Kidzoona molly fantasy saitama japan

Aeon Fantasy Kidzoona is an indoor play center for children under twelve. It is officially spelt Kidzooona, but in English it is most commonly written as Kidzoona. There are various Aeon Fantasy branches in Japan and Asia. However, most are just amusement centers, only a select few have a Kidzoona play area. The parent company, which has been around since 1997, is a branch of Aeon (the retailer giant) called Aeon Fantasy. Molly Fantasy is the name of the amusement center. And the play area is called Kidzoona!

Kidzoona Aeon Fantasy Omiya Saitama

This post is about the Kidzoona in the Molly Fantasy branch in Omiya City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. In my experience, toddlers and preschoolers up to the age of six enjoy Kidzoona best.

Is Aeon Fantasy Kidzoona open during the novel Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak?

Kidzoona was closed as part of the closure policies of the State of Emergency issued in the Greater Tokyo area on April 8th 2020. It will remain closed until May 6th 2020.

Aeon Fantasy Kidzoona, Japan

Adults must accompany children. The center has a variety of toys, equipment and make-believe play areas, with dress up costumes, for children to engage in creative play. They used to have a dedicated area for babies, but when they made some big changes in 2015 they removed it. Nowadays, they occasionally have an area zoned off, but rarely during busy periods. 

Kidzoona molly fantasy saitama japan

There is a convenience store located within the play centre. The centre has a baby room with a nursing area and changing facilities, but no toilets. To use a toilet you must leave the play area and need to obtain a re-entry pass first. Further information including address, access and price is below the photos.

The ball pool area pictured above with a pirate ship in it, which has climbing and slides, was added after this post was first written in 2014. It replaced a giant trampoline and some of the zorbs. It is now the focal point of the play centre and I dare say the favourite for a lot of young children.

Dress-up and Make Believe Exhibits

Young children will be creatively inspired by the great selection of pretend shops, restaurants and work places on offer.  Moreover, each come with outfits for them to dress-up in.  They can try, for example, a nurses outfit, a baker’s outfit, a fireman’s outfit, to name but a few.

Dress up Make believe exhibits at Kidzoona Aeon Fantasy Saitama

The post office area allows children to deliver post at a number of little post boxes within the creative play area. They can also collect the post from these boxes and then sort them in the “sorting office”!

Kidzoona Post Office Make believe Aeon Fantasy Japan

There is also an area with push along rides and construction site costumes and mini diggers.

Construction Site

Kidzoona Bouncy Exhibits

Bouncy Exhibits

As you come in the entrance of Kidzooona there is a flat bouncing castle without walls, which is safe even for toddlers. There are a few zorbs close by. The exhibits on the lower part of this collage both have ball pools within the bouncing castle.

Aeon Fantasy Saitama Japan

Kidzoona Areas for babies / toddlers

During busy periods the area below is restricted to babies and toddlers who are not yet walking.

Area for babies

The below area is for all ages, but it is a hit with toddlers as they can draw on anything and everything in this exhibit designated to free drawing.

Free drawing room

Kidzoona Toys and Sandpit

Below is just a sample of the toys. There are many not pictured, including some musical instruments and building blocks.

Toys and Sandpit

Kidzoona Amusement Area

All of the video games and rides in the amusement area are included in the price. For some you need to insert a special coin, which are readily available in big storage bins within the area.

Amusement area

Dining

There is a MiniStop shop on the premises, with seating areas beside it, one of which is Japanese style with zabutons for sitting at on low tables. These areas are dedicated eating areas; there are other seats throughout the play centre.

Ministop in Kidzoona Aeon Fantasy

Aeon Fantasy Kidzoona further information:

Official name: Kidzooona by Aeon Fantasy, Official website.

Address: Aeon 3rd floor, 2-574-1 Kushihikicho, Kita Ward, Saitama

Train access: 12 minutes on foot from JR Nisshin station, 10 minutes walk from Tetsudo hakubutsukan (Railway Museum) station.

Opening hours: 10am to 7pm.

Price: Please check the website for up to date details. 2014 prices: One hour: 600 yen for children, 300 yen for accompanying adult
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays): 1 day pack 990 yen for children over one; 490 yen for accompanying adult
Weekends and public holidays: 3 hour pack 990 yen for children; 5 hour pack 1,290 yen for children (includes a small drink), 1,490 yen for adult

Other indoor play centres in Saitama featured on this blog:

Preschooler fun at Bornelund Kid-o-Kid in Cocoon 2 | OMIYA

Saitama’s #1 free children’s centre? Ageo Kodomo-no-Shiro

Kid’s US Land in Kamifukuoka

Team Lab Islands | Lalaport Fujimi

Cats Eye Play and Sports Centre | SAYAMA

【Spo-cha】|Ageo

The girls zorb! | Sakado Jidokan

Soyu Himitsu No Mori, “Secret Forest”; at Mallage, Kuki City

14 Comments

  1. I am going to bring the kids, they will love this

  2. PS Do you know if it is busy during school holidays?

    1. Author

      Good question! I don’t know, but I plan to find out this summer. 🙂

    1. Author

      You can often find free softplay areas within shopping centres. They are usually quite small, but suitable for toddlers and babies. Hopefully on your next visit you will see for yourself. 🙂

        1. Author

          Yes, I think that it is fun for all children, but the younger ones in particular are mesmerised by it! Do you know of Kidzania in Tokyo? We haven’T been yet, but its really popular with elementary school age children and it is much bigger than this place. YOu can experience the exhibits in English too. Here is the official website in English https://www.kidzania.jp/tokyo/en/ It looks really fun, I want to try it!!

    1. Author

      That is it! I thought the same thing. 🙂 Although, we haven’t actually been to Kidzania yet! But from what I read about it, it seems similar; on a much larger scale. Have you been? It looks a little complicated on the website, like you have to know in advance which experiences you want to try? THe kids love Asobono, but it’s a little far. This place is only 40 minutes from us by car. 🙂

  3. hi hi,
    I would love to bring my kids there during our september vacation to tokyo. However, im not too sure if this place is convenient to reach from Ikebukuro where my hotel is. Any advise?
    thank you!

    1. Author

      Hi Phyllis,
      Thank you for your comment. Kidzoona is accessible from Ikebukuro on the JR Saikyo line, it takes 30 minutes on the train, and then about a 15 minute walk, or a short bus ride, from Nisshin station to Aeon where Kidzoona is. However, there is an even better children’s play centre close to Ikebukuro, called Asobono. THere are some photos and cost information on this blog post; https://daysofourlivesjapan.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/a-day-out-in-tokyo-with-toddlers/ and the official website is https://www.tokyo-dome.co.jp/e/amusement_facilities/ Kidzania is another great place in Tokyo, here is the link to info in English https://www.kidzania.jp/tokyo/en/

      All the best,
      Elle

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