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Kid friendly Izakayas with Play Spaces in Tokyo

izakaya

Locating a dinner restaurant with a kids` space for little ones is a struggle. Welcome Monteroza, a kid-friendly izakaya chain with play spaces, a private room where parents can relax and dine while the little ones play. Monteroza kids` spaces are furnished with soft toys, books, music or video entertainment, colorful wall-padding and …

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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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Nagoya Kanayama Hotel for Legoland Japan Visit

We stayed at the Nagoya Kanayama Hotel on our way to visit the new outdoor Legoland Japan Theme Park and SC Maglev Railway Park. Kanayama Hotel is a great, family-friendly place to stay with free wifi, clean and modern rooms, breakfast buffet and great location; a 2 minute walk Kanayama …

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Legoland Japan Outdoor Theme Park, Nagoya

Legoland Japan

Legoland Japan opened their first outdoor theme park for children aged 2 through 12 and their families in Nagoya on April 1, 2017. The park, built on 9 hectares, is filled with over 40 rides and attractions, seven different themed lands (Lego City, Adventure land, Miniland, Knight`s Kingdom, Pirate Shores, …

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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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J-Cycle Kyoto Bicycle Rental – Best Way to Travel Kyoto

J-Cycle Kyoto Bicycle Rental

Biking is the easiest and most economical way to get around Kyoto, so don’t delay rent a bike today from J-Cycle Kyoto Bicycle rental. They have simple single gear to electrically assisted with and without child seats. A great bike rental service who will provide you with helmets, phone holders, …

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