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English Emergency Support for Expats and Tourist in Japan

Here is a quick reference guide for English Emergency Support in Japan. I advise you print out this page and leave a copy on your refrigerator or family message board and in your wallet. Best to be prepared. Japan English Emergency Support from BestLivingJapan.com  Your Family’s Emergency Contact Numbers Your home phone …

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Best Tokyo Arts and Crafts Supply Stores

Tokyo Arts & crafts stores

If you are looking for art supplies for a school project, new crafting passion or a Halloween costume here is a short list of the best Tokyo arts and crafts supply stores.  I have listed up a few places that are my go to locations in Tokyo; many of these also …

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Best Tokyo Parks for Kids’ Bicycling – Rent or Bring Your Own

Best Tokyo Parks for Kids' Bicycling - Rent or Bring Your Own

Looking for the Best Tokyo Parks for Kids’ Bicycling? Before heading out to the sidewalks and streets of Tokyo try practicing in a safe kid-friendly environment.  Here are our favorite parks that we love taking our kids. Once your kids are bicycle veterans, try the Rainbow Bridge/Odaiba adventure  If you …

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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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Top Tokyo Summer Fireworks – 2019 Summer

2019 Top Tokyo Summer Fireworks 

Here are our 2019 Top Tokyo Summer Fireworks recommendations. Tokyo area fireworks are a must experience. The sky of Tokyo area will be alive with fireworks once the rainy season passes in mid-July.  I believe one has not experienced Japan until you wear your yukata (cotton kimono) and geta (wooden sandals) …

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Tokyo Nights with Kids

Tokyo Nights with Kids

Checkout our Tokyo nights with kids if you are looking for family friendly activities in Tokyo open between 7:00 – 22:00 or late at night.  It is super fun just walking through Tokyo at night, but if you are looking for a night activity with your kids we have listed …

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Favorite Organic Food Stores

When I need organic vegetables right away and can`t wait a week for the next delivery (or the next Farmer`s Market) I head to the closest organic shops in Tokyo. Here are my favorite with online options: 1) Precce & Tokyu Stores have a small organic section. Look for the …

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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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