Family-Friendly Things to Do In Tokyo

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Family-Friendly Things to Do In Tokyo


If you and your family are looking for fun things to do together in Tokyo in the coming weeks, look no further! Check out the upcoming events and activities we're looking forward to below.

Furusato Festival Tokyo

Now through Sun. January 22

Exploring the small towns of Japan is a wonderful way to learn about the unique cultures beyond Tokyo, but it's difficult to do with kids in tow! Check out the Furusato festival instead, where the "local character" of far-flung places from across the country are all accessible under the Tokyo Dome.

Handmade in Japan Fes

Sat. January 21 & Sun. January 22

Shop local small businesses at this fair at Tokyo Big Sight! You'll find fashion, jewelry, homewares, and more on display and for sale.

Earth Garden Winter 2023

Sat. January 21 & Sun. January 22

Make your weekend a sustainable shopping spree! Take the family to Yoyogi for an array of organic and eco-friendly food, goods, and live performances.

Chinatown Lion Dance

Sun. January 22

Sunday marks the Chinese Lunar New Year and there is no better place in Japan to celebrate the occasion than in Yokohama's Chinatown! Enjoy the lively dances, bright colors, and thrilling dragon puppets at the Lion Dance, and plan for return visits for the 2023 Spring Festival.

Shimokitazawa Tengu Festival

Fri. January 27 - Sun. January 29

Prep for Setsubun at this fun festival in funky Shimokitazawa where demons (but not scary ones!) are "said to fulfill people's wishes, such as family safety, prosperous business, increased luck, and passing exams."

Kick Off Hanami Season!

Beginning Wed. February 8

Yep, that's right! Soon you'll be able to see blooms popping up in and around Tokyo. While it is still a bit early for cherry blossoms (but it will be here before you know it!), plum blossoms (ume) are expected by mid-month. The Yushima Tenjin Festival begins February 8 and will run through March 8. Or check out the more than 650 trees at the Setagaya Plum Blossom Festival beginning February 11. Or take the kids on a day trip to see early-blooming cherry varieties with Mt. Fuji in the background at the Matsuda Cherry Blossom Festival.

National Museum of Nature and Science

Special Exhibit "Poision"

Now through Sun. February 19

Creepy-crawly and fascinating, this special exhibit is all about the plants and animals that create poison — and why it's not always a bad thing for us humans! A visit is a perfect way to spend an afternoon having fun and learning a thing or two as a family.

Some no Komichi

Fri. February 24 - Sun. February 26

This is truly a sight to behold! Head to the riverside neighborhoods of Nakai/Ochiai for a one-of-a-kind Japanese experience: the dying and drying of thousands of yards of beautiful kimono cloth.

Hina Matsuri

Sun. February 26

Celebrate the health and well-being of the young girls in your family and celebrate ithe incoming spring season at this unique cultural event along the Sumida river! Hundreds of dolls will take center stage on a red carpet in an effort to stave off bad luck.


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