Tokyo is a parent’s dream: clean, safe and with every mod con. Though crowds can be overwhelming and many top attractions won't appeal to younger ones, there are plenty of sights and activities that will. Odaiba and Tokyo Dome City (in Kōrakuen) are two areas designed especially for families.
Kids (and kids at heart) will get a kick out of Tokyo's pop culture.
This robotic suit from a popular anime is truly an only-in-Tokyo sight.
Don't miss your chance to take a photo with Godzilla, the famous monster of Japanese cinema.
A highlight for visitors of all ages (parents included) is the Ghibli Museum, a portal to the magical world of famed animator Miyazaki Hayao (Ponyo, Spirited Away).
Check out this animated timepiece designed in collaboration with Miyazaki in the middle of downtown.
Tokyo Disney Resort is an obvious kid-pleaser, but be prepared for long lines.
Young artists can learn the Japanese art of making woodblock prints at Mokuhankan.
Get a taster of sumie, the delicate art of ink painting on washi (Japanese paper) at Toyokuni Atelier Gallery.
Small neighbourhood park Sakurazaka-kōen has robot-themed play equipment.
At teamLab Borderless kids can interact with digital artworks and even create their own.
At this museum in Odaiba they can see humanoid robot ASIMO in action.
TenQ, part of Tokyo Dome City, is all about outer space.
Tokyo has some fun indoor attractions like the arcade Tokyo Joypolis, with virtually enhanced video games and rides.
At Sky Circus you get 'shot' out of a cannon; it's part of a large mall complex with easy eating options.
Another great way to spend a rainy day: a few hours singing at a karaoke parlour. Ubiquitous chains offer great daytime rates.
Nappy changing and nursing Department stores and shopping malls always have nappy-changing facilities; newer ones have nursing rooms.
Transport Avoid trains during the morning rush (7am to 9.30am); prams won't fit and small children may feel overwhelmed. Major stations (and many smaller ones, too) have elevators.