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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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DIY Factory, Futako-Tamagawa – Learn, Make, Rent, Buy

If you love DIY and you want to get you or your hands dirty, then you have to visit the creative shop called DIY Factory in Futako-Tamagawa. This store is fascinating they sell DIY products, have DIY workshops, and offer workshop space and tool rental.  As a true blood DIYer, …

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Robot Park (Roppongi, Tokyo)

Sakurazaka Park (さくら坂公園) better known as Robot Park is located by the Sakura-zaka Residences next to the Roppongi Hills mega complex.  It’s a small park, but it’s well-designed with safety in mind. It`s filled with contoured plastic slides, robot-designed spring-riders, climbing stairs and a long rolling-pin slide to entertain the kids. …

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Shinagawa Aquarium (Shinagawa, Tokyo)

Shinagawa Aquarium, Tokyo aquariums, Tokyo with kids

The Shinagawa Aquarium is a nice place to visit rain or shine. They have a beautifully manicured garden as you walk towards the entrance, a variety of aquatic creatures and a water tank tunnel to view enormous turtles, sting rays, sharks and fish – if you time it right, you …

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Kyu Asakura House (Daikanyama, Tokyo)

The Kyu Asakura House (旧朝倉家住宅, the literal translation is Old Asakura House) is a gem hidden in central Daikanyama, Shibuya-ku. I stumbled upon it the other day on my way from Ebisu to Nakameguro, and some magical force pulled me inside to discover this Important Cultural Property. Kyu Asakura House, …

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Art and Craft Supplies Stores

Walking into art and craft supplies stores for me is like walking into a candy store. Not only do I buy what I wanted, but end up buying all kinds of “cool” stuff for future projects. Don’t despair it may take a bit of searching but you can find most …

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Drum Museum Taikokan, (Taito-ku, Tokyo)

Drum Museum

This one room Drum Museum (Taikokan) in Taito-ku, Tokyo is a drum lovers dream. There are 900 items on rotation and display from all over the world, including Japan. Most of the drums can be played, so come have some fun!. The museum was founded in 1988 by Miyamoto Unosuke …

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SC Maglev and Railway Park (Nagoya)

Nagoya, SC Maglev and Railway Park, THINGS THAT GO - TOKYO TRAINS, PLANES & CARS

The SC Maglev and Railway Park is a great museum for train enthusiasts young and old. It houses 39 of JR`s rolling stock displays, some with marked world speed records. Visitors can see, touch and tour the interior of the trains, learn the mechanics behind the bullet train and Maglev as well …

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Epson Aqua Park (Shinagawa, Tokyo)

Sunshine Aquarium, Ikebukuro, Best Living Japan

A visit to the Epson Aqua Park Shinagawa is a great cold or rainy day activity. This aquarium reopened in July 2015 after a total renovation and expansion (3Xs previous size). The aquarium is quite high-tech with touch panel exhibits, fluorescent-lighted jellyfish and choreographed performances.  Depending on how many performances …

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Hamarikyu Garden Park Chuo-Ku, Tokyo) – Picnic by the Bay

Hamarikyu Garden and Park

Hamarikyu Garden Park (浜離宮恩賜庭園 Hama-rikyū Onshi Teien) is one of the largest and most diverse Japanese Garden Parks in central Tokyo. It is also one of the nine Metropolitan Cultural Heritage Gardens. Hamarikyu Garden Park is located on the original edge of Tokyo Bay in Chuo-ku (near Hamatsucho, Shinbashi, and Shiodome). …

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Mikawadai Park (Roppongi, Tokyo)

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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