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Family friendly travelling in Tokyo

Tokyo is known for its high-energy buzz and sprawling cityscape—yet this varied city is also a wonderful destination for families, with a countless array of entertaining activities catering to adults and children of all ages. Tokyo is a safe city, well accustomed to tourism, and home to many theme parks, museums, gardens, temples, and shrines. From comic book fans and history enthusiasts to shoppers and sports aficionados, there’s no end to the choice of family activities in Tokyo.

Things to see in Tokyo

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a large public park known for its gorgeous cherry blossom trees. Take the kids here to enjoy greenery and tranquility amid this bustling city. Admission is free for infants and a small charge applies for older children and teenagers. Tokyo Disneyland is the second most-visited theme park in the world, welcoming 17 million people every year. See all your favorite Disney characters and appreciate the distinctive Japanese twist on this beloved brand. You can also take in DisneySea, a nautically themed park. Tokyo Dome City comprises an amusement park and spa resort—the perfect combination for a family vacation in Tokyo. It also contains a roofed baseball stadium nicknamed ‘The Big Egg’. Also worth a visit is Tokyo National Museum, the oldest in Japan and the country’s largest art museum, where young and old alike will be fascinated by ancient artifacts and inspired by the large collection of Japanese and Buddhist art.

Family-friendly hotels in Tokyo

There are plenty of family-friendly hotels in Tokyo offering great deals and fantastic amenities. This city is one of the most visited on earth and its hotels have some of the best levels of service you’re likely to find. Most Tokyo family hotels offer childcare services for parents traveling with young children, and good-value restaurants that serve tasty breakfasts daily. Other useful facilities for families include Internet access, laundry services, and parking, while some places even boast swimming pools and leisure facilities. These top-notch services only add to the reasons why you should bring your kids on a vacation to Tokyo.

Where to stay in Tokyo

Ginza, Tokyo’s upmarket neighborhood, has a large selection of child-friendly hotels. The central area is entirely pedestrianized on weekends, so you can stroll around and visit the district’s many stores and cafés without the distraction of traffic. Another quiet neighborhood is Nihonbashi, known as the “center of Japan”. With its fairytale bridge, canals, and specialized craft stores like sweet shops, your kids can’t possibly get bored here. Akasaka is a trendy, newer part of the city that will appeal to older children, with lots of interesting places to eat and a wealth of affordable hotels with family rooms.

How to get to Tokyo

Narita is the more popular of Tokyo’s two airports as it’s the main hub for international flights, situated just 43 miles northeast of the city. The safest and easiest way to travel to your hotel is via licensed cab or limo bus, getting you there in about 2 hours. The trains are also efficient, and take under 1 hour to get to the city. Haneda Airport is closer to the city center, so if you catch a connecting flight into here, you can reach downtown by train in around 15 minutes. Most visitors to Tokyo use the city’s fantastic metro system for getting around—ask about concession fares for children.

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