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10 Best things to do around Tokyo Station with family

If you visit Tokyo Station area, you have a lots of fun thing to do with family – Let me show you what.

Watch Japanese trains coming into Tokyo station

There is train observation spot right in front of Tokyo Station. Open to public, from 11:00-21:00. Try if your kids love trains.

More about —> Free train observation deck near Tokyo Station [ KITTE ]

Peek stuffed specimen at free-museum

There is mini museum on same KITTE building – also admission free.

It’s academic museum of Tokyo-University, casually you can enter to see zoological / botanical specimen.

More about —> INTER MEDIA THEQUE Museum @ KITTE near Tokyo Station

Find unique souvenirs inside Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station is not just for transportation – it’s huge shopping complex with full of unique shops.

Stroll Marunouchi Street (Pedestrian Paradise)

Marunouchi street is one of my favorite street in Tokyo. Just walk this street, always something nice happened any season.

More about —> Cozy street connecting Tokyo station and Ginza

Visit Imperial Palace area

Imperial Palace is about 10-15 min walk from Tokyo station, Marunouchi-side exit.

Of course no one can get inside the moat, but feeling peaceful atmosphere of Imperial Palace is good.

More about —> Picnic at Imperial Palace garden in Tokyo Japan

The 1st Greener Starbucks Japan at Imperial palace outer park is also good stop-by spot.

Starbucks Coffee Kokyo Gaien Wadakura fountain park store (Link to Official website)

Address : 3-1 Kokyogaien Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, Japan (Link to Google Map)


Stop by outdoor playground at Hibiya park

If small children request slide or swing, Hibiya park is the closest playground from Tokyo station.

More about —> Safe & peaceful children’s playground near Imperial Palace [ HIBIYA PARK ]

Hop on Sky Bus for Tokyo sightseeing short tour

You might see cute red two-story tourist buses are running around Central Tokyo. Thats SKY BUS Tokyo, which starts around here.

SKY BUS ( Official Website )

Get on sightseeing bus “HATO BUS”

The most famous sightseeing BUS company in Japan is HATO BUS, the yellow bus.
Their start point is in Marunouchi, 3min walk from Tokyo station. They have hundreds of bus tour throughout Japan – check their plan online.

HATO BUS ( Official Website )

Get in the cool architecture in Tokyo

Tokyo International Forum is a multi-purpose exhibition center located near Tokyo station. The glass building shaped like an elongated boat one of the coolest architecture in Tokyo.

And it’s open to public! Anyone can walk up to the upper floor if you are interested in.

Tokyo International Forum ( Official Website )

Address : Tokyo International Forum, 5-1Marunouchi 3 choume,Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo

Find bargain at Japanese Antique Market

If timing fit with your schedule – Oedo Antique Market are held twice a month at Tokyo International Forum.

It’s the Largest outdoor Antique Market in Japan, basically every 1st and 3rd Sundays. (Canceled in case of rain)

Oedo Antique Market ( Official Website )

*Please check recent schedule from official website

Every 1st and 3rd Sundays (sometimes may be changed)
Closed in case of rain

Address : Tokyo International Forum, 5-1Marunouchi 3 choume,Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo

(Winter only) Enjoy Christmas lights !

Marunouchi street is even more beautiful in Christmas season.
Enjoy strolling Marunouchi area!

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