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Tokyo by Age. We cover everything fun from baby-toddler,  kindergarten-elementary, and tweens-teens. Looking for an indoor pl

Sanrio Puroland, Tama – Tips and Discounts for your Visit

Sanrio Puroland

Sanrio Puroland is an adorable indoor amusement park for Sanrio character fans, young children and adults who are kids at heart. You are surrounded by cute food and attractions, and dynamic, well-produced shows. We visited on a Friday and spent half a day exploring the various floor and attractions. Our …

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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 Area Blueberry Picking Locations 2016

Sayama Berry Farm

Late June to early September is blueberry picking season in Japan. Here are six recommendations for blueberry picking farms you can enjoy in the Kanto area.  I have chosen six gardens for great half-day or one-day trips; two in Chiba-ken, two in Saitama-ken and two in Kanagawa-ken. Many of these gardens run …

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The Science Museum Tokyo, Chiyoda-ku – 5 Floors of Hands on Science

The Science Museum Tokyo

The Science Museum Tokyo is ideal for tweens and teens with hands-on learning covering topics from mechanics, CO2 and global warming to robotics. Younger kids can enjoy some of the exhibits, but most of the concepts they will not understand. Although much of the exhibits signage is in Japanese you can ask …

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Arakawa Amusement Park 荒川遊園, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo – Old Time Fun and Prices

Arakawa Amusement Park 荒川遊園

Arakawa Amusement Park is one stop amusement rides, a petting zoo and in the summer a water splash river. It is only 100 yen to enter the park. Arakawa Amusement Park opened in 1950 and is the only ward-operated amusement park in Tokyo. Arakawa Amusement Park 荒川遊園, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo We recommend …

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Kuritsu Komatsunagi Park (区立駒繋公園) and Shinto Shrine, Setagaya

Kuritsu Komatsunagi Park and Shrine is a hidden gem in Setagaya. It`s located a short walk from some of our favorite lunch spots and parks; 3 minute walk from our favorite, local family-friendly Napoli Pizza spot, Savoy Pizza Mishuku, a 7 minute walk from Fungo Breakfast and Burgers Cafe, and …

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Kintsugi Gold Joinery Classes, Aoyama – Learn How to “Fix” Treasures

Kintsugi Gold Joinery Classes, Aoyama

As an avid antiquer, I have found cracked plates and cups that deserved a second life with Kintsugi Gold Joinery.  I was thrilled to find Saideigama studio in Aoyama that offers an introductory two-hour lesson. Kintsugi (金継ぎ, きんつぎ) is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer and then to@@ing …

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Hanayashiki Amusement Park, Asakusa – The Oldest Amusement Park in Japan

Hanayashiki Amusement Park, Asakusa

If you have “templed out” the kids visiting Sensō-ji in the morning, a 2-3 hour visit to Hanayashiki Amusement Park is the perfect afternoon. Located immediately behind Sensō-ji  (a top 3 place to visit on most Tokyo trip lists) is the oldest amusement park in Japan. The Hanayashiki Amusement Park offers over …

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D47 Project Children’s Tools Exhibit, Shibuya – Japanese Gifts for Kids – Ends June 11, 2017

D47 Project Children's Tools Exhibit

Stumbled across this beautiful D47 Project Children’s Tools Exhibit the other day having lunch at the D47 Shokudo. If you are looking for Japan designed and made gifts for children, this exhibit is the perfect solution. You can find products from the 47 prefectures of Japan including child size bowls …

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