Tokyo is a fantastic city for children. It has an incredible array of kid-friendly things to do and the city's wonderful destinations (beyond Disneyland) could easily keep a family very busy for a week or more. Here are some ideas for planning your trip and some highlights of great places for families to visit. Opened in 1983, Tokyo Disneyland was the first Disney theme park located outside the United States. For a touch of culture, explore the scenic shrines and countryside of the Nikko National Park. Nikko has been a center of Shinto and Buddhist mountain worship for centuries, and is famous for its shrines, mountain landscapes, lakes, waterfalls, hot springs, wild monkeys and hiking trails. It's well worth a day trip to Nikko. Or choose from a two-day or three-day Bullet train excursion to Kyoto and Nara from Tokyo. You'll tour Nara's temples and shrines, spend the night in Kyoto and take morning and afternoon sightseeing tours of Kyoto. Overall, Tokyo makes an attractive destination for kids and families. You may just discover your own inner child!
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