Do your kids like Thomas and Friends pla-rail? Or do you like pla-rail yourself? Go see Pla-rail Expo in Ikebukuro, Tokyo this Golden Week 2019.
What is pla-rail? Japanese tend to make words short by combining the first letters of different words. For example, Pla-rail is taking “Pla” and “Rail” from Plastic Train Rail Set.
Plarail is a long-running series of railroad toys which originated in Japan more than 50 years ago.Takara Tomy Official Site
Children can connect the rails and add scenery parts in any way they like, then run the trains on the tracks for unlimited hours of play.
Here is the information about Pla-rail Expo in Ikebukuro Sunshin City during Golden Week 2019.
April 26th, 2019 (Fri) ~ May 6th, 2019 (Mon) for 11 days!
10AM ~ 4:30PM ※Last admission by 4:00PM
Ikebukuro Sunshine City
World Import Mart Building 4F Exhibition Hall A
Bunka Kaikan Building 3, 4F Exhibition Hall B, C
※ The entrance reception will be at exhibition hall A
Ikebukuro is one of the most convenient places to access in Tokyo. You can access to Ikebukuro Sunshine City by various trains…
About 8 minutes walk from Ikebukuro Station
– JR (Yamanote Line / Saikyo Line / Shonan Shinjuku Line),
– Tokyo Metro (Marunouchi Line, Yurakucho Line, Fukutoshin Line),
– Seibu Ikebukuro Line, Tobu Tojo Line
About 3 minutes walk from Higashi-Ikebukuro Station (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line)
About 4 minutes walk from Higashi-Ikebukuro 4-chome (Tododen Arakawa Line)
・Adult (more than junior high school student) 900 yen
・Child (3 years old ~ elementary school) 700 yen
※ Date specified
You can buy tickets here.
・Seven Ticket (Japanese only)
・Lawson Ticket (Japanese only)
・Ticket PIA (Japanese only)
・E-Plus (Japanese only)
and some others… click here for the full list.
(However, buying tickets using above sites are not the easiest… I recommend you just buy tickets at the door. It’s 100 yen more expensive and I think trying to figure out how to buy tickets through above sites will waste your time, which I’m sure is worth more than 100 yen.)
[[Ticket for the same day at the door]] – Recommendation!!
・Adult (more than junior high school student) 1,000 yen
・Child (3 years old ~ elementary school) 800 yen
They give out a free pla-rail as a complimentary gift. The amount might be limited so hurry!
There is a area where kids can actually ride a train and also area where kids can play with pla-rails for free!
Click here for the official site (Japanese only)
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I think I will bring my kid to Pla-rail Expo in Ikebukuro Sunshine City this Golden Week. Will you go to Pla-rail Expo in Ikebukuro Sunshine City, Tokyo? I would love to hear from you about your experience. Please leave a comment below!
Enjoy Golden Week! 🙂