Of course Tokyo Tower is one of the famous sightseeing place – After Tokyo Tower visit, Is there any other place we can spend some time in neighbor?
We don’t want to walk in vain to look for kids-friendly place… So here are some hints.
Basic information of Tokyo Tower
There are two observation decks, and shopping / restaurants area on 1F ~ 5F.
It will take about 1hour ~ 1.5 hours to see inside Tokyo Tower in average.
Access guide : https://www.tokyotower.co.jp/access/en.html
Admission fee for observation decks : Adult 1,200yen~ 3,000yen
Other stop-by spots around Tokyo Tower
— by walk with children situation —
There is cool-shaped temple called Zojoji near Tokyo Tower. Zojoji is temple of Jodo shu, founded in 1393.
Photogenic collaboration of Tokyo tower & this temple architecture attracts many photographers from all of the world.
Shiba park is wide park around Tokyo tower.
There are roughly two areas in Shiba park. (North side / South side)
Both nice and peaceful to chill out with baby / toddler.
- North side :
Small children’s playground near “Onari-mon” station. It’s more for toddler or pre-school kids.
—> Location (Link to Google MAP)
- South side :
Lawn area near “Shiba-park” station. There are wide lawn area for chilling. Pram tree / Cherry Blossom tree / Gingko trees are making beautiful scenes here.
*No children’s playground tools here.
—> Location (Link to Google MAP)
Instagrammable photo spot
Have you seen this photo?
This place became famous by instagram.
It’s stair from underground parking near Ukai, high-class Japanese restaurant around Tokyo Tower – recently there are line of people to take photo here.
Where is this place?
—> Address : 4-5-17, Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan (Link to Google MAP)
Bakery Cafe Le pain quotidien
Bakery cafe-restaurant ( Belgium origin ) in between north side and souse side of Shiba-park.
You can have good healthy lunch, good breads, cake, and coffee.
There are table inside and outside. Take away coffee & bread for Shiba-park is nice too.
Ukai Japanese Restaurant
Tofuya Ukai is High-class Japanese traditional restaurant, you can enjoy special Japanese dishes at authentic Japanese house.
Lunch course available only weekdays (7,300yen~), better make reservation.
Tofuya Ukai Shiba (Official website)
Address : 4-4-13 Shiba-koen, Minato-ku Tokyo, Japan (Link to Google MAP)
There are two Prince Hotels near Tokyo Tower,
- One is “Tokyo Prince Hotel ” with 11F stories,
- The other one is “The Prince Park Tower Tokyo” with 33F tall building.
Both comfortable with great Tokyo tower view – They have nice cafe / restaurants on 1F Guest visitor can enter.
*This hotel has pool for summer –> Family friendly Hotels with Pools in central Tokyo
Address : 4-8-1, Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-8563, Japan (Link to Google MAP)
Best route to Tokyo Tower with baby / kids ( with Stroller )
Mini Science museum in Toranomon, Tokyo (5min by car from here, Admission Free)
New chillout spot near Tokyo tower “Waters Takeshiba“ (5min by car from here)
How to enjoy Tokyo Skytree town with Baby/Kids
- [ Share Green Minami-Aoyama ] Popular Plant shop & outdoor cafe in the middle of Tokyo
- [ Animeal ] Kids-friendly Animal Cafe in Odaiba, Tokyo
- [ Umihotaru ] Rest Stop in the middle of Tokyo Bay
- [ Pokemon Center Shibuya ] The coolest Pokemon design store in Japan?!
- [ Nintendo TOKYO ] Official Store in Shibuya – Get Super Mario Limited goods