. The museum has many functioning miniature trains as well as actual train cars and busses on display. It holds a virtual driving simulator for both a bus and a train, a panorama theatre of miniature functioning …

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Nezu Museum and Garden (Aoyama, Tokyo)

Nezu Museum Garden, Best Living Japan

The Nezu Museum and Garden is one of my favorite escape relaxation locations in Tokyo. I visited the other day with all four kids, and the iris plants were in full bloom (May). However, regardless of season or exhibit the Nezu Museum & Garden is a great 1-2 hour period …

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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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Mamiana Park Playground (Azabu, Tokyo)

Mamiana Park (狸穴公園 ) is located just behind the Tokyo American Club and is a short walk to the popular Nissin World Delicatessen Supermarket. My kids love spending a morning at the park, then shopping at Nissin for all their international goodies, grabbing lunch at one of the many family-friendly restaurants …

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Kogai Park (Hiroo, Tokyo)

Kogai Park is a fun place to take your active kids. It`s a great place to have your kids gain strength, balance & coordination. Kids love it because it has a zip line and some really great climbing equipment. It is very busy after school due to its location next …

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Kosoen Studio (Ome, Tokyo) – Indigo Dying in Tokyo

Kosoen Studio (Ome, Tokyo) - Indigo Dying in Tokyo

If you love the samurai blue of Japanese indigo dying, I highly recommend you take a day trip to Kosoen Studio in Ome, Tokyo. My daughter and I visited the other day and learned a lot about Japanese indigo dying, and returned home with scarves we will always cherish. Depending …

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The Fukagawa-Edo Museum (Koto-ku, Tokyo)

Fukugawa Edo Museum, Tokyo history musuems

The Fukagawa-Edo Museum (Koto-ku, Tokyo) is a very hands-on gem of a museum in Tokyo to visit for 1-2 hours. The Fukagawa-Edo Museum is a large hall with about 12 Edo-period houses reconstructed in a village environment. The hall is very compact, and the lighting switches from night to day so you feel …

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Little Planet Digital Play Space – Diver City Odaiba

Little Planet is a permanent digital exhibition that combines digital technology with play. Opened in Nov 2018, Little Planet offers various digital experiences to keep your child active and engaged. If your kids loved the TeamLab Borderless/Planets exhibition they`ll love to pop into Little Planet. Our kids loved the sand party …

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Kamiyon Jidouyuen Playground (Nakameguro, Tokyo)

** June 2015 update: The swirly slide was removed from the play equipment and replace with a climbing wall. Kamiyon Jidouyuen Playground is nestled between Nakameguro & Yutenji stations. Located across the playground is the Meguro Christ Church. A quiet playground frequented by locals. Equipment: 2 swings sandpit slide climbing …

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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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