Tokyo Children’s Entertainment Options

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Ferris wheel in Tokyo
Ferris wheel in Tokyo

Traveling, or even living in Tokyo presents a lot of fun activities and options for adults, but those of us with kids need to keep them entertained as well. Thankfully there are a lot of options within Tokyo or just a quick train ride to satisfy even the pickiest kids and all are relatively cheap and inexpensive. Below is a list of Children’s Entertainment Options in Tokyo.

Children’s Theme Parks & Play Centers

Legoland Discovery Center

Legoland Discovery Center is the ultimate indoor LEGO playground with 2 rides, 10 LEGO build & play zones, a 4D cinema & much more! This place is simply amazing and full of fun, as there is three play areas with LEGO of all colors, shapes, and sizes for kids to build with. It has a miniature model of the Tokyo’s cityscape made from nearly 1.5 million bricks; a LEGO-themed laser shooting ride, a Fire Academy & Construction Site with crawl spaces, slides, a LEGO theme park-like ride, and so much more. Location: Island Mall 3F, Decks Tokyo Beach, 1-6-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Tokyo Teleport Station, 5 min walk Google Maps

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Hello Kitty at Sanrio Puroland

Hello Kitty is one of Japan’s most famous exports and is loved by children all around the world. As soon as you arrive at Tama Center Station you will notice that the whole town is geared up to support Kitty in her role as a mascot for Japan and you can step into the world of Hello Kitty and other popular Sanrio characters at Puroland. Sanrio Puroland is an indoor wonderland dedicated to all the Sanrio characters. This is the center of the world for all things Hello Kitty! Location: 1-31 Ochiai, Tama, Tokyo Train Access: Tama Center Google Maps

ASOBono Play Center

ASOBono at the Tokyo Dome is one of the largest indoor play centers in Tokyo with areas for babies six months old through elementary. There is a massive climbing and sliding area that has balls for the kids to slide and play on. If you have a 6-24-month-old, you will enjoy the baby exclusive area with mini ball pit. There is also a library, building structure area, an enormous area with cars, trucks, and battery-operated trains, and much more. Location: Tokyo Dome, 1-3-61 Koraku-en, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Suidobashi Station, Korakuen Station, Kasuga Station, a few min walk Google Maps

Aneby Trimpark

Aneby Trimpark is a great place for babies to teens. It is conveniently located in a giant mall, The Venus Fort. You can easily spend the day shopping, dining and touring, and the kids can enjoy a couple of hours in the indoor play park. The facility offers trampolines, extensive climbing gyms, a pedal go-cart area, play food area, and many other activities for kids. Location: Venus Fort 1F, Aomi 1-3-15 Koto-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Tokyo Teleport Station, 3 min walk Google Maps

Palette Town

This is in the Venus Fort area on Odaiba island that is a combination of a shopping mall, attractions and a massive Ferris Wheel that provides great views of the city of Tokyo and its surrounding areas. Location: 1 Chome-3-15 Aomi, Koto City Train Access: Tokyo Teleport Station, 3 min walk Google Maps

Trampoland – Trampoline Parks

Trampoland is an indoor trampoline center that is safe and fun for elementary-aged kids and up. The Trampoland workers are very helpful and will help the children learn how to play and teach them some simple tricks. Trampoland expanded with a Trampoland in Saitama, which is nine times bigger than this Itabashi branch. You can also rent the space out if you have a group of 12 or more for parties.

Itabashi Trampoland Location: Itabashi 2-46-3 Itabashi, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Itabashi-kuyakushomae Station, 4 min walk, Shimo-Itabashi Station, 6 min walk, Itabashi Station, 10 min walk Google Maps

Tokyo Bayside Trampoland Location: Tokyo Bayside 279-0013 Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture Hinode 5-7-7 in the Marina Garden Train Access: Urayasu Station, 10 min by bus Google Maps

Saitama Trampoland Location: Saitama 3-Chome-13-35 Nobitome, Niiza-shi, Saitama Train Access: Niiza Station, 20 min walk Google Maps

KidZania Tokyo

KidZania is an indoor theme park, it is a city founded by the children of the world where they can be leaders and learn about society while having fun. The park is a city built to scale for children complete with buildings, shops, paved streets and vehicles that look like everyday workplaces in Japan. Children aged 3 to 15 years old perform jobs and are paid for their work. Jobs include a fireman, doctor, vet, pilot, police officer, model in a fashion show, dancer, cook, baker and many others. There are over 90 jobs to choose from! It’s an excellent place to see how society works and just have fun. Location: Urban Dock LaLaport Toyosu, North Port 3rd floor, 2-4-9 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Toyosu Station, 8 min walk Google Maps

PEKIDS Climbing Center

PEKIDS Climbing Center in Shibuya is a great spot to let your kids burn off energy by climbing the walls for a few hours. The PEKIDS Climbing Center is designed for ages 3 through elementary. There is also a little zone for under 2-year-olds to enjoy while siblings are climbing. This is also a great place to rent for a private birthday party. Location: 6 Chome-19-14 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo Train Access: Shibuya Station, 2 min walk, Harajuku Station, 10 min walk Google Maps

Asobi No Sekai Bornelund

Asobi No Sekai from Bornelund is an indoor play center for ages 6 months – 12 years. For the small ones, there is a baby area, but most of the other spots have kids running around. The most popular play areas are the ball and climbing pit, and the inflated bouncing road and ball. If you need a little slow time there are also great creative spaces to build and design. Location: Grand Tree Shopping Mall 4F, 3-1135-1 Shinmarukohigashi, Nakahara Ward, Kawasaki, Kanagawa Train Access: Musashi Kosugi Station, 4 min walk Google Maps

Playground Shibuya Kids

Playground Shibuya Kids is an indoor play space that is safe comfortable and fun. This is a great baby and toddler indoor play area. The play area is compact but filled with a great selection of colorful hands-on toys, climbing and bouncing equipment. Location: Konami Sports Club Building 9th Floor, 18-11 Shinsen-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Shibuya Station, 14 min walk Google Maps

Little Planet Odaiba

Little Planet is a permanent digital exhibition that combines digital technology and experiences to keep children active and engaged. The sand party area is where kids use special tools to locate digital treasures in a sand box. There is a digital spray paint wall and Rubix cube-like game where each player competes for the most points and more. Location: 1-1-10 Aomi, Koto-ku, 5F Tokyo Diversity Tokyo Train Access: Tokyo Teleport Station, 3 min walk, Daiba Station, 5 min walk Google Maps

Hamley`s Toy Store, Cafe & Playroom

Hamley`s toy store is a fantastic spot to spend a couple hours. Hamleys is the oldest and largest toy shop in the world. Their playroom is open to babies and kids up to 12 years and is equipped with toys, playground equipment, slide and digital wall. Location: 2-2-1, Shinkou, Naka-ku, Yokohama Train Access: Minatomirai Station, 12 min walk Google Maps

Amazing World, LuRaRa Kohoku

Amazing World is an indoor play center created for kids ages 0 to 12 years old. Amazing World has a good selection of inflatable castles, climbing equipment, slides, educational and building blocks. They also have large drawing walls, kitchen town, crafts, baby room and nursing area. Location: 2-Chome-2-1 Nakagawachuo, Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama Train Access: Center Minami Station, 7 min walk Google Maps

Kandu Indoor Theme Park

Kandu Indoor Theme Park is very similar to Tokyo`s Kidzania where kids aged 3-16 years old can role-play and work a variety of jobs. Some of the jobs include a JAL Airlines pilot, JAXA Space engineer, architect, takoyaki chef, soup maker, cold stone ice cream maker and more. The main differences between Kandu and Kidzania are lower pricing and fewer activities to select from, 30 jobs versus 90 at Kidzania and Kandu is cheaper and more suitable for younger kids. Location: 1−5 Toyosuna, Mihama Ward, Chiba Aeon Mall 3F Train Access: Kaihin Makuhari Station, Keisei Bus to AEON Mall Google Maps

Namco Namjatown

This is an indoor theme park at the Sunshine city mall that combines fun, foods and lots of interesting attractions that are aimed at children but is great family fun. There are 3 separate entertainment towns. A western-style town Dokingham Plaza that has various kinds of fun games, an old Japanese town modeled after the Showa period that has the Namja Gyoza Stadium and Deserts area and the haunted Mononoke town. This is a really fun place for everyone. Location: 3-1-3 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo Sunshine City World Import Mart Building 2F Train Access: Higashi-Ikebukuro Station, 3 min walk, Ikebukuro Station, 8 min walk Google Maps

Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo

The Ikebukuro Pokémon Center is the largest in Japan and has the widest selection of merchandise. You can also take some photo shots with the life-size statue of Pikachu and other characters. Weekends can get very crowded! Weekdays are a bit slower. Location: Sunshine City Alpa, 3-1-2 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Ikebukuro Station, 5 min walk, Higashi Ikebukuro Station, 3 min walk Google Maps

Pokemon Store Tokyo Station

This is a smaller Pokemon Store store in Tokyo Station underground Character Street shopping area which is filled with all kinds of Japanese characters. Location: Tokyo Station, 1-9-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Tokyo Station, JR Yaesu Underground Central Exit Google Maps

Pokemon Store Yokohama

This is a smaller version of the Tokyo Mega Center version. This compact store is a great stop if in the area and need a Pokemon fix! Location: Marui City Yokohama 8F, Takasima 2-19-12 Nishi-ku, Yokohama Train Access: Yokohama Station, 3 min walk Google Maps

Fun Food Places

Cup Noodles Museum

This is an entertaining and educational museum that can be fun for everyone. Learn about the history of the world-famous Cup Noodles. You can make your own personalized noddle cup container, create your own noodle flavor and enjoy a snack as well. Location: 2-3-4 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama Train Access: Minatomirai Stations, Minatomirai Line, 8 min walk Google Maps

Ramen Museum

The Shin Yokohama Ramen Museum bills itself as a food-themed amusement park. The Ramen Museum presents the history of Ramen noodles in Japan, including the very popular instant Ramen. There are displays the variety of noodles, soups, toppings and bowls used across Japan. Nine Ramen restaurants can be found there, each featuring a Ramen dish from a different region of Japan. For visitors who wish to try multiple Ramen dishes, every store offers “mini Ramen”, a small portion of the feature dish. Location: 2-14-21 Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama Train Access: Shin-Yokohama Station, 8 min walk Google Maps

Sweets Paradise (All-you-can-eat sweets)

Sweets Paradise has locations in various places across the city of Tokyo. It is a popular all-can-eat sweets buffet that is bound to satisfy your kids and adults as well. Featuring endless options of dessert and sweet drinks, your children will never want to go home. They also have a selection of pastas, salads and soups. Locations: Everywhere

Ninja Restaurants

Go through hidden doors and enter the Ninja world. The waiters dressed in Ninja outfits will be waiting for you to dine with them. Choose from a variety of different course menus for a unique ninja restaurant experience that offers local Japanese, Sushi, Asian fusion and vegetarian dishes. This place is a good time for the whole family.

Ninja Akasaka Location: Akasaka Tokyu Plaza 1F, 2-14-3 Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Akasaka Mitsuke, Ginza and Marunouchi Lines, 3 min walk Google Maps

Ninja Shinjuku Location: 1-11-11 Nishishinjuku Kono Bldg. 1F, Shinjuku Train Access: Shinjuku Station, 7 min walk Google Map

Kawaii Monster Cafe

The Kawaii Monster Cafe is a fun place for kids to get a taste of the kind of Harajuku subculture that is unique in Tokyo, or in the world for that matter. Here you can visualize the wildness of the youth culture. There is a 90 minute lunch time table limit that allows for wait times of just 30 min or under, even on crowded weekends and the ‘Monster girls’ greeting you at the door are dressed in the latest Harajuku fashions. There are day and night shows that are entertaining and the place is very popular. Location: 4-Chome 31-10 4 floor Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Harajuku Station, 5 min walk Google Maps

Harajuku Crepes

Harajuku is not only known for its youth culture, but also for its large variety of crepes shops that have crepes that are made to order. These crepes are filled with ice cream, cheesecakes, strawberries, jams, chocolates, meats and cheeses etc. You can find plenty of these crepe shops, with many of them along the famous Takeshita Street just outside the Harajuku train station. Location: Along Takeshita Street Train Access: Harajuku Station Google Maps

Okonomiyaki

Originating from the Kansai region, okonomiyaki is a vegetable and meat pancake with plenty of additional topping and ingredients may vary due to region. It’s cooked on a hot plate by the restaurant, or at your table guests can grill-it-yourself okonomiyaki restaurants. This is a great way to taste a unique Japanese dish and enjoy the fun of cooking it at the same time. There are various kinds of okonomiyaki locations across the Tokyo area region and they are easy to find. They are also family-friendly priced. Location: Everywhere

Kaiten Sushi

Kaiten Sushi or conveyor belt sushi is a fun way to eat sushi and other Japanese food items in a relaxed and price-friendly environment.  This is a sushi restaurant where the plates with the sushi are placed on a rotating conveyor belt that winds through the restaurant and moves past every table, counter, and seat. Customers may place special orders. The final bill is based on the number and type of plates of the consumed sushi, foods and drinks. Location: Everywhere

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Other Fun Ideas for Kids

Ganso Shokuhin (Make your own food replica)

You’ve probably seen Japan’s extremely realistic food replicas at restaurant displays. At Ganso Shokuhin it’s possible to make your own fake food replica or buy a wide range of other food copies. At the Kappabashi store in Asakusa, you can make a lettuce and shrimp tempura replica. This is a great activity that will keep the kids entertained and leave a fun memory of Japan in their minds. Call the store in advance to book your visit. Location: 3-7-6 Nishi-Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Main store) and 2-25-9 Nishi-Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Annex) Train Access: Kappabashi Station, A few min walk Google Maps

Fun Transportation Options

Water Bus Boat Ride

This is a great way to see Tokyo from the water. There are many stops on the river and Tokyo Bay and you can choose how far you want to go, and the water bus is a great touring transportation method.

Yamanote Train Line

The Yamanote Line basically travels around central Tokyo and its one of the most popular train lines. The train runs in a circle and takes about an hour to go around. It’s a great way to get a view of the city. The peak early morning hours and late evening hours can be very busy. Off-peak hours is good. Train Station: Any Yamanote Line Train Station

Yurikamone Train Line

The Yurikamome is Tokyo’s first fully automated transit system, controlled entirely by computers with no drivers on board. This is a great train to take in the view of the city and the islands in Tokyo Bay. Train Stations: Shimbashi Station to Toyosu Station

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