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January 6 – 8th, 2018 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

Happy New Year!  Most people are probably planning slow weekends of returns and post-holiday busy life, but here are our curated list of family activities for this coming weekend January 6 – 8th, 2018 Tokyo Weekend Family Events, and Activities. This weekend is a three-day break due to the national holiday of Coming of Age Day on Monday. Enjoy Japanese food, culture, and art at some great events this weekend.  Laugh, Learn & Live! Sandra and Lauren

January 6 – 8th, 2018 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

1. Fun Full Day at Sky Tree and Soramachi, Sumida-ku – Winter is the best time of year to visit the Skytree Skytree and Soramachi, Best Living Japanbecause the skies are usually clear and blue. The view from the top of the Skytree is an amazing experience. The best time to visit the Skytree is when it first opens at 9:00, peak hours are noon to 16:00 and are super busy. There is a special ticket desk for foreigners on the 4th floor that has English speakers and materials. If you have a wait before your Skytree appointed time you can spend 60 mins at the Sumida Aquarium right next door, or the Kodomonoyu Playcenter in Soramachi. Soramachi also has a Starbucks and any kind of food you desire. This weekend the stores are running great sales so have fun!

 

 

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2. Ohi Racecourse Flea Market (Shinagawa-ku) – The opening weekend of the Ohi Racetrack flea market is this weekend. If you are hungry for treasure hunting in the New Year venture out to shop for antiques, used clothing and home items. You have to filter through lots of odds and ends but you probably will walk away with some great items.
Event date and time: Saturday, January 6th – 8th, 2018; 9:00 – 15:00
Website: https://trx.jp/consumersMarkets.xhtml
Address: Ohi Racecourse(First parking lot) 2-1-2, Katsushima, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0012

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3. Tokyo Museum Exhibits – Enjoy these great Tokyo museum exhibitions then bundle up and head out to see the illuminations. Lots of options from popular characters to animals and art to keep your kids engaged and amused while learning a bit about art and science. There are seven exhibits listed with varying end dates from December 2017 – April 2018. Don’t miss out!  If you are just looking for a fun museum any time of the year, visit our top Tokyo Museums with Kids.

 

 

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4. Warm-up at the Oedo Onsen Monogatari (Odaiba, Koto-ku) – Explore Odaiba with our Tokyo One Day Itinerary in Odaba with Kids then warm up with a trip the Oedo Onsen in Odaiba. The entire family can enjoy bathing in the multiple onsens, taking a break to play games, eat Japanese food, and then bathe again. A great 3-4 hour activity that all will enjoy! To read about our experience and find more details click here.

Oedo Onsen Monogatari Details:
Address: 2-6-3 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5500-1126
Hours: open 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m (next day), 7 days a week; last entry: 7 a.m.
Cost: Adult(over age 12)2,480 JPY(Sat. & Sun. 2,680 JPY・Special Day 2,880 JPY) Children(age 4 〜 12)1,000 JPY; No fee for a child under age 4 ※Fee includes: Bath fee, Yukata robe fee, Towel fee and Facility usage fee. Evening Discount Admission 1,980 JPY( Sat. & Sun. 2,180 JPY・ Special Day 2,380 JPY)(No child discount available, Entry after 18:00) ※Late Night Premium 2,000 JPY (after 2:00 a.m.)
Access: 2 min walk from the Telecom Center Station on the Yurikamome Line, or 7 min free shuttle from the Tokyo Teleport Station on the Rinkai Line. Shuttle buses are also available from Tokyo station and Shinagawa station (see website for details). 200 car parking is also available for about 1,000 yen for four hours
Website: www.oom.jp
Notes: Very baby friendly and wheelchair accessible.

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5. Go Ice Skating (Various locations around Tokyo metro areas) – Looking for some fun and cool family entertainment in Tokyo, try ice skating.  Do you have wonderful memories of ice skating at the local pond or rink? Tokyo ice skatingWell, share those memories with your significant other, or kids at one of the Tokyo ice skating rinks. You can easily access one of the year-round rinks or one of the seasonal rinks that are now opening around the Tokyo area. Bundle up and hit the ice! Some great iceskating rinks for 2016.

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