Children's Day is celebrated in Japan annually on May 5th, and the Adachi Ward local government office has recommended three fun ways to spend the day in this part of Tokyo if you're looking for some inspiration!
Adachi City Agricultural Park
Adjacent to the Arakawa River, the Adachi City Agricultural Park is a perfect destination for a spring day out. The park has plenty of open space and playground equipment for the little ones, plus there are various types of educational demonstrations related to all things agricultural. There are numerous seasonal flowers to appreciate at the park during the spring season, plus the opportunity to purchase fresh produce that has been grown on the park grounds.
Admission is free.
2 Chome-44-1 Shikahama, Adachi City, Tokyo 123-0864
Adachi Park of Living Things
Home to everything from tropical butterflies and Amazonian fish to kangaroos and kookaburras from Down Under, the Adachi Park of Living Things is a destination that manages to be both fun and educational at the same time. In total, around 500 species of insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals are bred here, ensuring a wide variety of creatures to marvel at.
Admission is priced at ¥ 300 for adults and ¥ 150 for elementary and junior high school aged children. Preschoolers receive free entry.
2 Chome-17-1 Hokima, Adachi City, Tokyo 121-0064
A destination that promotes learning through play, Galaxcity includes a variety of fun hands-on activities like a rock climbing wall, cargo net play areas, and even a planetarium.
Admission to the main area of Galaxcity is free, but entry to the planetarium is priced at ¥ 500 for adults and ¥ 100 for elementary, junior high, and high school-aged students. Preschoolers receive free entry.
1 Chome-3-1 Kurihara, Adachi City, Tokyo 123-0842