ATTRACTIONS IN JAPAN

Tokyo Snow Day – 20+ Ways to Have Fun

IT’S a Tokyo Snow Day so here are 20+ Ways to Have Fun! The snow is really coming down in Tokyo right now, but it will not last long so enjoy it! If your kids are like mine, they are already heading outside to play in the white fluff, but do …

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Trampoland (Tokyo, Chiba and 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. There are …

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Ueno Zoo (Ueno, Tokyo)

Ueno Zoo, Tokyo with kids Zoos and Aquariums

Ueno Zoo is Japan’s oldest and most famous zoo having opened its gate to the public in March 1882. The Ueno Zoo is conveniently located in Ueno Park which is near both Ueno Station and Nezu Station. It is one of our families favorites for 2-3 hours. Not only do they …

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Tokyo Midtown – A Family Friendly Paradise

tokyo midtown

Tokyo Midtown (東京ミッドタウン) is one of our favorite family-friendly spots to spend the day. It is home to several art museums, family-friendly seasonal events, a spacious green park and lush Japanese garden, medical center, services, restaurants and shopping. We love spending the morning visiting 21 – 21 Design Sight for their …

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Little Planet Digital Play Space – Diver City Odaiba

Top 15 Recommended Indoor Playcenters in/near Tokyo with Kids Little Planet is a permanent digital exhibition that combines digital technology with play. Opened in Nov 2018, Little Planet offers various digital experiences to keep your child active and engaged. If your kids loved the TeamLab Borderless/Planets exhibition they`ll love to pop …

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Kodomonoyu Playcenter (Skytree Soramachi, Tokyo)

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 Kodomonoyu is an inside playcenter that has been designed to be like a Japanese onsen but the water has been replaced by over 88,000 plastic balls.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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Nakameguro Square Playroom (Nakameguro, Tokyo)

The 3rd floor of Nakameguro Square Playroom provides an infant and kids playroom, toys, books and gameboards, including a day care for children. It is a great place to meet up with friends for a playdate. Free of charge. Nakameguro Square Playroom Playroom Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 18:00, …

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Top 15 Recommended Indoor Playcenters in/near Tokyo with Kids

Here are our Top 15 Recommended Indoor Playcenters in Tokyo to escape the pouring rain, summer humidity and bitter cold for babies to teens. If you have a place to recommend, please leave a comment below. *Please visit the websites for changes in business hours and fees. Looking for other great actives …

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Tokyo Baby and Kids Playgrounds

Shinagawa Children's Adventure park, Tokyo playgrounds

Looking for a great playground park in Tokyo to let your kids burn off energy? My kids love the outdoors and exploring all the great parks Tokyo has to offer. Here are our top 10 recommended baby and kids parks in Tokyo. Don`t forget to take hats, sunscreen, mosquito repellant, …

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Tokyo Antique Markets and Flea Markets

Tokyo Antique Markets and Flea Markets

We love visiting Tokyo antique markets and flea markets. Most markets are held on the weekend, with some on national holidays. The events are a mixture of significant indoor events like the Antique Jamboree, or the Heiwajima show held a few times a year, or what we call “shrine sales” …

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100 Yen Store Craft – Holiday Door Hanging

Dear Curious and Creative, I love 100 yen stores in Japan. Most have a whole wall of holiday decorations for sale this time of year.  Here are instructions on how to make a holiday door hanging.  Yesterday, I picked up some items to make this holiday door hanging for our …

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Mother Farm (Chiba) – Holiday Cheer and Illuminations

Mothers Farm, Chiba

Mother Farm in Chiba is a great day trip from Tokyo if you are looking for open space, farm animals, fruit and veggie picking and small amusement rides. It is also dog-friendly so bring pooch along. The farm is located about a 60-90 min drive from central Tokyo via the …

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Tokyo Ice Skating Rinks Winter 2019-2020

Here are our recommendations for the Top Tokyo Ice Skating Rinks Winter 2019 – 2020. Check out the 15 recommended locations below with open dates, times and fees. Embrace the season and enjoy the seasonal outdoor rinks during the winter months, and if the love of skating hits you can …

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100 Yen Craft Calendar and Notebooks

Had a great morning yesterday with a friend making 100 yen craft Calendar and Notebooks. These are great little gifts that anyone can make! Your local 100 yen store presently have a wide selection of calendar and notebooks which can be dressed-up and transferred in creative masterpieces. All the decorative tapes, …

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Mikan Wreath – 100 Yen Store Craft

With four kids and a dog I have a lot of people to thank this year. I think this 100 yen store craft – mikan wreath –  is a healthy alternative to cookies and candies. Love the colours, and the fact that the mikans (clementines or tangerines) are in season now …

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