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Fun Things to Do in Tokyo with Your Family!

2020-09-10
Recently, we've shared lots of ideas for things your family can do to have fun indoors, outdoors and at home. And, while many of Tokyo's most fun activities are still shelved for the time being due to COVID precautions, there are lots of great attractions and destinations to take advantage of, safely. It's stopped raining every day (though it is typhoon season, so be sure to keep your eye on the forecast) and it's no longer uncomfortably hot. It's the perfect time of year to get out and explore the family-friendly things Tokyo has to offer.
 
In addition to our past suggestions, check out some of the ideas below!
 
If you haven't made it over to the new Miyashita park (complete with sand volleyball courts and skateboard ramps), do it now! There's also tons of high-end shopping, a make-your-own Kit Kat Bar station and a popular modern-day yokocho. The whole family will have plenty to keep them occupied on a nice autumn afternoon.
 
Check out Yoyogi's website for regular updates on how the various greenery in the park is progressing. With plenty of room to run around and endless array of plants and wildlife, Yoyogi is the perfect destination for a stroll with the young nature lovers in your family.
 
We all miss matsuri, and hope that the downward trend of COVID in Japan continues so that we can enjoy them again soon. But in the meantime, enjoy an outdoor street festival at the always-bustling Rise complex in Futakotamagawa. As long as the weather cooperates, it's scheduled for September 22. Pick up some new trinkets during your holiday weekend!
 
Our friend at The Tokyo Chapter always has the inside scoop on navigating the city with kids in tow. In a recent post on things to do in Roppongi, you'll get tons of options for playing, eating and shopping in this popular neighborhood. From parks, to cupcakes, to puppy haircuts, you're covered for several days' worth of activities.
 
If you're looking for a massive space to get all the wiggles out, we suggest Komazawa Olympic Park! There's a running track, basketball courts and several kid-specific playgrounds to take advantage of. A few hours at Komazawa will tucker anyone out (parents included).
 
Sumida isn't just home to SkyTree (though it's always an impressive sight to see!). You can also take advantage of the Oyokogawa Water Park. While it's not an amusement park, as you might expect from the name, it IS a beautiful spot for viewing SkyTree among streams, landscaped gardens and children's play areas. It's also close to the always-enjoyable Edo Tokyo Museum and Ryogoku Kokugikan.
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