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Biking in Yoyogi Park – Bike Rentals from Tricycles to Tandems

Biking in Yoyogi Park

Never knew that biking in Yoyogi Park could be so fun! My five-year-old is still not stable on her wheels, so biking on the streets in our Tokyo neighborhood is quite stressful. If you have a similar situation with your family member in Tokyo, consider renting a bike and learning …

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Tokyo Rainbow Bridge Bike Crossing – Great Views

Rainbow Bridge Bike Crossing

I recommend you consider a Tokyo Rainbow Bridge Bike crossing, if you have a goal of visiting the Odaiba area. Some many great places to visit in Odaiba including the Shiokaze Park,  Miraikan, Oedo Onsen, Sony ExploraScience and Lego Land. Here is our full list of family fun in Odaiba or Toyosu …

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Shurakuen Fishing, Minato-ku – Central Tokyo Catch and Release Fishing

Shurakuen Fishing, Minato-ku - Central Tokyo Catch and Release Fishing

Hard to believe it but smack dab in the middle of Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku residential neighborhood is a 90+-year-old fishing pond called Shurakuen Fishing (つりぼり衆楽園). The fishing pond is teaming with over 1,000 Japanese Herahun ( a type of carp) which your can catch and release. Easy to access, open early and fun to try fishing …

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Tokyo Dome Rollerskating, Kōrakuen – Enjoy Family Skating

Tokyo Dome Rollerskating

If you are looking for half day indoor activity, I highly recommend the Tokyo Dome Rollerskating Area. Great exercise in a very family friendly environment. The Tokyo Dome Rollerskating Arena in Kōrakuen is one of the largest indoor roller-skate rinks in Tokyo, and there is also a smaller rink for …

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Komazawa Olympic Park, Setagaya – A Great Sports Park

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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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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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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