5 places for kids on a rainy day in Tokyo

1) Tokyo Toy Museum

This museum exhibits over 5000 toys from Japan and other countries in ten classrooms of a former primary school and is great fun for small children. They also have 10.000 toys that you and your kids can play with and a shop where you can buy gifts for children of all ages.

inside the Tokyo Toy museum

4-20 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku

+81 (0)3-5367-9601


2) International Library of Children's Literature

One of the National Diet Libraries, which has a collection of over 10.000 children’s books including 1800 titles in foreign languages. Learn more about the history of children’s literature and picture books after the Meiji period in the second-floor gallery. The building, which was designed by Tadao Ando, is worth a visit.

entrance of the International Library of Children's Literature

12-49 Ueno Koen,Taito-ku

+81 (0)3-3827-2053


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3) Miraikan

A great place to learn all there is to know about cutting-edge science and technology, with plenty of interactive displays. Even more enjoyable if you download the official app to your smartphone. On Saturdays, they don’t charge admission for anyone under 18 (does not include the temporary exhibitions).

two kids against a LED wall at the Miraikan museum

4) Sanrio Puroland

An amusement park where you can meet the characters Sanrio created, such as Hello Kitty and My Melody. And what’s more, you don’t have to worry about the weather as this is an indoor park. Some of the merchandise they sell can only be bought here. If you are celebrating a birthday or another anniversary, you’ll be treated to a bunch of fun specials.

entrance of Sanrio Puroland

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