Visiting Tokyo with your kids? If you have young children about 3 to 10 years old, “LEGOLAND Discovery Center Tokyo” is a fabulous indoor entertainment facility – great for rainy days – located in Odaiba, an artificial island in Tokyo Bay.
Here are 10 things to do at the “LEGOLAND Discovery Center Tokyo”!
1 – Dive into the world of LEGO!
Inside the “LEGOLAND Discovery Center Tokyo” – as you might have expected – there are a lot of areas where you and your kids get the chance to grab some bricks and to build anything you like. If you haven’t touched LEGO for some time (like me), this is the chance to return to your childhood and recall all those great memories!
2 – Take a look at Tokyo’s streets from above!
My personal highlight of LEGOLAND in Tokyo was the skyline of Tokyo made out of 1.5 million LEGO bricks. You can show your kids where you have been in Tokyo or ask them where they want to go next.
Cars and trains are moving and the lights of the beautiful set change so you can see the skyline both at day and at nighttime. You won’t get bored of looking at all the details so lovingly exhibited. Also: try to find Godzilla!
3 – Take a Lego building class!
The “Model Builder Workshop” is for children only. At the workshop they can learn some tricks from the pros and make Japanese friends.
4 – Check the indoor playground!
The playground is great for kids to run around. Parents can sit down and take a break while still keeping an eye on the kids. Win win!
5 – Watch a 4D movie!
At the “LEGO 4D Cinema” you can watch a 3D movie…special effects adds up to 4D: wind rain and snow!
6 – Build the fastest car!
At the “LEGO Racers: Build & Test” area you can pick your favorite pieces out of a huge variety of wheels and LEGO bricks to built a racing car. There are testing ranges where you can compete against others or make a “parents vs. children” competition. Whose racing car is the fastest? Whose car looks the fiercest? Is a bigger car faster than a smaller car? How about long cars versus short cars? – This area is a great lesson in physics!
Build the fastest car!
7 – Take a ride!
The “Kingdom Quest Laser Ride” is a slow ride. No worries if you get motion sick easily. Everyone receives a laser gun to shoot at skeletons and spiders on the way. Yeah!!!
9 – Visit the shop!
Like the whole facility, the official shop isn’t too big, but has lots of fun goods and toys on sale (can you resist your kids’ begging? Or do you want to play with some Lego yourself?). And of course there’s also stationary– which was quite tempting – for adults like me. You are never too old for LEGO!
10 – Buy your tickets in advance!
Be clever and buy your tickets online (HP) in advance. You will not only get a small discount, but also get priority entrance and jump the line – which is crucial on weekends and national holidays. On weekends, the regular ticket counter starts selling tickets at 12 o’clock, while LEGOLAND already opens at 10am.
By the way: children aged 2 years and under get free admission.
Last but not least: have fun and enjoy LEGOLAND Discovery Center Tokyo with your kids!
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Tokyo
1-6-1 DECKS Tokyo Beach, Odaiba, Tokyo
Island Mall 3F
Weekdays: 10am – 8pm (Last admission 6pm)
Weekends: 10am- 9pm (Last admission 7pm)