This is a work in Progress. I’m adding things as I go along but I wanted to get it up now…
I know that I should have done this a long time ago, and I’ll work on it when I have more than 15% battery…
In Yotsuya, central Tokyo. 5 floors of Fire Department fun
Tokyu Train/Bus Museum
A little museum about half an hour from Shibuya on the Den-En Toshi line. It’s only small, with a couple of old trains and busses. But kids of all ages can have a play with the controls, including some realistic simulators and miniature railways with cameras inside. It’s only 200 yen for entry but some of the simulators require an additional payment.
Shinagawa Aqua Park
This is a mid-sized aquarium in Shinagawa. There are a few little displays, like a jellyfish forest, and a walk-through tube-type aquarium, but the main show is the dolphin and whale show, which happens every 90 minutes. There are lights, a computerized waterfall and music, and two different shows per day (a day and a night show).
Ueno Park is a collection of a number of museums, art galleries and a city zoo. The zoo isn’t so great; the animals are kept in small concrete cages. But if you want to get close to the animals then it’s ok for that. However there are a number of science and history museums and a number of differently themed art galleries. Plus there are large green areas to run around and a couple of playgrounds as well. So you can usually just head there and then find something that suits your mood.