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Aburiyaki Sushi An, XEX Daikanyama – Shared Terrace

Aburiyaki Sushi An

It`s a rarity in Tokyo to dine and be served with different cuisines from two excellent restaurants. XEX Daikanyama does just that. Located on the rooftop of the popular baby and kids` product mall, La Fuente, XEX Daikanyama (ゼックス 代官山) offers a unique international dining experience. Enjoy Italian dining at Salvatore Cuomo Bros, fresh …

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Yutenji Temple Summer Festival and Temple History

Yutenji Bon Odori

Yutenji Temple is holding their annual Yutenji Mitama Matsuri (祐天寺み魂まつり) on July 16, 17 & 18, 2016. Parents and children from the neighbouring school, Yutenji kindergarten, participate by dancing in colourful yukatas every year. Stop by the grounds late afternoon to learn about the eight different Temple structures and buildings then stay late …

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Urth Caffe, Daikanyama – Healthy Food and Organic Drinks Cafe

urth caffe

Urth Caffe is one of my favourite spots to visit for a healthy American meal. Located in chic Daikanyama they serve a delicious selection of healthy salads, hearty sandwiches and paninis. They`re well known for their exclusively organic coffees and fine teas as well as their refreshing bobas (bubble teas), smoothies and juices. …

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Kumamoto Earthquake Charity & Earthquake Preparedness Workshop


Kumamoto Earthquake Charity & Earthquake Preparedness Workshop **Rescheduled for September 2016. Exact date TBD.** WaNavi Japan, in collaboration with Keio University`s SFC BOSAI Lab., is holding a family-friendly event in Daikanyama with fun games and activities for children to learn about earthquakes and how to protect themselves. Participants will learn the …

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Isshin Rice House, Daikanyama – Traditional Japanese Cuisine

Isshin Rice House

Gohanya Isshin Daikanyama (ごはんや 一芯 代官山) is one of our favourite traditional Japanese restaurants, and hidden gems, to take friends visiting Tokyo. Located across the street from Kyu Asakura House and next to the Daikanyama Koban (Police Box), Gohanya Isshin sits hidden at the basement of a pale, yellow brick building. Walk …

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La Fuente Daikanyama 2F – Baby and Kids Clothing & Accessories

La Fuente Daikanyama

Shopping for baby or your kids? Visit the 2nd floor of the La Fuente Building in Daikanyama. La Fuente Daikanyama 2F(ラ・フェンテ代官山)carries a number of Japanese and Internationally branded infant and childrens` clothing goods and accessories. Stop into one of their seven stores; Corva, Dadway, Baby & Kids Daikanyama, Markey`s, Katoji, …

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Paletas Frozen Fruit Bar – A Healthy, Refreshing Summer Treat

Paletas Frozen Fruit Bar

Paletas Frozen Fruit Bar is a great spot to have a healthy and refreshing summer treat. They offer over 30 mixed frozen fruit flavours using seasonal fruit from all over Japan. You can choose from their frozen Juice-based: Mix East & Citrus Mix 480 yen or Migaki Ichigo at 580 yen; Gelato-based: Berry Berry Berry 500 …

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Salvatore Cuomo Bros, Daikanyama – Italian Buffet & Green Terrace

Salvatore Cuomo Bros

Located on the rooftop of the popular baby and kids` product mall, La Fuente, XEX Daikanyama (ゼックス 代官山) offers a unique international dining experience. Enjoy Italian dining at Salvatore Cuomo Bros, fresh sushi at Aburiyaki & Sushi An, and cocktails at their New York style bar and terraces. My friend and I visited …

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Tokyo Breakfast Brunch – 10+ Spots for Eggs, Pancakes and more


Here are more than 10 great Tokyo breakfast brunch spots. Looking for a good spot for Tokyo breakfast or brunch on the weekend?  I love breakfast! I am a very earlier riser, so breakfast is my main meal of the day.  There are many other breakfast spots, but if I …

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Pizzeria e Trattoria da ISA, Aobadai – Naples Award-Winning Pizza

Pizzeria e trattoria da isa

If you`re looking for Naples award-winning pizza stop in Pizzeria e Trattoria da ISA (ピッツエリア エ トラットリア ダ イーサ) in Aobadai. This small, Italian styled eatery serves authentic Naples style pizza and delicious Italian food. Opened in February 2010, the owner and pizza chef behind the massive wood-fired oven, and the …

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Nakameguro Park – A Popular Family Picnic Park

Nakameguro Park

Nakameguro Park (中目黒公園) is a well-maintained open grass park frequented by locals and families. They have a large variety of plants and flowers that you can learn about at their “Flower and Greenery Learning Center” and a “creature pond” to view fish, frogs and insects. Located within the grounds is a …

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Sasa Burger, Daikanyama & Nakameguro – The Locals Favorite Burger Joint

Sasa Burger size

We revisted Grill Burger Club Sasa in Daikanyama the other day. This down-to-earth local favorite has a casual 1960`s American Burger joint hipster feel. Their burgers are made with 100% Grade A Japanese beef with fresh vegetables, grilled onions and relish in whole wheat buns. They come in S/M/L (80g, 100g …

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Top Tokyo Restaurants with Play Areas – babies and kids (0-6 yrs)

Wangan Cafe interior

Here are our Top baby & kid-friendly Tokyo restaurants with play areas for ages 0 – 6 years. Looking for a great spot to relax at in Tokyo while the kids play? The temperatures are dropping and poor weather can make any family stuck indoors for too long scramble to the nearest …

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Colosseo Italian Restaurant, Nakameguro

Colosseo Nakameguro two set pasta

Colosseo (コロッセオ中目黒) is our favorite Italian restaurant in Nakameguro. This family-owned and operated restaurant consistently serves delicious cuisine with freshly made bread complete with the purest olive oil. Their two-pasta set, a half plate of meat pasta with tomato sauce and a seafood pasta with white sauce, is a neighborhood favorite. Our family …

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Ebisu Park Playground, Ebisu

Ebisu Park

Ebisu Park (恵比寿公園) is a large sand park located near the intersection of Ebisu Minami, between Ebisu and Daikanyama. This hidden gem is a great place to let your kids burn off energy. The park has newly painted equipment and plenty of shade and bench seating. It`s a great spot to …

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