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The Shitamachi Museum, Ueno

The Shitamachi Museum in Ueno was established in 1980 to teach future generations about the culture of the shitamachi. The word shitamachi is composed of the word shita meaning “down” and machi meaning “town”. By touring the Shitamachi Museum, you will gain an understanding of life in the shitamchi pre-WWII. …

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Tokyo Mini Park: Kamiyon Jidouyuen Playground, Nakameguro

Tokyo Mini Park: Kamiyon Jidouyuen Playground, Nakameguro. What is a Tokyo Mini Park? Tokyo Mini Parks are smaller local playground parks that one would not go out of their way to visit, but a great spot if going from one location to another. Kamiyon Jidouyuen Playground is a newly renovated …

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Tokyo Area Blueberry Picking Locations 2017

Tokyo Area Blueberry Picking Locations 2017

Late June to early September is blueberry picking season in Japan – so here are our recommended Tokyo Area Blueberry Picking Locations 2017.   We have chosen six gardens for great half-day or one-day trips; two in Chiba-ken, two in Saitama-ken and two in Kanagawa-ken. Many of these gardens run through September, …

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Tokyo Police Museum 警察博物館, Kyobashi – Free Interactive Police Training for Kids

Tokyo Police Museum 警察博物館

The Tokyo Police Museum 警察博物館 will inspire all youngsters to be a person in blue. If you are a fan of the Tokyo Fire Museum, the Police Museum is a must visit. The museum reopened in May 2017 following a one year remodel. Five floors of Tokyo police history, criminal investigation techniques …

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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)  this weekend, July 16, 17 & 18, 2017. Parents and children from the neighbouring school, Yutenji kindergarten, participate by dancing in colourful yukatas every year. Grab lunch at Midorie Organic Cafe then stop by the Temple grounds late afternoon to learn about …

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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 Odaiba area. Some many great places to visit in Odaiba including the Shiokaze Park,  Miraikan, Oedo Onsen, Sony ExploraScience and Lego Land. Here is our full list of family fun in Odaiba or Toyosu …

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Shiokaze Park, Odaiba – Pirate Ship & Water Play with views of Tokyo Bay

Metropolitan Shiokaze Park (都立潮風公園) is a great spot for your pirate loving kids. It has a beautiful and clean water and greenery promenade lined with tall Washington Palms and Cherry trees. It`s a beautiful sight walking from the station to the end of the Promenade to Tokyo Bay. It almost makes …

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Shurakuen Fishing, Minato-ku – Central Tokyo Catch and Release Fishing

Shurakuen Fishing, Minato-ku - Central Tokyo Catch and Release Fishing

Hard to believe it but smack dab in the middle of Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku residential neighborhood is a 90+-year-old fishing pond called Shurakuen Fishing (つりぼり衆楽園). The fishing pond is teaming with over 1,000 Japanese Herahun ( a type of carp) which your can catch and release. Easy to access, open early and fun to try fishing …

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Sanrio Puroland, Tama – Tips and Discounts for your Visit

Sanrio Puroland

Sanrio Puroland is an adorable indoor amusement park for Sanrio character fans, young children and adults who are kids at heart. You are surrounded by cute food and attractions, and dynamic, well-produced shows. We visited on a Friday and spent half a day exploring the various floor and attractions. Our …

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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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