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Autumn Foliage in Tokyo – 8 Best Locations

Late October through November is great foliage viewing in Tokyo and surrounding areas. Get on your bike or tie on your walking shoes for a full-day or couple hours of foliage touring. I recommend the following eight locations for foliage viewing in autumn. You can bike the entire loop in …

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Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Setagaya Park Area with Kids

Setagaya Park area with kids is a blast. The park offer rides on a mini Steam Locomotive, free pedal-go-carts in a traffic park with working traffic signals, have 2 separate playgrounds equipped with swings, spring riders, slides, monkey bars and sandpit, and a children-sized shanty town where they can make bread, …

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Top Japanese Cartoons

Top 10 Japanese Cartoons for Children 0-6 Years Old Japanese animation has legions of fans worldwide who admire its high quality storytelling and memorable characters. Domestically, there’s no shortage of characters and licensed character goods, especially when it comes to children’s merchandise. You might be unfamiliar with some characters that …

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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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Tennoji Zoo (Osaka)

Tennoji Zoo Park

Tennoji Zoo (Osaka Zoo), opened in 1915, is Japan`s third oldest zoo. Over the years Osaka City`s Recreation and Tourism Bureau has been working to contribute to the protection and preservation of wild species by renovating the zoo`s old facilities into more efficient ones as well as introducing natural habitats for the …

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Top Recommended Tokyo Kids Museums

Tokyo Water Science Museum

As moms of six kids aged 3-18 years, we know our Tokyo kids` museums. From history and architecture to science and technology there is a museum listed here for everyone’s interest. Tested by our families to make sure yours will enjoy the day at the museum. Have fun! The below …

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Tokyo Outdoor Pools

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 …

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Himonya Park (Gakugeidaigaku, Tokyo) – Petting Zoo and Pony Rides

Himonya Park (碑文谷公園)  is a lovely place to take your young kids. Neighborhood children love the free petting zoo where they can get nose to nose with guinea pigs, rabbits and dogs; 200 yen pony rides, boat rides in the enclosed lake, and the playground. It`s beautiful for short strolls around the lake, …

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Tokyo International Pre-Schools – By Area

Tokyo International Pre-schools

Here is a comprehensive and updated (August 2016) list of Tokyo International Pre-schools by area.  There are over 40+ schools on this list so the best way to start your research is by neighbourhood and then review each schools website and social media links to learn a bit about the …

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Tokyo Water Bus – Fun and Easy Transport

Tokyo water bus

Try traveling on the Tokyo Water Bus (水上バス, Suijō Basu) for a fun and relaxing method of Tokyo travel.  If you are traveling to Odaiba, locations on the Bay in Minato-ku, or up the Sumida River to Asakusa, I recommend you try a Tokyo Water Bus especially between April – …

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Summer Fans Craft – 100 Yen

Summer Fans - 100 yen DIY Craft

Looking for a quick fun craft to keep your tribe busy and cool this summer? Try a summer fans craft. I bought a few paper fans at the local Daiso 100 yen store and had fun with the kids. A quick and cheap craft which will also be very useful over …

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Best Tokyo Parks for Kids’ Bicycling – Rent or Bring Your Own

Best Tokyo Parks for Kids' Bicycling - Rent or Bring Your Own

Looking for the Best Tokyo Parks for Kids’ Bicycling? Before heading out to the sidewalks and streets of Tokyo try practicing in a safe kid-friendly environment.  Here are our favorite parks that we love taking our kids. Once your kids are bicycle veterans, try the Rainbow Bridge/Odaiba adventure  If you …

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