Bridging the traditional with the state-of-the-art, the bustling city of Tokyo is home to a wealth of fabulous attractions for all the family. From ancient architect to world-class theme parks, and streets paved in bright lights, there is never a dull day in the Japanese capital. If you are dreaming about Japan holidays in 2024 with the family, then take a look at some of the must-see family-friendly activities for a truly memorable and rewarding experience.


Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland offers 115 acres of pure fun-filled adventure. Having opened in 1983, Tokyo Disneyland was the first Disney Park to be built outside the United States. With seven themed areas, including the World Bazaar and Tomorrowland, Tokyo Disneyland offers adventure for all ages. 

One of the park’s most iconic attractions is Monster Inc. Ride & Go Seek. This immersive ride enables thrill-seekers to use a flashlight to trigger special effects and unearth monsters hiding along the route, making you feel like you are part of an authentic Monster Inc. set. 

Ghibli Museum 

Another fantastic family attraction in Tokyo is the Ghibli Museum. Located in the city’s western suburbs on the edge of stunning Inokashira Park, this one-of-a-kind museum is dedicated to the legendary Studio Ghibli film studio, creators of some of the world’s best-loved animated films. Witnessing the museum’s maze-like building is an experience in itself. Being one of the most popular attractions in Tokyo, for young and old, tickets to the Ghibli Museum need to be bought in advance.  


Another favourite family attraction to head to when holidaying in the Japanese capital, is KidZania. Situated in Tokyo Bay in Toyosu, this work-themed entertainment complex is dedicated to enabling youngsters have a taster of different professions in an engaging and fun way. In fact, children aged from three to fourteen can get to grips with the inner workings of around 70 different occupations. 

This interactive mini city for children has been described as a ‘paradise for kids.’ 

Edo-Tokyo Museum 

For anyone interested in learning about the unique urban history and heritage of Tokyo, then a trip to the Edo-Tokyo Museum is the perfect place to become acquainted with the city from the 1600s onwards. This fascinating museum can be found in the Ryogoku district of Tokyo. Its building is designed like an old grain storehouse. The museum’s permanent exhibition illustrates Tokyo’s unique past and was the first museum in Tokyo to be devoted entirely to the history of the city. And for inquisitive youngsters and their parents, it won’t disappoint. 

Meiji Shrine

For families wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of Tokyo for a while, then one of the most tranquil spots in this cosmopolitan city is the Meiji Shrine. Located next to the busy Harajuku Station, the shrine is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his consort, Empress Shoken. Adjacent to the shrine is the Yoyogi Park. Pathways meander through the forests providing some peace and tranquillity within this densely built-up city. 

If you need any helping planning a dream trip to Tokyo, or anywhere in Japan, then why not let Blank Canvas do the hard work for you? From finding the best Japan hotels, to arranging your perfect family-friendly attractions’ itinerary, we can help you get the most out of your holiday in Japan. 

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