From bouncy trampolines to quirky climbing walls, these indoor playgrounds will not just keep you out of the weather but will also keep your kids happy!
Whether you need shelter from the too-hot, too-cold or too-rainy weather, or you are just looking for a fun space to keep your little tykes entertained for a few hours, here’s our pick of 7 indoor playgrounds to bring your kids to in Tokyo!
Please do visit the websites for changes in operating hours and admission as most playgrounds now require you to make a prior-reservation online.
1. Playground Shibuya Kids
Source: Playground Shibuya Kids
Playground Shibuya Kids is a boutique indoor play space filled with colourful play equipment for little tots from 0 to 5 years old. Aside from the infant play area, the playground has five other main play zones – an inflated structure that doubles as a mini climbing wall and bouncy fun; an even bigger inflated structure inspired by a train for more climbing and it also has a slide and a ball pit; a dedicated area with train and car sets; a pretend play area where kids can play at being shopkeepers and experienced cooks, and; a sandpit with toys, which has a nifty cubicle attached to it for little tots to blow off the sand from their little hands and feet.
Located on the ninth floor of the Konami Sports Club building, Playground Shibuya Kids is about a 15 minutes walk from the Shibuya Station. The playground also has a baby changing room and lockers if you need them.
Playground Shibuya Kids - http://playground4kids.co.jp/
18-11 Shinsenchō, Konami Sports Club 9F, Shibuya City, Tōkyō-to 150-0045
Mon – Sun: 10 am – 5 pm
Child: ¥1,000 – ¥1,200
Free for kids under 6 months
As one of the largest indoor playground in Tokyo, ASOBono! provides plenty of entertainment for kiddies up to 7 years old. The play space is divided into several different themes, each with a different attraction. The Ocean-themed zone comprises a huge ball pool with a ship, bouncy castle, treehouse, slides, and plenty of opportunities for climbing. For kids who need a reprieve from all that action, you can find toys, board games, dollhouses, as well as a small library to engage their minds in the Forest area.
The Station room is a different kind of paradise with cars, trucks, train sets, tracks, and various building toys. With areas designed to look like a supermarket, restaurant and kitchen, the Town is great for kids to let their imagination loose. The tiny tots are not forgotten either as there is a dedicated play area complete with a mini ball pit that is exclusive for babies up to 24 months.
In addition to baby changing and nursing facilities, ASOBono! also offers baby food, which can be bought from the automatic vending machine within the facility. Aside from the indoor playground, there is much to do at Tokyo Dome City, including visiting the Amusement Park, TeNQ Space Museum and Spo-Dori! (Indoor Sports Facility), that you can easily spend a day here.
ASOBono! - https://www.tokyo-dome.co.jp/en/tourists/asobono/
Tokyo Dome, 1-3-61 Kōraku-en, Bunkyō-ku, Tokyo
Mon - Fri: 10 am – 6 pm | Sat – Sun & Holidays: 9.30 am – 7.00 pm
Child: ¥950 (60 mins playtime & ¥450 for 30 mins extension)
Free for kids under 5 months
3. KidZania Tokyo
Source: KidZania Tokyo
An indoor amusement park built like a city scaled down to kiddie size complete with a myriad of jobs, KidZania brings real-world experiences to young ones from 3 to 15 years old. The place has it all – paved streets, vehicles, buildings, shops, and currency of its own.
With over 100 jobs on the market, children will get to learn about how different departments function while having fun at KidZania. First, you have to register for a job at one of the 60 pavilions and then, you don on the uniform and start working using real-world tools and equipment. Your choices range from being a police officer, firefighter, attorney, judge, and pilot to a dancer, baker, magician, banker, and florist, amongst others. At each of the jobs, you will be creating something – candy at the sweets factory, glasses at the Glasses Shop and pencils at the pencil factory – and you’ll get to bring home your creation.
Once you’ve completed your job, you get paid in “kidZos”, the local currency, which you can use to shop or deposit at the KidZania bank. While most of the activities are held in Japanese, there are selected activities conducted in English. Regardless, children are encouraged to try any activities they wish.
KidZania Tokyo - http://www.kidzania.jp/tokyo/en/
Tokyo-to, Koto-ku, Toyosu 2-4-9 Urban Dock LaLaport Toyosu, North Port 3F, 33200
Daily: 9 am – 3 pm | 4 pm – 9 pm
Adult: From ¥1,950
Child: From ¥2,950
4. Space Athletic Tondemi Heiwajima
Source: BIG FUN Heiwajima
Little ones’ boundless energy can be spent bouncing, climbing and running at Space Athletic Tondemi at Heiwajima, a sprawling indoor activity centre. Nearly one-third of the space is occupied by trampolines where you can go wild jumping, practice your dunk shots, dive into a sponge pit, spike a volleyball, and play games. Aside from that, the facility also has six other zones you can explore.
There is the Air Run area, a fun obstacle course made up of inflated structures; Ropewalk, a ropes course with a zip line finale for the more adventurous; Pedal Cart, and; a Digital Sports area where you can find games like iWall and Human Tower Battle both of which can be played alone and with a partner. Kids will also enjoy the Climbing Wall area featuring different kinds of walls with different difficulty levels, including some quirky ones
Playtime at the Space Athletic Tondemi is limited to 120 mins. Most of the activities are designed for kids 3 years old and above. Toddlers under 120 cm can play at the exclusive Kids Area, which consists of the kiddie-version of Tondemi’s activities, such as a space-themed climbing wall, pedal car for pre-schoolers, a small mountain for sliding down, bouncy inflatable and a see-saw. If you are bringing along infants 1-year-old and below to accompany their siblings, entry is free for the babies, however, they won’t be able to join in the play.
If all that jumping and climbing has your stomach rumbling, you can take your pick from one of the several restaurants at Big Fun Heiwajima, including one located right next door to Space Athletic Tondemi.
Space Athletic Tondemi Heiwajima - https://bandainamco-am.co.jp/kids/tondemi/heiwajima/
1-1 Heiwajima 1-1-chome, Ota-ku, Tokyo 143-0006, Japan
Daily: 10 am – 8 pm
Kid (3 yrs & above): ¥3,000 + ¥550 for membership – Entry to all except Kids Area
Toddler (2 yrs & under 120 cm): ¥850 – Entry to Kids Area only
5. Aneby Trimpark
Source: Aneby Trimpark
Located at Venusfort is Aneby Trimpark, a spacious indoor playground with ample gymnastics for kids. With a trampoline, wooden train sets, assembly kits, building blocks, board games, play-doh, and play structures for climbing, sliding and imaginary adventures, little tykes can easily spend a couple of hours here. If that’s not enough fun, there is also a craft activities room, a circuit for pedal go-kart, a mini library, and food stands for pretend play!
The space is suitable for toddlers above 2 years to explore, though tiny tots can play with a small selection of toys at the Baby and Toddler Park. Other facilities in the Aneby Trimpark indoor playground include lockers, kids’ toilets, a breakroom with vending machines, a diaper changing room, and a breastfeeding room equipped with comfortable sofas and a water dispenser.
Aneby Trimpark - https://anebytrimpark.com/english/
Venusfort 1F, 1-3-15 Aomi, Kotou-Ku, Tokyo 135-0064
Daily: 10 am – 8 pm (last admission: 6 pm)
Child: From ¥1,870
Free for kids below 6 months
6. Kid-O-Kid By BorneLund
Designed for kids 6 months and above, Kid-O-Kid by BorneLund features a mixed bag of play equipment. There’s a climbing wall, a UFO-like merry-go-round, an inflated bed for bouncing, and an inflated wheel to manoeuvre like a hamster. For the kiddies gushing with creative juices, there are crayons and paints that they can use to draw on paper or on a glass surface, as well as a wide wall with colourful magnets where they can go wild with their creations. They can also cultivate their imagination playing with the diorama of a city which comes with car and train tracks and at the pretend play corner consisting of toy provisions and kitchen tools.
A particular favourite among children has got to be the ball pool. It also has a simple play structure sitting in the middle where kids can climb up and slide down from. While babies from 6 to 18 months are free to play in any zones under adult supervision, they do have a dedicated play area with their own mini ball pit.
If you need to feed your infant or change a diaper, the playground does have a nursing room and a diaper changing room on-site. After the play session, you can refuel with food at any one of the several restaurants within the shopping mall.
Kid-O-Kid - https://kidokid.bornelund.co.jp/kawasaki/
Le FRONT Kawasaki 6F, 1-11 Nisshinchō, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 210-0024, Japan
Daily: 10 am – 7 pm (last entry: 6.30 pm)
Child: ¥600 (30 mins playtime & ¥100 every 10 mins extension)
7. Lego Discovery Centre
Source: Lego Discovery Centre
Ideal for kids below 8 years old, Lego Discovery Centre is more of an indoor theme park than a playground. In addition to gentle rides and several build and play zones, the centre also offers a look into how Lego bricks are made and provides creative workshops. On display at the MINILAND® is a miniature version of Tokyo featuring some of the city’s most popular attractions if you ever wanted a one-day tour of Tokyo.
Lego Discovery Centre is also conveniently located within the DECKS Tokyo Beach shopping mall in Odaiba, where you can find not only retail stores, restaurants and cafés but also other forms of entertainment, such as the Tokyo Trick Art Museum and Tokyo Joypolis, teeming with Sega-themed games.
Lego Discovery Centre – https://tokyo.legolanddiscoverycenter.jp/en/
Decks Tokyo Beach Island Mall, 3F Odaiba 1-6-1 Minato-ku Tokyo 135-0091
Weekdays: 10 am – 8 pm (last admission: 6 pm)
Weekends & Public holidays: 10 am – 9 pm (last admission: 7 pm)
Free for kids under 3 years
While we work hard to maintain the accuracy of the information in this list, we advise you to check with the respective establishment prior to any decision to avoid any disappointment.