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Kinder Base, Meideimae – Play Space and Party Venue

Kinder Base(キンダーベース)is a great birthday party venue for babies and kids up to early elementary. We revisited the venue for my son`s 5th birthday. Everyone loved it! Kinder Base is covered with foam padding that keeps safety in mind. They`re equipped with a large jumping castle and slide, a mini ball pit …

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Top Tokyo Restaurants with Play Areas – babies and kids (0-6 yrs)

Here are our Top baby & kid-friendly Tokyo restaurants with play areas for ages 0 – 6 years. Looking for a great spot to relax at in Tokyo while the kids play? The temperatures are dropping and poor weather can make any family stuck indoors for too long scramble to the nearest …

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Sumida Aquarium, Tokyo Skytree Soramachi

Sunshine Aquarium, Ikebukuro, Best Living Japan

The Sumida Aquarium (すみだ水族館) at the Tokyo Skytree Soramachi is a slightly expensive but creatively designed aquarium. If you are visiting the Skytree, the aquarium is a good add on if you have 30-90 mins.  It is a relaxed and cool environment where kids can see a variety of aquatic life …

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Kodomonoyu Playcenter, Skytree Soramachi

Ventured out to Sumida today to visit the Skytree Soramachi shopping area and specifically the Kodomonoyu Playcenter (Kids Onsen -こどもの湯). Kodomonoyu is an inside playcenter that has been designed to be like a Japanese onsen but the water has been replaced by over 88,000 plastic balls. If you have kids …

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Space Joy, Jiyugaoka – Restaurant Play Area & Party Space

space joy main dining room

** Space Joy CLOSED it`s doors after 7 years of service in MAY 2016 ** Space Joy (スペースジョイ) Jiyugaoka is the perfect place to have a meal while your little ones play. The main floor is a dining cafe (patio dining is available on nice weather days), the 2nd floor is …

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Dinosaur Park Shinagawa

Dinosaur Park Shinagawa

Kodomo no Mori Koen (子供の森)- better known as Dinosaur Park Shinagawa – is a fantastic place to take your dinosaur-loving kids. There are eight colorful dinosaurs in the park; a bright T-rex, large Hadrosaurid, Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Dimetrodon to name a few, and plenty of space to run around. We revisted the …

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Burger Mania – One of Tokyo`s Best Burger Restaurants, Hiroo

Burger Mania Hiroo (バーガーマニア広尾店) is our favorite family-friendly weekend burger place with the kids. The Burger Mania chain, also located in Shirokane and now Ebisu, has a California-like atmosphere, delicious burgers made from 100% Japanese beef patties and buns made from sake yeast. I love the avocado cheese burger (1290 yen), …

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Himonya Park Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, Gakugeidaigaku

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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Colosseo Italian Restaurant, Nakameguro

Colosseo (コロッセオ中目黒) is our favorite Italian restaurant in Nakameguro. This family-owned and operated restaurant consistently serves delicious cuisine with freshly made bread complete with the purest olive oil. Their two-pasta set, a half plate of meat pasta with tomato sauce and a seafood pasta with white sauce, is a neighborhood favorite. Our family …

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Epson Aqua Park, Shinagawa

Sunshine Aquarium, Ikebukuro, Best Living Japan

A visit to the Epson Aqua Park Shinagawa is a great cold or rainy day activity. This aquarium reopened in July 2015 after a total renovation and expansion (3Xs previous size). The aquarium is quite high-tech with touch panel exhibits, fluorescent-lighted jellyfish and choreographed performances.  Depending on how many performances …

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Ebisu Park Playground, Ebisu

Ebisu Park (恵比寿公園) is a large sand park located near the intersection of Ebisu Minami, between Ebisu and Daikanyama. This hidden gem is a great place to let your kids burn off energy. The park has newly painted equipment and plenty of shade and bench seating. It`s a great spot to …

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Hacienda Del Cielo Modern Mexicano, Daikanyama

I had a sudden urge for Mexican and tried lunch at Hacienda Del Cielo (アシエンダ デル シエロ) in Daikanyama. The place is lively and beautifully put together. Lofty ceilings with floor to ceiling windows, lounge-like seating, and a beautiful and spacious rooftop terrace with views of Tokyo. The perfect atmosphere …

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