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Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Odaiba with Kids

Odaiba is our favorite area to take kids and teens. It has a beach, grassy areas, lots of space, a number of attractions, family-friendly restaurants and malls. Here are our favorites;

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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.

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If with young kids Legoland Discovery Center is a great option. Located a minute walk from Bills it`s one of our favorite indoor theme park on our list of TOP Theme Parks in Japan. They have a miniature model of the Tokyo’s cityscape made from nearly 1.5 million bricks, a Lego-themed laser shooting ride, Fire Academy & Construction Site with crawl spaces, 4D cinema, and so much more. Tokyo Legoland Discovery Center opens from 10:00.

  

  

If with teens we recommend popping in next door to Aqua City Tokyo Joypolis, an indoor theme park with rides and attractions (open from 10:00) or take the escalator upstairs to the 4th floor and visit the Daiba 1-Chome Shotengai, a retro 1950s shopping street with food, games and souvenirs. Visitors flock here for the games and quirky shops. Located at the end of the Daiba 1-Chome Shotengai is the Takoyaki Museum – more a food court than a museum, with adorable Takoyaki goods and food. Great spot for a Takoyaki snack.

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*** Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Odaiba with Kids ***

Sony Explora Science Museum is great option for kids eight years through teens. It is hands-on fun with great explanations in English and Japanese, or take a break from the mall and head outdoors to Odaiba`s Sea Side park. Stroll along the man-made beach with views of boats in the bay and the Rainbow Bridge. Highly recommend crossing by foot or bike; also has great views of the sunset.

Rainbow Bridge Bike Crossing

Walk along the bay past the Hilton Tokyo Odaiba to Shiokaze Park. It has a beautiful and clean water and greenery promenade lined with tall Washington Palms and Cherry trees, fountain to splash in, and hidden pirate ship for little ones to explore.

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A 7 minute walk from Shiokaze Park is the Miraikan, The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. It has great interactive exhibits about the universe, solar system, robotics and the human body today and future. Great for teens and up. Little ones can enjoy the many hands-on exhibitions. Opens at 10:00. Closed on Tuesday.

The Tokyo Water Science Museum and Panasonic Center Tokyo are great options for primary-school aged kids. They are both fun, educational and free! Explore the water science museum via interactive exhibits and tour the Ariake pumping station (Japanese language) or interact with Panasonic`s latest products and technologies.

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End your day at Oedo Onsen Monogatari, a hot spring theme park with onsen, dining and entertainment set in the Edo Period or ride the Pallette Town Ferris Wheel for a 16 minute twilight ride over-looking Tokyo. Hours 10:00 – 22:00.

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If heading out of Odaiba try the Tokyo Water Bus. The water buses run to six main locations; Hamarikyu Gardens and Hinode Pier near Hamamatsucho Station, Odaiba, Pallete Town, Tokyo Big Sight and Toyosu across the bay and to Asakusa up the Sumida River. We recommend you ride between April – November when the temperatures are lovely on the boats.

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P.S. For more things to do in Odaiba with Kids, visit our Odaiba Area Guide.

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