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The Shitamachi Museum, Ueno

The Shitamachi Museum in Ueno was established in 1980 to teach future generations about the culture of the shitamachi. The word shitamachi is composed of the word shita meaning “down” and machi meaning “town”. By touring the Shitamachi Museum, you will gain an understanding of life in the shitamchi pre-WWII. …

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2018 Tokyo American Club Camp Discovery: Holiday edition

Keep boredom at bay this yuletide season with a holiday-themed hit of camp-inspired fun at the Tokyo American Club. The Tokyo American Club Camp Discovery: Holiday edition is an fun and safe environment to send your kids. Open to non-members it`s a weeklong session filled with fun activities for 3 …

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Cuoca Jiyugaoka – Tokyo Baking Enthusiasts Dream Shop

Cuoca is a one-stop shop for baking supplies that aren’t always easy to find. Their stores are stocked high with everything from baking inserts and pans to sprinkles and toppers. They carry pastry tips and icing for making more detailed desserts, a variety of high-quality flours, nuts, dried fruits, liqueur …

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Tsutaya Electrics Futakotamagawa – An Art and Technology Store

Tsutaya Electrics

Tsutaya Electrics in Futakotamagawa is my favorite place to sit back, relax and enjoy a good book with or without the kids while browsing their art, appliances, and home space. Located near the creative DIY Factory where you can learn, make, buy DIY products; the 100 Spoons Family Restaurant, Futakotamaga Park, Japanese …

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Ikedayama Park & Japanese Garden, Shinagawa

ikedayama park

Ikedayama Park (池田山公園) is a beautiful hidden gem located between Shirokanedai and Gotanda Stations. Nestled in the quiet residential neighborhood of Shinagawa, the Japanese Garden is beautifully maintained and holds a sizeable pond with large, colorful Koi fish. Built on a hill there are multiple levels to the garden where visitors can …

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2K540 Aki-Oka – Japanese Artisan Stores, Akihabara

Okachi-machi is known by most as the wholesale area for clothing and food, however, there is a hidden jewel of 2K540 Aki-Oka – Japanese artisan stores.  2K540 Aki-Oka Japanese artisan stores and studios are under the elevated train tracks if you walk along the line towards Akihabara. In December 2010 over …

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MUJI Flagship Store and Organic Marketplace, Yurakucho

MUJI Flagship Store reopened their flagship store in Yurakucho over the summer and it`s awesome! The 3-story complex now holds an organic foods marketplace which offers fruits and vegetables direct from farms that use little to no chemical pesticides and fertilizers, packaged soups, condiments and so much more. They also …

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Tokyo Mini Park: Kamiyon Jidouyuen Playground, Nakameguro

Tokyo Mini Park: Kamiyon Jidouyuen Playground, Nakameguro. What is a Tokyo Mini Park? Tokyo Mini Parks are smaller local playground parks that one would not go out of their way to visit, but a great spot if going from one location to another. Kamiyon Jidouyuen Playground is a newly renovated …

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Lotus Baquette Organic Bakery and Cafe – 4 locations in Tokyo

Lotus Baquette is an Organic Bakery and Cafe that uses 100% all natural ingredients to create their delicious breads and desserts. There are two locations in Nakameguro, one with indoor seating located a few minutes walk from the station, and another along the Meguro River. Lotus Baquette offers a variety of breads; …

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