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GALA Yuzawa Resort, Niigata – Ski & Snowboard Lessons from Age 4

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GALA Yuzawa Snow Resort is one of the most convenient snow resorts to visit with little ones outside Tokyo. It`s a 75-min shinkansen ride (Max-Tanigawa or the Tanigawa) from Tokyo station and the train drops you off right inside the base of the GALA Yuzawa Resort making it ultra convenient if traveling with small …

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Sweet Potato Digging – A Fun Autumn Tradition

Sweet Potato Digging

Sweet potato digging is an autumn tradition that all Japanese kindergarten and early elementary kids partake in October through December. In Japanese sweet potatoes are called “satsumaimo”. Enjoy a nice autumn day outside central Tokyo and go sweet potato digging. Below are five recommended locations to go Japanese sweet potato digging. …

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Tokyo Dome Rollerskating, Kōrakuen – Enjoy Family Skating

Tokyo Dome Rollerskating

If you are looking for half day indoor activity, I highly recommend the Tokyo Dome Rollerskating Area. Great exercise in a very family friendly environment. The Tokyo Dome Rollerskating Arena in Kōrakuen is one of the largest indoor roller-skate rinks in Tokyo, and there is also a smaller rink for …

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Tokyo Tower with Kids – Tokyo Must Do – 1st Stop on Tokyo One Day

Tokyo Tower with Kids Children

A trip to Tokyo Tower (東京タワー) with the kids is a must do for visitors or newly arrived Tokyo expats. Not only is the view great, but the ride up is really, really cool! ***NOTE – The second observation deck is closed from October 1, 2016 due to remodeling. No …

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Kodomo no Hiroba Park, Setagaya – Climbing Structures & Water Play

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Kodomo no Hiroba Park (子供広場公園) is a large, sand park with plenty of space to run around. Located near the popular Setagaya Park it has a long splash river, three different structures to climb, and plenty of shaded areas to protect you and the little ones from the hot summer sun. Find the elderly …

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Komazawa Olympic Park, Setagaya – A Great Sports Park

Komazawa Olympic Park pig park

Komazawa Olympic Park (駒沢オリンピック公園) is a sports facility that was constructed for the 1964 Summer Olympics. It`s an amazing park for families. The park includes three different animal-themed playgrounds for young children (squirrel, pig and horse), a summer splash pond, jogging and cycling course, a dog run area, skateboard park, …

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Tokyo Rainbow Bridge Bike Crossing – Great Views

Rainbow Bridge Bike Crossing

I recommend you consider a Tokyo Rainbow Bridge Bike crossing, if you have a goal of visiting the Miraikan, Oedo Onsen, Sony ExploraScience, Lego Land or any of the other great attractions in Odaiba or Toyosu area.  I have probably driven over the  Rainbow Bridge close to 100 times but …

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