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Japanese Cooking Classes – Best Living Japan Studio Tokyo

Tokyo Japanese Cooking Classes

Always one of our most popular course offerings – Japanese cooking classes. Join a Best Living  Japanese cooking lesson to learn traditional Japanese home-style cooking.  You will also learn what is sold at a local supermarket, and how to select and buy the best ingredients for family cooking. After attending a …

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Kintsugi Classes in Tokyo

Best Living Japan offers weekly Kintsugi Classes in central Tokyo (Minami Azabu). Join one of our Kintsugi classes to learn how to make broken into reborn master pieces. In each class you will learn the basics of kintsugi and how to make simple repairs. You will cherish the piece you …

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Top 2020 Ski / Snowboard Day Trips from Tokyo

Here are our Top Recommended 2020 Ski / Snowboard Day Trips from Tokyo. Great for families, offers lessons for kids and easily accessible. We will be adding more in the coming weeks. Do you have one to add? Please let us know in the comments section below. * Please check …

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Washi Egg Class

Japanese crafts

Join us to make and take some beautiful washi eggs and basket that you will cherish for years. All classes are at the Best Living Japan Studio in Minami Azabu, Minato-ku. FRI. April 10 9:00-12:00 Washi Egg Class –  A fun and creative way to display the large selections of …

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Tokyo International Schools’ Calendars – Winter/Spring 2020

Top Tokyo International School Calendars

We have gathered some of the top Tokyo International Schools’ Calendars for Winter 2020 (January to July 2020) in an attempt to help simplify planning. We often hear from other parents and organizers of community events that all the international schools’ schedules being different causes may headaches. Hoping readers find …

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GALA Yuzawa Resort, Niigata – Ski & Snowboard Lessons from Age 4

GALA Yuzawa Snow Resort is one of the most convenient snow resorts to visit with little ones outside Tokyo. It`s a 75-min shinkansen ride (Max-Tanigawa or the Tanigawa) from Tokyo station and the train drops you off right inside the base of the GALA Yuzawa Resort making it ultra convenient if traveling with small …

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5 Great Apps for Beginner Japanese Learners

Are you a beginner Japanese learner or know someone who is? Well, here is a list of 5 great apps for beginner Japanese learners curated by BestLivingJapan. When I started learning Japanese over 25 years ago, it was paper and pen, and my Sony Walkman with cassette. Now we all …

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Tokyo International Pre-Schools – By Area

Tokyo International Pre-schools

Here is a comprehensive and updated (August 2016) list of Tokyo International Pre-schools by area.  There are over 40+ schools on this list so the best way to start your research is by neighbourhood and then review each schools website and social media links to learn a bit about the …

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Dominos Pizza Academy for Kids – Create & Take Home!

dominos pizza academy

The Dominos Pizza Academy course is a fun 1-hour session where kids learn how a pizza is made and how the pizza store works. The best part? They get to take their creation home and eat it! My son and his kindergarten friends spent their first summer holiday at a Dominos Pizza-making course. …

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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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Tokyo International Children’s Choir 2019-2020

Tokyo International Children's Choir

My daughter (age six) join the Tokyo International Children’s Choir (TICC) this year, and LOVES it!  If your elementary or middle school child loves singing, I highly recommend you consider joining from September. Auditions are held in late August and early September 2019. Practices will take place weekly on Monday …

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Make Plastic Food Samples (Kappabashi, Asakusa)

Have you ever wondered how to make plastic food samples? You can enjoy making food samples the old fashion way with wax at Ganso Sample in Kappabashi, Tokyo (aka Kitchen Town located near Asakusa). Kappabashi is the main restaurant and kitchen supplies neighbourhood in Tokyo with over 150 stores supply …

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ABC Cooking Studio Kids` Class

The ABC Cooking Studio in Futakotamaga offers kids` cooking classes that change monthly (Japanese language). This month they are offering a `Kapibara` curry bread making session till February 28th. Capybaras, which are native to South America, are deemed the biggest rodent on earth. They are gentle herbivores who love to soak in …

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Kombucha Classes

kombucha classes

Have you heard about kombucha and wonder what it is? Or are you a kombucha lover but can’t find a good source in Japan? Join one of the Best Living Japan Tokyo Kombucha Classes to learn to brew your kombucha. This is a fun, interactive 90-minute class that includes samplings of several …

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