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Kindy & Elementary Fun

Things to do in Tokyo, Japan for Kindy Elementary Fun – For 5-7 year olds. We`ve listed our favorite indoor and outdoor play and activity spots. There are so many great museums, historical sites and sports activities that your child should never be bored!  Great list for new Expat parents living in the Tokyo area or if you are just visiting Tokyo with children.

Things to do in Tokyo, Japan for Kindy Elementary Fun

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

kodomonohiroba bars

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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Sunshine Aquarium, Ikebukuro

Sunshine Aquarium, Ikebukuro, Best Living Japan

Don’t let the fact that the Sunshine Aquarium is located on the top of a shopping center sway you from visiting. The Sunshine Aquarium (renovated in 2011) is a great city aquarium where kids and adults can view a variety of ocean and freshwater fish and aquatic mammals. The Sunshine …

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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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