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Kanto Region, Japan Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Kanto Region, Japan Family-friendly activities

Tokyo: Skytree Admission Ticket

1. Tokyo: Skytree Admission Ticket

Discover unbeatable views of Tokyo from the Tembo Observation Deck of the Tokyo Skytree tower with this admission ticket. Feel the thrill of riding the elevator to an elevation of 350 meters. Choose from ticketing options with or without access to the stunning Tembo Galleria. Arrive at the Tokyo Skytree tower and head up to the 4th floor, where you're greeted by friendly staff. Here, you'll get your ticket and head straight into an elevator that takes you shooting seamlessly up to the 1,150-foot (350-m) Tembo Deck in no time. The enormous, circular deck features windows on all sides, allowing you 360-degree views of Tokyo City. See the winding Sumida River, look for the Tokyo Dome, and even find the Tokyo Tower—interactive displays help you pick out points of interest too. If you choose to visit the Tembo Galleria, hop into another elevator and rush up to the 1,475-foot (450-m) viewing space. The Galleria features a long, sloping spiral ramp that offers an even more dynamic view of the city. On your way back to the ground, stop by Floor 345 to check out the gift shop, and pause at Floor 340 for a dizzying view straight down from a section of sturdy glass flooring.

Tokyo: Grand Sumo Tournament Tour with Optional Lunch

2. Tokyo: Grand Sumo Tournament Tour with Optional Lunch

Discover the art of sumo, the 1,500-year-old traditional Japanese martial art. Watch bouts by top-division wrestlers in the Kokugikan arena, try optional Chanko-nabe lunch - a meal favored by sumo wrestlers, and sumo-related landmarks in the town to deepen your knowledge about sumo before viewing it. First, embark on a guided walking tour around Ryogoku, a traditional sumo town. Visit sumo-related must-see spots including the Nomino Sukune Shrine, a Shinto shrine where the founder of sumo is commemorated. Feel the atmosphere of old Edo (as Tokyo was called before) and see the Kokugikan arena and the many colorful banners with the wrestler's name written on each of them around the front gate. Catch a glimpse of the drum tower and see all the awards given to the grand champion. You will also visit a couple of sumo "stables" to see where wrestlers live and train. If the option is booked, you will then have lunch at a Chanko-nabe restaurant. Enjoy a Japanese hotpot dish which is commonly eaten by sumo wrestlers to put on weight and muscle. The dish typically contains chicken broth soup, and rich protein sources like chicken, fish, tofu, and vegetables. Then, enjoy the spectacle of the Grand Sumo Tournament. Enter the Kokugikan arena to join a group photo session with a recently retired master wrestler. Watch bouts between the Makuuchi wrestlers, including the Yokozuna (grand champion). Immerse yourself in sumo as you listen to the guide’s real-time commentary through the earphone guide system

Tsukiji: Outer Market Walking Tour & Sake Tasting Experience

3. Tsukiji: Outer Market Walking Tour & Sake Tasting Experience

Do it all in an afternoon on a unique tour in Tsukiji exploring Japan's food and sake culture. Learn to pray like a local at Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple, discover interesting food at Tsukiji Outer Market, then finish off with an extensive sake tasting experience at a local salon. Meet your local guide in front of Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple before entering the temple to learn how to pray. Begin your walking tour as you head to Tsukiji Outer Market. Discover interesting stores inside the market with guidance from your local food expert, and choose to buy some local produce to try for yourself. After touring the market, move on to a private salon for a fun sake-tasting experience in Tsukiji. Find your favorite as you sample different sakes from around Japan and its many breweries. Your sake expert will share their knowledge about the brewery, history, and story of each bottle before sampling. Just like wine and beer, not all sake tastes the same and with 50 to 60 different types on offer, you can experience a wide range of flavors. Your sake-tasting experience includes unlimited tastings. There are snacks available during the tasting session, to enhance the flavor of the different sakes. You'll also try the brewed beverage at different temperatures and taste how the flavor changes. For kids, sweet desserts, soft drinks, and tea will be provided. The tour ends at Tsukiji sake salon, only a few minutes away from either Tsukiji station or Shintomicho station.

Tokyo: 'Red Tokyo Tower' Digital Amusement Park Ticket

4. Tokyo: 'Red Tokyo Tower' Digital Amusement Park Ticket

Challenge yourself to the fun at the high-tech attractions spread across three floors at the Red Tokyo Tower digital amusement park. Try your hand at retro games like Pacman, VR games like Beat Saber, AR games, physical games like jumping on trampolines, or even poker. Select a one-day pass or a night pass, each grant to access to 12-hours of exciting games. Enter and exit freely, so you can take a break to buy a ticket to the observation deck of the Tokyo Tower and go back to the park after you are finished.   Treat yourself to an activity that is suitable for everyone, parents and children, friends, and couples alike. Explore this new theme park with approximately 5,600 square meters of space. Experience a new world of fun and excitement.

Akihabara: Anime & Gaming Adventure Tour

5. Akihabara: Anime & Gaming Adventure Tour

Start your Akihabara tour by making your first stop at a retro video game store. This store is considered a treasure trove for game lovers, especially for those who grew up experiencing the rise of the Japanese video game industry. Here, you can listen to the 8-bit video game keyboard music that you can hardly find anywhere else! Your guide will help you find and buy all the retro video game machines and disks. While the world is chasing after new games, look back on these old-time games that bring back charming childhood memories. Next, head over to the maid cafe - an unmissable experience whilst you're in Tokyo. Hang out with cute maids, get spells cast on your food, and take photos! If you order an omelet or hot latte, the maids will draw cute illustrations on it with ketchup/chocolate sauce. Finally, enjoy wandering around huge anime stores with hundreds of figures and cosplay goods. Sometimes these stores are places that travelers feel awkward to discover by themselves -however with a guide, you can fully enjoy every single stop like a local.

Asakusa: Tokyo’s #1 Family Food Tour

6. Asakusa: Tokyo’s #1 Family Food Tour

Every guide book and checklist will tell you that the Asakusa area is a “must see!” Get off the beaten track and discover hidden spots and tasty treats that most tourists will never find. Learn about the history of the area while trying snacks, sweets and having a local seasonal lunch. Begin your tour with a special overview of this district. Explore the Namise street, try a famous Japanese snack and learn about how pilgrims and tourists have been coming here for more than 1000 years. Have a seasonal lunch with your guide and learn about food customs and ordering tips that you can use throughout your time in Japan. Next stop, explore the theater and traditional side streets. Stop off and learn about specialty foods from across Japan. Head over to a dessert shop that has been making a famous pastry since 1945. Learn about the hidden secrets of Sensoji temple and finish up your tour with a stop off for a Matcha (green tea) experience. See all the important sites and make delicious memories with your local guide sharing information about this amazing “shitamachi” or downtown neighborhood.

Tokyo: Family Walking Tour

7. Tokyo: Family Walking Tour

Experience a rewarding adventure with your family on this exclusive walking tour. Listen to a local professional guide explain the many famous cultural and architectural sites of Tokyo. Stroll through the city center with your family on this two-hour tour at an easy pace. Have fun learning about Tokyo's fascinating history and hearing stories that both the adults and kids are sure to enjoy.

From Tokyo: MOOMINVALLEY PARK Ticket and Bus/Train Pass

8. From Tokyo: MOOMINVALLEY PARK Ticket and Bus/Train Pass

Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Moominvalley with a trip to the state-of-the-art MOOMINVALLEY PARK, just outside of Tokyo. Enjoy the colorful park with an admission ticket and travel there and back with a 1-day pass for the train and bus. Begin the day in Tokyo by heading over to the train station or riding one of the bus routes to MOOMINVALLEY PARK. Take unlimited rides on the Seibu lines for the day, so you can enjoy not only the MOOMINVALLEY PARK, but also sightseeing spots located along the lines. Just an hour by train from Tokyo, explore the unique atmosphere of Kawagoe, with traditional buildings andstreets reminiscent of the lively cityscapes of the Edo period. Once at the park, step inside and visit the various places that appear in the world-famous story, such as the Moominhouse, the bathing huts, and the lighthouse. Be entertained by the Moomin family and their friends on a full-day adventure.

Tokyo: Legoland Discovery Center Admission Ticket

9. Tokyo: Legoland Discovery Center Admission Ticket

Immerse yourself in the world of LEGO with a visit to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Tokyo. Travel back in time to your own childhood or have fun with your family at this indoor theme park bursting with hands-on activities and attractions. Surrounded by over 3 million LEGO bricks, discover the wonder of fun inside the park with a tour of the LEGO brick factory and a LEGO creations workshop. You can also marvel at the enormous diorama of Tokyo city created using LEGO bricks and enjoy some playtime at a real life Duplo playground. The park is full of stimulating games and visual experiences that are entertaining for the whole family including the LEGO Ninjago City Adventure, where you can train to become the most powerful ninja, a 4D cinema with special-effects that will make you jump out of your skin in surprise, and an interactive shooting ride to rescue a captured princess.

Private Ueno Park Architecture Tour

10. Private Ueno Park Architecture Tour

Meet your guide in front of the National Museum of Western Art the highlight of the tour. This Le Corbusier-designed museum was designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site for its modern architectural value in 2016. Next, visit a Tokyo Bunka Kaikan designed by Kunio Maekawa, 1 of 3 local apprentices of Le Corbusier. Tokyo Bunka Kaikan is located just opposite Le Corbusier’s museum. Then, move on to the International Library of Children’s Literature. Observe its preservation and renovation work as well as its newly-built arch-shaped annex building. Finally, stop at Tokyo National Museum where you can admire 4 great architectural works (Hyokei-kan, Hon-kan, Toyo-kan, and Gallery of Horyuji Treasure) which reflect the historical background of each era between 1908 to 1999. At the end of the tour, explore the collections at your own pace.

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Tickets were delivered to our hotel when we checked in with instructions about our pickup time (both from the hotel and at the theme park). We got both the DisneyLand and DisneySea and we were impressed with overall comms. We had to leave early from DisneySea and couldnt coordinate an ealier pick up and took our own transportation back, but that wasn't an issue at all.

Absolutely amazing tour with so much information before actually seeing the sumo wrestling. It’s an exciting sport to watch. Having the English commentary was great too. Order the lunch, it was delicious.

Really enjoyed this tour guide, Jeff was insightful about the animes also showing us the retro games was really nostalgic, enjoyed the new experiences with the tour especially the maid cafe!

Our guide Bruce was great! He was very knowledgable and patient with all our questions. Highly recommended for all your sumo needs!

Our guide was amazing. He was very friendly and made the entire experience pleasant.