【Tokyo】Top 6 recommended sightseeing areas for family trips with children

Recommended sightseeing spot for family trips and parent-child trips: Tokyo Dome City

Tokyo is a tourist destination suitable for parent-child trips and family trips. There are many facilities that provide content for children, and they are equipped with facilities and services that are friendly to parents with children. This time, we have carefully selected six tourist areas in Tokyo where facilities and playgrounds for infants and children are enriched, and we will introduce facilities and tourist spots where both children and adults can enjoy in the vicinity. No need to go around if you finish in one area! Perfect for family trips!

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Japan, a country where you can enjoy traveling with children at ease!

In Japan, especially in Tokyo, there are many outdoor and indoor playgrounds and facilities for children, and many restaurants and facilities offer services and facilities that are friendly to those with children, such as kids' menus, kids' chairs, stroller rentals, and places where you can nurse and change diapers near the restrooms. Tokyo is the ideal travel destination for parents who want to travel with their children. We will introduce facilities for children in six tourist areas.

Tokyo Dome City: An urban entertainment city with a variety of facilities

Tokyo Dome City

"Tokyo Dome City" is an urban entertainment district where various facilities are gathered, ranging from amusement parks, shopping malls, restaurants and other leisure facilities to hotels and event venues. It is located in the center of Tokyo, and is easily accessible, being about 14 minutes by train from Shinjuku and about 7 minutes from Ikebukuro!

At Tokyo Dome City, there are plenty of diverse facilities that both adults and children can enjoy, such as attractions that can be enjoyed by everyone from toddlers to adults, the indoor playground for children "ASOBono!", shopping malls, and natural hot springs. You won't get bored even if you stay all day!

Click here to purchase "Tokyo Dome Natural Hot Spring Spa LaQua Admission Ticket"

Tokyo Dome City Attractions

  • Overview: An amusement park offering a total of 20 attractions for different ages
  • Business hours: Basically 10:00~20:00※
  • Usage restrictions: There are height and age restrictions for each attraction
  • Price/Budget: Free admission. Each facility costs about 500 yen to 1500 yen per time


  • Overview: An indoor kids facility mainly for preschool children aged 0 to 6
  • Business hours: Weekdays 10:00-18:00, Weekends and holidays 9:30-19:00
  • Usage restrictions: Children in elementary school or younger must be accompanied by an adult
  • Price/Budget:
    • Children (6 months to elementary school students):
      • (Weekdays 60 minutes) 950 yen
      • (Weekday one-day free pass) 2,100 yen
      • (Weekends, holidays, and specific periods 60 minutes) 1,100 yen
    • Adults: 950 yen (admission fee)

Tokyo Skytree Town: "Minna no Asobiba Solafuru Park" is attracting attention!

Tokyo Skytree Town

The world's tallest radio tower, "Tokyo Skytree®", the commercial facility "Tokyo Solamachi®", and the office facility "Tokyo Skytree East Tower®" are collectively referred to as "Tokyo Skytree Town". Inside, there are leisure facilities such as observatories and aquariums.

Furthermore, the 5th floor of Tokyo Solamachi will be renovated into "Minna no Asobiba Solafuru Park" in the spring of 2023, and it has become a new playground where both children and adults can enjoy, with indoor playground "Chikyu no Niwa" with large play equipment, AR game facility "HADO ARENA", and indoor animal park "Lovely Animoa".

Tokyo Skytree Observatory

  • Overview: A radio tower where you can view Tokyo from a height of 634m
  • Business hours: 10:00~22:00
  • Price & Budget: (Set ticket for Tembo Deck and Tembo Galleria)
    • 6-11 years old: 1,300 yen on weekdays, 1,400 yen on holidays
    • 12-17 years old: 2,150 yen on weekdays, 2,350 yen on holidays
    • 18 years and over: 2,700 yen on weekdays, 3,000 yen on holidays

Click here to purchase "Tokyo Skytree Observatory"

Sumida Aquarium

  • Overview: An aquarium with one of the largest open tanks in Japan that can be felt up close
  • Business hours: Weekdays 10:00-20:00, Weekends and holidays 09:00-21:00
  • Price/Budget:
    • Infants (3 years and older): 800 yen
    • Elementary and middle school students: 1,200 yen
    • High school students: 1,800 yen
    • Adults: 2,500 yen

Click here to purchase 'Sumida Aquarium'

Asakusa: A town where you can feel Japanese culture in a traditional atmosphere

Asakusa side street
Asakusa side street

Asakusa, close to Tokyo Skytree®. Asakusa, where you can feel the traditional culture of Japan, is also ideal for family trips. Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Toei Asakusa Line, and Tobu Skytree Line run through "Asakusa Station". Convenient location from anywhere in Tokyo.

Not only the representative Senso-ji Temple, but also kimono experience, Japan's oldest amusement park "Asakusa Hanayashiki", "Asakusa Yokocho" themed with Japanese food and festivals, and the recently popular gourmet food tour, there are plenty of spots where you can enjoy Japanese culture.

Asakusa Hanayashiki

  • Overview: Japan's oldest amusement park, with a total of 23 attractions
  • Business hours: Basically 10:00~18:00 / 09:00~20:00※
  • Usage restrictions: Adult accompaniment is required for children up to 4 years old
  • Price/Budget:
    • Infants (0~4 years old): Free
    • Children (5 years old~elementary school students): (Admission fee) 600 yen, (Free pass) 2,400 yen
    • Adults: (Admission fee) 1,200 yen, (Free pass) 2,800 yen
    • ※For detailed information on other types of tickets, please visit the official website.

Asakusa Yukata & Kimono Experience

  • Overview: Provides services from wearing yukata and kimono to hair setting, and experience walking around the city in Japanese clothes
  • Business hours: Basically 10:00~17:00 (Return of rental is at 17:00)
  • Usage restrictions: There is a height restriction
  • Price/Budget: From 3,000 yen

Reservation for Edo Kimono Studio Miyabi Asakusa Station Front Store (3000 yen plan) is here

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Ikebukuro: An area rich in department stores, entertainment and amusement facilities

Ikebukuro Sunshine City

In the vicinity of Ikebukuro Station, there is a large shopping mall called "Sunshine City", which is equipped with not only department stores such as "Seibu Ikebukuro Main Store", "Tobu Department Store Ikebukuro Main Store", and "Ikebukuro PARCO", but also shops for children's goods, facilities for children, and kids' play spaces. There are many spots where you can enjoy shopping.

In recent years, Ikebukuro has become a hub for subculture, and the number of shops related to Japanese anime and characters has been increasing. There are also entertainment and amusement facilities such as "GiGO Ikebukuro", "Bandai Namco Cross Store Tokyo", and "ROUND1 Ikebukuro", making it an area where you can enjoy a variety of fun.

Sunshine 60 Observatory

  • Overview: An observatory where you can enjoy a 360° panorama of Tokyo in a relaxing space like a park
  • Opening hours: Basically 11:00-21:00*
  • Price/Budget:
    • Elementary and junior high school students: 500 yen on weekdays, 600 yen on weekends and holidays/busy periods, 800 yen during the busiest periods
    • Adults: 700 yen on weekdays, 900 yen on weekends and holidays/busy periods, 1,200 yen during the busiest periods

Sunshine Aquarium

  • Overview: Japan's first urban high-rise aquarium. You can see popular creatures such as otters, penguins, and garden eels.
  • Opening hours: Basically 09:30-21:00*
  • Price/Budget: (Regular price)
    • Children (4 years old and above): 800-900 yen
    • Elementary and junior high school students: 1,300-1,400 yen
    • Adults: 2,600-2,800 yen

If you purchase tickets for the Sunshine Aquarium from here, there's no need to apply for an admission ticket! On the day of your reservation, just show the QR CODE directly at the entrance and you're good to go!

Namja Town

  • Overview: An indoor theme park where you can enjoy various gimmicks and games in four blocks with a retro atmosphere
  • Business hours: Basically 10:00~21:00※
  • Usage restrictions: There are height and age restrictions for each attraction (children under elementary school age need to be accompanied by someone over 13 years old)
  • Price/Budget: (Namja Passport)
    • Children (4-12 years old): From 3,200 yen
    • Adults (13 years old and over): From 4,000 yen
    • ※For detailed information on other types of tickets, please visit the official website.

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Odaiba: Lots of facilities to enjoy with your family, from attractions to game centers!

Odaiba night view

Odaiba, which is about 15 minutes by train from Ginza, is conveniently located and dotted with large shopping malls. One of its attractions is the numerous entertainment facilities that both adults and children can enjoy.

From "The Kids Odaiba Decks Tokyo Beach" and "Little Planet", indoor playgrounds for infants to elementary school students, to attraction facilities like "Tokyo Joypolis" and "Legoland Discovery Center Tokyo" that adults can also enjoy with children, to "HADO ARENA Odaiba", which offers AR activities, and "Tokyo Leisure Land Odaiba", a game center, and even "Tokyo Trick Art Labyrinth Museum" and "Unko Museum TOKYO" where you can enjoy visual experiences. It's so fulfilling that you might want to stay for 2 or 3 days as a base for your stay.

Also, it's easy to get to "Small Worlds", a miniature museum in the Ariake area adjacent to Odaiba, and "KidZania Tokyo" and "teamLab Planets TOKYO DMM" in the Toyosu area.

For a detailed introduction to recommended tourist spots and entertainment facilities in the Odaiba area, please see this article.

Legoland Discovery Center Tokyo

  • Overview: A theme park of Lego® blocks
  • Opening hours: Weekdays 10:00-18:00, Weekends and holidays 10:00-19:00
  • Usage restrictions: The main target age is children aged 3 to 10. There are height restrictions. For more details, please visit the official website.
  • Fees & Budget: There are many types of tickets, please check the official website.

Click here to purchase tickets for "Legoland Discovery Center Tokyo"

Tokyo Joypolis

  • Overview: One of the largest indoor theme parks in Japan, featuring over 20 attractions
  • Operating hours: Generally 11:00 to 19:00*
  • Usage restrictions: There are height and age restrictions for each attraction
  • Price/Budget: (Regular price)
    • Elementary, Junior High, and High School Students: (Admission ticket) 900 yen, (Admission + unlimited ride passport) 4,000 yen
    • Adults: (Admission ticket) 1,200 yen, (Passport) 5,000 yen

Click here to purchase 'Tokyo Joypolis' tickets

Tokyo Trick Art Labyrinth Museum

  • Overview: An experiential art museum where you can enjoy Japanese-style trick art themed on Edo
  • Opening hours: Basically 11:00-20:00※
  • Price/Budget:
    • Under 3 years old: Free
    • Children (4 years old to junior high school students): 800 yen
    • Adults: 1,200 yen

Click here to purchase tickets for "Tokyo Trick Art Labyrinth Museum"

Unko Museum TOKYO

  • Overview: A museum themed around poop
  • Opening hours: Basically 09:00-20:00/21:00※
  • Usage restrictions: Children up to 6 years old need to be accompanied by a guardian of junior high school age or older
  • Price/Budget:
    • Children (4 years old and above): 1,100 yen
    • Junior and high school students: 1,500 yen
    • Adults: From 2,000 yen

Click here to purchase tickets for "Unko Museum TOKYO"

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Ueno: An area where zoos, museums, art galleries, parks, etc. are gathered

Ueno Ameyoko Shopping Street
Cherry Blossom Spot: Ueno Onshi Park

Ueno Onshi Park, a representative tourist spot in Ueno, is dotted with spots for children such as Ueno Zoo, National Museum of Science, boat place of Shinobazu Pond, and playground equipment in the park. As it is a famous place for cherry blossoms, it's perfect to visit during the spring season! In the surrounding area, you can enjoy gourmet food and shopping at Ueno Ameyoko Shopping Street and shopping malls. Also, it is easily accessible from Ueno to Narita Airport by a single train.

Click here to purchase Keisei Electric Railway Skyliner tickets

Ueno Zoo

  • Overview: An urban zoo that houses about 3,000 animals of approximately 300 species
  • Opening hours: 09:30-17:00
  • Admission fee:
    • Up to 6th grade elementary school students: Free
    • Junior high school students: 200 yen
    • General: 600 yen

National Museum of Science

  • Overview: A science museum with over 25,000 exhibits ranging from space and dinosaurs to ecosystems and the history of science and technology
  • Opening hours: 09:00-17:00
  • Admission fee:
    • High school students (including technical college students) and below: Free
    • General/University students: 630 yen

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