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Kageoka Playground (Ebisu, Tokyo)

Kageoka Playground (区立景丘公園) is a great spot to let your active kids burn off some energy. Just a 2 minute walk from the Ebisu Garden Place it`s conveniently located between the Shibuya-ku Ebisu branch Fire Department and the MLB Cafe; a nice spot to keep both parents and kids happy. Parents can …

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Ebisu South Park aka Squid Park (Ebisu, Tokyo)

We stumbled upon this adorable park after a Blue Seal ice cream break and train viewing near the Ebisu Garden Place. Ebisu South Park (Squid Park) Playground is a small playground located on the far side of the train tracks across from the Garden Place. Renovated in 2016 it`s a nice …

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The Science Museum Tokyo, Chiyoda-ku

The Science Museum Tokyo

The Science Museum Tokyo is ideal for tweens and teens with hands-on learning covering topics from mechanics, CO2, and global warming to robotics. Younger kids can enjoy some of the exhibits, but most of the concepts they will not understand. Although much of the exhibits signage is in Japanese, you can ask …

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ABC Cooking Studio Kids` Class

The ABC Cooking Studio in Futakotamaga offers kids` cooking classes that change monthly (Japanese language). This month they are offering a `Kapibara` curry bread making session till February 28th. Capybaras, which are native to South America, are deemed the biggest rodent on earth. They are gentle herbivores who love to soak in …

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Galaxcity (Adachi-ku, Tokyo) – Free Indoor Playcenter

If you`re in Adachi-ku Galaxcity is a great, free place to take your active kids. This indoor play center houses three separate bouldering walls (for toddlers, elementary school aged kids and advanced), a three-tiered giant hammock that children and adults can relax or play in, crafts and activities, baby play space, …

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The Karuizawa Area with Kids

Karuizawa, Nagano is our favorite mountain resort getaway. Best part? It`s only a 1 hr Shinkansen ride from Tokyo. Step off the train, take in the gorgeous mountain views, and enjoy the numerous activities Karuizawa has to offer from outdoor sports, onsens, shopping, play areas, food and more. *** The …

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Gohongi playground (Yutenji, Tokyo)

Gohongi Park Playground (五本木公園) is a small park frequented by neighborhood kids and nursery schools in the area. It`s a short walk from Yutenji station and is close proximity to the Yutenji shopping street, food and the popular curry restaurant, Niagara Curry, which delivers food to your table by train. It …

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Karuizawa Playground (Nagano-ken)

On our last visit we found an amazing playground park in Karuizawa, Nagano. Located a short drive from the popular Tsuruya Supermarket lies Yukawa Furusato Park (湯川ふるさと公園). It`s a large and clean park that all families can enjoy, dog-friendly too! Families can be seen walking their dogs, picnicking on the …

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Kameido Tenjin Shrine – Wisteria Festival until May 5th

Kameido Teinjin Shrine, Wisterial

The Kameido Tenjin Shrine (亀戸天神社) is the number one spot in Tokyo to see magnificent cascades of hanging purple wisteria (fuji flowers). I visited yesterday for the first time and was so thrilled with the garden and the shrine. The flowers are in bloom from late April through the beginning …

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