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Ikedayama Park & Japanese Garden, Shinagawa

ikedayama park

Ikedayama Park (池田山公園) is a beautiful hidden gem located between Shirokanedai and Gotanda Stations. Nestled in the quiet residential neighborhood of Shinagawa, the Japanese Garden is beautifully maintained and holds a sizeable pond with large, colorful Koi fish. Built on a hill there are multiple levels to the garden where visitors can …

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Akasaka Kids-Teens Hall Nandemo, Akasaka – Convenient and Free Place to Play and Meet

Akasaka Kids-Teens Hall Nandemo, Akasaka

Right in the heart of Tokyo is a free and convenient play space called Akasaka Kids-Teens Hall Nandemo  (港区立赤坂子ども中高生プラザ ) where you can drop in for a few hours and enjoy the kids letting off steam. We love visiting local public community centers such as Akasaka Kids-Teens Hall Nandemo because …

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Tokyo Mini Park: Kamiyon Jidouyuen Playground, Nakameguro

Tokyo Mini Park: Kamiyon Jidouyuen Playground, Nakameguro. What is a Tokyo Mini Park? Tokyo Mini Parks are smaller local playground parks that one would not go out of their way to visit, but a great spot if going from one location to another. Kamiyon Jidouyuen Playground is a newly renovated …

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Tokyo Area Blueberry Picking Locations 2017

Tokyo Area Blueberry Picking Locations 2017

Late June to early September is blueberry picking season in Japan – so here are our recommended Tokyo Area Blueberry Picking Locations 2017.   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 September, …

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Tokyo Police Museum 警察博物館, Kyobashi – Free Interactive Police Training for Kids

Tokyo Police Museum 警察博物館

The Tokyo Police Museum 警察博物館 will inspire all youngsters to be a person in blue. If you are a fan of the Tokyo Fire Museum, the Police Museum is a must visit. The museum reopened in May 2017 following a one year remodel. Five floors of Tokyo police history, criminal investigation techniques …

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Yutenji Temple Summer Festival and Temple History

Yutenji Temple is holding their annual Yutenji Mitama Matsuri (祐天寺み魂まつり)  this weekend, July 16, 17 & 18, 2017. Parents and children from the neighbouring school, Yutenji kindergarten, participate by dancing in colourful yukatas every year. Grab lunch at Midorie Organic Cafe then stop by the Temple grounds late afternoon to learn about …

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