5 Things To Do In Odaiba With Kids

Things to do in Odaiba with kids

So the much-anticipated weekend or holiday is approaching, and the kids are asking you to take them to Disneyland, Fujikyu Highland or perhaps even Universal Studios – but you don’t fancy the idea of travelling out of Tokyo and paying premium entry ticket prices just to spend time lining up just for a ride or two. You just want to go to a shopping outlet, or explore downtown Tokyo at wallet-friendly prices. Fortunately there are plenty of things to do in Odaiba, an entertainment island in Tokyo Bay that will save the day for everyone, providing a fun-filled weekend for adults and kids alike.

This man-made islet has its roots as a fort built near the end of the Edo period to ward off any gunboat diplomacy from the West, so it’s not surprising that “Odaiba” literally means fort. Today, it is known for having a Gundam Cafe as well as other bold and futuristic establishments such as the Fuji TV Building and Tokyo Big Sight Convention Center. With a whole array of cutting-edge theme parks, the only problem you may have is not what to do in Odaiba, but what not to! Here is an overview of the various types of activities available in Odaiba for kids.

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Taxis in Tokyo

Taxi speeding through Tokyo

Tokyo is so well connected by its public transport network that needing a taxi is not very common for most people. However it is sometimes a necessity, especially when the trains have stopped running after midnight or when in a great hurry to get somewhere. [Read more…]

Your Tokyo Metro Guide

Tokyo is the largest metropolitan area in the world, with over 31 million people, and with a population density above 6,000 persons per square kilometer, it is also one of the most dense urban areas within developed countries. Needless to say, driving a car in Tokyo is not such a great way to get from A to B.

The train system in Tokyo is a living network of multiple lines owned by multiple companies, enthusiastic station attendants and dedicated conductors that operate on complex schedule where being late is not an option, and of course, the lifeblood of Tokyo; the seemingly endless sea of people.

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Hobby Bar Professor TK: Nakano’s New Home for Gunpla Builders

When you hear the word “Gunpla”, one of two thoughts will likely cross your mind: 1) “More, more, more!” or 2) “Huh…?” For those who are not in the know, Gunpla is like Transformers + model ship kits (except instead of Transformers the robots are based on another Japanese anime export called Gundam).

Now, if you were ever a diehard fan of either Transformers or model ship building, we seriously suggest you try your hand at Gunpla; and if you’re living in or heading over to Tokyo anytime soon, there is no better place to initiate yourself into the Gunpla world than the Hobby Bar: Professor TK in Nakano.
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