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5 Things to do With Kids in Tokyo

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December 4, 2019

Japan is fantastic place to visit with kids as is safe, clean and packed full of all the mod cons.

Its capital, Tokyo, is a fantastic city to explore with the kids as it has a brilliant pop culture and plenty of things to occupy even the fussiest of small people.

Did you know that you could stay in a hotel with a life-sized bust of Godzilla looks out over the city from the eighth floor, or opt for something central like the Tokyo Prince Hotel which is close to Kidzania and the Tokyo Tower.

Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland is made up of seven themed lands and features seasonal decorations and parades, like its sister sites in Paris and America, including DisneySea, the only Disney theme park in the world with an “ocean” theme.

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For traditional Disney fans, there is still Cinderella’s Castle and lots of the rides we all love including Space Mountain, Haunted Mansion and It’s a Small World, as well as exclusive rides to the park, like Monsters Inc. Ride and Go Seek


Kidzania in London is one of our favourite days out in the UK, so we were very excited to find out that there is one in Tokyo too.

KidZania is a city founded by the children of the world where they can be leaders and learn about society while having fun, getting to role-play as adults at almost 100 jobs and activities using real-world tools and equipment.

Kidzania Ambulance

They even run English Wednesday, where their programmes are run in full English, mainly to help children learn another language, but perfect for foreign visitors too.

Tokyo Tower

The Tokyo Tower is is an Eiffel Tower-inspired lattice observation tower that is painted orange and white to comply with air safety regulations.

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There are two observation decks, the 150m Main Deck, where you can get a sense of Tokyo’s cityscape in all three dimensions and the 250m Top Deck with a perfect bird’s-eye view of the whole of Tokyo.

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National Museum of Nature and Science

National Museum of Nature and Science is one of Japan’s biggest science museums, with over 25,000 exhibits that explore everything from outer space and dinosaurs to the unique ecosystems of Japan and the world’s latest advances in technology.

Each floor is full of interactive exhibits and hands-on experiments with light, magnetism and electricity that are great for keeping the kids interested and entertained.

SEGA Game Centre

The Sega game centre has something to appeal to kids of all ages, including games using all the latest technology

The SEGA game centre is basically a massive arcade, plus on the sixth floor there are rows of sticker picture machines. Before stepping inside one of the booths, make a stop at the cosplay desk where you can pick from hundreds of costumes to wear for your very own photo shoot.

Have you been to Tokyo, what are your recommendations for visiting with kids?


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