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Published on 04.27.2016
Touring around Harajuku might seem inconvenient if you are carrying a baby. But this should not be the case because there are child-friendly places in Harajuku whre you and the children can enjoy without any inconveniences or difficulties. For sight-seeing activities, you can go the Meiji Shrine which is also one of Japan’s most popular shrines. Traditional Shinto weddings can be often seen taking place there all year round. Next stop would be the Nezu Museum and Gardens. Nezu Museum is a private collection of Japanese and Asian art like paintings, ceramics and textiles. In the garden, you can see garden lanterns, memorial stones, or Buddha’s. The garden has also tea houses and café around. You can enjoy the garden while having a light lunch or coffee.
Around Harajuku, there are friendly cafes like the Starbucks rooftop place. This café has lots trees and space for kids to run around and sofas for moms and dads. You can also go to Gyouza Lou if you feel like eating gyoza dumplings because they price is so affordable and is conveniently located just off Omotesando in Central Harajuku. For shopping, there is the famous Daiso where you can find everything you need at affordable prices. Most of the places Mentioned above have baby nursing rooms where you can do things like changing diapers, feeding babies, etc. If you want to go the park, you can go to Yoyogi park. This park is one of Tokyo’s largest city parks and has wide lawns, ponds and forested areas. It is a great place for picnicking, jogging, etc. Kodomonoshiro (Children’s castle) is a daytime activity center where most Tokyo natives take their children to play. The activities include: pool, play areas (some on the roof top, some inside), music workshops and creative work shops. But it is also a family hotel, and as a hotel guest you have access to all activities.
Address: 1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya, Tokyo 151-8557, Japan
Phone: +81 3-3379-5511
Nezu Museum and Gardens
How to get there
The closest metro station is Omotesando. Chiyoda line, Ginza line and Hanzomon line stop here. Use exit 4 or 5 and walk down the small end of Omotesando towards south east. After 400m you should reach the museum.
10am - 5pm (last entry 4:30pm)
1000 Yen for the general exhibition
EN: Tokyo-to, Minato-ku, Minami-Aoyama 6-chome 5-1
5 minute walk from Harajuku Station on the JR Yamanote Line. It is located next toMeiji Shrine.
For 1st to 9th graders
Good for a year from the date purchased
Good for every Saturday except the days the Castle closes
According to the Castle Hours
You can visit the Castle as many times as you like for only 3000yen.
-- Good for weekdays only (from 12:30)
-- Good for a year from the date purchased
-- For persons 18yrs and over
According to the Weekday Pass Calendar
Once you get this Pass, you can visit the Castle all Summer ! You will get to find a lot of excitement every day here in the Castle. Let's get together !
"Doki Doki Pass" 1500yen for Child (Age 3-17)
"Waku Waku Pass" 1800yen for Adult (Age 18 and over)
On sale : from 1st of July.
Good for : from 1st of July to 31st of Aug
How to Purchase
To obtain your pass, please come to the Registration Counter on the 1st Floor of the Children's Castle. We'll take your photo for your pass.
Refundment cannot be available.
Additional fee is required for some program.
The location is very good, in Aoyama, close to Shibuya (5-10 min walking distance from Shibuya station) and Omotesando subway station.
Starbucks Rooftop Place
Source: Japan Travel