FUN BY AGE – Best Living Japan – Tokyo Travel Guide https://bestlivingjapan.com Tokyo with Kids Guide for Globally Minded Families Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:31:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 Tokyo Area Blueberry Picking – June to early September https://bestlivingjapan.com/tokyo-area-blueberry-picking/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/tokyo-area-blueberry-picking/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2020 04:01:14 +0000 https://bestlivingjapan.com/?p=6265 Late June to early September is blueberry picking season in Japan. Here are our recommended Tokyo Area Blueberry Picking Locations for Summer 2020.  We have chosen six gardens for great half-day or one-day trips; two in Chiba-ken, two in Saitama-ken and two in Kanagawa-ken. Many of these gardens run through September, but best blueberry picking …

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Tokyo Outdoor Pools https://bestlivingjapan.com/tokyo-pools/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/tokyo-pools/#respond Mon, 20 Jul 2020 00:10:32 +0000 https://bestlivingjapan.com/?p=48058 I find the most difficult month of the year to live in Tokyo August, but visiting one of the many Tokyo pools can offer a respite to the heat and humidity even if just for a few hours. Tokyo has many great local pools that are family-friendly and most are quite reasonable. Some do not …

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Rainy Day Craft – Decorated Umbrellas – Never Lose Your Umbrellas Again https://bestlivingjapan.com/decorated-umbrellas/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/decorated-umbrellas/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2020 01:00:38 +0000 https://bestlivingjapan.com/?p=39656 Cheer up in all this rain by making decorated umbrellas. Not only will you have a fun umbrella it will decrease the chance of being taken by other folks. Japanese clear umbrellas are great since they are so inexpensive and 100% see through. Everything can be purchased at your local 100 yen store like Daiso …

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Teru Teru Bozu – Rain, Rain, Go Away Craft https://bestlivingjapan.com/teru-teru-bozu/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/teru-teru-bozu/#respond Sun, 05 Jul 2020 01:00:18 +0000 https://bestlivingjapan.com/?p=47341 Looks like a perfect rainy day weekend to make Teru Teru Bozu. A cute custom and craft in Japan is the Teru teru bozu (てるてる坊主). “Teru” is a Japanese verb which describes sunshine, and a “bōzu” is a Buddhist monk.  The dolls are handmade with white cloth that children make to ward off rain. School …

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Japanese Beetles – Japan Summer Fun with Kabutomushi and Kuwagatamushi https://bestlivingjapan.com/japanese-beetles-japan-summer-fun-with-kabutomushi-and-kuwagatamushi/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/japanese-beetles-japan-summer-fun-with-kabutomushi-and-kuwagatamushi/#respond Thu, 02 Jul 2020 08:18:08 +0000 https://www.bestlivingjapan.com/?p=56393 If you have raised kids in Japan you know summer equals watermelon, water play, summer festivals, and Japanese beetles.  Kabutomushi and Kuwagatamushi hatch in early summer and can be found in the wild or at your local home center (D2, Super Viva or Cainz). My kids have all enjoyed raising the beetles from larva to …

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Tokyo Area Clam Digging – May to late June https://bestlivingjapan.com/clam-digging/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/clam-digging/#respond Mon, 01 Jun 2020 21:06:05 +0000 https://bestlivingjapan.com/?p=44928 You can still have fun Tokyo Area Clam digging this month. Actually there should be A LOT of clams vs. prior years due to no digging in May 2020.  May and June are the most popular months of the year to go clam digging (潮干狩りshiohigari in Japan). It took about one hour for each member …

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