One of the best things to do in Tokyo with Kids is the National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno park for a family fun learning experience for kids. Huge Brontosaurus 🦕 bones, T-Rex 🦖, Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Prehistoric monster-like Turtles & Elephants and much more! Our kiddos were so excited to see the dinosaurs in real life. The exhibits are amazing and you get a feel for how humongous the dinosaurs were compared to us tiny humans. Lots of full sets of dinosaur bones on display as well as prehistoric human skeletons to compare the evolution of cavemen. Also see monstrous creatures that lived a million years ago to current animals and sea creatures. It was definitely a highlight of our kids trip and one they will remember!
Within the museum there is also a fun kids indoor playroom, however reservations are required more than a day in advance!
The Tokyo Nature & Science museum is right next to the Ueno Zoo. There are handful of other museums to explore too but this one is the best in Tokyo for kids. During April in the springtime, Ueno park is also a hot spot for cherry blossom viewings, but it is crazy crowded as you can see in the video.
The National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno park is in Ueno park near the Ueno Train station.
Our Ueno Museum & Park Itinerary for kids:
- 11am – National Museum of Nature and Science (Allow at least 2-3 hours) I don’t recommend combining this with the zoo or other museums if you are traveling with kids.
- 1pm – Walk through Ueno Park towards the Shinobazuno Pond. You will need to walk around the park if you have a stroller due to stairs. But it is not too far out of the way with a stroller.
- 2pm – On the weekends there are Japanese street food stands in the shrine of Shinobazuno Pond. Great place for a snack or lunch.
- 2:30pm – Rent a swan boat in Shinobazuno pond.
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