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Kodomo no Kuni BBQ, pony ride and Zoo, Yokohama

On our first visit to Kodomo no Kuni (Children`s Land) we explored the various rides and numerous playgrounds. On our second visit we BBQ`d, went on a pony ride, fed the cows and sheep, and explored the zoo.   Kodomo no Kuni makes BBQ-ing easy. They provide two sessions for BBQing (late morning and afternoon), rental …

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Sakana Bacca, Nakameguro – Fresh Seafood Store

Sakana Bacca Nakameguro

Sakana Bacca (サカナ バッカ) is a retailer that deals with seafood delivered directly from fishermen and the Tsukiji fish market. The Nakameguro branch sells a wide variety of fresh seasonal fish that you can`t find at your local supermarket, sashimi, seasonings and cooking utensils from all over Japan. They even have tuna-cutting …

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King George, Daikanyama – Fresh American Style Sandwiches

People have been raving about the healthy and enormous sandwiches at King George, a cafe bar in Daikanyama, so I went to check it out. They weren`t kidding. Trying to go healthy this summer I ordered their vegetarian sandwich which comes with avocado, marble cheese, seasonal vegetables and a choice of bread …

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Yutenji Temple, Nakameguro

Myoukenzan Yutenji Temple is a Jodo (pure) Sect of Buddhism established about 300 years ago. Earlier this year the temple launched a free smartphone app, a bilingual (English and Japanese) video guide to the history and origins of the Temple buildings. Download the app, obtain an app map at the main temple office, scan …

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Gelateria Marghera, Azabu & Ebisu

I was craving gelato the other day, so Baby and I stopped into one of my favourite locals for some awesomely delicious.  Gelateria Marghera in Azabu (ジェラテリア マルゲラ 麻布十番店) is definitely one of the most delicious gelato shops in Tokyo. The Azabu store was the first store outside of Milano, …

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Saigoyama Park, Daikanyama

Saigoyama Park (西郷山公園) is a hilltop park a 10 minute walk from Daikanyama Station. Frequented by local residents it`s popular for picnicking, taking leisurely strolls, and watching the sunset. Saigoyama Park, Daikanyama It offers an unobstructed overhead view of the Nakameguro Area, Sakura blossoms in Spring, beautifully manicured flowers and greens …

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