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profile member asked on Oct 16, 2016

Need some advice on where to go for Tokyo and Osaka (26 October to 6 November 2016)

Hi, a group of 8 of us (4 kids from 7 - 15 years old) are travelling on 26 October to 6 November 2016 to Tokyo and Osaka. We will fly in to Tokyo till 1 November and therefore Osaka. Some of the places we would like to visit are :-
Tokyo - Asakusa, Disney Sea, Mt. Fuji, Aquarium, Ginza & Harajuku shopping streets
Osaka - Universal Studios, Instant Ramen Museum

Can anyone of you advice/suggest where else can I visit or plan any itinerary please....thank you in advance :)


4 Answers

answered on 10/17/16 by
a VT member from Vienna

Take a look here about my favorite places to visit in Osaka:
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For your kids this might be the most interesting:
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answered on 10/17/16 by
a VT member from Ieper

So many things to do in Tokyo....I didn't go to Disney and Aquarium, these are more kiddy's stuff

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answered on 10/17/16 by
a VT member from Europe

my kid (then 5) enjoyed ueno zoo in tokyo, from kyoto he was fond of our a sidetrip to nara and fushimi inari very much. We also took him to hiroshima (i would have thought it unsuitable but hubby insisted) and the little one would tell you that it was the most interesting day of his whole trip.

answered on 10/17/16 by
a VT member from Mumbai

These were the list of places i had visited this may for tokyo and yokohama. both are close to each other

1. Yokohama Chinatown
2. Ramen Museum
3. Ōsanbashi Pier (大さん橋, ōsanbashi, pronounced oːsambaɕi) is the main
international passenger pier at the Port of Yokohama
4. YOKOHAMA HAKKEIJIMA SEA PARADISE is a leisure land surrounded by
nature. It is located at the tip of Yokohama Bay
5. Nogeyama Zoological Gardens (野毛山動物園, Nogeyama Dōbutsuen) is a
free zooopened in April 1951 and located in Nogeyama Park, in Nishi-ku, Yokohama
6. Yokohama Science Center (横浜こども科学館, Yokohama Kodomo ... The
museum is called Hamagin Space Science Center 
7. Zoorasia is one of Japan's newest, largest and best kept zoos. The zoo was
established in 1999
8. The Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, a major tourist spot in Yokohama, is a
cultural and commercial facility that utilizes two historical buildings constructed more
than a century ago.

1. Ueno Park (上野公園, Ueno Kōen) is a spacious public park in the Ueno district of
Taitō, Tokyo, Japan.
2. Tsukiji Market (築地市場, Tsukiji Shijō) is a large wholesale market for fish, fruits
and vegetables in central Tokyo.
3. Harajuku (原宿) refers to the area around Tokyo's Harajuku Station, which is
between Shinjuku and Shibuya on the Yamanote Line. It is the center of Japan's
most extreme teenage cultures and fashion styles, but also offers shopping for adults
and some historic sights.
4. Kokugikan (Sumo Hall) or You can’t fully understand the intensity of this sport
unless you are up close and personal at a sumo wrestling practice to witness the
panting, grunting and dripping sweat. The practices are not attractions created for
tourists, they are serious and you need to show respect while you are there. Though
there are several other stables to visit, at Hakkaku Sumo Stable you can spend the
morning watching an intense Sumo wrestlers practice.
Hakkaku | 1-16- 1 Kamezawa, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan 130-0014
5. okyo Zoo or Ueno Zoo: Ueno Zoo is a world class zoo in Tokyo's Ueno Park.
Tokyo Zoo is home to 2600 animals of 464 different species.
6. Sanrio Puroland (サンリオピューロランド, Sanrio Pyūrorando) is an indoor
theme park located in Tama New Town, Tokyo,
7. The Mori Art Museum (森美術館, Mori Bijutsukan) is a contemporary art museum
founded by the real estate developer Minoru Mori in the Roppongi Hills
8.The National Museum of Western Art (国立西洋美術館, Kokuritsu Seiyō
Bijutsukan) is the premier public art gallery in Japan specializing in art.
9. Bar Hop in Golden Gai.
10. Go to a Cat Café Tokyo is filled with quirky things to do and going to a cat cafe
ranks really high on that list. Calico Cat Cafe in Shinjuku gives you the opportunity to
play with unique feline breeds while drinking a cup of coffee. 1-16- 2 Kabukicho | 6F
(entrance), Shinjuku, Tokyo.
11. Eat in *** Alley *** Alley, also known as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane), is
best described as the restaurant version of Golden Gai. It’s a narrow alley way filled
with quaint restaurants, and a few drinking holes, most with just a handful of seats.
For the more adventurous eater, check out Asadachi, a name that translates to
Morning Wood. They are known to serve bizarre things like grilled salamander,
snake liquor, frog shashimi and raw pig testicles.*** Alley | Nishi-
Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture

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