Tokyo Mothers Group
English-speaking support group for families in Tokyo
Activities & Classes for Kids
Tokyo has lots of different activities and classes for kids. If you have anything that you think should be added to the list please get in touch with us at [email protected]
The Facebook group is another great place to ask for advice on activities and classes. The members are a wealth of great information.
KidZania is a city founded by the children of the world where they can be leaders and learn about society while having fun. Kids get to role-play as Adults at more than 90 jobs and activities using real-world tools and equipment.
TMG members can get a special 20% discount off the cost of entry! All members need to do is send KidZania a message on Facebook to inquire (Kidz Zaniac - KidZania Japan Global Department or KidZania Japan in English).
For more information, please take a look here - http://www.kidzania.jp/tokyo/en/
Pixi Academy -STEAM and Activities Club for Kids
Pixi Academy ~STEAM and Activities Club for Kids 3- 6 yrs old~
Come enjoy our variety of activities (such as Music, Cultural Performance Art, Self-defense) and our STEM + Art curriculum designed exclusively for our Club. All 60-75min classes are taught in English.
We are in Azabu Jyuban, Minato-ku.
For more information : https://www.pixiacademy.com/
Kspace Parent & Child Program
Kspace International School runs parent and child classes for children aged 3 months- 4 (as well as weekend classes, summer school, and of course their regular preschool) where children go, with their parents, to be involved in music and movement, sensory activities, art, phonics and general learning.
For more information check their webpage here - http://www.kspacetokyo.org/main/parent-child/index.php
Pilates for Children
My Body My Pilates is located in Minamiazabu, offers small group Pilates mat classes for children 3-6 years old, class is taught in English. For more information please check https://www.mybodymypilates.com/
The exercise offers a large range of benefits to children. Improved posture and spinal alignment are realized as exercises increase the strength and flexibility of the abdominal and inner muscles of the body. It promotes toned, sleek bodies and improves athletic performance. Through Pilates, children can gain awareness of their body, and learn how to move efficiently and gracefully. As children grow, their bodies are in a constant state of change and development and Pilates can help give them grounding.
Poppins After-school Program
Poppins Active Learning International School runs an after school program with art, yoga, math/science and literacy classes all provided in English. For more information check their webpage http://www.poppins-palis.jp/en/education/afterschool
British Football Academy
The British Football Academy runs in a number of locations in the Kanto area - mainly in Tokyo and Yokohama, bringing a British-style of football/soccer education to kids in Japan.
For further information check out http://british-football-academy.com/e/index.html
Tokyo Junior Playhouse
Running workshops to encourage children to think out of the box whose mission, according to their website TJP wants to
creatively enrich the lives of youth by offering education in the art and craft of theatre written for youth, performed by youth and presented to the public.
For more information check out their webpage http://tokyojuniorplayhouse.com/
Kindermusik with Miss Nanami
Place: Washitsu at Kohoku Kokaido 2nd Floor, 5 minutes walk from Okurayama station(The building next to Kohoku Ward Government Office)
♪Classes Open From September 2017!
Dates: 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 (Wednesdays)10/4, 10/11, 10/18(Wednesdays)
Time:9:30am for babies (0-2 year-old)10:30 for toddlers (2-3 year-old)
Fee:1500yen each class (1000yen for a trial)
*Members should attend classes at least twice a month.
*Digital material is included in the lesson fee!
Come and join Miss Nanami’s Kindermusik classes and make friends, enjoy the relaxing time with your baby/toddler filled with music and fun!
You will enjoy singing, dancing, and using musical instruments and having bonding time with your kid!
Using the Helen O'Grady method, Tenie B. Sangma brings drama and creative expression education to children in Tokyo.
Mixed age classes from 3-12!
For more information check out their webpage- http://www.tokyo-bees.com/en/index.html
Tokyo International Children's Choir
Tokyo International Children's Choir (TICC) was formed in 2012 and completed its second full season at the end of May 2014. Although most of our members have some connection with the international community TICC is open to all elementary and middle school children.
For more information check out their webpage http://www.tokyochildrenschoir.com/
Baby massage classes are a fun way to learn how to soothe your baby, relieve tummy upsets, learn to understand your baby’s non-verbal language and much, much more.
Baby massage is simple, easy to learn and effective!
Celia Huges will run classes from February 2016- For more information- https://sagefemmetokyo.wordpress.com/baby-massage-classes/
Arev Arts Music School
Violin ,piano, solfeggio lessons in Arev Arts Music School. Our international experienced teachers provide music lessons in English,Japanese,Spanish,Russian,Deutsch.
We provide very productive lessons for ABRSM tests.
Kotoba & Sign ~ Baby Sign Language Classes
Enjoy the many benefits of ASL and active learning with children of all abilities. Signing Time Academy Master Instructor Heidi Emoto has been working with families in Tokyo since 2009 and is the mother of two "singing babies". She offers classes, workshops, field trips, products, and personal support to families and teachers.
Regular classes are currently offered in Takenotsuka, Adachi-ku and at Hana House in Nisei-Ogikubo, Suginami-ku. Check the homepage for the current schedule and information about the benefits of signing.
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SigningWay
Music is a universal language and form of communication.
There are several music together classes in Tokyo and around and you can find out more info on the main site here and for classes near you see the class locator section - https://www.musictogether.com/. Several TMG members run Music Together classes so feel free to check their information below.
Anneliese Knight runs Alba Music Together in West Tokyo For more information check her website- http://www.albamusictogether.com/en
Gillian Hudson runs Ochiai Music Together and hosts classes in Kamiochiai, Shimo-ochiai & Higashi-Nakano. For more information check her website here - http://ochiaimusictogether.com/
Kay Sakamaki is a preschool teacher based in Meguro Kakinokiza who runs Music together classes as well. For more information see her website here- http://tinytotandi.com/
ACE Club (Adventure Culture English Club)
Based mainly in Chiba. A company providing a fun and entertaining way to learn and use English through fun games and activities that keeps kids tuned in at all levels. We think that putting kids in a fun environment while learning is highly beneficial. No textbooks, just creative and imaginative personalities. The lessons are conducted fully in a natural English environment and will be ideal for any kid with or without any English experience. We have Japanese staff, as well as native speakers, so first-timers can easily join along with us without anxiety whether they are native speakers or not.
Check out the Facebook page here - https://www.facebook.com/pages/ACE-CLUB/873090679389925
Divya Marie Kato- Art classes Tokyo
Art classes for kids and parents and school creativity workshops.
For more information-
10% discount for TMG families, just mention TMG!
Fujimoto Piano Studio
Piano lessons available in English and Japanese in West Tokyo.
For more information - http://fujimoto-piano-studio.jimdo.com/
Crescendo Kid's Studio- Kids yoga and Kindermusik classes
Kids yoga classes and music and movement programme for children aged 0-7 in English. Located between Ebisu and Daikanyama in Tokyo.
For more information - http://www.crescendokids.co.jp/en/
Piano Guild Japan
A list of piano teachers in and around Tokyo that offer lessons in English and Japanese based on student needs and more importantly, and provide authentic US pedagogy.
For more information - http://www.pianoguildjapan.com/
Artbar Tokyo offers mommy and me painting events every week at Sendagaya studio and also in Daikanyama. The classes are run in English and in Japanese and drinks and snacks provided. There are also adult sessions throughout the week.
Please check http://artbar.co.jp/events2/ for more details!
Hana House as a place where all the international families can enjoy many variety of fun activities with small children age 0-12: Ballet, Dance, Cooking, Art&Craft, Science, Geography, Music, Graphic, all in English. Based in Suginami-ku.
Please check for more details- http://www.hanahouse.jp
Fun Kids Ballet
Fun Kids Ballet Classes
Super fun, creative and unique ballet lessons in English from 3 years old in OmoteSando area. For more information please check http://www.funkidsballet.com
The teacher will take your child in an inspiring ballet journey with fantasy creatures ,nursery rhymes and endless fun while the ballet basics are taught. Kids are rewarded with flexibility, focus grace poise and making new friends!
Spellbound Tokyo- Pole Dancing for Kids & Adults
Interested in toning up or wanting to lose weight? Perhaps your kids like dance, gymnastics or sports? I run a pole dancing studio in Tokyo The classes are intense but fun at the same time because of the variety of moves and the artistic/dance aspect.
It also deeply helps women to gain a brand new self confidence and to forget about their body image issues.
Of course, it is also really suitable for children both girls and boys since it is a fun, challenging sport. Kids are very light and flexible so they improve quickly and amaze their parents. Some of them even take part in competitions!
Setagaya Yoga Studio
1-1-12, Kyodo, Setagaya Ku
I teach Hatha Yoga
Mummy and me yoga ( specifically for mums but little ones are welcome to attend)
Aerial Class (Kinshicho)
Yuri Get Set Go
Yuri Sato： fitness programs for children as well as for adults (mainly parents) in the Setagaya, Tokyo area. I currently have classes in small studios, parks, and the Seisen International School gymnasium. Website: www.yurigetsetgo.com
SIRC (Shibuya International Rugby Club)
Shibuya International Rugby Club( https://www.facebook.com/shibuyarugby/ ) is all about bringing together kids and families of all nationalities to have fun, learn and grow. We run sessions every Sunday from 9am, usually at Showa Women's University in Setagaya and we have 4 seperate age groups for kids from 4 years old to 15.
Joy Studios (Hip hop Classes)
Offering hiphop classes in Myogadani at Joy Studios Website: (https://www.kidshiphoptokyo.com/)
Minamiaoyama International Ballet School
Baby Ballet and Pre-Ballet classes launching in January. Classes held in Roppongi and Minamiaoyama.
Learn dance with an experienced teacher qualified by the Royal Ballet School in London
* Mommy and me class for toddlers from 16 months or as soon as they show an interest for music and movement.
* Pre-ballet for children from 2.5 years old
* Pre-primary ballet for children from 4 years old
(Age is just a reference as all children develop at a different pace)
All lessons are planned around a story or theme to engage children in a learning experience. Children will enjoy expressing themselves through creativity, imagination, movement and lots of props!
Free trial lesson for TMG members and 50% discount on the annual membership fee.
Violin Lessons with Tomoko
Tomoko-sensei has been teaching violin in English for 25 years to foreign children living in Japan. She teaches a wide range of ages from 5 years old with experience as a mother herself. Lessons for Japanese and adults are also available. She is always cheerful, kind and happy, so her students enjoy learning Violin. She can provide lessons for ABRSM test at any level. She learned Violin and English in the US and has a Masters degree in Music from the University of Miami. She is involved in a variety of music activities, including Japanese orchestra and chamber music, in addition to providing violin lessons. Tomoko Noda: [email protected]