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Amusement Parks in Japan, Amusement Parks with Kids in Tokyo

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Tokyo Sea Life Park (Edogawa, Tokyo)

Tokyo Sea Life Park, Edogawa-ku - Bayside Tokyo Aquarium

Tokyo Sea Life Park is a modern Aquarium located on the border of Tokyo and Chiba on the Bay of Tokyo. You can study sharks, eagle rays, and penguins.  It is housed in Kasai Rinkai-koen Park which is a huge public park with a massive ferris wheel, food stalls, plenty …

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Teru Teru Bozu – Rain, Rain, Go Away Craft

Looks like a perfect rainy day weekend to make Teru Teru Bozu. A cute custom and craft in Japan is the Teru teru bozu (てるてる坊主). “Teru” is a Japanese verb which describes sunshine, and a “bōzu” is a Buddhist monk.  The dolls are handmade with white cloth that children make …

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Edo-Tokyo Museum (Ryogoku, Tokyo) – One Stop Tokyo History

The Edo-Tokyo Museum (江戸東京博物館 Edo Tōkyō Hakubutsukan) in Ryogoku is one of our family’s top picks when visitors come to town. Opened in 1993 the permanent exhibitions include; the life-size replica of the Nihonbashi, which was the bridge leading into Edo, the Nakamuraza theatre, and scale models of towns and …

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Mother Farm (Chiba)

Mother Farm, Best Living Japan

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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Arisugawa Park (Hiroo, Tokyo)

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Arisugawa Park (有栖川宮記念公園) in Hiroo is one of my kids’ favorite parks in Tokyo. It has been recently renewed with some easier to stroll pathways and a new child, baby and wheelchair friendly bathroom. It is built into a hill, so it has several tiers –  there is a wooded …

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Orbi Indoor Wildlife & Digital World (Yokohama)

Orbi Indoor Wildlife & Digital World (Yokohama), Yokohama with kids

Orbi Yokohama is a great spot for young animal lovers. They reopened after a renewal in April 2018 and now offers more opportunities to cuddle with your favorite animals from hedgehogs to bunnies, geckos to snakes, birds, owls, cats and more. They also offer interactive learning through digital animal selfies, …

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Showa Kinen Park (Tachikawa, Tokyo)

Showa Memorial Park 昭和記念公園, Tachikawa, Tokyo - Rent Bikes, Massive Playgrounds and Water Play

On a sunny day escape central Tokyo and head for the huge Showa Kinen Park 昭和記念公園.  Showa Memorial Park is approximately a 50-70 min trip from central Tokyo via car or train. Biking, hiking, climbing nets, bouncing on huge white soft blobs and hiding from dragons can keep the little ones …

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Anpanman Museum (Yokohama)

Anpaman Museum, Yokohama

I took my youngest daughter to the Anpanman Museum a few years, and she loved it. Ages 2-4 is the perfect age for Anpanman!   The museum has been closed but it reopened on July 7, 2019. Three floors of Anpanman characters in a sparkling new facility. All of my …

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Tokyo Top Hydrangea Gardens and Festivals

Tokyo Top Hydrangea Gardens and Festivals - Top 10 Hydrangea Locations in Tokyo

Blue, purple, green, white and pink hydrangeas, absorb all the beauty at our recommended Tokyo Top Hydrangea Gardens and Festivals..  Hydrangeas are called ajisai in Japanese. Peak blooming time in Japan is June with the seasonal rains and humid air. Hydrangea has a long history in Japan and is well …

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The Institute of Nature Studies (Shirogane, Tokyo)

Shirogane Nature Park, The Institute of Nature Studies

If you do not have time to get outside of Tokyo, but want to escape for an hour or two than the park run by The Institute of Nature Studies in Shiorgane is a convenient and tranquil solution. Even though the park is located right next to a highway that …

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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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Gas Science Museum (Toyosu, Tokyo)

If you are looking for an educational, hands-on and FREE museum in Tokyo to take the kids on a hot or rainy day head to the Gas Science Museum in Toyosu. The museum is located in beautiful modern building right near the LalaPort shopping mall, Toysou pier and park. Great …

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Fuji Safari Park (Shizuoka) – Tokyo Day Trip

Fuji Safari Park is a lovely place to see and experience animals from around the world living freely. Fuji Safari Park offers visitors 4 options to experience their safari park 1) Self-drive option where visitors can progress through the park in their own car at their own pace, 2) Jungle Bus …

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Saigoyama Park (Daikanyama, Tokyo)

Saigoyama Park (西郷山公園) is a hilltop park a 10 minute walk from Daikanyama Station. Frequented by local residents it`s popular for picnicking, taking leisurely strolls, and watching the sunset. Saigoyama Park, Daikanyama It offers an unobstructed overhead view of the Nakameguro Area, Sakura blossoms in Spring, beautifully manicured flowers and greens …

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Squirrel Park (Machida, Tokyo)

Squirrel Park, Machida, Tokyo

In Japan where bushy tail squirrels are rare one can “get up close and personal” at the Squirrel Park (リス公園)in Machida, Tokyo. We combined a trip to the Squirrel Park with a visit to one of our favorite Japanese antique stores Kofukuan. Good parent/kid day trip from central Tokyo. Check out our favorite …

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Sumida Aquarium (Tokyo Sky Tree)

Sumida Aquarium Sky Tree, Tokyo with Kids

The Sumida Aquarium (すみだ水族館) at the Tokyo Skytree Soramachi is a slightly expensive but creatively designed aquarium. If you are visiting the Skytree, the aquarium is a good add on if you have 30-90 mins.  It is a relaxed and cool environment where kids can see a variety of aquatic life …

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Komazawa Olympic Park (Setagaya, Tokyo) – A Great Sports Park

Komazawa Olympic Park (Setagaya, Tokyo)

Komazawa Olympic Park (駒沢オリンピック公園) is a sports facility that was constructed for the 1964 Summer Olympics. It`s an amazing park for families. The park includes three different animal-themed playgrounds for young children (squirrel, pig and horse), a summer splash pond, jogging and cycling course, a dog run area, skateboard park, …

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