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FAMILY FUN IN SAITAMA – Tokyo Area with Kids, Tokyo Area with Teens.

Your free curated guide for Expats living in the Tokyo Area in Japan and families traveling to Japan. Saitama is an easy get away from Tokyo with plenty of fun for the family.

Best Living Japan is Mom created, curated and made! We are sharing our favorite family friendly attractions by area, including the latest events, best restaurants, exciting Tokyo cooking and craft classes, Japanese antiques and gift shopping, early open breakfast spots, indoor play centers, playgrounds and more! Don`t forget our popular Tokyo One Day Itineraries with Kids, Moving to Japan Guides. We provide all this information for free since we want you to enjoy your life and time in Tokyo and Japan as much as we do! .

Laugh, Learn & Live! Enjoy Saitama with your family and kids.

Tokyo Area Sweet Potato Digging – October to early December

Sweet potato digging is an autumn tradition that all Japanese kindergarten and early elementary kids partake in October through December. In Japanese sweet potatoes are called “satsumaimo”. Enjoy a nice autumn day outside central Tokyo and go sweet potato digging. Below are five recommended locations to go Japanese sweet potato …

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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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Pocky Factory (Saitama)

POCKY FACTORY (Saitama)

If your kids love Pocky, a day trip out to the Pocky Factory is a must. The Glico Pia East Factory is where both Pocky and Pretz snacks are produced. You can sign-up for a free one hour tour online. The trip from central Tokyo takes about 2 hours, so …

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10 Day Trip Outlets

Greater Tokyo Area Outlet Centers - 10 Day Trip Outlets

If you need to stock-up for your new apartment or a new seasonal wardrobe for you or the kids, there are 10 greater Tokyo area outlet centers. Japanese outlets usually offer a 30-50% discount off of department store prices – although most of the product is made specifically for outlets …

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Fly Station (Saitama) – Indoor Skydiving for 4+ ye

FlyStation Japan, Tokyo Japan indoor skydiving

If you have a daredevil kid in your house, then I highly recommend the FlyStation in Saitama. FlyStation is Japan’s first indoor skydiving space. Kids ages 4 and move can enjoy with a coach. My seven and 15-year-olds both LOVED it.  You can sign-up for 1-10 flights; we did two …

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Tokyo Area Blueberry Picking – June to early September

Tokyo Area Blueberry Picking Locations

Late June to early September is blueberry picking season in Japan. Here are our recommended Tokyo Area Blueberry Picking Locations for Summer 2019.  We have chosen six gardens for great half-day or one-day trips; two in Chiba-ken, two in Saitama-ken and two in Kanagawa-ken. Many of these gardens run through …

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Trampoland )Itabashi, Tokyo & Niiza, Saitama)

If you have kids, and they are bouncing off the walls take them to Trampoland!  Trampoland is an inside trampoline center that is safe and fun for elementary age kids and up. My son and I went the other night and had a great time for 60 mins.  The gym …

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Nagatoro River Rafting and Grape Picking (Saitama)

Looking for a great day trip this time of year? Head to Nagatoro river rafting and grape picking in Saitama!  If you are looking for a fun one day get away to enjoy the crisp air and beautiful mountain and river scenery do visit Nagatoro River and surrounding area of …

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Sayama Berry Picking Farm (Saitama)

Sayama Berry Farm

Sayama Berry Land Sayama Berry Land (Saitama-ken) (狭山ベリーランド) has one of the largest blueberry farms in the Tokyo area with over 50 types of berries and 2,000 bushes. The blueberry bushes are in covered mesh houses. They have two parking areas; one where their office is located and the other …

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Tokyo Day Trip to “Little Edo” Kawagoe (Saitama)

If you are in the Tokyo area and have one free day, travel back in time with a Tokyo day trip to “Little Edo” Kawagoe (川越市 Kawagoe-shi). The people of Kawagoe have preserved their city for all people today to experience the old castle town of Edo period (17th to …

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