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Lupicia Tea Shop & Salon, Jiyugaoka – Purveyor of Teas & Confectionary

Lupicia is a tea and teaware retailer with locations in Japan, US, France, Australia and Taiwan. They carry their own blends of Green Tea, Oolong, Black Tea, Matcha, Wellness and Seasonal teas, gifts, sweets and teaware. They have a beautiful boutique shop in Jiyugaoka that carries an impressive selection of …

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Tokyo Rainbow Bridge Bike Crossing – Great Views

Rainbow Bridge Bike Crossing

I recommend you consider a Tokyo Rainbow Bridge Bike crossing, if you have a goal of visiting the Odaiba area. Some many great places to visit in Odaiba including the Shiokaze Park,  Miraikan, Oedo Onsen, Sony ExploraScience and Lego Land. Here is our full list of family fun in Odaiba or Toyosu …

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Shiokaze Park, Odaiba – Pirate Ship & Water Play with views of Tokyo Bay

Metropolitan Shiokaze Park (都立潮風公園) is a great spot for your pirate loving kids. It has a beautiful and clean water and greenery promenade lined with tall Washington Palms and Cherry trees. It`s a beautiful sight walking from the station to the end of the Promenade to Tokyo Bay. It almost makes …

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Nitori Japan – Affordable Japanese Furniture and Interior Goods

Nitori, Tokyo Furniture and Home Accessories

Nitori is the IKEA or Bed Bath & Beyond of Japan selling affordable furniture and interior goods.  Nitori is a nationwide chain with more than 300 stores throughout Japan and around 50 stores outside the country. It’s a great place to shop if you are setting up a home in Japan or if you want to …

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Sun 2 Diner, Nakameguro – Tex Mex, Jerk Chicken, Burgers and more…

Sun 2 Diner (サントゥーダイナー) is a great family-friendly dining spot in Nakameguro. They serve everything from delicious Tex Mex, rice plates, burgers and more. Our kids love the chili cheese fries (not spicy!), teriyaki chicken rice plate and hubs and I love their burgers and spicy nachos. Sun 2 Diner burgers …

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Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Setagaya Park Area with Kids

Setagaya Park Area with Kids Setagaya Park is one we frequent on our list of Top Recommended Playground Parks in Tokyo. They 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 …

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Cosme Kitchen Adaptation – All you can eat Organic Salad Bar with Juicery and in-house Bio-Wine Kitchen

Cosme Kitchen Adaptation is built on the concept of “Clean Eating “, which means “Eat deliciously and make your heart and body beautiful”. They offer a number of seasonally adjusted menu options; burger & sandwiches, pastas, rice bowl, mains and vegan ice cream parfaits and smoothies, but their all-you-can-eat raw, vegan & organic salad …

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Tokyo Dome Rollerskating, Kōrakuen – Enjoy Family Skating

Tokyo Dome Rollerskating

If you are looking for half day indoor activity, I highly recommend the Tokyo Dome Rollerskating Area. Great exercise in a very family friendly environment. The Tokyo Dome Rollerskating Arena in Kōrakuen is one of the largest indoor roller-skate rinks in Tokyo, and there is also a smaller rink for …

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The Science Museum Tokyo, Chiyoda-ku – 5 Floors of Hands on Science

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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Arakawa Amusement Park 荒川遊園, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo – Old Time Fun and Prices

Arakawa Amusement Park 荒川遊園

Arakawa Amusement Park is one stop amusement rides, a petting zoo and in the summer a water splash river. It is only 100 yen to enter the park. Arakawa Amusement Park opened in 1950 and is the only ward-operated amusement park in Tokyo. Arakawa Amusement Park 荒川遊園, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo We recommend …

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Kid friendly Izakayas with Play Spaces in Tokyo

izakaya

Locating a dinner restaurant with a kids` space for little ones is a struggle. Welcome Monteroza, a kid-friendly izakaya chain with play spaces, a private room where parents can relax and dine while the little ones play. Monteroza kids` spaces are furnished with soft toys, books, music or video entertainment, colorful wall-padding and …

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