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Kid friendly Izakayas with Play Spaces in Tokyo

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Locating a dinner restaurant with a kids` space for little ones is a struggle. Welcome Monteroza, a kid-friendly izakaya chain with play spaces, a private room where parents can relax and dine while the little ones play. Monteroza kids` spaces are furnished with soft toys, books, music or video entertainment, colorful wall-padding and …

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Kuritsu Komatsunagi Park (区立駒繋公園) and Shinto Shrine, Setagaya

Kuritsu Komatsunagi Park and Shrine is a hidden gem in Setagaya. It`s located a short walk from some of our favorite lunch spots and parks; 3 minute walk from our favorite, local family-friendly Napoli Pizza spot, Savoy Pizza Mishuku, a 7 minute walk from Fungo Breakfast and Burgers Cafe, and …

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Kintsugi Gold Joinery Classes, Aoyama – Learn How to “Fix” Treasures

Kintsugi Gold Joinery Classes, Aoyama

As an avid antiquer, I have found cracked plates and cups that deserved a second life with Kintsugi Gold Joinery.  I was thrilled to find Saideigama studio in Aoyama that offers an introductory two-hour lesson. Kintsugi (金継ぎ, きんつぎ) is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer and then to@@ing …

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Hanayashiki Amusement Park, Asakusa – The Oldest Amusement Park in Japan

Hanayashiki Amusement Park, Asakusa

If you have “templed out” the kids visiting Sensō-ji in the morning, a 2-3 hour visit to Hanayashiki Amusement Park is the perfect afternoon. Located immediately behind Sensō-ji  (a top 3 place to visit on most Tokyo trip lists) is the oldest amusement park in Japan. The Hanayashiki Amusement Park offers over …

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D47 Project Children’s Tools Exhibit, Shibuya – Japanese Gifts for Kids – Ends June 11, 2017

D47 Project Children's Tools Exhibit

Stumbled across this beautiful D47 Project Children’s Tools Exhibit the other day having lunch at the D47 Shokudo. If you are looking for Japan designed and made gifts for children, this exhibit is the perfect solution. You can find products from the 47 prefectures of Japan including child size bowls …

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Panasonic Center Tokyo – 3 Floors of Free, Hands-on Fun

Panasonic Center Tokyo

The Panasonic Center Tokyo is filled with 3 floors of FREE interactive fun! Begin your journey on the main floor Active Learning Camp discovering facts about the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Learn about diverse cultures around the world, participate in knowledge workshops, browse through Olympics related books and test equipment used …

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Okadaya Shinjuku – Six Floors of Fabric and Seven Floors of Accessories

Okadaya

Okadaya Shinjuku is a great place to go to for textiles. They have two buildings; one with six floors of fabric (cotton, velvet, silk, satin, organic cotton, fleece, velor, wool, etc), traditional Japanese materials and other special textiles; and the adjacent building carries seven floors of basic materials (buttons, thread, string), …

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Hanamasa Wholesale Supermarkets – Niku no Hanamasa (肉のハナサ)

Hanamasa Wholesale Supermarkets

If you have a big family or big eaters, and live in central Tokyo one of your go to supermarket shopping locations should be Hanamasa Wholesale Supermarkets (Niku no Hanamasa (肉のハナサ). Hanamasa is a wholesale supermarket whose roots began as a supplier to restaurants, but is now open to the public …

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Samurai Museum, Shinjuku – Edutainment for All Ages

Samurai Museum, Shinjuku - Tokyo Samurai History and Action

If you have a Samurai or history buff in your family, you will enjoy a visit to the boutique Samurai Museum in Shinjuku, Tokyo. The museum although quite small is filled with Samurai artifacts, a live action show on Samurai sword skills and casual photo shoot in costume. A visit …

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Yoku Moku – The Famous Butter Cookie Shop and Lounge

Yoku Moku

Yoku Moku is a premium confectionary brand that creates delicate butter confections made with all natural ingredients without preservatives or additives. The cookies are made primarily of butter, sugar, egg whites, and flour, and the combination literally melts in your mouth. They are light, crunchy, and delicious. Each Yoku Moku cookie is cafeully packaged …

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Shake Shack Ebisu – All-natural 100% hormone-free Angus Beef Burgers

Shake Shack

Shake Shack is a New York City based American restaurant chain that uses all-natural 100% angus beef completely free of hormones and antibiotics. They pride themselves on sourcing incredible ingredients from like-minded farmers, bakers and food purveyors. “Our burgers are made with 100% all-natural, antibiotic-free Angus beef burgers (no added hormones). Our …

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Luke’s Lobster Japan, Hiroo New Opening – Also in Omotesando, Shibuya & 3 Other Locations

Luke's Lobster Japan

I am a New Englander and grew up on lobster, so I am thrilled that Luke’s Lobster is expanding in Japan. They have just opened their sixth Japan store in Hiroo. If you are still waiting in the HUGE line in Omotesando, come on down to Hiroo, especially M-F when it …

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Green Brother’s, Ebisu and Nishi-Azabu – Custom Made Salads

Green Brother's Tokyo Salad

No more excuses not to increase your greens with Green Brother’s in Ebisu and Nishi-Azabu. It seems the demand for greens is surging in popularity in Japan. Following the success of Crisp Salad Works, Green Brother’s has opened two shops and will open another in Azabu-Juban in late December 2016. …

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