1 Disnayland Resort
Definitely its number one tourist attraction for you if you travel Tokyo with kids. No need to worry about anything there: enough entertainment for all day, one of the best selection of food for kids, kids stores and everything else you need for the great family time together.
Its a first Disneyland opened outside of United States. Tokyo Disneyland Resort has 2 parks: Tokyo Disneyland Park and Tokyo DisneySea Park - Inspired by the myths and legends of the sea. While suitable for all ages, Tokyo DisneySea was designed to a more grown up audience. The old reliables are still there: Peter Pan's Flight, Pinocchio, Snow White, the tea cups, Dumbo, Pirates, Star Tours, etc. and they will not disappoint and there are newer attractions like Pooh's Hunny Hunt and Roger Rabbit's cartoon spin.
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And read my Tokyo Disneyland Trip Planner for more information and photos!
After happy day or days in Disnayland Resort good time to visit Ueno Park - is the most popular park in Japan. You might spend day or two to discover all attractions. There are so many nice things to do for all family! What you can do: visit National Museum of Art and Science - each floor has interesting kids friendly exhibits about dinosaurs, evolution of human and animals, environment, history, science and new technologies. Closed on Mondays. Meet pandas, gorillas, elephants and tigers in Ueno Zoo - Japanese first zoo which is a home for 460 Japanese species. Open: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed every Monday and December 29 to January 1. And if you and your kids have power after all, stroll in Ueno Park itself - very beautiful place especially during cherry blossoms. Still have plenty of time and power - check 15 Things To Do in Ueno Park .
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is a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay. One more destination in Tokyo for families with kids. I hope you slept well and got all your power back for this day! Prepare to spend all day here too. What can be interesting? A lot!!!
First Odaiba Venus Fort (Open 11 a.m to 9 p.m) - 3 level shopping mall with the faux clouds which gave it the illusion of eternal blue skies indoors. And if you have a young pretty fan of Hello Kitty in your team, she might find place of her dreams here in Kawaii Paradise - a Hello Kitty heaven on the first floor of Venus Fort! Its a cute cafe in Hello Kitty theme offering Hello Kitty pancakes, game area where kids can spend hours and Hello Kitty shop! I am already afraid to go there. Feel we can stick there for hours. My daughter start to love this cat even before she watched the cartoon. Also in Venus Fort bottom floor you will find small car museum for kids - perfect for small boys from your family team!.. Actually for some girls too, as my daughter loves hello kitty and cars equally.
Continuing car theme, second place you can walk to is Toyota Mega Web Odaiba (Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) - its a world biggest Toyota Showroom. There are a lot of cars, some are available only in Japan. Kids and their faithful parents can go inside of any car their want, imagine their test drive and play with controls. Then go and try Kids Hybrid Ride One attraction and drive foot pedal type electric motor assisted hybrid cart for 15 min. This attraction for those who are taller then 120 sm.
Ok, whats next? Next is DiverCity Tokyo Plaza provides not just shopping opportunities but a full range of entertainment, relaxation, surprises and uniqueness. The world’s first permanent Gundam entertainment facility, Gundam Front Tokyo provides a full experience of the world of Gundam for all visitors along with the 18m-high Gundam statue.
Is there something else? Yes! LEGO Land Discovery Center ( Weekdays: 10am – 8pm (Last admission 6pm); Weekends & Public holidays: 10am- 9pm(Last admission 7pm) - an indoor theme park featuring more than 3 million LEGO bricks, a big play area for kids and kids in heart! It is located on the 3d floor of Decks Mall in Odaiba.
This is it? No! There is super nice The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; closed on Tuesdays) - the exhibits target a range of ages, lots of kid friendly fun! Their website.
Plus Ooedo-Onsen-Monogatari - is a natural onsen (hot spring) theme park, experience 14 varieties of baths including indoor baths using water from natural hot springs that gush up from the source 1,400 meters under ground
Plus Odaiba Seaside park - beautiful place to walk on the beach and built sand castles!
And I didn't mention Ferris Weel yet! Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (up to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays)
I really doubt I can make it all in one day....
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Especially for lovers of ''tu tu train''!!! Welcome to the railway world! There are a heap of trains on display, a play room for kids full of train track they can assemble, train simulators, a small outdoor playground and small trains that you can drive around although reservations are required.
The trains (or cars) that include are the ones used by the imperial family of Japan, the first Shinkansen (bullet train), some old third class cars during the early meiji era, express trains during the 50's, steam locomotives, and a few more others.
There are two restaurants inside the museum, and 2 outside serving "bento" lunch. You can eat those bento lunch inside the train that's air-conditioned. There's also simulators included so you can experience to sit in a real train.
A liitle bit far from most of attractions but this railway museum are worth to visit!!
The entrance fee is 1000 yen. Closed every Tuesday and Dec. 29 - Jan. 1. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
J-World located in Sunshine City Mall. This place contains a lot of play activities which taken from the famous anime like Dragon ball Z and Naruto.But, you have to prepare some ¥ if you come in this place. Because every game play will be cost you again, exclude your entrance fee. Spend great time taking pictures, posing with Naruto, looking at exclusive anime content, shopping in the J-World shop and eating a delicious pink Majin Buu hamburger. It's kind of like a small version of DisneyLand, but instead of Mickey Mouse showing their faces you get Son Goku and Naruto! Just remember to bring some fellow anime/manga fans along with you. Your grandpa and grandma might not be into it.
Address: 3F Sunshinecity World Import Mart Bldg., 3 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo. Open 10:00am-10:00pm (7 days a week)
Pokemon Center Tokyo Pokemon's official shop, where you can buy original Pokemon merchandise, video games, card games, and other Pokemon-related goodies. The store also has a Pokemon card game teaching room, and holds regular events.
Address: 2F Sunshinecity World Import Mart Bldg., 3 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo. Open 10:00am-10:00pm (7 days a week)
Stay with me and wait for new updates about preparation for my trip to Japan in December!