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8 days in Tokyo...

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8 days in Tokyo...

Would love to hear any suggestions of must see attractions or places that you think families with two teenage children would enjoy.

We love to experience things like locals so please feel free to share.

Are there any must do day trips you would recommend? My son would love to take the bullet train so if it includes that it would be awesome.

Any info, suggestions or thoughts are greatly appreciated. First Time to Japan and have been putting off my planning.

Grateful for your time

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1. Re: 8 days in Tokyo...

giolo - to help what are the ages of your teenager kids and is the other a girl? Also your dates? What's your accomodation budget?

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An 11 year old girl and 14 year old boy

We will be there at the end of June and as far as things to do we are flexible with our budget

Thank you

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3. Re: 8 days in Tokyo...

Also are you travelling as a family of 3 or 4? (Makes a difference to room availability)

Would you consider a nice hotel with views across the metropolis for say 3 days and then - not far - 5days at a more traditional (but modern) Japanese accomodation in a local neighbourhood but about 200yards to the action of a vibrant but older style section of city that is a major tourist spot? (Shops, major temple, food, river access, good subway access etc? I wouldn't bother with a hotel for any meals - this is Tokyo! A foodies paradise in every budget!

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4. Re: 8 days in Tokyo...

Are your kids fussy with food - do they eat sushi and/or sashimi? Do either of them like cute animals? Anime?

Also what do YOU like giolo? Gotta think of yourself too!

Sorry just trying to work out a profile for suggested activities. It's actually Tsuyu now - rainy season - so keep that in mind.

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5. Re: 8 days in Tokyo...

You and your kids should look through - https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2164.html - for some inspiration.

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6. Re: 8 days in Tokyo...

Disneyland

DinseySea

Tokyo Character Street

Kiddlyland

Akihabara

Sanrio Puroland

Hanayashiki Amusement Park

Asakusa Rikshaw Ride

Nakamise-dori + Sensoji Temple

Tokyo Water Bus

Odaiba

Cup Noodle Museum (Yokohama)

Anpanman Museum (Yokohama)

Studio Ghibli Museum

Pokémon Centre

LEGOLAND

Science Museum

Ninja Restaurant

Origami Kaikan

Takeshita-dori, Harajuku)

Sky Hop (Open Air Bus Tour)

Karaoke

Kidzania

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7. Re: 8 days in Tokyo...

Thank you so much

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8. Re: 8 days in Tokyo...

We already have a place to stay thank you. I was looking for ideas of what to do.

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9. Re: 8 days in Tokyo...

We love to try new things. My kids both want to try the sushi trains and ramen places.

And I just want to see the city itself and embrace the culture if that makes sense.

Thank you for any ideas

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10. Re: 8 days in Tokyo...

Could you tell me more about the ninja restaurant please

Thank you

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