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The Science Museum Tokyo, Chiyoda-ku – 5 Floors of Hands on Science

The Science Museum Tokyo

The Science Museum Tokyo is ideal for tweens and teens with hands-on learning covering topics from mechanics, CO2 and global warming to robotics. Younger kids can enjoy some of the exhibits, but most of the concepts they will not understand. Although much of the exhibits signage is in Japanese you can ask …

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Arakawa Amusement Park 荒川遊園, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo – Old Time Fun and Prices

Arakawa Amusement Park 荒川遊園

Arakawa Amusement Park is one stop amusement rides, a petting zoo and in the summer a water splash river. It is only 100 yen to enter the park. Arakawa Amusement Park opened in 1950 and is the only ward-operated amusement park in Tokyo. Arakawa Amusement Park 荒川遊園, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo We recommend …

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Kuritsu Komatsunagi Park (区立駒繋公園) and Shinto Shrine, Setagaya

Kuritsu Komatsunagi Park and Shrine is a hidden gem in Setagaya. It`s located a short walk from some of our favorite lunch spots and parks; 3 minute walk from our favorite, local family-friendly Napoli Pizza spot, Savoy Pizza Mishuku, a 7 minute walk from Fungo Breakfast and Burgers Cafe, and …

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Kintsugi Gold Joinery Classes, Aoyama – Learn How to “Fix” Treasures

Kintsugi Gold Joinery Classes, Aoyama

As an avid antiquer, I have found cracked plates and cups that deserved a second life with Kintsugi Gold Joinery.  I was thrilled to find Saideigama studio in Aoyama that offers an introductory two-hour lesson. Kintsugi (金継ぎ, きんつぎ) is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer and then to@@ing …

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Hanayashiki Amusement Park, Asakusa – The Oldest Amusement Park in Japan

Hanayashiki Amusement Park, Asakusa

If you have “templed out” the kids visiting Sensō-ji in the morning, a 2-3 hour visit to Hanayashiki Amusement Park is the perfect afternoon. Located immediately behind Sensō-ji  (a top 3 place to visit on most Tokyo trip lists) is the oldest amusement park in Japan. The Hanayashiki Amusement Park offers over …

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Todoroki Ravine Park, Setagaya-ku – Great Trekking for Little Ones

Todoroki Ravine Park

The Todoroki Ravine Park (等々力渓谷公園) is a perfect paradise for families looking for a bit of green trekking in the Tokyo. The Park is a little over 1 kilometer in length and runs along Yazawagawa (谷沢川). Kids will enjoy collecting sticks and jumping on rocks as parents relax in the quiet …

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Meguro Parasitological Museum, Meguro – Yucky Medical Science

Meguro Parasitological Museum

Honestly, the Meguro Parasitological Museum (目黒寄生虫館) was not high on my lists of Japan family adventures, but I was persuaded to check it. The Meguro Parasitological Museum is a small two-floor museum full of worms and other parasites pickled in fluids. The titles of all the exhibits are bilingual (Japanese …

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