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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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Kawatsura Strawberry Picking Farm & Flowers, Chiba-ken

Kawatsura Strawberry Farm

Strawberry picking is a popular activity in Japan Winter through Spring. There are numerous greenhouses to choose from with prices varying between farms. Prices are highest in December and January, and taper off towards the end of Spring. Kawatsura Strawberry Farm Kawatsura Strawberry Farm has been growing strawberries since 1964. They …

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Matsudo Nanbu Ichiba, Chiba by TokyoWay

If you are trying to eat healthier this year, then try a great 1/2 day outing for fresh fish and veggies to Matsudo Nanbu Ichiba. This article was written by Carl Kay and staff at his experiential tour company Tokyo Way (www.tokyoway.jp). Matsudo Nanbu Ichiba, Chiba by TokyoWay While Tsukiji …

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Long-term Parking at Narita Airport

Japan is the land of great customer service! One of my favorite services available in Japan is the Narita Airport long-term drop-off and pick-up parking. Valet parking at the Airport!!  With four kids we have lots of bags, so we like to drive our mini-van to and from the airport. …

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Mt. Takao Hiking – Tokyo Day Trip

I was lucky to join a genki group of ladies today for a hiking and eating trip to Mt. Takao in Hachioji, Tokyo today. The morning weather was crisp and clear as we headed out of central Tokyo to western Tokyo. The trip to Mt. Takao took about one hour …

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20 Tips For Traveling With Kids

Whether you are about to take a long trip home or to head out on a grand adventure traveling with kids can be a bit daunting. I admit, with four kids ages 2-16, traveling can sometimes be trying, but I have never regretted a trip. Annually on average we take …

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Karuizawa, Nagano 2014

We spent a long weekend in Karuizawa last month and were surprised to see many store closures at the Karuizawa Prince Outlet as there were undergoing renewal (the stores that were closed should be reopened and in a new location by the first weekend of July). We were also disappointed to see …

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