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Kid-friendly sites in Tokyo: 13 spots at Tokyo Dome City

Okamoto N.

by GoWithGuide travel specialist:Okamoto N.

Last updated : Sep 17, 20135 min read

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If you are visiting Tokyo with your kid(s) /family, you may want to stay in the same area where you don’t have to move around a lot, yet enjoy your stay in Tokyo. You probably want to take them to amusement/theme parks or kid/family-friendly places as much as you can.
Here are our recommendation sites to visit with your kid(s)/family including nice hotel nearby, so you will enjoy your stay in Tokyo without moving around a lot. Since we have many areas to recommend, we will introduce in series. This time let’s see Tokyo Dome City!

Tokyo Dome City is a leisure complex in the middle of city of Tokyo

Tokyo Dome City is a leisure complex in central Tokyo consisting of the Tokyo Dome-baseball stadium, an amusement park, spa "LaQua", a variety of shops and restaurants and Dome Hotel. The amusement complex used to be known as Korakuen, named after the former baseball stadium, which in turn was named after Koishikawa Korakuen. Koishikawa is a nearby Japanese landscape garden.
You can enjoy various rides, entertainment facilities including kids play room, roller skating, bowling, watching hero show, baseball game, horse racing, game centers, spa, shopping mall, restaurants and Japanese garden.
1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0004
Suidobashi Station, JR Chuo Line/JR Sobu Line/ Toei Mita Line
Korakuen Station, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line
Kasuga Station, Toei Oedo Line

1. ASOBono!

It is an indoor play ground facility where kids from age 0 to grade school students can play with toys. There are more than 15 areas divided by age or gender.
They also offer nursing room, diapers and baby foods.
Weekdays 10:00am-6:00pm
Weekends 9:30am-7:00pm
Entrance fee
6 months-Grade school student: 900 yen (1 hour)
Extended fee by 30 minutes: 400 yen
Whole day pass: 1,500 yen
Middle school student and above: 900 yen

2. Roller Skate Arena

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It is an indoor roller skating rink where kid from aged 3 to adult can enjoy skating. You can rent roller skate for 500 yen and protectors for free!
Weekdays 11:00am-10:00pm
Sundays/Holidays 10:00am-9:00pm
Saturdays 10:00am-10:00pm
Entrance fee
Adult 1,200/1,500 yen
Student 1,000/1,200 yen
Age3-Grade school student 800/1,000 yen

3. Bowing Center

There are 53 lanes and out of 30 lanes are equipped with gutter bumpers to help kids making higher score.
Weekdays 10:00am to 10:30pm
Weekends/Holidays 9:00am-10:30pm
Entrance fee
Children 450/500 yen
Student 500/600 yen
Adult 550/600 yen

4. Hero Show

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30 minutes per show on Weekends and holidays
Entrance fee
Age3 and above 1,500 yen

5. Tokyo Dome

It is part of the entertainment complex and is all seating capacity of 42000 baseball stadium. It was built on the grounds of the former Tokyo Koishikawa arsenal.
Some people call it "The Big Egg" or "Tokyo Big Egg" since the roof is shaped like an egg.
It is the home field of the Yomiuri Giants baseball team. If they hit the advertisement board, the company will give them prize money.
Schedule and ticket:

6. Attractions

This amusement park includes a 80 meters high roller coaster named Thunder Dolphin and a Ferris wheel named Big “O” (because there is no center and shaped like “O”) where you can enjoy sky view. There are 25 various rides.
11:00am- 9:00pm
Entrance fee:
Adult: 3,800 yen
Over 60/ 12-17 years old: 3,300 yen
6-11 years old: 2,000 yen
3-5 years old: 1,200 yen
For more details:

7. Spa LaQua

It is a commercial building mainly with spa facilities including Onsen, open air bath, sauna, massage treatment, nail salon, beauty salon, reclining chairs with tv at lounge, restaurants. You can experience urban style of spa and will be relaxed and refreshed in the city.
Entrance fee:
Adult: 2,565 yen
Grade school students to under 18 years old: 1,785 yen
For more details:

8. Shops

Jump Shop
There are about 80 of various shops including souvenir shops, convenience stores and fashions.
Weekdays 10:30am-5:00pm
Weekends 10:00am-7:00pm
Jump Shop Website
Shop list website

9. Restaurants

Bubba Gump Restaurant
There are nearly 70 all kinds of restaurants, cafes and bars in Tokyo Dome City.
Bubba Gump Restaurant ppen hour
Bubba Gump Restaurant Website
Restaurant list website:

10. Tokyo City Keiba

It is the largest JRA WINS horse race betting complex in Tokyo. Offt Korakuen is where horseracing are held.

11. Koishikawa Korakuen

You will be able to enjoy autumn leaves in fall!
1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0004
8 minutes walk from Korakuen Station, Marunouchi Line/Nanboku Line
Entrance fee
Adult 300 yen
Age 65 and above 150 yen
Grade school student and under Free
Open day (Free entrance for everybody)
Greenery Day (May 4th)
Tokyo Citizens' Day (October 1st)

12. Illumination lighting at night

There will be illumination lighting at night all over the Tokyo Dome City in every season, especially Christmas season people come just to see the lighting. It is very hard to miss and you will enjoy walking around and taking photos.

13. Tokyo Dome Hotel

There is child care room (10:00am-6:00pm) where you can let your kids play and change their deapers. They offer disscount ticket for Tokyo Dome City entertainment facilities.
Other services for kids are available on your request such as baby crib, deapers, amenities for kids sized, baby food and so on.
Tokyo Dome City is the place ensuring entire family enjoy during the stay. So come check out this creat city in Tokyo!

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