Asobono

Asobono, Bunkyo: Hours, Address, Asobono Reviews: 4/5

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9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
What people are saying
Di Z
By Di Z
Best playground but beware of local subleties!!
Jul 2019
I was queuing for 40mins while my wife was take our toddler around for his afternoon nap. As the queue progressed quite quickly, I let many people behind me to go in front as our kid was still sleeping. After a while, I let 10 people go pass me; but then a local couple behind me thought I skipped the queue and made a big scene -- while they saw I let the people ahead of me before...they called the staff of Asobono as they didn't speak English themselves, actually they were quite rude saying sth like "Speak Japanese!". The staff came, and I explained the situation. However, we feel the staff did not explain the matter properly to the couple behind us. In fact, after 2 mins, the staff asked us to leave the queue but assured us privately that we would get in. This caused a big unnecessary commotion among the others as it appears that we were reprimanded in public. The staff assured us they would explain the matter to the couple who were originally behind us. Also, they said only "complete' families (entire family is there in queue) are eligible to queue, which doesn't make sense at all. this is just a poor excuse. Overall, we felt this whole situation put a dent to our experience at Asobono. We are frequent visitors and have not experienced this before. We feel while the staff is helpful generally, but in these situations we think they clearly favour the locals and we are left quite helpless due to the communication gap. Lesson learned: Don't let other go in front of you in a long queue and let the staff know you're still waiting for you family while letting others go in front of you. It's a long story. Here's a cookie.

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Neighborhood: Yotsuya / Iidabashi
Yotsuya and Iidabashi are areas that developed around the outer moat of the Imperial palace. Nearby in Kagurazaka, there is an old red-light district with a photogenic feel evocative of the ambiance of old Tokyo. Narrow paths with stone paving remain to this day, and there are long-standing restaurants with geishas and quaint old cafes in townhouse buildings.
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CSW83
Bangkok, Thailand171 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
This is a pretty nice playgym for kids. A good option for a rainy day and the food court next door has good options for kids and small tables so they can sit on their own. Like many people remarked it's not cheap and the hourly charges made it a little stressful to constantly be watching the time. I went on a weekday afternoon and it was still packed with kids. In general found the whole thing to be a bit overwhelming and it felt a bit hot and stuffy inside. The toys area was a bit of a mess. I went to something similar in Osaka and felt like that was much better done and more interesting. That said, maybe cause I went with my 17 month old who is not yet old enough to appreciate some of the more adventurous parts of the park. The trampoline was good fun though.
Written June 21, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Di Z
16 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
I was queuing for 40mins while my wife was take our toddler around for his afternoon nap. As the queue progressed quite quickly, I let many people behind me to go in front as our kid was still sleeping. After a while, I let 10 people go pass me; but then a local couple behind me thought I skipped the queue and made a big scene -- while they saw I let the people ahead of me before...they called the staff of Asobono as they didn't speak English themselves, actually they were quite rude saying sth like "Speak Japanese!". The staff came, and I explained the situation. However, we feel the staff did not explain the matter properly to the couple behind us. In fact, after 2 mins, the staff asked us to leave the queue but assured us privately that we would get in. This caused a big unnecessary commotion among the others as it appears that we were reprimanded in public. The staff assured us they would explain the matter to the couple who were originally behind us. Also, they said only "complete' families (entire family is there in queue) are eligible to queue, which doesn't make sense at all. this is just a poor excuse.
Overall, we felt this whole situation put a dent to our experience at Asobono. We are frequent visitors and have not experienced this before. We feel while the staff is helpful generally, but in these situations we think they clearly favour the locals and we are left quite helpless due to the communication gap.

Lesson learned: Don't let other go in front of you in a long queue and let the staff know you're still waiting for you family while letting others go in front of you.

It's a long story. Here's a cookie.
Written July 7, 2019
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Jenna H
Hong Kong, China18 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
Our 2 year old was in pure heaven! Great indoor playroom!!!
Perfect if you need to kill a few hours with young kids.
Written April 16, 2018
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glenellis16
Melbourne, Australia424 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
Found this gem one afternoon - wish we'd found it in the morning .What an amazing place for children. We took our 4 year and 18month old boys and they didn't want to leave. So much to see and do. Everything so interactive and Safe. The staff were so friendly. Also plenty of learning games and toys.
Highly recommended for anyone with children under 8.
Written May 11, 2017
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Depipis
Singapore, Singapore684 contributions
Apr 2015 • Family
The kids went wild when they know we are going to the indoor playground. However we only had 1 hour to spare which I know is not enough to satisfy their needs. This indoor playground is huge which consist of a run-around-area with slides, bouncing room, climbing areas etc. Another part of the area are the train toy a.k.a Thomas. Japan is the producer of Thomas toy train thus it is no surprise to see the whole area dedicated to Thomas toys. Other areas includes individual rooms to cater to different children pretend play need i.e. cooking room, jungle room, pink room etc.

Those with children in Tokyo must visit this and give the children at least 3 hours to play.
Written April 23, 2015
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Sticky18
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates34 contributions
Jun 2012 • Family
Coming from Singapore where indoor playgyms are very popular due to the weather, we thought we would check this one out. It is located on the Tokyo Dome grounds (very busy when a game is on)
The playgym is the most amazing and fun place we have taken our 2 year old. It was bright with so many different things to do. There is a playground with slides, a jumping castle, a pit filled with blue balls and when you have had enough of this, you can venture off to the back where there is a train sets area (not just one set but too many to count!) There is a kitchen area to do some shopping and then sit down to cut your food and serve it to your parents and there was various other rooms filled with different themes.
It is a bit on the expensive side, but if the weather is bad, it is definately somewhere you can keep young toddlers entertained. As you pay by the hour, we found that one hour was not quite enough.
Once you are done you can just walk outside and there is a food court to feed your hungry child after all the running around they have done.
Written June 5, 2012
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AsiaMorgan
Singapore, Singapore494 contributions
Apr 2016 • Family
I've been here many times with my six-year-old who finds this as exciting as Tokyo Dome City. It takes a couple of trips to figure out how to check in, and as always, follow the litany of Japanese rules; but the staff really do try to help - their English is just not great. Once inside, it's a multi-layered play experience. At the centre is a boat-themed ball pit area with slides and things to climb on, and a bouncy castle. above that is a large area for trains and the like which are spread across a large area. and around the corner is a huge area for smaller kids to simulate a grocery store, and large areas to play with dolls and most things your kid will every want. I find the atmosphere quite friendly and nice. Moms are nice, and dads try their best to endure the experience. you don't have snooty local families who look down on foreigners, which is really nice. My daughter loves this place - highly recommended.
Written April 9, 2016
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555_Travel
Singapore, Singapore214 contributions
May 2015 • Family
This is a great place to take young children. The place is mainly suited for toddlers and young children up to the age of maybe 6? There is also quite a decent sized area for infants (0-24 months) where older children are not allowed to enter. The entry price is not that cheap as some reviewers have mentioned, however, if you do the unlimited full day option I think it’s quite worthwhile even if you just spend 3 hours there. If you leave it up to the kids to decide though, you’d probably end up spending the whole day there because there’s so much to do. I’ll try to list the different play areas available based on what I can remember; there’s a huge ball pit with 2 separate sets of slides, one for toddlers and another more advanced one for older children; there a bouncing castle also, there’s an area where you build Lego (or some sort of fake version of Lego) and other building related toys; there is a huge area with toy trains and toy cars where you can build your own train tracks (this is quite sophisticated so I guess aimed at older children (4 and above?); there is a reading area with some children’s books; there’s an area where you can play with dolls and their various accessories, a fruits and vegetable area with shopping baskets and cash registers; a kitchen / dining area; and there’s probably more but I can’t remember. At some of the more physical sections, e.g. the bouncing castle and the slides, there are staff on duty keeping an eye out and providing guidance / help from time to time. There’s a nursing area and an area to change diapers, children friendly toilets. You can also purchase baby food, diapers and drinks and there is an area for parents to sit down and rest. A very nice and convenient place overall if you ask me.
Written May 14, 2015
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ReikoRing
Los Angeles, CA36 contributions
Sep 2014 • Family
If it's rainy and you don't have anywhere to go, you should go here. Kids can play for hours. It's pricey but your kids will have a lot of fun.
Written November 14, 2014
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YuliaGR
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia240 contributions
My daughter enjoyed it tremendously, we planned to visit it once, but she loved playing there so much, that we cancelled some other plans later and returned for another day of toddler fun. It's full of development activities ofr young children, and it's carefully designed by someone who definitely knows and loves kids. It's safe, clean, the toys are in good condition and get replaced when broken. My girl liked the "sea" - a big room filled with blue balls and various slides, swings, things to climb, and everything else to use up her almost unlimited energy supplies. She also liked the "grocery store" playroom, and the kitchen playroom. There is a room where you can make your own railroads with all kinds of tracks and trains -wonderful activity to involve the whole family. The grocery store, the restaurant, the library, a room of table games, puzzles, a nice big boat and magnet fish to catch, a garden where we can "plant" and "collect" carrots, cucumbers and eggplants ( we liked that activity as well), a room full of doll houses, and we have't even visited all the rooms that they had! It's perfect for babies, infants and kids up to age six, my guess.
Next door there is a nice food court with seats for children and a parking place for strollers. Defintely would like to visit that place again!
Written September 25, 2012
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