For Kids

10 Best Japanese Items For A Toddler

My daughter just turned 15 months old not too long ago, and it’s still a shock having a “toddler” in my care. Luckily for me, my sister-in-law, who is a mom of 2, has been there to help me on my journey. She’s also helped me gather everything I need …

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Guide to Buying Your Child’s First Balance Bike in Japan

Buying a First Balance Bike for Your Child? Is your child ready for his or her first bicycle? Get your child riding confidently and safely with the right two-wheeler. There are a number of different features on balance bikes to consider; weight, size, tire type, and brakes. We listed the top 5 bikes foreign mothers purchased, …

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10 Baby Proofing Items You Need In Your Japanese Home

We love to watch our babies grow and explore their surroundings, but we don’t often realize what’s dangerous until they’ve gotten their little hands and months on something! Baby proofing items are called itazura boushi guzzu (イタズラ防止グッズ) and you can find them at your local 100 yen shop, baby shops …

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Finding the Easter Bunny and Easter Goodies in Japan

Finding the Easter Bunny and Easter Goodies in Japan

Finding the Easter Bunny and Easter Goodies in Japan can be quite the challenge with limited quantities which sell out quickly. Easter is Sunday, April 21st so hop to it! We completed a store check yesterday (April 10th) and found Easter goodies including chocolate bunnies, eggs, and jelly beans available …

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Blue Forest Plus (Azabu, Tokyo) – Kids Haircuts

With four kids, I am always on the search for quality and quantity at a good price. If you have kidshaircuts on your list of things to do, I recommend a quick stop at Blue Forest Plus in Azabu Juban (located at the bottomof Sendaizaka). Blue Forest Plus, Azabu – …

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Easter Goods in Japan

Finding Easter Goods in Japan can be quite the challenge with limited quantities which sell out quickly. Easter is Sunday, April 1st so hop to it! We completed a store check yesterday (March 12th) and found Easter goodies including chocolate bunnies, eggs, and jelly beans available at the stores listed …

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Tsuchiya Randoseru – One of Japan`s Most Respected Names in Leather Goods

tsuchiya randoseru

The Tsuchiya Randoseru (ランドセル) is one of Japan’s most respected names in leather goods. For more than 50 years, the Tsuchiya Bag Co., Ltd has meticulously handcrafted high quality, original randoseru. In 2015, to mark its fiftieth anniversary, the company launched a collection of randoseru for working adults – the Otona Randsel Randoseru, which …

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