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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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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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Fire Museum, Yotsuya

Tokyo Fire Museum, Best Living Japan

Kids and Firefighting fans will enjoy a few hours at the Fire Museum in Yotsuya, Tokyo. This  free five-floor museum run by the Tokyo Fire Department both explains the history of fire and earthquake prevention and protection in Japan and is a fun, interactive environment for kids to climb on …

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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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Hamarikyu Garden Park, Chuo-Ku – Picnic by the Bay

Hamarikyu Garden and Park

Hamarikyu Garden Park (浜離宮恩賜庭園 Hama-rikyū Onshi Teien) is one of the largest and most diverse Japanese Garden Parks in central Tokyo. It is also one of the nine Metropolitan Cultural Heritage Gardens. Hamarikyu Garden Park is located on the original edge of Tokyo Bay in Chuo-ku (near Hamatsucho, Shinbashi, and Shiodome). …

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Shiba Park Playground, Shiba Koen, Minato-ku

Shiba Park Playground

The Shiba Park Playground is a great space, with updated play equipment in a downtown Tokyo central park. The play equipment is some of the best I have seen in a public park and the ground under the climbing equipment is padded – probably because the park is directly in …

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Snoopy Museum Tokyo, Roppongi – Teens and Above

Snoopy Museum Tokyo, Best Living Japan

Having grown up loving Snoopy’s holiday movies (Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas), I lined up for the chance of gaining entry to the newly opened Snoopy Museum Tokyo (April 23, 2016). You can order tickets online, or you can line-up with the hope of being able to buy a standby ticket. …

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Tokyo Legoland Discovery Center, Odaiba

Tokyo Legoland Discovery Center is a great spot to escape the brutal heat, bitter cold or pouring rain. Located in Odaiba they offer a wealth of attractions; a miniature model of the Tokyo’s cityscape made from nearly 1.5 million bricks; a Lego-themed laser shooting ride; a Fire Academy & Construction Site …

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Kuritsu Toyosu Park – Tokyo Bay View, Shopping, Dining and more.

Toyosu Park

Kuritsu Toyosu Park (区立豊洲公園) is a lovely spot to spend the day. It`s a short 3-min walk from Toyosu Station, is located next to Tokyo Bay, perfect for long scenic strolls, a short walk to Lalaport Toyosu – a huge mall home to Kidzania, United Cinemas Theater, Kinokuniya Book Store, Tokyu Hands, Uniqlo, …

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Futako Tamagawa Park, Futako Tamagawa – Perfect for Biking and Long strolls

Futako Tamagawa Park (二子玉川公園) is a spacious and beautifully landscape park opened in Spring last year. Located just behind the Rise Shopping Complex and adjacent to the Tama River this park has something for everyone; a tranquil Japanese Garden, great paths for jogs or strolls, a small outdoor playground suitable for toddlers, access to …

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Nakameguro Park – A Popular Family Picnic 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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Kiba Park, Koto-ku – A spacious park, great for sporty types

Kiba Park

Kiba Park (木場公園) is a large, spacious park great for sporty types. The north end houses The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, a multi-use field, tennis courts and outdoor stage, while the south has a grassy area, BBQ field (reservations required), dog run and botanical garden – maintained and administered by the Park …

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