ATTRACTIONS IN JAPAN

Hitotsugi Park Playground (Akasaka, Tokyo)

Hitotsugi Park

Hitotsugi Park (一ツ木公園) lies nestled behind the TBS Broadcasting Center (TBS放送センター) in Akasaka. It`s a clean and quiet park playground with a large open space surrounded by greenery. You can find many office workers having a peaceful lunch on one of the many benches here during the work week. The playground park is …

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Climbing Gym Spider (Azabu, Tokyo) – Birthday Party Venue

As a mom of four kids, I am challenged each year to find “that great” birthday party venue. Lucky me, Climbing Gym Spider (クライミングジムSPIDER) is a great birthday party venue in Azabu Juban that opened in August 2014. We just had our 3rd son’s 11th birthday there with 20 very …

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Ai-Port Play Center (Aoyama, Tokyo)

ai-port

If you are looking for an inexpensive, but fun place for a playdate try Ai-Port in Aoyama. Ai-Port is run by Minato-ku as a multi-purpose community facility. There is a good indoor/outdoor play area, childcare facility and child-raising advice center. For other fun things to around the area checkout our …

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National Museum of Nature and Science (Ueno, Tokyo)

***Note the Museum will be closed June 24th-28th 2019 for maintenance***** National Museum of Nature and Science (国立科学博物館) Ueno, Tokyo – The newly renovated (completed July 2015) National Museum of Nature and Science is a great place to slow down, have fun and learn! I was very impressed with the renovations in the …

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Higashine Park & Playground (Setagaya, Tokyo)

Higashine Park & Playground (東根公園) is a newly renovated playground with equipment to challenge little ones. Located just 10 minutes on foot from Buta Park (Pig Park) at Komazawa Olympic Park #4 on our list of Top 10 Recommended Baby and Kids Parks in Tokyo and an 11 minute walk to Fusumacho Park Playground and Bicycle …

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Ukiyo-e Ōta Memorial Museum of Art (Harajuku, Tokyo)

The Ukiyo-e Ōta Memorial Museum of Art in Harajuku, Tokyo offers an intimate and easy to understand presentation of  Ukiyo-e prints.  This museum does not have a permanent exhibit on display, but rather rotates exhibits monthly from . This March 2015 exhibit is titled “Kawaii ~Cute Girls in Ukiyo-e” which caught …

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Fusumacho Park Playground and Bicycle Traffic Safety Park

It`s starting to feel like Spring! A great time to get your little ones to practice riding. We found this great bicycle traffic park two blocks behind the Squirrel Park at Komazawa Olympic Park #4 on our list of Top 10 Recommended Baby and Kids Parks in Tokyo. Fusumacho (衾町) Bicycle …

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Iijima Flower Garden (Kanagawa) – Strawberry and Vegetable Picking

Iijima Flower Garden is a quaint farm centrally located in Kanagawa. They offer 30 minute all-you-can-eat strawberries that are pesticide-free. Picking is at ground or planter levels. They also offer 13 other types of fruits and vegetable picking over the year. Strawberries (Jan-May), Cabbage (Dec-May), Daikon (Nov-April), Carrots & Turnips (Nov-Mar), Sweet Potatoes …

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Ebisu Park Playground (Ebisu, Tokyo)

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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Hinokicho Park and Playground (Midtown, Tokyo)

Hinokicho Park

Hinokicho Park and Playground is an urban oasis in central Tokyo. Located behind the Tokyo Midtown shopping complex the park holds a beautifully landscaped garden with small lake – gorgeous during cherry blossom season in Spring and for the foliage in Autumn; illuminations and skate rink in winter, various cultural …

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Sugekari Park (Aobadai, Tokyo)

Sugekari Park is located in Aobadai, a 10-min walk from Nakameguro and Daikanyama stations. Frequented by local neighborhood kids and students from the Sugekari Elementary School, it`s a nice place to relax and let your kids run around on grass. The park also houses a refurbished Japanese-style house and Garden. …

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Kawatsura Strawberry Picking Farm & Flowers (Chiba)

Kawatsura Strawberry Farm

Strawberry picking is a popular activity in Japan Winter through Spring. Kawatsura Strawberry Picking Farm is one of our favorite Japan Strawberry farms. Prices are highest in December and January, and taper off towards the end of Spring. See all of our recommenced Tokyo Strawberry Farms.  Kawatsura Strawberry Picking Farm …

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Kasai Rinkai Park & Tokyo Bay (Edogawa-Ku, Tokyo)

Kasai Rinkai Park & Tokyo Bay

Kasai Rinkai Park (葛西臨海公園) is a huge expansive park situated along Tokyo Bay. It houses the Tokyo Sea Life Aquarium, bird sanctuary, 117m tall ferris wheel, bbq grounds, biking and walking paths, a Japanese garden, small playground and plum and cherry blossom paths. One side of the park houses the …

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CupNoodles Museum, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken

Dear Curious and Creative, My two teenage sons and I visited the CupNoodles Museum the other day and absolutely enjoyed it. I have to admit I was quite surprised how entertaining and educational the entire museum was. Not only do you learn the history of the world famous Cup Noodles, …

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Sunday Biking at the Imperial Palace (Hibiya, Tokyo)

*** BIKE RENTAL CLOSED MARCH 2019 *** Biking at the Imperial Palace is an enjoyable and economical way to spend your Sunday. You do not need to own a bike, nor be an expert biker. Sunday Biking at the Imperial Palace The Japan Bicycle Promotion Institute (JBPI), a non-profit organisation …

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Roppongi Hills Kids Playroom, Hillside B2F (Roppongi, Tokyo)

Roppongi Hills Hillside B2F is a great place to take your young kids. They have an indoor play area, an outdoor area for kids to run around, a Japanese Garden nearby, children`s clothing and toy stores, and infant & kid-friendly restaurants. Roppongi Hills Baby room notes Spacious Baby Room: 4 Diaper changing …

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Kageoka Playground (Ebisu, Tokyo)

Kageoka Playground (区立景丘公園) is a great spot to let your active kids burn off some energy. Just a 2 minute walk from the Ebisu Garden Place it`s conveniently located between the Shibuya-ku Ebisu branch Fire Department and the MLB Cafe; a nice spot to keep both parents and kids happy. Parents can …

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