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Mt. Takao Hiking – Tokyo Day Trip

This time of year is perfect for a Mt. Takao Hike. The trip to Mt. Takao takes about one hour from Shinjuku station on the Keio Line. Mt. Takao has been a location of worship for more than 1,000 years. The main temple Yakuoin is located near the summit and is a popular place …

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Poop Museum (Unko Pop-up Museum) – Odaiba, Tokyo

Poop Museum (Unko Museum)

*** Note the previous loction in Yokohama has closed. The new location which opened Aug 2019 is in Odaiba, Tokyo) Only in Japan is there a Poop Museum (Unko Museum).  Japan has a poop fascination – I am always reminded about when my kids were in Japanese hoikuen (daycare) that the diary …

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Tokyo Area Sweet Potato Digging – October to early December

Sweet potato digging is an autumn tradition that all Japanese kindergarten and early elementary kids partake in October through December. In Japanese sweet potatoes are called “satsumaimo”. Enjoy a nice autumn day outside central Tokyo and go sweet potato digging. Below are five recommended locations to go Japanese sweet potato …

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Yakiniku Shibaura (Mishuku, Tokyo)- Family friendly Yakiniku

Yakiniku shibaura

Yakiniku Shibaura is our favorite family-friendly yakiniku restaurant in Setagaya-ku. They serve delicious cuts of Japanese domestic Wagyu Beef. Our kids love it. As you walk into the restaurant you see a refrigerator stocked with slabs of Japanese domestic Wagyu beef. Yakiniku Shibaura carefully selects their Wagyu beef from different areas of Japan, and …

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Haneda Airport with Kids – TOP 10 THINGS TO DO

Tokyo with Kids

Haneda airport is a great spot to take your kids. The International Terminal has 30 stores, 44 restaurants, and you don’t need a flight ticket to access. Also makes a great Tokyo Rainy Day activity. Haneda Airport with Kids – TOP THINGS TO DO at the INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL   View …

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Universal Studios Japan Tips – Osaka with Kids

Universal Studios Japan USJ Osaka with kids

We visited Universal Studios Japan in Osaka during Halloween month and loved it! Now added to our list of TOP Theme Parks in Japan and Osaka with Kids Itinerary here are our TIPS to enjoy your visit. Universal Studios Osaka is a character theme park with a collection of exciting entertainment …

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Nakameguro Park (Nakameguro, Tokyo) – A Popular Family Picnic Park

Nakameguro Park (中目黒公園) is a well-maintained open grass park frequented by locals and families. They have a large variety of plants and flowers that you can learn about at their “Flower and Greenery Learning Center” and a “creature pond” to view fish, frogs and insects. Located within the grounds is a …

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Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Nakameguro with Kids

Nakameguro is a popular yet quiet residential neighborhood filled with unique boutique shops and cafe. The area comes alive with their Cherry Blossom festival along the Meguro River in mid spring and during their summer matsuri (festival). Wondering what to do for one day in Tokyo? Pick your favorite day …

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Bills Okura House (Ginza, Tokyo) – Date Night

bills ginza

Bills, our favorite Australian restaurant known for their delicious food and bright and spacious dining, opened their newest location on the top floor of the brand new Okura House building in Ginza. Located across from Blvgari and Louis Vuitton, and next to Cartier, Bills Ginza has a warm and inviting interior with an …

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TOKYO ONE DAY ITINERARY: EBISU AREA WITH KIDS

We love this quiet, residential area in Shibuya-ku. We often often spend our day in the Ebisu Station West Exit area then walk towards Daikanyama or the East Exit towards Ebisu Garden Place. Wondering what to do for one day in Tokyo? Pick your favorite day from our Tokyo one day …

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Genmian Brown Rice and Vegetables Cafe, Osaka

genmian

Genmian Brown rice and vegetables cafe is a welcome stop after days of sightseeing, and takoyaki and kushikatsu (Osaka street food). Genmian cafe serves healthy meals with carefully selected ingredients focusing on brown rice and seasonal vegetables that are close to pesticide free. They serve meat and poultry that is …

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Nakaoe Park Playground, Osaka

Nakaoe Park

Nakaoe Park (中大江公園) is a large 100 square meter space divided into four large multi-purpose areas; an area for toddlers, a playground, an open space, and green space with beautiful cherry trees in Spring. We were staying at the Hotel MyStays Otemae and stumbled upon this park after an early morning wake up from …

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Milkland Hokkaido Cafe & Playspace

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Just added this cute play space to our list of Top Tokyo Restaurants with Play Areas – babies and kids (0-6 yrs) and Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Jiyugaoka Area with Kids. Milkland Hokkaido Cafe is a newly opened cafe in the heart of Jiyugaoka where you can enjoy milk and …

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Kids Plaza Osaka – The Museum Where Kids Learn Through Play

Kids Plaza Osaka

Kids Plaza Osaka is an excellent indoor museum to take your kids to rain or shine. Built as an educational museum in 1997 it provides three floors of exhibits and activities that will keep your kids interested and engaged for hours. Located just behind the museum is the huge Ogimachi Park Playground. When entering …

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Showa Kinen Park (Tachikawa, Tokyo)

Showa Memorial Park 昭和記念公園, Tachikawa, Tokyo - Rent Bikes, Massive Playgrounds and Water Play

On a sunny day escape central Tokyo and head for the huge Showa Kinen Park 昭和記念公園.  Showa Memorial Park is approximately a 50-70 min trip from central Tokyo via car or train. Biking, hiking, climbing nets, bouncing on huge white soft blobs and hiding from dragons can keep the little ones …

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Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Daikanyama with Kids

Start your morning off at Ivy Place, one of our favorite breakfast spots on our list of Top Tokyo breakfast & brunch recommendations. Located in the stylish Daikanyama T-Site complex, Ivy Place opens daily from 7:00 a.m. and offers a variety of breakfast choices that change with the season. Patrons have …

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Gelateria Acquolina (Yutenji, Tokyo)- Delicious Homemade Gelato

tokyo gelato

Gelateria Acquolina (ジェラテリア アクオリーナ) is another spot to add to our Favorite Top 5+ Ice Treats in Japan. It`s is a cozy shop in Yutenji that creates delicious homemade gelato with flavors that change with the season. The classics are there but they also have unique flavors like our favorite: basil …

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Yamanashi Science Museum

Yamanashi with Kids - Best Living Japan

The Yamanashi Prefectural Science Center (山梨県立科学館) is a great spot to spend a couple hours. It’s connected to Yamanashi’s Kodomo no Kuni, has up to 200 free parking spaces and is a short 30 min drive to the Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art and the Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Literature. …

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My Kit Kat Making, Shibuya Miyashita Park Building

My Kit Kat Making, Shibuya

If you are a Kit Kat lover, a fun activity with the kids is the My Kit Kat Making experience offered at the newly opened Shibuya Miyashita Park Building. Note: due to COVID it is advised you make reservations to enter the building, there are same day queues but best to …

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