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Amusement Parks in Japan, Amusement Parks with Kids in Tokyo

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Kogai Park (Hiroo, Tokyo)

Kogai Park is a fun place to take your active kids. It`s a great place to have your kids gain strength, balance & coordination. Kids love it because it has a zip line and some really great climbing equipment. It is very busy after school due to its location next …

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Kosoen Studio (Ome, Tokyo) – Indigo Dying in Tokyo

Kosoen Studio (Ome, Tokyo) - Indigo Dying in Tokyo

If you love the samurai blue of Japanese indigo dying, I highly recommend you take a day trip to Kosoen Studio in Ome, Tokyo. My daughter and I visited the other day and learned a lot about Japanese indigo dying, and returned home with scarves we will always cherish. Depending …

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The Fukagawa-Edo Museum (Koto-ku, Tokyo)

Fukugawa Edo Museum, Tokyo history musuems

The Fukagawa-Edo Museum (Koto-ku, Tokyo) is a very hands-on gem of a museum in Tokyo to visit for 1-2 hours. The Fukagawa-Edo Museum is a large hall with about 12 Edo-period houses reconstructed in a village environment. The hall is very compact, and the lighting switches from night to day so you feel …

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Little Planet Digital Play Space – Diver City Odaiba

Little Planet is a permanent digital exhibition that combines digital technology with play. Opened in Nov 2018, Little Planet offers various digital experiences to keep your child active and engaged. If your kids loved the TeamLab Borderless/Planets exhibition they`ll love to pop into Little Planet. Our kids loved the sand party …

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Kamiyon Jidouyuen Playground (Nakameguro, Tokyo)

** 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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Japanese Overseas Migration Museum (Yokohama)

If you love history and are planning a trip to Yokohama please visit the Japanese Overseas Migration Museum. This museum is a hidden gem. I learned so much about a topic I knew nothing, and there is no cost of admission. Over 25 million Japanese have migrated overseas since the …

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Tokyo Area Clam Digging – May to late June

Clam Digging Tokyo, Bestlivingjapan

May and June are the most popular months of the year to go clam digging「潮干狩りshiohigari 」in Japan. It took about one hour for each member to dig about 2 Kilos of Asari clams (Japanese littleneck clams). Check out the four recommended clam digging recommendations below. Note: Clam digging is very …

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The Shitamachi Museum (Ueno, Tokyo)

The Shitamachi Museum in Ueno was established in 1980 to teach future generations about the culture of the shitamachi. The word shitamachi is composed of the word shita meaning “down” and machi meaning “town”. By touring the Shitamachi Museum, you will gain an understanding of life in the shitamchi pre-WWII. …

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Dinosaur Park (Shinagawa, Tokyo)

Dinosaur Park Shinagawa

Kodomo no Mori Koen (子供の森)- better known as Dinosaur Park Shinagawa – is a fantastic place to take your dinosaur-loving kids. There are eight colorful dinosaurs in the park; a bright T-rex, large Hadrosaurid, Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Dimetrodon to name a few, and plenty of space to run around. We revisted the …

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21-21 Design Sight (Roppongi, Tokyo)

21-21 Design Sight is a very innovative museum. There is no permanent exhibit but rather original exhibits that rotate every five to six months. I attended the present exhibit “Measuring: This much. That much. How much?” with my son who does not like math so much. He and I had …

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Ikedayama Park & Japanese Garden (Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo)

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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Hakudai Children’s Park (Shirokanedai, Tokyo)

Hakudai Children's Park

Hakudai Children’s Park is a small, clean and convenient neighborhood park in Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo. The park is a great place to play and meet-up with friends since it is conveniently located a one minute walk from Shirokanedai Exit 2 which is has an elevator. You can grab an obento …

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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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Nezu Shrine Azalea Festival now until May 6th, 2019

Nezu shrine

The Nezu Shrine Azalea Festival from early – April till the end of Golden Week (2nd week of May) is a beautiful landscape of ancient Japanese temple buildings, bright orange gates and thousands and thousands of azalea bushes in every color possible. The Shrine’s azalea garden was reportedly planted 300 …

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