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Tips for Surviving Japan’s Rainy Season with Kids

Whether a first time or veteran mom, surviving rainy season in Japan can be a challenge with public transport and strollers. Below are some great tips and product recommendations to make your life a bit easier. Just remember, it will stop raining soon. Check our Japan protection guides on mosquitos, sunscreen and heat. Tips …

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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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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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Marunouchi Line Elevator Guide

I find it troublesome to look for elevators when I’m at a station and the transfer guide isn’t always easy to find. To remedy this, I`ve listed the train car for some of the metro lines that will stop closest to the elevator. Here’s the Marunouchi line. I hope it …

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Hibiya Line Elevator Guide

I find it troublesome to look for elevators when I`m at a station and the train car map (map displaying elevators, escalators, stairs, transfers & exits – photo below) isn`t always easy to find. To remedy this, I`ve listed the train car for the Hibiya line that will stop closest …

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Tokkaido Shinkansen baby room

Taking the Tokkaido Shinkansen out of Tokyo with your kids? Reserve Car 11 on the Nozomi 700. It is equip with a changing table, diaper disposal, a low sink for children to wash their hands, a multi-purpose room for nursing and a wide entry area to park twin strollers. If you have …

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