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Welcome To The Land Of The Rising SunThings To Do In Tokyo With Kids

From the air, Tokyo looks like a gray maze; from the ground, it looks like the inside of a salad bowl. It is a surprisingly green city and easy to get around. Tokyo is tradition and revolution, ancient temples and newly-built skyscrapers, all mixed together. You definitely don’t want to miss a trip to Tokyo with kids!

Top Things To Do In Tokyo With Toddlers

Imperial Palace Tokyo
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ENJOY TRANQUILITY IN THE CENTER OF THE CITY AT THE IMPERIAL PALACE
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HEAD TO UENO PARK WHICH HAS VARIED TOKYO ATTRACTIONS LIKE THE ZOO AND CHILD-FRIENDLY MUSEUMS
Playground at Niko Niko Park
#3
CHECK OUT THE PLAYGROUND AT NIKO NIKO PARK… INCLUDING A 30 METER SLIDE!
Udon noodles in soup
#4
TRY SOME UDON NOODLES… EITHER HOT OR COLD!
Local Park in Tokyo
#5
CHECK OUT THE LOCAL PARK… YOU MIGHT FIND AN IMPROMPTU CONCERT OR A KITE MAKING WORKSHOP!

Toddler Travel GuideVisiting Tokyo With Your Baby: A Guide For A Great Vacation

with the Bébé Voyage Travel guide, you'll be able to experience the city in a family-friendly way while traveling with your baby!

Insider tips from traveling families

Recommendations on things to do for families traveling with 0 to 5-year-olds and their adventurous parents and so much more.

Our Guides Have The Information You Need!
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what people are saying about our Tokyo Travel Guide

Jessica
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With so many options out there this Travel guide was a great way to narrow things down. The hotel we chose was in an excelent location for sight seeing on foot with the kids. Also they offered a babysitting service! We never really considered babysitting services while on vacation before but we dicided to take advantage of the option and we were able to catch a late show! Thank you @bebevoyage!!!
Adam G
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This Travel Guide came in super handy on our trip! We let our kids choose 1 thing from the "things to do" section everyday. They loved being able have a say in the days activities. My wife and I appreciated all the detailed tips about the public transport and the shopping areas. Even though we did the must do "touristy" things we were able to eat at quirky, off the beaten path, restaurants. We really felt like we were living like locals in a strange city.
Stephanie
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Having this guide was a lifesaver! Knowing that our 5 year old is a picky eater my partner and I had come to terms with the fact that most of our meals would be at big fast food Chains also found at home. We decided to to try a couple of spots recommended in the Travel Guide and to our pleasant surprise our boy loved them! We were able to indulge our inner foodie and never once had to visit the golden arches of McDonalds the entire week we were there. We also are very grateful to have discovered a bunch of parks thanks to the guide. It turned out to be the highlight of our trip! We will definitely be using the guide on our next trip!

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Let Another Tokyo Parent Show You Around Tokyo With Your Baby

Follow a local Tokyo family on their day around Ueno Park. This tour includes playgrounds, paddle boats and dinosaurs! Find out why our Ambassador thinks Ueno Park is one of the best places to visit in Tokyo with kids.

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Find out from parents living or traveling to Tokyo about the best things to do in Tokyo with kids. Get local insight, discover hidden gems, and find out why it’s great to visit Tokyo and the rest of Japan with babies, toddlers, preschoolers and even while pregnant!

Why Bébé Voyage Loves Tokyo

Tokyo is populated by old people – a quarter of the population is over 75. But at the same time, Tokyo is built to be extremely child-friendly. There are children’s toilets in most shopping centers, changing rooms in department stores, playgrounds in pocket-sized parks spread all over residential areas.

When you visit Tokyo, explore everything from tourist traps like robot restaurants and samurai museums to historic monuments like the ruins of Edo Castle, and stores that have been open since the city was founded 500 years ago. It has parks and gardens that are reconstructions of the samurai gardens, and museums for the whole family. It has high-tech buildings and traditional houses which have not been renovated since the 19th century. For anyone bent on discovery, a Tokyo trip is a treasure-trove with hundreds of things to see off the beaten path.

Japan also has a well-deserved reputation as a foodie heaven, and it is the local restaurants, run by a chef-entrepreneur, who are the cornerstone of that reputation. Interestingly, it has more Michelin-starred restaurants that Paris!

okyo is not an easy city to love right away. It can feel chaotic, overwhelming, and confusing, but give it a few days. When you have settled in a little, when your children have discovered their favorite neighborhood playground, when Hello Kitty and the other ubiquitous anime characters have crept under your skin, then suddenly you look out through the window and can’t wait to see yet another new thing in this amazing city.

The biggest Tokyo hotels are clustered in the Shinjuku area and in the Nihonbashi neighborhood northwest of Ginza. There are hotels everywhere in the city, although many of them are business hotels. Business hotels in Japan have very small rooms, intended for a single person visiting for work. You may be able to squeeze in your family, but you will not be able to fit the luggage, so make sure you are looking at Tokyo family hotels.

Every neighborhood in Tokyo has a park, usually several. This means there are plenty of small playgrounds scattered across the Tokyo living areas. Often the equipment is fairly basic with a couple of rocking horses, a slide, a pair of swings, and a sandbox.

With so many things to do in Tokyo with kids, what are you waiting for?

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