Things with kids during the rainy season

Things to do with kids during the rainy season in Tokyo - Part 1

It might be difficult to keep the kids entertained during the rainy days in Tokyo. To make it easier, we collected a few ideas for the things to do with kids during the rainy season.

In this article, we will suggest a few playrooms and other covered spaces, where your kids, and sometimes you too, can play and have fun.

Animal Cafes

Firstly, there are many animal cafes in Tokyo. It is a great option for a fun activity, as it teaches the kids how to interact with the animals and also be kind to them.


Secondly, almost every neighborhood has playrooms, available for free or for a symbolic price. Usually they are good for all the ages, starting from the babies through the junior high. 

The Deets

Childcare facility open for free to a public 7 days a week. On the second floor you will find rooms where small kids can play, study-rooms for the bigger kids, art and craft rooms, and also a specious gym. If you are coming here for many hours, you can bring your own bento box, or you can enjoy their cafe with a kids-friendly menu, where all the items cost about 400 yen. 

Address: 4-6-7 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047

Hours: Daily 9:30-20:00, closed all national holidays and Dec 29-Jan 3.

Plaza Akasaka Nandemo

Very much like The Deets, Nandemo has everything kids aged 0-18 might need to keep them busy. But not only the kids get to be entertained here, for the foreigner parents it is a place to meet other parents and also an opportunity to participate in the cooking classes, where you will learn how to make simple traditional Japanese dishes. 

Address: 6-6-14 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052

Hours: Daily 9:30-20:00, closed all national holidays and Dec 29-Jan 3.

Karasumori Playroom

Located in Nakameguro, Karasumori is a playroom for infants and toddlers. There is a playroom, craft room, and gymnasium. The infants and their parents can also participate in the classes, where they will learn more about the Japanese culture and traditions.

Address: 3-37-27 Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo.

Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 18:00; Saturday and Sunday 9:00 – 17:00; Closed the 2nd & 4th Sundays & national holidays.

Playground Shibuya Kids

This playroom in Shibuya will be good for kids aged 0 to 5. It has several zones, including the sand playpen play and the kitchen area. Also there is a staff who will gladly play with your kid, but even though you have to be there too. 

Address: 18-11 Shinsencho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.

Hours: Weekdays: 10:00-17:00; weekends and holidays 10:00-18:00.

Cost: Adult (no time limit) 550 yen; Child (1 hour) 1,100 yen (1,320 on weekends and holidays). One time registration fee 300 yen.


Asobono is one of the biggest indoor playgrounds in Tokyo and it is located in Tokyo Dome in Bunkyo ward. The playroom is suitable for ages 6 months through elementary. You will be able to find here rooms with toys, dolls and cars, library, and even a gift shop.

Even though the place is not free, and charges 950 yen per person per hour, on a rainy day there might be a wait of 15-30 minutes to get in. 

Address: 1-3-61 Korakuen, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo.

Hours: Weekdays 10:00-18:00; weekends and holidays 9:30-19:00. 

We hope this gave some idea where beside your own home you can spend the rainy days and keep your kid entertained and maybe learning something new.

Next week we are going to publish a post about even more places where to spend time with your kid.