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Sweet Potato Digging – A Fun Autumn Tradition

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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All Day Home, Musashikoyama – Indoor Playroom and Cafe

All day home

All Day Home (previously Skip Kids Cafe) is a great venue to celebrate your toddler`s birthday, throw events or have a casual meet-up with parents and kids (aged 0 – 6 years). They have play equipment and toys, seating is plentiful and the staff members, which include nursery teachers licensed …

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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

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 (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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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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Tips for Surviving Japan’s Rainy Season with Kids

Whether a first time or veteran mom, surviving rainy season in Japan can be a challenge with public transport and strollers. Below are some great tips and product recommendations to make your life a bit easier. Just remember, it will stop raining soon. Check our Japan protection guides on mosquitos, sunscreen and heat. Tips …

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Hamarikyu Garden Park, Chuo-Ku – Picnic by the Bay

Hamarikyu Garden and Park

Hamarikyu Garden Park (浜離宮恩賜庭園 Hama-rikyū Onshi Teien) is one of the largest and most diverse Japanese Garden Parks in central Tokyo. It is also one of the nine Metropolitan Cultural Heritage Gardens. Hamarikyu Garden Park is located on the original edge of Tokyo Bay in Chuo-ku (near Hamatsucho, Shinbashi, and Shiodome). …

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Shiba Park Playground, Shiba Koen, Minato-ku

Shiba Park Playground

The Shiba Park Playground is a great space, with updated play equipment in a downtown Tokyo central park. The play equipment is some of the best I have seen in a public park and the ground under the climbing equipment is padded – probably because the park is directly in …

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