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Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Tokyo

Tokyo is a city worth visiting and revisiting. It is super fun and free to play with no matter with friends or alone. Whether you want to feel the Japanese atmosphere, buy something amazing, or go to the amusement park to scream and play, you can be satisfied! Tokyo is a perfect choice for novice travelers. It has convenient transportation and diverse attractions for you to plan your customized tour especially on a rainy day in Tokyo. Let’s take a look with MyProGuide at what are things to do on a rainy day in Tokyo!

Theme Parks

1. Namja Town

(Credit: TripAdvisor)

The first one to be introduced is Namja Town. Namja Town (ナンジャタウン) is located in Sunshine City, and be operated by famous game supplier namco (ナムコ). There are not only entertainment facilities but also their feature, dumplings, and other lovely cuisines in their area.

There are mainly three sections: The vintage shopping street with styles back to Shōwa period, where you could experience old fashion of that dynasty. Second section is the wonderland which is called Dokkingham plaza. You can enjoy all the great facilities right here. The third section is for the brave-heart. There are several hunted houses combined a Mononoke place. You should never miss this amazingly horrible experience if you are a excitement seeker. Other from these entertainment sections, Namja Town usually cooperates with famous anime, cartoons or games, which is when the limited facilities launch!     

Open Time:10:00~22:00(last welcome till 21:00)

Transportation: JR, Tobu Tojo Line, Seibu Ikebukuro Line to Ikebukuro for another 8 minutes walk; or take the Higashi Ikebukuro Line with 3 minutes walk, and take the Toden Arakawa Line to Higashi-ikebukuro-yonchome station with 4 minutes walk.

Tickets: 500 yen (USD $4.56) for adults above 12; 300 yen for children from 4-11
※Currency rate: 1 yen = 0.009 USD

2. Sanrio Puroland

The second recommended customized tour for things to do on a rainy day in Tokyo is to visit Sanrio Puroland, where you could never worry about weather. There is the place that gather all the well-known anime characters who you always love in the young age. The Sanrio Puroland is also called Hello Kitty Land. The must-visit place is the home of Hello Kitty. Even you are not that lady, you would surely scream with high tune upon walking into this lovely garden!

Crazy Kitty Land in Tokyo  (Credit: gwan.tw)

Address: 1-31 Ochiai, Tama, Tokyo

Open Time: (9:30am -5:00pm Except Closed Days)

The travel map of Sanrio Puroland  (Credit: puroland)

3. Legoland

(Credit: TripAdvisor)

The third to be recommended customized tour is the Legoland. It is located in the Nagoya shi (名古屋市/なごやし), which is a wonderland for children better before junior high school. If you would like to have your boys and girls having fun here, you could never worry about the height limitation of the facilities, because children above 105cm could enjoy all the facilities! And children above 90cm could also enjoy most part of facilities. The nearest airport of Legoland is the Central Japan International Airport (中部国際空港/ちゅうぶこくさいくうこう / NGO / or CENTRAIR セントレア). The land is not always crowded, so you could also enjoy things to do on a rainy day in Tokyo with your family time comfortably on weekends!

Transportation: It takes only 30-40 minutes to take the Nagoya Tetsudō to Nagoya Station, which is quite convenient.
If you are used to go via Kansai, it will take 50 minutes for Shin-Osaka to take the new Shinkansen “のぞみ”, but the “Japan’s JR Pass” is not available here.

 Tickets: day ticket¥6900 for adult; ¥5300 for child between 3 to 12

 Open time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

4. Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari

Oedo Onsen Monogatari is a hot spring theme park in Odaiba in the Tokyo Bay area. This natural hot spring theme park in the Tokyo Bay area allows you to enjoy a relaxing customized tour. The natural hot spring water extracted from the depth of 1,400 meters underground is very mild. After soaking in the hot springs, the warmth of the body and mind will wrap the body for a long time, so that your body and mind can be relaxed. There is also an affordable banquet course to enjoy the atmosphere of the spa hotel in Tokyo.

Address: 2 Chome-6-3 Aomi, Koto, Tokyo 135-0064日本

Transportation: 2 minutes walk from New Traffic Seagull Line Telecom Center Station; or there are free shuttle buses from Tokyo Telecom Station on Tokyo Linhai Expressway Linhai Line

Open time: 11pm-9am. Admission time is 7:00 in the morning (Can’t enter again after leaving the park)For facility maintenance, open hours are from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm 
※The admission is as of 9:00 pm. Please check the website for the maintenance date.

Tickets: Adult (middle school students and above) ; Children (4 years old – primary school students) are 1,000 yen

Daytime ticket price

  • 2,480 yen on weekdays
  • 2,680 yen on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
  • 2,880 yen on a specific day

Night ticket price (available after 18:00)

  • 1,980 yen on weekdays
  • 2,180 yen on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
  • 2,380 yen on a specific day

※Free for children under 4 years old
※Additional fee for late night (applicable in the museum after 2 pm) 2,000 yen
※Currency rate: 1 yen = 0.009 USD


Notice: Tourists with tattoos, tattoo stickers, body paintings and drunkenness are not allowed to enter.

5. Aqua Park Shinagawa

The Aqua Park, located in the Shinagawa Prince Hotel, is a popular attraction in Tokyo, Japan. It combines sound and light effects, an underwater aquarium and a dolphin show. There is an adorable garden, a puffer fish, a beautiful floating jellyfish, and lovely souvenir shop. Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa is always long queues every weekend, and the transportation is very convenient. Take the Yamanote Line Shinagawa Station high-wheel exit and walk to the Shinagawa Aquarium (on the slope) on the 3rd floor in a few minutes.

 Open time: 10:00 A.M.~10:00

 Ticket: 2200 yen for adults; 1200 yen for students

Japanese Cooking Classes

Today MyProGuide will introduce several “Tokyo Cooking Classrooms” that allow travelers to walk into the life of Japanese people and experience local culture. When choosing a cooking class in Tokyo, there are two courses, namely, with market guide and without market guide. Relatively the cost of classes without market guide is cheaper.

(Credit: TripAdvisor)

There is a course that includes the Tsukiji market guide to experience the ingredients picking together with the chef. Time and expense are relatively high, you can measure your time and budget, and choose the course you want to attend for customized tour.

Here are three different concepts with uniqueness. After reading our introduction, you can learn more about your preferred things to do on a rainy day in Tokyo.

1. Buddha Bellies Cooking School Tokyo

Excellent location (the building next to the subway subway station in Jimbocho, Tokyo). The small class with no more than eight people is taught in English. In addition to the sushi course, there are also Japanese-style lunch, sukiyaki, and tempura. Courses such as fruit and fruit are available.

2. Tokyo Cooking Studio

Unlike other cooking classes, Tokyo Cooking Studio is located in the residential area on the head of the Keiojing, from the classification of the beef and sashimi, to the principles and methods of the production of the meat and the materials of the Japanese soup. This class pays special attention to the appearance of the food itself, the latest food trends such as freshness, nutrition, and organic food. When attending this course, I will especially learn a lot about the concept of diet and the influence of Japan’s long-lasting culture on diet.

3. Tsukiji Insider Tour

Tsukiji Insider Tour’s classroom is located next to the Tsukiji market, where you can take part in market-guided courses and courses for sushi professionals. The market tour includes the on-market and the off-market. After visiting the market, you will move to the classroom next to the market. One of the founders is the owner who owns his own sushi restaurant. He will demonstrate the raw fish to the bones show and teach the students to try. Raw fish bones. Then go directly to the sushi experience. The same is taught by the master, without using any electronic scales or molds, all feeling the feeling of bonding between the fish fillet and the rice, and fully experience the mood of the master in front of the sushi bar.

Museum

Museum of Japanese Art 

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama
(Credit: mymodernmet, Photo: David Zwirner and Yayoi Kusama Studio Inc.)

Let’s meet Tokyo tour with art today! Tokyo is the most concentrated area of the Museum of Japanese Art. Apart from the Ghibli Museum of Art, where the animated fans will pilgrimage, there is special exhibition of Kusama Yayoi! Whether you like art, photography, sculpture or modern art, you can feast your eager of art! You can also visit more than 80 museums and art galleries with the Tokyo Museum Pass! The Tokyo Museum Pass Grutto Pass 2017 is an affordable and convenient ticket which is recommended for visitors who want to visit various museums, art galleries and exhibition halls in Tokyo.

Expired period:2 months

Available places:represented for 80 museum and art galleries

Price:2000 yen

Here are three of the most famous museums of Tokyo MyProGuide would like to introduce:

  1. Sumida ku Edo-Tokyo Museum:600 yen
  2. Taitō ku The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo: 600 yen
  3. Mitaka shi GHIBLI MUSEUM, MITAKA: 1,000 yen

Shopping

Sega Akihabara

What is the impression of Akihabara on you? Akihabara is like a cradle of dreams that supports the huge Japanese 3C animation industry and spread it all over the world. It is one of things to do on a rainy day Tokyo that will definitely arrange a place to go. It is called “Japan’s three major electronic shopping malls” with the Japanese bridge of Osaka and Nagoya of Osaka, all kinds of electronic related products, information products are very complete!

After seeing all those amazing attractions, what are other information about Japan worth a notice? Check out our Japan Travel Guide and collect more essential information for a more amazing stay in Japan.

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