ATTRACTIONS IN JAPAN

Tokyo Mud Parks – Where kids can get dirty!

Tokyo Mud Parks

I grew up on a farm with constant outdoor action, so when I heard about  Tokyo mud parks, I was thrilled. Here are our top Tokyo “Mud Parks” – Where Kids Play Dirty! If you have other similar parks to add, please comment below we are always looking for hands-on …

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30+ FREE ATTRACTIONS IN TOKYO WITH KIDS

Tokyo can be expensive if you have multiple children, but take heart there are some amazing attractions that are awesomely free.  Kids under four years are usually free at most locations, but the list below includes free locations for elementary school age kids and some for junior and senior high …

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Kids` Handmade Paper Gifts – Paper Quilling

Want a fun craft you can do year round with the kids? Or the perfect kids` handmade paper gifts for friends and family? Try Paper Quilling! Paper Quilling or Paper Filigree is the art of shaping rolled paper into decorative shapes that can be glued together. It’s fun, and it helps …

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Nezu Shrine and University of Tokyo – Free English Guided Tour

Bunkyo City International Exchange Group is offering a free English guided tour of the University of Tokyo; renowned for its academic excellence, and the oldest national university in Japan. Visit “Akamon” (the red gate) constructed in 1827 and enjoy viewing yellow Ginkgo tree leaves at the University of Tokyo campus. …

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Teien Museum (Shirogane, Tokyo) – Japanese Art Deco Beauty

Teien Museum, Art Deco Tokyo, Shirogane

The Teien Museum is a perfectly preserved residence, now museum,  from the 1930’s. The museum has been closed for the past seven months due to retrofit for handicap users. The new exhibit is “Decoration never dies, anyway” which runs until February 25th, 2018. The Teien Museum, built in 1933, was …

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Origami Center and Yushima-tenmangu Shrine Free English Guided Tour

Bunkyo City International Exchange Group is offering a free English guided tour of the Ochanomizu Origami Kaikan (Origami Center) and the Yushima-tenmangu Shrine (Yushima Tenjin). The Origami Center is the birthplace of “origami”, established in 1859. Visit many outstanding origami creations and fantastic demonstrations. The Yushima Tenmangu Shrine (commonly called …

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Roppongi Nishi Park Playground

roppongi nishi park

Roppongi Nishi Park (立六本木西公園) is a new playground park nestled in the backstreets of Roppongi between the popular Roppongi Hills Slide Park, Robot Park and Hinokicho Park at Tokyo Midtown. This new sand park is perfect for beginner walkers up to preschool-aged kids. It has a nice open space, various plants and …

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Skip Kids, Musashi-Koyama

Skip Kids Cafe is a great venue to celebrate your toddlers birthday, throw events or have a casual meet-up with parents and kids (0 – 6 yrs old). Seating is plentiful, they have separate areas for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, and the staff members, which include nursery teachers licensed to …

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Universal Studios Japan Tips – Osaka with Kids

Universal Studios Japan USJ Osaka with kids

We visited Universal Studios Japan in Osaka during Halloween month and loved it! Now added to our list of TOP Theme Parks in Japan and Osaka with Kids Itinerary here are our TIPS to enjoy your visit. Universal Studios Osaka is a character theme park with a collection of exciting entertainment …

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Buy Holiday Decorations in Tokyo, Asakusa

Buy Holiday Decorations in Tokyo

Need to buy holiday decorations in Tokyo that last forever for Halloween, Christmas, Valentines?  Artificial holiday decorations are in abundance year round at Asakusabashi (Kuramae station on the Oedo line). There is a handful of stores on the same corner that sell an amazing selection of fake flowers and holiday …

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Top Theme Parks in Japan

Japan has many amazing theme parks to offer from parks with thrill rides to soothing onsens. Here are our Top 20+ Theme/Amusement Parks in Japan that will have your kids asking for more. 100+ THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN TOKYO JOIN BEST LIVING JAPAN FOR A JAPANESE COOKING OR …

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Poop Museum (Unko Pop-up Museum) – Odaiba, Tokyo

Poop Museum (Unko Museum)

*** Note the previous loction in Yokohama has closed. The new location which opened Aug 2019 is in Odaiba, Tokyo) Only in Japan is there a Poop Museum (Unko Museum).  Japan has a poop fascination – I am always reminded about when my kids were in Japanese hoikuen (daycare) that the diary …

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Nakameguro Park (Nakameguro, Tokyo) – A Popular Family Picnic Park

Nakameguro Park (中目黒公園) is a well-maintained open grass park frequented by locals and families. They have a large variety of plants and flowers that you can learn about at their “Flower and Greenery Learning Center” and a “creature pond” to view fish, frogs and insects. Located within the grounds is a …

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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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Camping in Japan, Fujigo-ko

The Mount Fuji Five Lakes Area (Fujigo-ko) is a popular  spot for camping, boating, hiking, and numerous outdoor activities. There are plenty of accommodations in each of the five lakes areas; Yamanaka-ko, Kawaguchi-ko, Sai-ko, Shoji-ko, and Motosu-ko. Camping in Japan We made reservations at Saiko Pica Village, a popular camping …

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