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Tokyo city -Areas to explore with teenagers ?

Sam
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We’re in Tokyo for the first time. What are the areas that will most interest teenagers ?

We are doing a cycling tour on day one but other than that no set plan.

Looking for ideas to make memories the teenagers so they get the feel of Tokyo

Thank you!

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Takeshita Street, Galaxy Harajuku and Samurai Museum@ Kabuchiko, Shinjuku.

Ask your kids. Maybe they know much better than you. Akihabara are popular among teenager boys.

https:/…thingstodotokyo.html

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I haven't yet been to Japan (we're planning for next summer) but I'll be going with my son, who will be 19 at that point. Agree that it's likely your kids will have some ideas of their own, but maybe suggest the following:

Ghibli museum

baseball game (I know it's not a UK sport, but my ex used to call it sophisticated rounders and it's big in Japan)

they might be interested in Japanese natural skincare shops (eg, COSME)

Takeshita street (as mentioned by Global715255) is a gathering place for teens dressed for Cosplay and it's near the Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi park

finally, if they are interested in paper and in getting a personalised notebook, Kakimori has a service where you choose your own parts (ie, cover, paper, binder, etc)

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Odaiba, Harajuku, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ginza, Tsukiji Markets.

The list is endless, but it depends on whether they're boys or girls, and what their ages are. ( I realise you said teenagers, but 13 y.o. is different to 18 y.o.)

What are their interests?

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Some teenager girl will be interested in shopping at UNIQLO and GU, while the other will be just interested in POKEMON Center. Interests really differ according to every individual.

Talk with them is the essential way to know what they are interested in.

If they haven't seen any Ghibli movies it won't be worth the time and money.

Asakusa is one of the sites that the majority of the tourists like.

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Thanks all! They are 12 yrs old girl and 15 yr old boy. Into all the latest things & everything popular as all teens are.

I thought perhaps there cool shops or restaurants to show them. Something different from Europe

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They are. Actually too many.

https:/…thingstodotokyo.html

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You and your kids should read about Tokyo at www.japan-guide.com

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check out the teamLabs in Odaiba for digital arts - kids to adults like it. Buy tickets online to avoid long lines at entrance. Plenty of videos on Youtube.

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Some more ideas below from another recent thread.

https:/…101667242

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