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10 BEST Tokyo Attractions for Families and Kids (for 2024)

In this article, we've collected the best kid and family friendly things to do in Tokyo, including anime attractions, zoos and theme parks like Disneyland, which are beloved by both kids and adults. Whether you are visiting Tokyo with your children or kids, all the things to do with kids on this list will definitely keep your trip fun and memorable. Let's take a look at our picks of the best Tokyo attractions for families!

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1. Tokyo Disney Resort

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When it comes to Tokyo's best attractions for families, Tokyo Disney Resort Park is definitely on top of the list. It's made up of two separate theme parks: Disneyland and DisneySea, offering a wide variety of rides, shows and shops for you to enjoy for more than a day!

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Tokyo Disneyland is where the iconic Cinderella Castle is located at and has more family-friendly rides to offer. It's also home to the newly-opened Beauty and the Beast area, with recreation of Belle's village and the Beast's castle, which houses a brand-new ride called "Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast".

The port-themed DisneySea, on the other hand, has more exciting rides for teens and adults to enjoy, such as the Tower of Terror, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Raging Spirits and more. Note that the two parks require ticket individually, for more details, you may refer to Klook.

Admission: Adult 7,900 Yen+ / Children 4,700 Yen+ / Free for children under 4 (Detail) >> Latest Price & Offer <<

2. Miraikan

Miraikan, also known as the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, is another fun and fascinating place for both kids and adults. The museum allows visitors to enjoy hands-on contact with science and technology, including the walking humanoid robot, ASIMO, who can run, play football or even jump on one foot.

Admission: Adult 630 Yen / Children 210 Yen / Free for children under 6 (Detail)

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3. SHIBUYA SKY Observation Deck

Located at the 45th to 46th floor of Shibuya Scramble Square, Shibuya Sky is one of the latest observation decks in Tokyo with a wide range of seatings for you to take in the spellbinding views. Since the buildings nearby are mostly low-rises, visitors will get a truly open views of the city centre, and it's equally great for you to visit during day or night.

Admission: Adult 2,000 Yen+ / Children 600 Yen+ (Detail) >> Latest Price & Offer <<

4. Tokyo Skytree

Photos by miyabiyakko @ IG

Of course, a trip to Tokyo would not be complete without visiting Tokyo Skytree. The 634m tower is the tallest building in Japan, and it's also the tallest freestanding tower in the world. There are two observation decks within the tower, which are on the 350m & 450m level respectively, and you can expect to see Mt. Fuji on a clear day!

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Admission: Adult 1,800 Yen+ / Children 850 Yen+ / Free for children under 6 (Detail) >> Latest Price & Offer <<

5. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

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Even if you don't want to spend money on viewing platforms, there are a great amount of free observatories in Tokyo. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building has two towers and each of them has a free observation deck on the 45th floor. Even though the views is not as unobstructed as Shibuya Sky or Skytree, people still love the free Mt. Fuji views from here!

Photo by rand0mino @ IG

Admission: Free (Detail)

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6. Sanrio Puroland

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Sanrio Puroland is the largest Sanrio theme park in Japan and it features a couple of family-friendly rides and indoor shows. You can also spot your favourite Sanrio characters like Hello Kitty, Melody, Little Twin Stars, Gudetama and Pom Pom Purin all over the place and take selfies with them. Definitely a heaven for kids who like cute cartoons!

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Admission: Adult 3,600 Yen+ / Children 2,500 Yen+ / Free for children under 3 (Detail) >> Latest Price & Offer <<

7. Fujiko F. Fujio Museum

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If you are a big fan of Fujiko F. Fujio's works, you definitely would not want to miss out Fujiko F. Fujio Museum. This three-storey museum displays the manuscripts of some of Fujio's famous manga series, including 'Doraemon'. There are also some recreated scenes and figures of famous characters on display. Tons of photo opportunities for you and your kids!

Admission: Adult 1,000 Yen / Children 500 Yen+ / Free for children under 3 (Detail)

8. Ghibi Museum

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Studio Ghibli has produced some of the most iconic anime films such as 'My Neighbor Totoro', 'Spirited Away' and 'Howl's Moving Castle'. Here, you get to see the manuscripts of various classic works, as well as a recreation of the production studio where all these animies were created. Even though you can't take pictures indoor, there are a couple of outdoor photo spots!

Admission: Adult 1,000 Yen / Children 100 Yen+ / Free for children under 3 (Detail)

Our picks of the best theme parks:

9. Inokashira Park

Inokashira Park, directly next to Ghibi Museum, was opened in 1917 and is the first suburban park in Japan. It's home to a zoo, a huge pond lined with cherry blossom trees and a small amusement park. The zoo is divided into 'Main Park' and 'Aquatic Life Park' and features over 170 animal species, including capybara, fennec fox, humboldt penguin and more.

The highlight of the zoo is definitely the 'Squirrel Trail', where you can interact with cute Japanese squirrels up close.

Admission: Adult 400 Yen / Free for children under 13 (Detail)

10. Ueno Zoo

Conveniently-located next to JR stations, Ueno Zoo is beloved by many local families. It's the oldest zoo in Japan with a history dating back to 1882, and is home to over 500 types of animals, including panda, polar bear, gorilla and more. You'll also find a historic pagoda built in 1631, making it one of the best places for a casual and educational stroll in the city centre.

Admission: Adult 600 Yen / Free for children under 13 (Detail)

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