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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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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 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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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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Streamer Coffee and KILO SHOP – Vintage Clothing, Gohongi

Streamer Coffee Company

Streamer Coffee Company (ストリーマーコーヒーカンパニー) is known for their delicious and beautifully designed free pour lattes. Latte artist Hiroshi Sawada opened his first cafe in Shibuya in early 2010 and now has twelve shops in Japan, nine in Tokyo, with a new store opening in Kobe this month. His pursuit is `for …

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Yutenji Temple Summer Festival and Temple History

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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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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Pizza Slice, Shibuya – NY Style Pizza sold by the Slice

Pizza Slice (ピザ スライス) serves two rarities in Tokyo – authentic New York Style Pizza, and pizza sold by the slice. Located on the cozy backstreets of Sarugakuchou, and Omotesando, this lofty, white tiled venue furnished with long wood open style tables, and smaller tables for more private seating, serves a …

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Kumamoto Earthquake Charity & Earthquake Preparedness Workshop

WaNavi

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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