5 Best FREE Tokyo Attraction for Kids

Hi! I am Sakura, just an ordinary Japanese mom living in Japan.

Today I will introduce you to the 10 best attraction sites you can enjoy with kids for FREE!

1. Tokyo Water Science Museum

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This is a free science museum near Odaiba. Lots of hands-on exhibitions, including water experiments  and soap bubble making that even young kids can enjoy. Perfect place to go especially during the summer. Baby stroller friendly.

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Name (EN)Tokyo Water Science Museum
Name (JP)東京都水の科学館(Tokyo-to Mizu no Kagakukan)
Open hours9:30 am - 5:00 pm
(last entry at 4:30 pm)
Closed daysMonday (If Monday is a national holiday, the following day)
End of the year - New years
Access8 min walk from Yurikamome Line, Kokusai Tenji Jou Sta.
Official websitehttp://www.mizunokagaku.jp/

2. Galaxcity Kids Area

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Galaxcity is a fantastic indoor kids play area in Adachi-ku. It has kids bouldering walls, crafts workshop, planetarium, lots of toys and many events that kids of all ages can enjoy. Play areas are separated by age, so babies and toddlers can play safely too.

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Name (EN)Galaxcity Kids Future Creation Hall
Name (JP)ギャラクシティ こども未来創造館 (Gyaraku-shiti- kodomo mirai souzou kan)
FeeKids area: Free
Planetarium: 500 yen per adult, 100 yen per child over elementary
Open hours9:00 am - 21:30 pm
(kids area until 6:00 pm)
Closed daysEvery 2nd Monday except August (If Monday is a national holiday, the following day)
New Years Day
Special closing days in January, March, September
Access3 min walk from Tobu Sky Tree Line Nishi Arai Sta.
Official websitehttps://www.galaxcity.jp/

3. Tokyo Fire Museum

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A museum in Shinju-ku dedicated to fire disasters and fire prevention. Exhibition include history of fire prevention since the Edo period, including pictures and traditional fire extinguishing tools and vehicles. The best exhibits at this museum are the fire engine,  and the ambulance that kids can observe close up. You can ride go inside of the cockpit of a real rescue helicopter (actually used during rescue)! Kids can also take photos wearing the firefighter’s fireproof jacket.

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Name (EN)Tokyo Fire Museum
Name (JP)消防博物館(Shobo Hakubutsu kan)
Open hours9:30 am - 17:00 pm
Closed daysEvery Monday except August (If Monday is a national holiday, the following day.)
Dec 29- Jan.3
Special open daysSept 1 (Disaster Prevention Day)
Oct 1 (Tokyo Citizens Day)
Jan 17 (Disaster Prevention and Volunteers Day)
AccessDirect connection from Tokyo Metro Maruno-uchi line, Yotsuya-sanchome Sta. Exit 2
Official websitehttp://www.tfd.metro.tokyo.jp/ts/museum.html

4. Tokyo Police Museum

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At the Tokyo Police Museum you can learn about the history of Japanese police force and the Police Department. Kids can see what it is like to be a police officer, with guides from animation and simulators. Most displays have English explanation too. The most exciting exhibits are getting on the police car driver’s seat and the police’s motorcycle (called 白バイ、shiro-bai) while wearing the special police uniform!

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Name (EN)Tokyo Police Museum
Name (JP)警察博物館(Keisatsu Hakubutsu kan)
Open hours9:30 am - 17:00 pm
Closed daysEvery Monday (If Monday is a national holiday, the following day.)
Dec 28- Jan.3
Access2 min walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza line, Kyobashi Sta.
Official websitehttps://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp/multilingual/english/about_us/Police_Museum.html (English site)

5. Sogo Recreation Park

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The Sogo Recreation Park is a huge park that crosses 3 km in length. It is composed of 10 different play zones. It is recommended you decide which zone to go before you reach the park, because the park is too large to complete in one day. Free pony rides, dinosaur monuments, water fountain, super long slide, and many large play equipment available for all ages.

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Name (EN)Sogo Recreation Park
Name (JP)総合レクリエーション公園 (Sogo Rekuri-eshon Koen)
Open hoursalways open
Closed daysnone
(Pony rides closed on Mondays)
AccessDepends on the zone. The closest from the station is "Kids Area" , 7 min walk from Tokyo Metro Tozai line, Nishi Kasai Sta.
Official websitehttps://www.city.edogawa.tokyo.jp/e066/kuseijoho/gaiyo/shisetsuguide/bunya/koendobutsuen/c_recreation/index.html

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