Tokyo Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Tokyo Family-friendly activities

Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea Entry Ticket and Transfer

1. Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea Entry Ticket and Transfer

Book this service for an entrance ticket to Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea with a transfer service to and from your hotel. Enjoy transportation in a comfortable van before having a fun day with the whole family or your friends. Your ticket is readily available, so you don't have to wait in line to purchase it. After spending the day in either of the parks, head back to your hotel in the comfortable van.

Tokyo: Tokyo Skytree Admission Ticket

2. Tokyo: Tokyo Skytree Admission Ticket

Discover unbeatable views of Tokyo from the Tembo Observation Deck of the Tokyo Skytree tower with this admission ticket. Feel the thrill of riding the elevator to an elevation of 350 meters. Choose from ticketing options with or without access to the stunning Tembo Galleria. Arrive at the Tokyo Skytree tower and head up to the 4th floor, where you're greeted by friendly staff. Here, you'll get your ticket and head straight into an elevator that takes you shooting seamlessly up to the 1,150-foot (350-m) Tembo Deck in no time. The enormous, circular deck features windows on all sides, allowing you 360-degree views of Tokyo City. See the winding Sumida River, look for the Tokyo Dome, and even find the Tokyo Tower—interactive displays help you pick out points of interest too. If you choose to visit the Tembo Galleria, hop into another elevator and rush up to the 1,475-foot (450-m) viewing space. The Galleria features a long, sloping spiral ramp that offers an even more dynamic view of the city. On your way back to the ground, stop by Floor 345 to check out the gift shop, and pause at Floor 340 for a dizzying view straight down from a section of sturdy glass flooring.

Edo Wonderland Samurai and Ninja Cultural Theme Park Ticket

3. Edo Wonderland Samurai and Ninja Cultural Theme Park Ticket

Enter the renowned Edo Wonderland in the beautiful city of Nikko to learn about one of the most defining eras of Japan. After entering, feel like you have traveled back into the Edo period as you navigate the town constructed with traditional Edo architecture. Choose to wear a traditional kimono from a selection of various ranks and take the opportunity to become an Edo citizen for the day. Become a lord, samurai, princess, farmer or a different kind of citizen, making for great photo opportunities. Be immersed in the culture and experience the complex beauty of being dressed in kimono.  Enjoy a variety of live performances including the popular ninja performances, oiran cultural shows, water magic shows, and a variety of other traditional plays. Try authentic cultural experiences. Learn the basics of how to handle a samurai sword or traditional archery. Take a lesson on how to play the musical instrument Shamisen, how to apply traditional handmade beni lipstick, how to do ukiyo-e woodblock printing or aizome indigo dying.  Learn unique facets about Edo culture through various exhibits including the Edo firefighters exhibition and swordsmith exhibit. Discover fun unique amusements including a mechanical maze, a ninja house filled with secrets, and the mysterious ninja training house, where the laws of physics seem to not apply. Taste authentic seasonal Edo cuisine at various restaurants in the park. 

Grand Sumo Tournament Tour in Tokyo

4. Grand Sumo Tournament Tour in Tokyo

Don't miss this rare chance to experience the Grand Sumo Tournament Tour as a first-hand means to deepen your knowledge about Japan's culture and tradition. The grand sumo tournament tour in Tokyo is a small group tour with real-time commentaries by a sumo expert guide. This is not just about watching the sumo tournament but includes: 1. Walking tour around Ryogoku, a sumo town. Visit to sumo-related landmarks and look at sumo stables from outside where sumo wrestlers live and train. 2. Lunch at a chanko-nabe restaurant (Optional) Chanko-nabe is a Japanese hotpot dish commonly eaten by sumo wrestlers. The dish typically contains chicken broth soup, rich protein sources like chicken, fish, tofu, and vegetables. This nutrient dish is in the centerpiece of sumo wrestlers’ diet to gain weight and muscles to build their bodies. We will have lunch at Tomoegata, a well known chanko-nabe restaurant. 3. Use of an earphone guide system during the tour to deliver the guide’s voice securely to each participant while they are away from the guide. 1) Sumo Town Walking Tour Walking tour around Ryogoku, a sumo town. Visit to sumo-related landmarks there and look at sumo stables from outside where sumo wrestlers live and train. 09:45 Meet and Greet Learn how the earphone guide system works. Self-introduction. 10:00 – 1230 Visit to sumo related landmarks, must-see spots, Kokugikan arena, and stables. Landmarks: Nomino Sukune Shrine, Hokusai Museum, Edoyu, Edo Noren, Japanese Garden, Japanese Sword Museum, sumo statues, Eko-in Temple Inside the Kokugikan stadium: Exhibits and murals, sumo museum, kiosks, Stables: Hakkaku, Nishikido, Dewanoumi, Kasugano, Michinoku (2) Lunch at a chanko-nabe restaurant (optional) 12:30 – 13:30 Chanko-nabe is a Japanese hotpot dish commonly eaten by sumo wrestlers. The dish typically contains chicken broth soup, rich protein sources like chicken, fish, tofu, and vegetables. This nutrient dish is in the centerpiece of sumo wrestlers’ diet to gain weight and muscles to build their bodies. We will have lunch at Tomoegata, a well known chanko-nabe restaurant. (3) Grand Sumo Tournament Viewing 13:30 Enter the Kokugikan Stadium to join a group photo session with a recently retired master wrestler; your participation is optional. 15:40 Ring entering ceremonies by – Makuuchi wrestlers – Yokozuna (Grand champion) 16:00 Immerse yourself in sumo as you listen to the guide’s real time commentaries. 18:00 Tour ends.

Akihabara: Anime & Gaming Adventure Tour

5. Akihabara: Anime & Gaming Adventure Tour

Start your Akihabara tour by making your first stop at a retro video game store. This store is considered a treasure trove for game lovers, especially for those who grew up experiencing the rise of the Japanese video game industry. Here, you can listen to the 8-bit video game keyboard music that you can hardly find anywhere else! Your guide will help you find and buy all the retro video game machines and disks. While the world is chasing after new games, look back on these old-time games that bring back charming childhood memories. Next, head over to the maid cafe - an unmissable experience whilst you're in Tokyo. Hang out with cute maids, get spells cast on your food, and take photos! If you order an omelet or hot latte, the maids will draw cute illustrations on it with ketchup/chocolate sauce. Finally, enjoy wandering around huge anime stores with hundreds of figures and cosplay goods. Sometimes these stores are places that travelers feel awkward to discover by themselves -however with a guide, you can fully enjoy every single stop like a local.

Tokyo: Private Hidden Gems & Highlights Walking Tour, Custom

6. Tokyo: Private Hidden Gems & Highlights Walking Tour, Custom

Join a friendly local guide to get an authentic experience of Japan’s electrifying capital city. Get a personalized tour of the city’s fascinating history, culture, and fantastic food scene as you’re led down its liveliest streets – and a few off the well-trodden tourist trail. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. First, meet your guide at the 1300-year-old Sensō-ji temple, the oldest in the city, in the heart of the historic Asakusa district. Get a lesson in Tokyo’s ancient Buddhist history, and see the awe-inspiring Asakusa Shrine, which honors the three founders of the Sensō-ji. Then, walk the traditional streets to the neighboring Ueno district, an old downtown area that’s home to several attractions like museums, historical monuments and the popular Ueno zoo, all found inside the sprawling 150-year-old Ueno Park. Intrigued by Tokyo’s national sport? Head to the riverside Ryogoku district, the heartland of professional sumo. See all sorts of fascinating sumo paraphernalia, small statues of yokozuna (the highest-ranking sumo wrestlers), and Ryogoku Kokugikan – Tokyo’s famous sumo stadium. There’s really no limit to what you can see and do in Tokyo, and there’s something for absolutely everyone. Whizz around on a go-kart, play retro arcade games in the Anata No Warehouse, and grab a quick bite at the Robot Restaurant – where you’ll be entertained by robotic monsters, dancers, and flashing lasers! Your personalized itinerary will be planned according to the number of hours booked and adapted to your preferences. Once you’ve booked, someone from the local supplier's team will be in touch, so let them know if you have any special requirements.

Tokyo: Joypolis 1-Day Ticket

7. Tokyo: Joypolis 1-Day Ticket

Tokyo Joypolis is one of the largest indoor amusement parks in Japan by SEGA. With many different rides and attractions, come and discover Joypolis for yourself with this 1-day entrance ticket. Located in Odaiba, Tokyo Joypolis is a great way to spend a day with family or friends. Enjoy fun-filled games, rides, VR, and over 20 different attractions regardless of the weather. The park consists of 3 floors and includes rides, VR games, arcade games, a prize corner, and a sticker printing machine. Attractions include Gekion Live Coaster, Halfpipe Tokyo, Pirate's Plunder, The Joypolis Explorer, and Spicy Taxi.

Discover Shimokitazawa: Tokyo’s Bohemian Neighbourhood

8. Discover Shimokitazawa: Tokyo’s Bohemian Neighbourhood

Book this tour and your hosts will contact you within 24 hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests, so they can match you with the right profile and assign a like-minded local Tokyoite. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Keeping in mind your personal answers they will put together a bespoke itinerary, just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. They will arrange a meeting with your guide in the most convenient place for you. If during the tour you feel like changing direction, or your guide believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, They will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Tokyo that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the Internet, because they are lesser known to the crowd but beloved by locals. The day revolves around your wishes so enjoy your private tour and let your local show you the Tokyo you will love.

Tokyo: Legoland Discovery Center Admission Ticket

9. Tokyo: Legoland Discovery Center Admission Ticket

Immerse yourself in the world of LEGO with a visit to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Tokyo. Travel back in time to your own childhood or have fun with your family at this indoor theme park bursting with hands-on activities and attractions. Surrounded by over 3 million LEGO bricks, discover the wonder of fun inside the park with a tour of the LEGO brick factory and a LEGO creations workshop. You can also marvel at the enormous diorama of Tokyo city created using LEGO bricks and enjoy some playtime at a real life Duplo playground. The park is full of stimulating games and visual experiences that are entertaining for the whole family including the LEGO Ninjago City Adventure, where you can train to become the most powerful ninja, a 4D cinema with special-effects that will make you jump out of your skin in surprise, and an interactive shooting ride to rescue a captured princess.

Tokyo: Private Customizable Walking Tour with Pickup

10. Tokyo: Private Customizable Walking Tour with Pickup

Meet your private guide at your Tokyo accommodation and head out on a walking tour to explore the city. Customize the itinerary to suit your interests and schedule. Be spontaneous and choose where you want to go. Make the most of your time with a knowledgeable local who is eager to share all the tips and tricks. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Tokyo that aren’t in the guidebooks and that are popular with the locals. If you’ve just arrived in the city, start by getting familiar with the neighborhood where you’re staying. Experience the city like a resident, get recommendations for the best places to eat and shop, and learn the easiest ways to get around. See some of the top attractions, wander through the charming old town, or indulge your senses at local food markets. Learn more about sights that you can visit on your own after the tour.

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The Tokyo Skytree is an iconic building and well worth the price to go up. We paid the extra when booking to do the higher Galleria level. I think that was worth it although to be honest views were incredible from both. The app is worth downloading on wifi before you go as you can then lock it to the view and understand better what you're looking at plus switch day/night modes. There is a small optional area with a glass floor that gives you a sense of how far up you really are. The view of the Tokyo skyline is as impressive as you'd expect!

This is a must do in Tokyo!! I was super scared about taking the elevator for so many floors but the experience is actually very seamless and fun! The staff is SUPER friendly and they greet you with a big smile when you get to the top, take a picture and direct you to the amazing views of the entire city! If you can, go to the second floor, the views are breathtaking! Pro tip - if you want to see Mt. Fuji, arrive early and chose a sunny day :)

Well worth visiting the Sky tower for a unique view of Tokyo. We went at sunset and it was very busy. There was a 40 minute queue to go from the350m to the 450m floor. However, that said, it was great to see Mount Fuji in the setting sun.

It is worth it. Tokyo is seen from all angles. The elevator is very fast and the Tower staff is very friendly.

Very nice view, a must visit place in Tokyo! Definitely worth the extra cash to go up to the top level.