Kids Plaza Osaka: Play, Learn And Discover In Japan

Kids Plaza Osaka: Play, Learn And Discover In Japan

A colourful kid-sized city tower, fun tinkering experiments and tons of other amazing experiences await at Kids Plaza Osaka – a children’s museum in Japan which blurs the line between playing and learning.

Entrance to Kids Plaza Osaka
Entrance to Kids Plaza Osaka

Filled with experiences that appeal to a child’s sense of wonder, Kids Plaza Osaka is one attraction that families with young children should not miss in Osaka, Japan.

Ball CircusBall Circus, DetailA Ball Circus first greets kids entering into Kids Plaza Osaka. While it is easy to stand and watch the balls circulate about the colourful circuit, it is only a prelude of what is to come at Kids Plaza Osaka.

Discovery Time

A short elevator ride up to the fifth floor and kids will be thrust into a cacophonous world of discovery.

Here, amazing activities seek to engage a child’s natural curiosity.

Pump Playground, Kids Plaza OsakaAt the centre of the room is a Pump Playground. Kids can operate a handle to send water up an Archimedes Pump and flowing around various tubes and channels.

Playing with bubbles
Playing with bubbles
Stand inside a bubble at Kids Plaza Osaka
Experience what it is like to be inside a bubble
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Want to have more fun with water? Head over to the bubble area. Kids get soapy making their own bubbles or even get inside a giant bubble themselves.

Kids get to experiment with science experiments at Kids Plaza Osaka
Kids get to experiment with science at Kids Plaza Osaka

At Kids Plaza Osaka, children get to experience various scientific principles in action and have hands-on fun while doing so.

Take a closer look at nature, indoors
Take a closer look at nature while indoors

At the Nature section, children can view different species of fish that can be found in the Yodo River and Osaka Bay. Children can also take an investigative approach to looking at plants and flowers through hands-on activities.

Kids Plaza Osaka also exposes kids to different cultures from around the world.

Bang that drum!
Bang that drum!

Children get to try out percussion instruments from around the world, including Japan too.

Playing with spinning tops
Playing with spinning tops
Learn about different tool at interactive dioramas
Learn about different tools at interactive dioramas

Toys such as spinning tops allow kids to learn how people around the world play. There are also dress-up studios for kids to learn about culture through the clothes people wear.

Kids Town – A Towering Block of Play

The Kids Town structure at Kids Plaza Osaka
The Kids Town structure at Kids Plaza Osaka

While there are plenty of activities to see and do, Kids Plaza Osaka’s “wow factor” lies in the colourful Kids Town – a play structure which spans the fourth and fifth floors of Kids Plaza Osaka.

Explore the interconnecting passageways and rooms at Kids Town
Explore the interconnecting passageways and rooms at Kids Town

The creation of Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928–2000), this amazing structure offers kids a smorgasbord of fun.

Cross the red suspension bridge
Cross the red suspension bridge
Climb the walls
Climb the walls
Explore Kids Town different rooms
Explore Kids Town different rooms

Venture across a red suspension bridge to reach the central tower, scale the walls or peek out from one of Kids Town’s many windows and archways.

Kids Plaza Osaka's Kids Town
Kids Plaza Osaka’s Kids Town
Kids Town at Kids Plaza Osaka
So many ways to play at Kids Town, Kids Plaza Osaka.

This impressive indoor play structure is pure fuel for a child’s imagination.

More to Explore Around Kids Plaza Osaka

If you can tear your child away from the Kids Town play structure, there is more to explore around Kids Plaza Osaka.

Role-playing at Kids Street
Role-playing at Kids Street

At Kids Street, children can engage in role-play at a hair salon, post office, food outlet and more.

Digital play area Aqua at Osaka Kids PlazaKids Plaza Osaka also has play areas that make use of digital devices for learning.

Babies and toddlers get their own space too. Peek-A-Boo is Kids Plaza Osaka’s play area with age-appropriate toys for young ones.

Programmes at Kids Plaza OsakaProgrammes and workshop are also conducted with the aim of nurturing a child’s creativity and self-expression. Take note that these are conducted in Japanese.

Fun and Discovery

Entrance to Kids Plaza OsakaKids Plaza Osaka is a place where families with young children can easily spend a couple of hours enjoying its various activities.

Science learning at Kids Plaza OsakaIt combines learning with play and, most importantly, offers tons of fun!

Building where Kids Plaza Osaka is located
Building where Kids Plaza Osaka is located

It is located in the building with a huge duck in the front.

Outdoor playground behind Kids Plaza Osaka
Outdoor playground behind the building where Kids Plaza Osaka is located.

As a bonus, for kids who still have energy to spare after their visit, there is an outdoor playground to the rear of the building where Kids Plaza Osaka is located.

Kids Plaza Osaka

Where: Ogimachi 2-1-7, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0025 Japan
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READ: Family Vacation to Osaka with a Toddler

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