Vacation in Tokyo with a child. What to see?
If you decide to spend your winter vacation with your family in Japan, namely in the capital of this amazing country, you will definitely think about the question: what are the entertainment for children in Tokyo?
To make your New Year’s holiday with children in Japan as interesting and eventful as possible, you can always use our list of Japanese parks and game centers for children of all ages to draw up an entertainment program.
Here you will find great entertainment options for both very young children and teenagers. In addition, on our website you can also see a list of hotels in Tokyo that offer the most comfortable conditions for accommodation with young children, as well as information about the traditions and features of the New Year celebration in Japan. Also, information about the best children’s parks in Europe, for example, if you plan to go with your child to relax in Europe, and not in Asia, may be useful to you.
For children who are familiar with Walt Disney’s cartoons, a trip to Tokyo Disneyland will be a wonderful gift. But if you expect something special from this Japanese amusement park, you may be a little disappointed – it was created according to the standards of European Disneyland, and there is nothing particularly Japanese about the design or function of the attractions – bright, colorful, fun, but very European.
Disney Sea Amusement Park
But the Disney Sea amusement park will be much more interesting to those who want something unusual and certainly Japanese. Disney Si is a local Japanese development, analogues of which you will not find anywhere else in other countries.
Here you will find many water rides and attractions that will be more interesting to adults and older children than toddlers.
Disney Sea Park is located next to Tokyo Disneyland, and there are many different hotels and souvenir shops around, so you can perfectly combine a visit to these two parks.
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LegoLand on Odaiba
Both large and small fans of Lego designers will definitely appreciate the LegoLand Discovery Center. Here, guests can be offered many attractions and game rooms, a cinema and, of course, the attributes of European Legolands that are beloved by both adults and children – figures, statues and entire towns collected from Lego bricks.
Ghibli Museum Museum
For children who love anime, Tokyo will be especially interested in the museum of the Ghibli studio located in the Mitaka district (a suburb of the capital). A rich program awaits your child in this small museum – during the tour he will be able to learn more about creating popular anime cartoons, look at the studio in which they are made from the inside and visit the library, which is a source of inspiration for the Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki.
It is very convenient that the museum has a small cafe and a souvenir shop, but the minus of excursions here may be that almost all the information is provided exclusively in Japanese. English is practically not used here.
Tickets for the Ghibli Studio Museum should be booked in advance, indicating a specific day and time.
Children’s castle Omotesando Children castle
Omotesando Children castle in Tokyo is an excellent entertainment and educational center for the youngest children.
Here, under the supervision of good teachers and educators, children make clay crafts in creative studios, draw on the walls and learn to climb the ropes, study different tunnels and mazes. On warm sunny days, on the top floor of Tokyo’s Children’s Castle, there is a water pool and a pool filled with colorful balls, as well as a bicycle area. In addition, there is a music room and an excellent video library, as well as regular performances at the puppet theater.
On a separate floor for parents there is a special room for feeding and hygiene procedures.
Hello Kitty Museum
Almost all young children simply love the funny Japanese kitty Hello Kitty, which is one of the first places among cartoon characters in Japan in popularity. Therefore, if you are traveling to Tokyo with a small child, be sure to visit the Hello Kitty Museum. The ticket price, of course, is quite high, but your child will be guaranteed just a sea of delight and pleasure from the trip.
Bath complex Oedo-onsen Monogatari
Those who follow the national Japanese flavor will definitely appreciate the Oedo-onsen Monogatari bath complex located on the bulk island of Odaiba in central Tokyo.
Here you can not only look from the side, but also completely plunge into the exotic atmosphere of medieval Japan. Japanese baths and massages, traditional Japanese cuisine and drinks, a lot of mummers and magicians on the streets of the old “Edo” will make the rest in this complex very interesting for both adults and children.