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Top Tokyo Restaurants with Terrace Seating

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It’s a great time to start dining outdoors. Here are our Top Tokyo Restaurants with Terrace Seating with water, city or garden views. We have visited each location and personally recommend. Do you have a favorite? Let us know in the comment section below. Terrace Seating with Water View 1. …

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Disaster Awareness Day Event at the Tokyo American Club

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 21st which is the Disaster Awareness Day at the Tokyo American Club. The free Disaster Awareness Day event is open to the public and is a great community event to teach your kids about how to plan for and survive a disaster. There are simulators …

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Tokyo Outdoor Pools

I find the most difficult month of the year to live in Tokyo August, but visiting one of the many Tokyo pools can offer a respite to the heat and humidity even if just for a few hours. Tokyo has many great local pools that are family-friendly and most are …

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Top Theme Parks in Japan

Japan has many amazing theme parks to offer from parks with thrill rides to soothing onsens. Here are our Top 20+ Theme/Amusement Parks in Japan that will have your kids asking for more. Top Theme Parks in Japan 1. Legoland Japan (Nagoya) – Legoland Japan opened their first outdoor theme …

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September 2019 Tokyo Family Activities and Events

Tokyo Weekend Events

Most kids are back to school! Great time to take it slow and plan. Take the stress out of Autumn planning with these family friendly events and activities. Whether you live in Japan or are visiting, these are the must attend September 2019 Tokyo Events and Activities for families. Great …

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August 2019 Tokyo Events and Activities

Tokyo Weekend Events

Here are our recommended August 2019 Tokyo Top Activities and Events. The Summer Festivals, Fireworks and Exhibits continue through August and includes Obon in Japan, a week where Japanese families typically travel back to their hometowns to visit the graves of ancestors. Experience the many festivities and cultural events with the kids …

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August 2019 Antique Markets & Shrine Sales

Tokyo Antique Markets and Shione Sales, Tokyo Antiquing, Tokyo Families

Due to the August Obon Holidays in Japan, there are slightly fewer 2019 Tokyo Antique & Flea Markets. However, the first weekend does have the three-day Antique Jamboree @ Big Sight where you can shop but also take your antiques to be repaired. Don’t let the heat stop you, wear …

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Yutenji Temple Summer Festival

Yutenji Temple is holding their annual Yutenji Mitama Matsuri (祐天寺み魂まつり)  this week, July 16, 17 & 18, 2019. Parents and children from the neighboring kindergarten, participate by dancing in colourful yukatas every year. Grab lunch at Midorie Organic Cafe, stop by the Temple grounds late afternoon to learn about the …

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Mono Tsukuri Expo (Gotanda, Tokyo) – July 25 -27

Mono Tsukuru Expo

The Mono Tsukuri Expo sponsored by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is an Expo to show how Japanese crafts, and traditional arts are made. The three-day expo is free to attend and watch the items being made. If you would like to learn, you can sign-up and pay for each workshop. …

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Summer 2019 Tokyo Family Friendly Museum Exhibits

Tokyo Family Friendly Museum Exhibits

Here are our recommended Top 10 Summer 2019 Tokyo Family Friendly Museum Exhibits. Lots of options from popular characters to Japanese art to keep your kids engaged and amused. These 10 exhibits have varying end dates from June – October 2019. Don’t miss out!  If you are just looking for …

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2019 Tokyo Splash Parks and Wading Pools

Asukayama Park, Tokyo wading pool and splash parks

Check out our 2019 Tokyo Splash Parks and Wading Pool recommendations. A free or very inexpensive way to keep cool (er) in the sticky hot Japan summer. Most Tokyo area wading pools are open from July 1st through mid-September, although there are a few splash ponds that open in June. …

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Japan Mosquito Repellent and Aid – Mosquitos Are Here!

Saw my first mosquito today, so time to stock up on Japan mosquito repellent and aid products!! All this rain and warmer weather are going to equal a heavy mosquito season in Japan. Usually, in Japan mosquitos start to hatch and bite starting in April and are active through the …

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Disney On Ice, Makuhari (Chiba) & Yokohama Area (Yokohama)

Disney On Ice, Makuhari (Chiba) & Yokohama Area (Yokohama)

This year’s Disney on Ice theme is Live Your Dreams, and will be held in July at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, and in August at the Yokohama Arena. The show focuses on inspiring and courageous stories featuring the following Disney characters; Moana, Anna from Frozen, Rapunzel, Bell, Cinderella and …

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What is Tanabata? – July 7th

Tanabata

Tanabata is celebrated on July 7th in Japan. Celebrate with your family! Buy a branch of bamboo, some cute origami paper, and write and tie wishes to decorate. Learn, go and make Tanabata! Remember July 7th.  Learn about Tanabata   The History – (content edited version of Wikipedia) Tanabata (七夕, meaning “Evening …

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July 2019 Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets

July is a very hot and humid month in Japan, which typically means smaller crowds at the Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets. Fewer crowds mean higher chances of finding “the perfect treasure at a good price.” There are 21 Tokyo Antique and Flea markets in the list below so enjoy. …

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