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Tokyo Sky Tree, Sumida

Tokyo Sky Tree is a 634-metre high broadcasting tower with two public observation decks, restaurants, shops and other facilities in Sumida, Tokyo. It became the tallest structure in Japan in 2012, making it the tallest free-standing tower in the world. Today, it is the second-tallest structure in the world after Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. It …

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Mikawadai Park, Roppongi

Mikawadai Playground Park (港区立三河台公) is a clean and quiet sand park just a short walk from Roppongi Station and Tokyo Midtown. It a quaint spot to relax at while your young kids run around. Beautiful in Spring for their Yoshino Cherry Blossoms it`s a great spot to picnic away from …

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Meguro Ginza Playground, Nakameguro

Meguro Ginza Playground is a newly refurbished sand park a 2-minute walk from Nakameguro Station. Kids can play on the new equipment while watching the trains (Hibiya & Toyoko lines) go by, parents can relax in a benched seating area or on the short, rock wall and it`s just a …

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Helianthus Cafe, Nakameguro – Baby Cafe and Clothing Store

Helianthus baby wear and infant-friendly cafe is a great spot for parents to chat, have a meal and read a magazine while your little ones explore their play den (for infants and toddlers only). They serve a simple lunch menu with sandwiches, curry, drinks, spirit and desserts for a very low …

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Snowboarding / Skiing

My son is still too young to take up snowboarding, but I thought I`d share a few snowboarding skiing resorts around Japan to take your little ones to. Canyons, Minakami Website: www.canyons.jp Evergreen, Hakuba Website: www.evergreen-hakuba.com Nozawa Onsen, Nagano Website: www.nozawaski.com/winter/en/index.php Joetsu Kokusai Ski Resort Website: www.jkokusai.co.jp/pdf/eng.pdf Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Resort, Niigata Website: www.visitishiuchi.com Kids` …

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Ajiro Playground (The Slide Park), Azabu Juban

Ajiro Playground Park (網代公園), better known as the Slide Park, is located near the Azabu Juban shopping street. My kids love this park because of the large cement slide that kids slide down on old pieces of cardboard. There are usually some old pieces lying around, but recommended to bring …

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Setagaya Park, Setagaya (mini SL train rides, pedal race tracks and more!)

Setagaya Park is a great park for kids. They offer train rides on a Mini Steam Locomotive (Wednesdays, Weekends and Holidays only), pedal go carts in a traffic park with working traffic signals, 2 separate playgrounds equip with swings, spring riders, slides, monkey bars and sandpit, and a children-sized shanty town …

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Meguro Citizens Center / Kumin Center

Meguro Citizens Center houses a range of facilities, including a library, a museum of art, jidoukan (children`s playroom), outdoor tennis courts, a basketball court, a volleyball court, a weight training room, four badminton courts, a heated indoor swimming pool, and an outdoor swimming & wading pool that’s open during summer.   Wading …

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Kamiyon Jidouyuen Playground, Nakameguro

** June 2015 update: The swirly slide was removed from the play equipment and replace with a climbing wall. Kamiyon Jidouyuen Playground is nestled between Nakameguro & Yutenji stations. Located across the playground is the Meguro Christ Church. A quiet playground frequented by locals. Equipment: 2 swings sandpit slide climbing …

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Cherry Blossoms Tokyo 2012

Cherry Blossoms Tokyo 2012 Hanami: The Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers/Cherry Blossom Viewing. Below is a list of popular spots to view the cherry blossoms in Tokyo. Enjoy! Meguro River Closest Station: Nakameguro www.city.meguro.tokyo.jp/multi/index.html Roppongi Hills Closest Station: Roppongi www.roppongihills.com Tokyo Midtown Closest Station: Roppongi Station …

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National Children’s Castle, Aoyama – SHUT DOWN MARCH 2015

The National Children’s Castle closed it’s doors on February 1, 2015 We are sad to announce the National Children’s Castle is now closed, permanently. So sad to lose such a great facility! National Children’s Castle or Kodomo no Shiro is a fun and educational play hall in Jingumae (between Shibuya & Omotesando). Facilities include …

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Sugekari Park, Aobadai

Sugekari Park is located in Aobadai, a 10-min walk from Nakameguro station. 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. Equipment: 2 …

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Kid-O-Kid Bornelund

Kid-O-Kid consists of a large playroom filled with Bornelund toys and activities, including a jumping castle, inflatable runway for running and jumping, a ball pit, a sand pit, train sets, puzzles, kitchen and food, and a corner for babies with safe toys, crawling areas and climbing structures. Great play centers usually located …

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