Yokohama is a popular city for families to live in, so there are plenty of kid-oriented attractions to enjoy. Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise is an amusement park with thrilling rides and an impressive aquarium. Yokohama Municipal Kanazawa Zoo, Orbi Yokohama, Kodomonokuni, and Shikinomori Park allow you to interact with nature and animals from around the world.

    There are many indoor facilities where children can play even during unfavourable weather. Even toddlers are catered for at the Yokohama Anpanman Children's Museum and Mall. We’ve compiled a list of fun places in Yokohama to take your family.


    Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise

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    Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise is a theme park with a shopping mall, aquarium, shopping mall, hotel, and marina. Aqua Resorts consists of 4 aquariums housing sea animals such as dolphins, polar bears, penguins and spotted seals, as well as various interactive programs. Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise also has plenty of thrilling rides, including a rollercoaster that juts out over the sea. 

    Admission to Hakkeijima Island is free, attracting families looking to relax and spend a day of visiting restaurants, cafés, and shops. There are also seasonal events like fireworks and Halloween celebrations.

    Location: Hakkejima, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama City 236-0006, Japan

    Open: Monday–Friday from 11 am to 8 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 10.30 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +81 (0)45-788-8888

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    BorneLund KID-O-KID

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    BorneLund KID-O-KID is an indoor amusement park at MARK IS Minatomirai, around an 8-minute walk from Sakuragicho Station, You’ll find a ball pool, trampoline, a large glass window for doodling, a space for make-believe play, a building area, and a garden that's specially designed for babies. 

    There's also advanced equipment for primary school children. Of course, there are nursing rooms and nappy changing spaces, too. Grab a day pass or a monthly pass to BorneLund KID-O-KID so you'll always have a place to keep your children entertained, regardless of the weather.

    Location: 3rd floor, MARK IS Minatomirai, 3-5-1 Minatomirai, Nishi Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa 220-0012, Japan

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 6.30 pm

    Phone: +81 (0)45-650-1232


    Hamagin Space Science Center

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    The Hamagin Space Science Center is within a 3-minute walk of Yokodai Station. Formerly called the Yokohama Science Centre, the venue is designed to look like a massive spacecraft, housing 5 exhibition rooms. This is an interactive science centre where people of all ages can enjoy learning about space and science. 

    Check out the Space Laboratory Room to experience the laws of physics through the movement of balls, and the Space Training Room to see its Moon Jump and Space Moving Unit attractions. Mini experiments at the space laboratory are organised as special events on weekends and holidays. There’s also a magnificent projection of stars with commentary at the planetarium.

    Location: 5-2-1 Yokodai, Isogo Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa 235-0045, Japan

    Open: Daily from 9.30 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +81 (0)45-832-1166


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    Kodomo no Kuni

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    Kodomo no Kuni is a theme park with unique playgrounds, such as the dinosaur-themed Time Travel and Suku Suku Island. There are plenty of fun rides, including a miniature steam train, along with sports facilities. You can enjoy camping, barbecues and outdoor pools in the summer, while its ice-skating rink operates during winter. 

    Visit the onsite Yukijirushi Kodomonokuni Farm to learn how to milk cows, ride horses, and pet various farm animals. Don't miss the excellent soft-serve ice cream, too. 

    Location: 700 Naracho, Aoba Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa 227-0036, Japan

    Open: July–August: Thursday–Tuesday from 9.30 am to 5 pm. September–June: Thursday–Tuesday from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

    Phone: +81 (0)45-961-2111


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    Shikinomori Park

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    Shikinomori Park serves as a place for relaxation, especially for families. The onsite Jabujabu Splash Pond where kids can play with water, an open space with big playground equipment, an outdoor stage for seasonal community events, a giant slide, stalls, and a visitor centre.

    Observation Plaza, at the southern part of the park, gets packed during cherry blossom season as it’s one of the best spots for hanami (cherry blossom viewing parties). There are 19 kinds of cherry blossom trees lining Sakura-no-Tani in the east of the park. Hydrangeas colour the whole park in early summer. A must-see is the 1,500-square-metre Iris Garden, which has 4,500 irises in full bloom.

    Location: 291 Terayamacho, Midori Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa 226-0013, Japan

    Phone: +81 (0)45-931-7910

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    Yokohama Municipal Kanazawa Zoo

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    Yokohama Municipal Kanazawa Zoo is home to herbivorous animals from around the world, including koalas, elephants, rhinos and giraffes. The zoo has several zones dedicated to different continents, such as Eurasia, Oceania and Africa. The Honobono Hiroba zone lets you interact with ponies, goats, and sheep. There's also a barbecue area that's excellent for family picnics. 

    The amazing view is another highlight of Yokohama Municipal Kanazawa Zoo. Cherry and plum blossoms can be observed in spring. The zoo's Omoshiro Shizenrin and Nonohana Kan areas put on nature exhibits that are worth checking out, too.

    Location: 5-15-1 Kamariyahigashi, Kanazawa Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa 236-0042, Japan

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +81 (0)45-783-9100

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    Yokohama Anpanman Children's Museum & Mall

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    Yokohama Anpanman Children's Museum is an all-weather facility, with a museum on the 2nd and 3rd floors, along with shops and restaurants on the 1st floor. A giant 4-metre-tall Anpanman statue stands at the main entrance to welcome you. An open space on the 1st floor hosts a balloon show that features characters of the Japanese picture book series, including Anpanmango, Dadandan, and Baikinman. Parents and children can also take part in the museum's many workshops.

    Location: 6-2-9 Minatomirai, Nishi Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa 220-0012, Japan

    Open: Museum: daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Shops and restaurants: daily from 10 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +81 (0)45-227-8855


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    Encounter animals at Orbi Yokohama

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    Orbi Yokohama is an entertainment complex by SEGA that focuses on nature and animals. It features realistically visualised wildlife using the video game developer's own technology. There are many exhibits to enjoy – Earth Cruising lets you enjoy a virtual flying experience, while Base Camp has projection mapping of tropical jungles. Pay a bit extra to interact with animals such as chipmunks and cats, try some flight training, enter the insect-themed kids’ playground, and visit a special theatre. 

    Location: 5th Floor, MARK IS Minatomirai, 3-5-1 Minatomirai, Nishi Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa 220-0012, Japan

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 9 am to 9 pm, Friday–Sunday from 9 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +81 (0)45-319-6543

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    Nissan Water Park

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    Nissan Water Park is part of Shinyokohama Park, at Yokohama's Nissan Stadium. There are 22 heated pools in 2 zones – the Aqua Zone has attractions like the Flow Water Pool and Water Slider, while the relaxing Bade Zone has several jacuzzis. You can buy or rent swimwear and other necessities, so anyone can just turn up and dive in. 

    For little children, there’s an infant pool equipped with a geyser, which can keep the little ones entertained. You can also find a sauna, aroma room and mist room, as well as swimming lessons and various activities for those who want to get some exercise. 

    Location: 3302-5 Kozukuecho, Kohoku Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa 222-0036, Japan

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 9 pm (hours may vary)

    Phone: +81 (0)45-477-5040


    Field Athletics Yokohama Tsukushino Course

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    Field Athletics Yokohama Tsukushino Course has 4 zones with different levels of challenge, so everyone can enjoy some outdoor exercise. The Adventure Forest of Tom Sawyer playground is really popular, as are the W Freefalls, Long Tunnel Slide, and 2 zip-lining courses. It's a good idea to bring towels and a change of clothes. You can also reserve an outdoor barbecue, rent griddles and large pots for family picnics. Best of all, you can buy meat, vegetables, noodles and drinks at the venue. Food stands are open on weekends and holidays.

    Location: 4191 Nagatsutacho, Midori Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa 226-0026, Japan

    Open: Open from 9 am to 5 pm (closes at 4.30 pm in winter)

    Phone: +81 (0)45-983-9254


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