Things for kids to do in Tokyo and Yokohama

Giant Yokohama trampoline at Kodomonokuni Children's Park

Another visit to the wonderful Kodomonokuni Koen children's park in Yokohama. It is huge, and can easily be visited on consecutive days without the children becoming tired. This time the girls wanted to play mostly on the giant trampoline. Sadly no grown ups are allowed on it.

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Mud, glorious mud - Amazing kids playground in Yokohama

This place is a dream come true for children aged 5 to 12! Younger than this and you will need to supervise them especially near the water, but if you can go as a group I’d highly recommend it. Kids are free to climb ropes, swing between trees, fall into water, and generally get covered in mud and do all the things that you would not let them usually do. None of the activities or water areas are supervised, so you must determine the amount of freedom you can safely give your child. Ours were old enough to be given a walkie talkie as it is quite a challenge to find them once they go exploring. It will get busy, but given there only so many allocated BBQ slots this limits the total number allowed into the venue. Expect there to be a queue of people outside before opening time, so book in advance or get there early. The watermelon bashing we did is a very tradition thing to do in Summer in Japan.....

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Kodomonokuni Koen, Children's Park, Yokohama

Kodomonokuni Koen. Plenty of things to do there but when its hot keep it simple - jump into the nearest stream. They are human-made not natural. The main pools did not open for another week at time of recording.

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Nogeyama Zoo, Yokohama

A wonderful free zoo a short 15 walk up a steep hill from Sakuragicho Station, but there’s a bus if you have a buggy or younger children. Keikyu Hinodecho Station is just a 10 minute walk.

Not as large as ZooAsia zoo, and not as old and cringe-worthy as Euno Zoo, Nogeyama happily entertained my two youngsters for a whole day. My eldest requested we return to play with the mice and Guinea pigs again, and I will just be taking video and not touching those. My youngest really liked the penguins, but they didn’t do very much, even when asked. I was impressed with how close we could get to all the animals. I have never been just a couple of open bars away from a lion or tiger.
Watching the video will give you a good idea of the actual number of animals you will see...

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Mr. Incredible and my Grandma at Tokyo Disneysea

Our third and final day at the amazing Tokyo Disneyland resort. A wonderful winters morning with a park that was half as busy as it can get in the summer. The major highlight was meeting Mr. Incredible ! Not sure in Grandma or Granddaughters were the most excited.

We chilled mostly have done all the rides we really wanted to two the two previous days. Rounded the day off by saying hello to Frozens Anna, Else and Olaf in the touristy shops.

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About me, Mr. Tim

Firstly welcome to all the students and parents who have been redirected here from my Tim Sensei Saturday School of English website. It was an amazing four years and I enjoyed every class, song, game and party with you. Tim Sensei ティム先生 南町田,南つくし野のこども英語教師 English Teacher. Minami Machida, Tokyo, Japan.
As you know, as my responsibilities increased my with day job at one of the best international schools in Tokyo, there was simply not enough time in the week to achieve all I wanted to. Although I am sad to close the school, I am delighted that I am now able to develop other skills.
One example is trying to improve my video making when I visit places of interest in Tokyo and Yokohama. I have no plans to become the next big Youtuber, instead I hope you enjoy these attempts at showing just how much fun I have with my family and friends. The number of videos I upload is determined by my school vacations, as you can imagine. I look forward to reading your thoughts in the comments, and please remember to subscribe to my YouTube Channel The Magic Crayons so that you automatically receive news about anything I upload.
Thank you so much for your kind words about my videos - Tim


All t-shirts, pens, hats, lunch boxes and other merchandise or teaching materials are now available in my store or in my Zazzle store. Thank you so much for your support and overtime I see a child in one of my robot t-shirts I am inspired to creat something new.
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I also draw cute graphics for kids clothes. My store as more ideas.