End-of-Summer Family Fun in Tokyo

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End-of-Summer Family Fun in Tokyo


The days are getting shorter and school will be back in session soon: summer is coming to an end. While a return to routine this fall may mean less time in your family's schedule for exploring and enjoying Tokyo, there will still be ample opportunity to have a fun night out or a weekend afternoon adventure.

In addition to the many matsuri still on the horizon, Check out some of the upcoming family-friendly events and activities in Tokyo the CareFinder team is looking forward to!

Galaxy & teamlab: Catching and Collecting in the Dinosaur Forest

Happening Now

This amazing, interactive exhibit has been live since the spring and the end date is currently "TBD," but you don't want to take a chance on missing it!

Tokyo Tower Milky Way Illumination

Happening Now

If you haven't already paid a visit to this iconic bit of Tokyo's skyline for its annual illumination, you have until September 24 to do so! Enjoy a stunning view of the city, surrounded by twinkling lights that represent the story of Orihime and Hikoboshi.

Midtown Summer

Happening Now

It's always a good time for a visit to Tokyo Midtown, if for the shopping alone. But during the summer months, there's added incentive: perfect-for-summer menu items (including a taco set!), cooling mists, and workshops made for kids' creativity. Open until August 28.

DinoScience 2023

Happening Now

This exhibit is an absolute must-visit for any families with a budding paleontologist. Visitors are fully immersed in the science of dinosaurs like the Triceratops, a fossil skeleton of which is posed in an eternal confrontation with a T-Rex.

Lantern Night in Yokohama

Happening Now

Every season in Japan is a season for illuminations, but the sixth floor of Yokohama's Bay Garden has really nailed the summer theme. Head over before September 10 to be surrounded by the lovely glow of 476 colorful gardens (plus great restaurants and cool breeze off the bay).

Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament

September 10 - 24

Two weeks of sumo? How could you pass it up! Tickets are on sale now for pre-purchase, or you can make a day of it and join the lines early on the morning of a match.

Tokyo Game Show 2023

September 21 - 24

The official program hasn't been published yet, but this gaming expo and cosplay bonanza is sure to be a hit with the video game fanatics in your household.

Tokyo National Museum

September 18

Enjoy a day of Japanese and international culture — on the house! The Museum offers free admission to its regular exhibits, including one focused on Edo-period wedding traditions.

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