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Family Fun in Gakugeidaigaku / Yutenji Areas of Tokyo – Tokyo with Kids, Tokyo with Teens.

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Laugh, Learn & Live! Enjoy the Gakugeidaigaku / Yutenji area of Tokyo with your Family.

Yutenji Temple Summer Festival

Yutenji Temple is holding their annual Yutenji Mitama Matsuri (祐天寺み魂まつり)  this week, July 16, 17 & 18, 2019. Parents and children from the neighboring kindergarten, participate by dancing in colourful yukatas every year. Grab lunch at Midorie Organic Cafe, stop by the Temple grounds late afternoon to learn about the …

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Yutenji Temple (Nakameguro, TOkyo)

Myoukenzan Yutenji Temple is a Jodo (pure) Sect of Buddhism established about 300 years ago. The temple launched a free smartphone app, a bilingual (English and Japanese) video guide to the history and origins of the Temple buildings. Download the app, obtain an app map at the main temple office, …

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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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Toile de Liberté – Antique Brunch Cafe (Yutenji, Tokyo)

Toile de liberte

I love brunch and was thrilled when a friend invited us to her favorite brunch spot, Toile de Liberté (トワル ド リベルテ). Toile de Liberté is an antique cafe located behind Yutenji Temple. The cafe is furnished from floor to ceiling with antiques from around the world, and antique furniture and sundries are on sale on their 2nd …

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Midorie Organic Restaurant & Deli (Gakugeidaigaku, Tokyo)

Midorie Organic Restaurant & Deli (Gakugeidaigaku, Tokyo)

Enjoy an organic meal at the cozy Midorie Organic Restaurant & Deli. Open since 2001 Midorie serves organic produce and seasonal seafood procured directly from farmers and fishermen in Japan. This baby-friendly and non-smoking restaurant is located a short walk from Gakugeidaigaku station and has 6 wooden tables and chairs, …

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Yutenji Kindergarten and Temple Bazaar

Yutenji Kindergarten is holding their annual bazaar on the Yutenji Temple grounds tomorrow Tuesday, October 31 from 10:00 – 12:45. If you`re looking for gently used Japanese children`s clothing, toys and books this is a great place to shop. There will be food stalls and games for young children outside …

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Gelateria Acquolina, Yutenji – Delicious Homemade Gelato

Gelateria Acquolina (ジェラテリア アクオリーナ) is another spot to add to our Favorite Top 5+ Ice Treats in Japan. It`s is a cozy shop in Yutenji that creates delicious homemade gelato with flavors that change with the season. The classics are there but they also have unique flavors like our favorite: basil …

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Aeon Style Mall, Himonya

Aeon Style Himonya is your one-stop shop for all your home needs. Located 10 minutes from Gakugeidaigaku, a small Tokyo suburb between Shibuya and Jiyugaoka with the popular Himonya Petting Zoo and Pony Ride Park, it`s a great spot to shop while avoiding the crowd. Aeon Style is known for their reasonable prices with locations …

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Floresta Nature Donuts – Adorable, Organic Donuts

Floresta Nature Donuts

Floresta Nature Donuts, known for their adorable animal designs, makes cute, light tasting donuts using all natural ingredients from organically farmed sources. Floresta was started in 2002 by a husband and wife who wanted to make donuts that were the most natural and kind to their kids` bodies. They use natural …

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J.S. Pancake Cafe – Twelve locations in Japan serving brunch all day

J.S. Pancake Cafe

J.S. Pancake Cafe (ジェイエス パンケーキカフェ) serves delicious and filling brunch all day every day. J.S. Pancake Cafe is owned by the Japanese casual clothing brand, Journal Standard, and specializes in savory and sweet pancakes. They have twelve locations in Japan including two in Tokyo and one in Yokohama. We stopped in at the Tennoji location in the Mio …

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Midorie Organic Food Deli & Cafe, Yutenji

midorie organic cafe

Midorie Organic food deli and cafe sits nestled in the backstreets of Yutenji, a lively residential neighborhood one stop from Nakameguro station. Midorie Organic Yutenji is the newest of their three stores specializing in seasonal organic fruits and vegetables, healthy sweets, pesticide-free rice and vegetables, farm fresh fish and additive-free seasonings. We visited …

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Streamer Coffee and KILO SHOP – Vintage Clothing, Gohongi

Streamer Coffee Company

** STREAMER COFFEE COMPANY GOHONGI CLOSED and moved to NAKAMEGURO. Nakameguro details at the end of the post. The VINTAGE CLOTHING SHOP 2F is STILL OPEN ** Streamer Coffee Company (ストリーマーコーヒーカンパニー) is known for their delicious and beautifully designed free pour lattes. Latte artist Hiroshi Sawada opened his first cafe in …

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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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Niagara Curry (Yutenji, Tokyo)

Niagara Curry is a charming restaurant owned by a collector of all memorabilia that is train related. Customers select their meal by ticket machine then have their curry order delivered to them by a mini-SL train. At the end of the meal, patrons are given a train ticket and paper …

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