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Sunday Biking at the Imperial Palace, Hibiya

Biking at the Imperial Palace is an enjoyable and economical way to spend your Sunday. You do not need to own a bike, nor be an expert biker. Sunday Biking at the Imperial Palace The Japan Bicycle Promotion Institute (JBPI), a non-profit organisation established 1964, funds and runs the Sunday …

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Climbing Gym Spider, Azabu – Birthday Party Venue

As a mom of four kids, I am challenged each year to find “that great” birthday party venue. Lucky me, Climbing Gym Spider (クライミングジムSPIDER) is a great birthday party venue in Azabu Juban that opened in August 2014. We just had our 3rd son’s 11th birthday there with 20 very …

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Edo-Tokyo Museum, Ryogoku – 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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Minami-Azabu Community Center, Azabu

Residents are lucky to have an amazing new Minami-Azabu Community Center open since September 1st, 2014. The beautiful new community center has a public daycare and a cafe on the 1st floor, kids 2nd floor with a full-size gym, music, play, study rooms for parent & babies and younger ones. …

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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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