Children: Days Out For Kids

Inokashira Park Zoo
Home to animals native of Japan such as tanuki, fennecs, masked palm civets, Yaku deer, and red-crowned cranes. Open from 9:30 to 17:00, closed on Mondays. Located at 1-17-6 Gotenyama, Musashino-shi, Tokyo 180-0005.
The Tokyo Metropolitans Children Hall
Tokyo childrens playground, art and craft rooms, musical instruments, table games and a roof playground. 5 floors of activities for children of all ages at no charge (handicraft materials fee). Open everyday 09:00-17:00 at 1-18-24 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku.
Tokyo Anime Center
Shop selling souvenirs, character merchandise and T-shirts and a tiny exhibition area displaying rough sketches, costumes and the like. Open from 11:00 to 19:00, closed on Mondays. Located at 4-14-1 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0021.
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Displays include the brain, internet, solar system, International Space Station, robots, science workshop, the genome and deep sea. Open everyday from 10:00-17:00 except Tuesday. Located at 2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku.
KidZania Tokyo
With over 90 different activities that children can do. There is a special play area for toddlers and a parents lounge. Open daily in two shifts: 09:00-15:00 and 16:00-21:00.
Ueno Zoo, Tokyo Zoo
Ueno zoological gardens, Tokyo childrens zoo, gorillas, tigers, elephants, giant panda bears, Japanese animal zoo and many more. Open everyday 09:30-17:00 except Mondays (also closed Tuesday if Monday is holiday). Located at 9-83 Ueno Park, Taito-ku.
Tokyo Summerland
Outdoor water activities and adventure for kids and adults. Operation schedule varies, refer to the website.
Baby Loves Disco Japan
Afternoon dance party for toddlers, pre-schoolers and parents. With bubble machines, a chill-out room (with tents, books and puzzles), diaper changing stations, a full spread of healthy snacks and dancing. Located at 4-2-35 Roppongi, Minato-ku.
Origami Kaikan Company
International Origami Center, learn origami, Japanese paper folding lessons, origami practice, hand dyeing Japanese paper, Japan culture activity and origami lessons. Open Monday to Saturday 10:00-17:30 at 1-7-14 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku. .
Pierette
Indoor playground for kids below 12 years old. With a garden cafe inside the facility. Open daily 10:00-18:00.
Hanayashiki
Tokyo amusement park located nearby Sensoji Temple in Asakusa. There are approximately 20 rides available with many of them for younger children. Open everyday from 10:00-18:00 at 2-28-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032.
Ghibuli Museum, Mitaka
Childrens museum. Open Monday, Wednesday to Sunday 10:00-18:00. Tickets must be purchased every 10th of the month before your next months visit at Lawson convenience store. Located at 1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka-ku.
Suginami Animation Museum
Museum of Japanese anime displaying the past, present and future of anime. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-18:00 at Suginami Kaikan 3F, 3-29-5 Kamioga, Suginami-ku.
Pokemon Center
Specialist store for Pokemon goods. Open Monday to Friday 11:00-20:00; weekend and holiday 10:00-19:00. Located at Shiodome Shibarikyu Building 2F, 1-2-3 Kaigan, Minato-ku.
The Police Museum
With exhibits about the history of the police force in Japan, collection of Japanese police artifacts and an interactive computer equipment. A motorcycle and helicopter is also on display. Located at 3-5-1 Kyobashi, Chuo, Tokyo 104-0031.
SPO-DORI!
Consists of three areas, where kids can enjoy baseball, golf, and bouldering. Lessons are also available. Open daily from 10:00-22:00. Located at Tokyo Dome City, 1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0004.
Museum of Tin Toys
With a display of 3,000 tin-plate antique toys made between the 1890s and the 1960s. Open from 9:30 to 18:00. Located at 1175-1 Kamishirane cho, Asahi, Kanagawa, Yokohama 241-0001.
National Childrens Castle
Childrens playground and activity center. Open regularly 09:00-14:00. Located at 5-53-1 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001.
Zoorasia
With seven ecological zones that mimics the naturals environment of the resident animals. With nature trails and recreation areas. Open from 9:30 to 16:30, closed on Tuesdays. Located at 1175-1 Kamishirane cho, Asahi, Yokohama 241-0001.
Ohshima Park Zoo
Houses about 750 animals of 65 different species including breeding endangered species such as Aldabra giant tortoises and Japanese wood pigeons. Open from 8:30 to 17:00. Located at Ohshima Park, Senzu, Ohshima-machi, Ohshima, Tokyo 100-0103.
Tokyo Baby Cafe
Play spaces for children under 7 years old with parental guidance and/or pregnant woman. Serves food and beverage. With breastfeeding station. Located at 4-5-12 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku.
Hato Bus Company
Sightseeing tourist bus Tokyo, half day or full day scheduled tours, can make reservations in advance or last minute is ok if seats available. Pick up located at Hamamatsucho bus terminal, Minato-ku. Some hotel free pick up available, see website.
Tokyo Metropolitan Childrens Hall
Large scale public childrens hall where children can play independently. Also available for childrens parties upon reservation. Located at 1-18-24 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku.
Science Museum
Exhibition of basic science and technology aimed at younger children. Open Thursday to Tuesday 09:30-16:50. Located at 2-1 Kitanomaru-koen, Chiyoda-ku.
Gaien Park Adventure Land
Playground for children with mountains, waterfalls and log cabins. Open daily 10:00-17:00 (March to October); 10:00-16:40 (November to February). Located at 1-1 Kasumigaoka, Shinjuku-ku.
Gundam Front Tokyo
Mini theme park is devoted to the popular Gundam anime series, with a movie theater, cafe, exhibits and merchandise. Open from 10:00 to 22:00 daily. Located at 1-1-10 Qinghai, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064.
Epson Aqua Stadium
Shinagawa aquarium, tropical fish, dolphin show, sea lion show, Tokyo indoor entertainment and sharks. Open weekdays 12:00-22:00, Saturdays 10:00-22:00, Sundays/Holidays 10:00-21:00. Located at Prince Hotel Shinagawa 4-10-30 Takanawa, Minato-ku.
Toyota Mega Web
Three different buildings make up Toyota Mega Web in Odaiba. There is a showroom of current Toyota brand cars, a test drive area, a car museum and other activities available. Located at 1-3-12 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064.
Anpanman Museum
Childrens activity area in Yokohama featuring Anpanman cartoon characters. Open everyday from 10:00-18:00 with last admission at 17:00. Address is 4-3-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama city.
Kandu
Child activity center where kids can dress up and pretend to work at several different jobs. The concept is to teach kids about working in an enjoyable, fun atmosphere. Located at Aeon Shopping Mall, Makuhari, Chiba city, Chiba prefecture.
Sanrio Puroland
Sanrio amusement park. Refer to the website for the accurate opening and closing hours. Located at 1-31 Ochiai, Tama-City.
TeNQ
Entertainment museum with nine areas of interactive discovery about the universe through special sound and lighting effect. Located at the Tokyo Dome City, 1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0004.
Tokyo Sea Life Park
Tokyo aquarium, variety of fish to enjoy, Humboldt penguins, Japanese fish aquarium and more. Open everyday 09:30-17:00 except closed every Wednesday (also closed Thursday if Wednesday is a public holiday). Located at 6-2-3 Rinkai-cho, Edogawa-ku.
Asobono Tokyo Dome City
Indoor play grounds for kids. The area is divided into five themed areas where both children and parents can play and enjoy. Located at 1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0004.
National Childrens Castle
Organizes artistic, athletic, healthy, inventive, imaginative and cultural activities for children. Baby stroller storage, nursing and changing rooms, coin lockers are available. Located at 5-53-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku.
LaQua Tokyo Dome City
Attractions include the Big O, Thunder Dolphin, Wonder Drop, Venus Lagoon, The Dive, water symphony and a garden stage. Located at 1-3-61, Koraku, Bunkyo-ku.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Tour
Tour of government buildings including Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Hall and Observation platform on 45F. Tour available every weekday from 10:00-15:00 at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Main Building No. 1, 1F, 2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku.
Tama Zoo
Houses a variety of Japanese, Australian, African and Asian animals and an insectarium where various and rare insects are bred and exhibited. Open from 9:30 to 17:00, closed on Wednesdays. Located at 7-1-1 Hodokubo, Hino-shi, Tokyo 191-0042.

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