FAM­ILY

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12. Joy ride

Per­fect on a rainy day, the HEP Five shop­ping mall (hep­five.jp/lan­guage) is easy to spot: just look for the gi­ant red Fer­ris wheel pro­trud­ing from the roof. Teens will en­joy the shop­ping op­tions, while younger chil­dren will love the Fer­ris wheel, Sega game cen­tre and full-size red whales hang­ing from the lofty ceil­ing.

13. Oo­dles of noo­dles

Ra­men-lovers shouldn’t miss the CupNoo­dles Mu­seum (cupnoo­dles-mu­seum.jp), a trib­ute to Mo­mo­fuku Ando, the in­ven­tor of in­stant CupNoo­dles. The theme car­ries through the en­tire mu­seum with fun and in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits for kids. The best part is the chance to cre­ate your own CupNoo­dles; there are 5460 pos­si­ble flavour com­bi­na­tions.

14. Rhythm of life

In just one hour, you can learn to play the taiko (a tra­di­tional Ja­panese drum) with tu­ition in English. At the Taiko Cen­ter (taiko-re­serve.com), chil­dren as young as three can join so it’s a great fam­ily ac­tiv­ity to learn about Ja­panese cul­ture and bang out some stress at the same time.

15. Won­der­ful wizard

There’s a lot of fam­ily fun to be had at Uni­ver­sal Stu­dios Ja­pan (usj.co.jp). And around Hal­loween, the theme park gets gen­uinely scary at night when zom­bies roam the streets. But let’s face it – you’re here for The Wizard­ing World of Harry Pot­ter...

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