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J-Cycle Kyoto Bicycle Rental – Best Way to Travel Kyoto

J-Cycle Kyoto Bicycle Rental

Biking is the easiest and most economical way to get around Kyoto, so don’t delay rent a bike today from J-Cycle Kyoto Bicycle rental. They have simple single gear to electrically assisted with and without child seats. A great bike rental service who will provide you with helmets, phone holders, …

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Umekoji Collabo, Kyoto – Family-Friendly Organic Restaurant

Umekoji Collabo

Umekoji Collabo organic restaurant focuses on fresh vegetables purchased every morning from contract farmers in the northern area of Kyoto. This family-friendly restaurant is non-smoking, has Japanese reading books and toys for little ones and is the perfect spot to grab a meal after a day at Umekoji Park, the Kyoto Railway Museum or the Kyoto …

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Kaleidoscope Museum, Kyoto – Boutique Museum for Hands-On Fun

Kaleidoscope Museum, Kyoto

Kaleidoscopes do not pop to mind when one says Kyoto, but the Kaleidoscope Museum (京都万華鏡ミュージアム姉小路館) is a great place to visit for an hour if your kids are “templed out” or if the weather calls for an indoor activity.  The one room museum has 20-30 kaleidoscopes that are from all …

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Kodomo Miraikan, Kyoto – Free Indoor Playcenter

Kodomo Miraikan, Kyoto

Kodomo Miraikan (こども未来館) in  Kyoto is a government run community center which has a super fun free indoor play area, family friendly casual restaurant for lunch and a library. It is conveniently located in central Kyoto and opens at 9:00, so perfect for kids who are up and ready early!Kodomo …

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Tokyo & Kyoto Cherry Blossom Illuminations 2019

Tokyo Family Activities

Cherry blossoms will be in full bloom over the next two weeks. We love taking morning walks under the cherry blossoms, but nothing beats the evening illuminated petals of white and pinks against the dark sky. Grab a plastic sheet to throw on the ground, your jacket and some warming …

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Ninja Kyoto Restaurant and Labyrinth, Kyoto

ninja kyoto

*** CLOSED on December 31st, 2018 *** Please visit their Tokyo locations in Akasaka & Shinjuku.  Ninja Kyoto Restaurant and Labyrinth is the perfect place for dining entertainment and ninja fans. The restaurant is designed as a dark labyrinth staffed with multilingual ninja warriors. Patrons have the option to dine …

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Frozen 2 Cafe Tokyo Pop-up

‘Frozen 2’ Cafes are popping up in 7 cities in Japan. This limited-time pop up offers patrons to shop exclusive ‘Frozen 2’ goods, eat ‘Frozen 2’ character-themed meals, watch previews of the movie projected on one of the walls and take photos with a life sized Anna & Elsa statue. …

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Best Living Japan’s 2019 Tokyo Holiday Guide

Here is our 2019 Tokyo Holiday Guide. We`ve listed everything you need to get a start to the holiday season; where to purchase a Christmas tree and decorations, the best Christmas markets, where to see illuminations, and English Christmas church services in Tokyo, Yokohama, Kyoto and Osaka. Happy Holidays! Tokyo …

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Tokyo English Christmas Church Services 2019

Tokyo English Christmas Church Services

If you are in Tokyo for the holidays, consider attending one of the many beautiful Tokyo English Christmas Church Services. We have listed seven churches in Tokyo, and a handful in Yokohama, Kyoto and Osaka. Some of my best memories of a child are attending services. Even if you are unable …

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7-5-3 Celebrations in Japan – 2019 Preparation and Ceremony

7-5-3 Celebrations in Japan

November 15th is the official day of 7-5-3 Celebrations in Japan (Shichi-go-san, 七五三), but many families start to prepare and hold ceremonies from mid-October. Families with girls age 7 & 3 and boys 5 celebrate coming of age by dressing up and visiting shrines across Japan. You can find children …

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2019 OCTOBER EVENTS IN TOKYO – Festivals, Food & Foliage

Cooler weather spikes the appetites and the desire to discover in all of us so enjoy some of these 2019 October Events in Tokyo. Note, tomorrow, the first of October or Tomin-no-hi, is Tokyo Citizen’s Day of which most Japanese schools in Tokyo are closed for the holiday, but it`s …

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Merrymomo Macrobiotic Cafe, Osaka – Healthy Japanese Meals

Merrymomo

Merrymomo (メリーモモ) serves delicious, seasonal macrobiotic meals that are organic and balanced for the body. The owner, Mika Katsube, is a mother, cook and lecturer on macrobiotic foods. She is incredibly warm and welcoming, and when not busy she`ll take the time to explain the dishes on the menu as well as the …

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Top Autumn 2019 Tokyo Museum Exhibits for Families

Here are our recommended Top Autumn Tokyo Museum Exhibits for Families. Lots of options from popular characters to Japanese art to keep your kids engaged and amused. These exhibits have varying end dates from October – December 2019. Don’t miss out!  If you are just looking for a fun museum …

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7-5-3 Celebrations in Japan – 2016 Preparation and Ceremony

7-5-3 Celebrations in Japan

November 15th is the official day of 7-5-3 Celebrations in Japan (Shichi-go-san, 七五三), but many families start to prepare and hold ceremonies from mid-October. Girls age 7 & 3 and boys 5 celebrate coming of age by dressing up the children and visiting shrines across Japan. You can find children celebrating …

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Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Jiyugaoka Area with Kids

Jiyugaoka is a lovely area filled with boutiques, restaurants and cafes. Here are our favorite baby & kid-friendly restaurants and play areas to visit between shopping breaks. For additional areas visit our Tokyo with Kids Itineraries. Open from 8:00 Lupicia Tea Shop is a great spot to start the morning …

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Top Train and Railway Museums in Japan

SC Maglev and Railway Park

Top Train and Railway Museums in Japan To help you discover and explore a few of the amazing trains Japanese engineering has produced throughout the years we`ve listed a few of our favorites. Explore the interiors of the historical train cars, view the antique collections, learn the mechanisms of the …

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