Advertisement

Places to go this Weekend: 3 Must-Visit Kids Friendly Attractions in Tokyo apart from Disneyland!


Tokyo is a popular destination for many families, and Disneyland is always a MUST- VISIT with the LOs. But did you know that there are many other Kids Friendly attractions in Tokyo to visit too? 

Here is BYKidO's List of 

3 Must Visit attractions in Tokyo for the family!

 

Sign up for our Free Mailing List to always get updated!

Fire Station Museum

  • 3- 10 Yotsuya, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Website (in Japanese)
  • Free

Fire Station Museum at Tokyo

Firstly, its amazing how the museum is free for entry. The displays and exhibits can be compared to a paid attraction. Many of the exhibits are interactive to attract the attention of the LOs (and adults too)! 

Read about BYKidO's Visit to a Singapore Fire Station Open House too!

Head down to the Basement to view Fire Engines from the past. The maintenance of these vehicles (some at over 100 yrs old) are superb!

Fire Station Museum Interactive Exhibit

Head to the Upper Levels for various exhibits including climbing into an actual Helicopter, dressing up as a Fireman and other activities relating to fire safety and the history of fire fighting in Japan! 

Recommended Time to put aside: 1/2 Day
How to get there: Directly above Yotsuya- Sanchome Station (Tokyo Metro - Marunouchi Line)

Ueno Zoo

  • Ueno Park, Taito 110-8711, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Website (in Japanese)
  • 600 yen for Adults, 200 yen (13 - 15yrs), Free (0 - 12yrs)

Ueno Zoo

Ueno Zoo offers an opportunity for the LOs to get up-close to the animals. The space between visitors and animals seems to be much closer compared to the Singapore Zoo. Perhaps an indication of the Zoo being much older (its the oldest Zoo in Japan). 

Read: 3 Reason why we dread going to the Singapore Zoo!

The Admission fee also makes this an extremely attractive place to visit with the kids too.

Ueno Zoo Map  

You might mistake the Zoo for being quite small as you are in only 1 of the 2 Gardens. It's not immediately clear but there are 2 Gardens - an East and a West Garden which makes the Zoo HUGE! You can choose to walk between the Gardens or take the Monorail. 

We especially like it due to the ample resting space when the adults get tired or when they kids need a nap. 

Ueno Zoo - How to get there and Location

Recommended Time to put aside: 1 Day
How to get there: 5 - 10 mins from JR Ueno Station, Subway Ueno Stations (Ginza- Line or Hibaya- Line), Keisei Ueno Station, or Subway Nezu Station (Chiyoda- Line)

National Museum of Nature and Science

  • 7 -20 Uenokoen, Tatio 110-8718, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Website 
  • 620 yen for Adults, Free (Children)

Have you seen a Dinosaur fossil? There is not just 1 but several on display. Watch the LOs (and many adults) be WOW-ed by the fossils displayed. 

National Museum of Science and Nature Dinosaur display

Apart from the fossils, the permanent exhibit includes a 360-degree visual display explaining the evolution of man and several other exhibits about the world we live in. 

See what the ArtScience Museum in Singapore can offer the LOs too!

You may also want to visit the ComPass, which is an area especially for kids between 4 - 6 to play and learn. 

The Museum is located near to the Zoo, so you may wish to visit them together (although we recommend a day each) or to use it as a wet weather alternative. 

National Museum of Nature and Science Tokyo Map

Recommended Time to put aside: 1 Day
How to get there: 5  mins from JR Ueno Station, Keisei Ueno Station

 

Disneyland is still a MUST!

Don't miss Disneyland if you are heading to Tokyo! Your kids will thank you for that! 

 

 

BYKidO writes on "things to do", "places to go", in general, Ideas that will help you to Bring Your Kid Out! 

Like and Share us on Facebook (BYKidO) with other Mummies and Daddies so that they may enjoy what we do too! Every Parenting Journey needs some help! 

See our main page for a list of things that we do to help you Bring Your Kid Out. You may also wish to check out the Promotions that is available for BYKidO Pass Holders. 

Selected Attraction BYKidO Promotions

Universal Studio Singapore Tickets from $48

Kidzania Tickets from $29

Singapore Zoo Tickets from $18.50

Singapore Bird Park Tickets from $13.50


BYKidO is a platform aimed at helping you discover the latest events, activities and classes to bring your kids out to! Get ideas of places to go and things to do - and start creating your Family Memories!

Listed with hundreds of family events and activities to bring the kids out - Never be bored of the kids or have bored kids when you download the BYKidO App!

BYKidO App Google Play Store             BYKidO Apple App Store

 

Want to find out more? Click here to find out more about us and here for details on the BYKidO Pass.


This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.



Advertisement

Leave a comment