KidZania Koshien, Nishinomiya

4.5
Kids learn how society works at KidZania Koshien, a children's theme park that engages young visitors in numerous activities. The massive park holds over 60 pavilions with complete shops, vehicles, and manufacturers--children can learn how to make pizza, pastries, and sushi; deliver babies; write news reports; drive airplanes; or work in banks. After finishing a job, a paycheck arrives in the local currency, "kidZos." Although activities are mostly conducted in Japanese, a limited number of English-language attractions are available. Shop for souvenirs in the gift shop selling exclusive KidZania merchandise. Given the extensive array of options, plan your visit ahead and reserve desired activities. Put KidZania Koshien at the forefront of your travel plans using our Nishinomiya trip itinerary maker site .
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  • October 2, 2017
    You can have the opportunity to know the work of the father of the future child. Airplane pilot, physician (surgery), nurses, bankers, hoteliers. Cook, Patcher, police, fireman, Burger shop, you can do anything to participating companies. And labor wages (kidzania Bill) ritual. You can shop at the child-friendly supermarket to save them, to immediately after the. Can, of course, buy the tickets as a customer, the important thing is "parents are unable to interfere, only to see children from the balcony of the second floor window. "All these mechanisms in the current baseball Tokyo and Hyogo Prefecture's theme park (next to the stadium).
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  • September 5, 2017
    I know this worldwide entertainment company went there four times on business too and to enjoy with children too!give children a good chance to knows about jobs and they can even experience how to wor...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Went for the first time, with parent and child to our favorite place. Become a 3-year-old just was worried about, but good enough. There are a lot of scenes (I think there are individual differences) the growth of a child able to, is where you want to go take a look at.
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  • March 9, 2017
    I took my class here on a field trip yesterday and it was really disappointing. Although the facilities and activities were all very cool and interactive, it was totally disorganized and the staff wasn't the least bit helpful. The system is really flawed. You need to sign up for activities one by one and the child needs to be present to do so, so you can't sign up for them on their behalf. You can't sign up for your next activity until the previous activity has finished, but there was a wait time of thirty minutes to an hour for each activity. In the mean time, while waiting there is literally nothing for the kids to do. I asked multiple staff members for help figuring out something for the kids to do while they waited, but no one gave me any real help. They just kept suggesting we do a "part-time job" (an activity that takes 15 minutes instead of 30), but none of them were available unless you waited an hour to get in... at which point it was too late. Another big problem was that the activities all had a capacity of somewhere between 3 and 6 children. I suppose this wouldn't be an issue if you came with only one child, but with an entire class it was impossible to get all the children in activities at the same time. I understand that limiting the capacity of each activity adds to the overall quality, but it would have been nice if Kidzania had warned us about this ahead of time, or provided a list of the capacity of each activity. Better yet, they should have organized a schedule for each of the school groups there to follow ahead of time to avoid this problem altogether. Overall I was really unimpressed with the place and my school will not be returning here.
  • July 12, 2016
    Visited with our soon 4 year old daughter who loved the place. She usually don't want to do things without at least one parent peresent, but here it went really well and she had no problems doing activities on her own.
  • April 4, 2016
    My kid who cant speak Japanese also enjoyed doing different tasks.
  • January 1, 2017
    Great for kids to learn and have fun
  • July 11, 2013
    Kidzania Koshien was a great experience. I learnt a lot about my future, and it also helped me with what kind of career I can be. I've been there many times, (because I'm a HUGE fan of that place) Hopefully I can be accepted to go there with my friend Yoshino on July 25 (Thurs) Still wait listed!! :'( Please accept us to go... (-_-) Double-Crossing my fingers!! :-(

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