Independence in children varies from country to country. Normally, in Japan, parents start to teach their children the first steps to start to become an independent child once they start their primary school years. If you live in Japan or have been here, you might have noticed how children carrying randoseru on their backs go home without adult supervision but with friends instead!
Speaking of being an independent child, there’s actually one place where children get to have all the fun they can get minus their parent’s supervision for it! The Mirai Seisakujo is a cool place for kids and if you live in Japan and you have or take care of children, you definitely have to bring them here!
The Mirai Seisakujo is a wonderland for kids that is located in Kobe. It is a patisserie that only allows children who are in 6th grade or below to enter the store, giving the kids all the freedom they want to look around for sweet treats.
Children are able to watch how the sweets there are made and at the same time, play games. They are also able to buy the products fresh out of the oven. Some parents might worry about their child being alone but don’t worry as there are staff members inside who will look after your kids!
While waiting for the kids to take their time, the parents or guardians of the children can wait for their child in a specified room. Inside the room, there is also a vending machine where you can buy snacks called Matteru, a perfect title for what you’ll be doing as the title of this machine means “waiting”.
There is no fee for entering the patisserie but the sweets will each cost for around ￥160, ￥180 and ￥200. Kids will have a great time inside and once they get back to you, they will surely have a lot to tell you! So if you want your child to take their first steps to becoming independent, take them to the Mirai Seisakujo!