Wondering what to do for one day in Tokyo? Pick your favorite day from our Tokyo one day itineraries with kids. Read our complete itinerary on what to see and do during your stay. Pick and choose your favorites and have fun!
Start your morning by taking a stroll at Mohri Garden located near Asashi TV and the Roppongi Hills Arena. It`s a beautiful Japanese garden built around a pond with pink cherry blossoms in Spring, red maple leaves in Autumn and illuminations in Winter. Also a lovely place for photos. More Details –>
Jiyugaoka is a lovely area filled with boutiques, restaurants and cafes. If visiting the area with kids we recommend these restaurants and play areas to visit between shopping breaks. More Details –>
If you have 3-5 days to spend in Tokyo, we highly recommend this one-day itinerary for Tokyo One Day with Kids – Shibuya, Harajuku, Omotesando, and Aoyama areas. The Shibuya, Harajuku, Omotesando and Aoyama area is a great place to see the modern, hip fashion and entertainment side of Tokyo with a mix of traditional. More Details –>
Start your morning off at Ivy Place, one of our favorite breakfast spots on our list of Top Tokyo breakfast & brunch recommendations. Located in the stylish Daikanyama T-Site complex, Ivy Place opens daily from 7:00 a.m. and offers a variety of breakfast choices that change with the season. Patrons have the choice of indoor or outdoor seating. Indoor seating is spacious and lovely; outdoors surrounded with foliage. Their garden terrace is popular and crowded on nice weather days. Reservations recommended. More Details –>
Nakameguro is a popular yet quiet residential neighborhood filled with unique boutique shops and cafe. The area comes alive with their Cherry Blossom festival along the Meguro River in mid spring and during their summer matsuri (festival). Here are our favorite things to do with kids in the area. More Details –>
We love this quiet, residential area in Shibuya-ku. We often often spend our day in the Ebisu Station West Exit area then walk towards Daikanyama or the East Exit towards Ebisu Garden Place. More Details –>
Start your morning off at Bills Odaiba in the Decks Shopping Mall which has an open terrace that gives a beautiful view of Tokyo Bay and the Rainbow Bridge. The large, 200 person seating restaurant is clean and family-friendly. Families can enjoy their meal then take a stroll out on the large promenade in nice weather or stay-in and shop around. If you walk towards Tokyo Bay there is a man-made beach where kids can frolick in the sand and enjoy the view. Bills Odaiba opens from 9:00. More Details –>
Setagaya Park is one we frequent on our list of Top Recommended Playground Parks in Tokyo. They offer rides on a mini Steam Locomotive, free pedal-go-carts in a traffic park with working traffic signals, have 2 separate playgrounds equipped with swings, spring riders, slides, monkey bars and sandpit, and a children-sized shanty town where they can make bread, roast potatoes, etc depending on the season. The park also includes a real stationary Steam Locomotive that kids can explore, a skateboard park, tennis courts, outdoor pool and open spaces for picnicking, fairs and play. More Details –>
A great one day Tokyo itinerary with Kids is Tokyo Tower (9:00 -11:00), walk through Zozoji on your way to Hamarikyu Gardens (10:30-12:00), take the boat to Asakusa for lunch and to visit Sensoji (13:00 – 17:00) and then home. If you are on the go early, try a quick breakfast at one of my favourite nearby spots Le Pain Quotidian in Shibakoen open everyday 7:30, or Maison Landemaine Tokyo, Roppongi open M-F 7:00 or S/S 9:00; both shops are about a 5-8 min walk from Tokyo Tower. More Details –>
When we came for our look-see, Akasaka was our main focus. I had lived in Akasaka before from 2000-2003 and we stayed in a hotel in Akasaka during our honeymoon in 2009. We loved the busyness of the nightlife and the numerous little intimate restaurants and bars. It probably was not the most kid-friendly neighbourhood we thought, but we had found a big 2-story house there and we were fine with having to travel to playgrounds and such. But boy, were we wrong. Akasaka turned out to be very kid-friendly and is a great neighbourhood to live in.
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