Here are our March 21 & 22, 2020 Tokyo weekend family events and activities. Cherry Blossoms are blooming all over Tokyo! Get your walking shoes and cameras and see them before they’re gone!
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March 21 & 22, 2020 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities
View the Cherry Blossoms – Cherry Blossoms are blooming all over Tokyo! Visit our 2020 list of the top Cherry Blossom Picnic Parks, Strolls and Boat Views.
The Farmers Market at the UN University (Aoyama, Tokyo)
Love, love wondering through the farmers market at the UN University between Omotesando and Shibuya stations. Over 70 vendors come to sell their fresh produce, honey, rice and more. There are also food and drink trucks for hearty appetites. My kids and I bike to the market and spend an hour or so tasting the samples. We never walk away empty-handed, usually buying more than enough to fill our bike baskets. A lot of the produce is also organic. Enjoy the fresh season harvest.Check out our one day itinerary for Aoyama, Shibuya, Harajuku area for other fun things to do.
Address: 5-53-70 Jingue Mae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Open: Every weekend Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 16:00
Access: 5 min walk from Omotesando station or 7 min walk from Shibuya station
Website: http://farmersmarkets.jp (in Japanese only)
Toilets: No toilets
Child friendly: Stroller friendly, lots of samples for kids to nibble, also wheelchair friendly
The Shibuya Scramble Square opened on November 1st, 2019, making it now the tallest building in the Shibuya area. We are really excited about this new addition to Shibuya because it sits right on top of Shibuya station which is super convenient if you want to meet friends or shop without pushing the stroller through the back streets of Shibuya. B2 to the 14th floor are filled with food, fashion, and lifestyle products. There is a Tsutaya & Starbucks on the 11th floor, Japanese gift stores on the upper floors, a Tokyu Hands satellite store on the 1oth, and great restaurants on 12 & 13th floors.
You can also buy a ticket to the top if the building (Shibuya Sky View) to see a 360-degree view of Tokyo. You must make reservations at this link. A bit pricey but a great view if blue skies. The evaluator light show to the top and down was our kids favorite part. Adults 1,800 – kids 500 yen, kids under 3 are free. Note no strollers are allowed on the roof.
Shibuya Scramble Square – Tokyo Sky View, Great Shibuya Shopping and Eats
Shibuya Scramble Square
Address: 2 -24-12 Shibuya, Shibuya City, Tokyo (google map)
Access: Directly above Shibuya station
Buy tickets to visit the Sky View: https://www.shibuya-scramble-square.com/sky/ticket/en/
Showa Kinen Park 昭和記念公園 Details
Address: Midoricho 3173, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo 国営昭和記念公園 (〒190-0014 東京都立川市緑町３１７３)
Telephone: 042- 524-1516 (Japanese language only)
Hours: March 1 – October 31: 9:30 – 17:00; November 1 – February end: 9:30 – 16:30
Cost to enter park: Adults (15 – 64) 450 JPY, seniors (65+) 210 JPY, JHS and under FREE
Access: 2 min walk from Nishi Tachikawa Station, 14 min walk from Tachikawa station. I recommend you take eh Chuo Line from Shinjuku directly to Nishi Tachikawa station which is a good spot to get a rental bike. There is a also a large parking lot at the Nishi Tachikawa park side (near the station). Cost to park is 820 JPY for the day.
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Park is a mega Tokyo park nestled in central Tokyo. You can get lost in the 58.3ha (144 acres) park and imagine that you are far away in a Japanese villa, French estate garden or British landscape. Plan to take a lunchbox, and have a fun half exploring or relaxing in at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. This is not the place for a “quick visit” the park is huge and entrances and exits only three, so you need to walk quite a way inside the park. When you enter the park, ask for an English map which is super handy. The park is very stroller friendly! More Details…
Shinjuku Gyoen Park, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Tokyo Tower – A trip to Tokyo Tower (東京タワー) with the kids is a must do for visitors or newly arrived Tokyo expats. Not only is the view great, but the ride up is really, really cool! There are two observation levels; one at 150 meters (490 ft), and the second at 249.6 meters (819 ft). You can buy a ticket to just the 1st level or a ticket to visit both – I highly recommend buying the ticket to visit both. One of the biggest surprises was the unique bathroom at the top level – very handy if you have little ones. Many people have the Sky Tree on their list above Tokyo Tower, but I prefer the views from Tokyo Tower – Tokyo Bay, Odaiba, Rainbow Bridge, Zozoji, and all the way to Shibuya and Shinjuku. The view in the day or night is beautiful (open until 23:00). More Details …
Tokyo Tower Details
Address: 4-2-8 Shibakoen, Minato, Tokyo 105-0011
Business Hours: Open everyday 9:00 – 23:00 (last admission 22:30)
Cost: Adults – main floor 900 JPY, top floor 700 JPY, main and top 1,600 JPY / Elementary and Junior High Children – main floor 500 JPY, top floor 500 JPY, main and top 1,000 JPY / Preschool Children 4+ – main floor 400 JPY, top floor 400 JPY, main and top 800 JPY / Children under 4 years free
Website in English: https://www.tokyotower.co.jp/en.html
Access: 5 min walk from Akabanebashi Station on the Oedo Line, 7 min walk from Kamiyacho Station (Exit 2) on the Hibiya Line, 6 min walk from Onarimon Station (Exit A1) on the Mita Line or 10 min walk from Daimon Staiton (Exit A6) on the Asakusa Line.
Daikanyama T-site and the Ivy Place restaurant is a low-rise complex of shops, eateries and a huge Tsutaya. This place is sure to attract a huge crowd due to the well-designed architecture, greenery, and places to shop, eat & socialize.
Spend an afternoon shopping for music/books at Tsutaya, battery assisted bikes at Motovelo, specialty cameras, or toys at BorneLund. Grab a drink or bite at Ivy Place, the 2nd floor lounge at Tsutaya or even Starbucks. There is plenty of room to lounge indoors and out. You can even take your dog (one of the larger buildings holds a dog-grooming salon which includes a sawdust-covered “dog-garden”).
Ivy Place Daikanyama Details
Address: Daikanyama T-Site Garden, 16-15 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Hours: Daily 7:00-22:00
Access: A 6-min walk from Daikanyama Station or a 5-min walk from Ebisu Station
Oedo Onsen Monogatari Details
Address: 2-6-3 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Hours: Reduced hours. Please check website for updates.
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.
Notes: Very baby friendly and wheel chair accessible.
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