15 Best Places to Travel with Babies and Kids in Japan
Fun and cool places to travel with children in Japan
Japan has so many beautiful places that we can visit with our family, especially for those families with children.
Traveling is so much fun when they are with us. It is also good to get to travel for our children because they learn while having fun, especially when you go to places like educational amusement parks, aquariums, museums, and zoos.
In this article, I would like to share with you the places that I have traveled to before with my husband. We visited these places before we had our child, but still, we enjoyed it so much and we saw a lot of families with children having fun.
So now that we have a son (toddler), we want to re-visit these places. Especially now that summer is approaching. If you are also a momma like me or are expecting to be a mom, here are some places that are good to travel with our children.
1. Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo Disneyland is an internationally famous theme park. Here in Japan, Tokyo Disneyland is one of the most well-known places where you can bring your family. It is good for all ages; anyone can enjoy the amazing and magical rides and shops.
You can also visit Disney Sea which is located right next to Disneyland. However, when I visited Disney Sea, I noticed that most of the rides are good for adults while the rides in Disneyland are more fun for children ages 2 and above.
Both are nice places and amazing though. Tokyo Disneyland is located in Urayasu, Chiba prefecture.
2. Ueno Zoo
Ueno Zoo is known as Japan’s oldest Zoo founded in 1882. Almost 3,000 different kinds of animals, including exotic animals, can be seen here. You will also see here the popular giant panda which is the main attraction among children as well as adults.
The place is big and it was nice to walk around. It is good for all seasons to visit the place, but for me, I prefer to visit in the spring and fall seasons since it is not too cold or too hot.
The place is very easy to get to; just 5 minutes walk from Ueno Station.
Odaiba City is one of the famous places in Tokyo Bay. It is a great place to visit with your children. Actually, the place is good for all ages. There are a lot of things that you can do when you visit Odaiba.
Your children can enjoy the amusement installations inside the mall such as Legoland, the museum, and the famous Gundam statue which is often visited by tourists from around the world.
The place is very easy to get to even if you do not have a car. The nearest Station is Telecom Center Station. From there, it is just a 9-minute walk to Odaiba.
4. Cup Noodles Museum in Yokohama
The Cup noodles museum is a place where you can have fun while learning about the well-known Japanese noodle product, Nissin cup noodles. It is a good place to visit with your children as well.
You and your child can enjoy walking around inside the museum and seeing the different kinds of noodle products that have been sold throughout the years.
The most exciting part of this place is that you can make your own flavor of cup noodles and make your own design for the cup. For sure your children will love it and will have fun.
5. Universal Studios in Osaka
The next place on our list is Universal Studios Japan. This is also one of the most famous theme parks that have branches around the world. Here in Japan, it is located in Osaka. There are also many fun rides and attractions for children.
If you plan to travel from Tokyo by car, it will take 4-5 hours of driving or 6 hours by bus.