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Sporu Shinagawa Oimachi (Shinagawa, Tokyo)

Sporu Shinagawa Oimachi

Sporu Shinagawa Oimachi is a sprawling asphalt area behind Oimachi Station that has been transformed into a sports area where you pay as you play. City Wave surfing, baseball batting, archery, trampolines, basketball, tennis, bouldering, a baby play area, rental BBQ areas, and a restaurant. Very practical place if you …

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City Wave Tokyo (Shinagawa, Tokyo))

City Wave Tokyo (Shinagawa)

Stay cool and get wet at City Wave Tokyo in Ota-ku!! Yep, in the middle of Tokyo you can learn to surf before you hit the waves in Chiba this summer. My two youngest children took a 50 min lesson, and both were surfing alone by the end of the …

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Day Trip to Western Kanagawa & Shizuoka

Odawara Castle Park, Kanagawa-ken, Tokyo Day Trip

Two hours via car or train from central Tokyo, you can experience a great Day Trip to Western Kanagawa & Shizuoka Kawagawa-ken outdoor day trip from central Tokyo. About five hours of driving out, between sites and back but great fun for the family. Kids will sleep all the way …

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Dinosaur Park (Shinagawa, Tokyo)

Dinosaur Park Shinagawa

Kodomo no Mori Koen (子供の森)- better known as Dinosaur Park Shinagawa – is a fantastic place to take your dinosaur-loving kids. There are eight colorful dinosaurs in the park; a bright T-rex, large Hadrosaurid, Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Dimetrodon to name a few, and plenty of space to run around. We revisted the …

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Top 10 Places to Buy Japanese Washi

Top Japanese Washi paper Store in Tokyo

At Best Living Japan, we offer various craft classes that use Japanese washi, so we are “experts” on where to find the best selection. Here are our top 10 locations to buy Japanese washi in Tokyo. Many smaller Japanese souvenir shops may also sell sheets of Japanese washi, but for …

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Maruichi Bagel (Shirogane, Tokyo) – Best Bagels in Tokyo!

Maruichi Bagel, Shirogane - Best Bagels in Tokyo!

The best bagels in Tokyo are piping hot at Maruichi Bagel in Shirogane, Minato-ku. Maruichi Bagel, best bagels in Tokyo, is located near Shirogane-Takanawa station. Hiroo and Azabu residents are so lucky to have such a great bagel shop in their backyards. The bagel shop is a tiny hole is the …

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Yokohama One Day Itinerary with Kids

Plan to visit Yokohama with Kids? Take the stress out of planning with our 1 day in Yokohama with Kids. Read our complete itinerary with 15+ activities on what to see and do during your stay. Then select your favorite activities and have fun! Brief History: Yokohama is the first …

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Tokyo Farmers Markets – 5 Markets Mom’s Love

Tokyo Farmers Markets, Best Living Japan

The farm to market focus in Japan is lower than in many western countries but is slowly gaining traction at Tokyo Farmers Markets. Below you can find five Tokyo Farmers Markers that moms love! Always so much fun to take the kiddos and find fresh fruits, veggies and handmade bake …

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Osaka One Day Itinerary – Osaka with Kids

Osaka is a lovely city filled with yummy street food, lively locals and a number of fun things to do. Many travel to Osaka from Tokyo by plane or shinkansen (bullet train). If traveling via the bullet train you`ll arrive at Shin-Osaka station; a busy station with a number of …

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Tokyo Breakfast Brunch – Open by 8:00

Here are more than 23+ great Tokyo breakfast brunch spots. Looking for a good spot for Tokyo breakfast or brunch on the weekend?  I love breakfast! I am a very earlier riser, so breakfast is my main meal of the day.  There are many other Tokyo Breakfast Brunch spots, but …

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Three Days in Kyoto with Kids

Kyoto with Kids Itinerary

Kyoto with Kids is great edutainment. Kyoto the ancient capital is filled with history and art, but has all the coolness of today. We recommend three days in Kyoto but if you only have one you can still accomplish so much! Here are is our recommended three days in Kyoto …

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Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Odaiba with Kids

Rainbow Bridge Bike Crossing

Odaiba is our favorite area to take kids and teens. It has a beach, grassy areas, lots of space, a number of attractions, family-friendly restaurants and malls. Here are our favorites; *** Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Odaiba with Kids *** Wondering what to do for one day in Tokyo? Pick …

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Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Akasaka Area with Kids

The Akasaka area in Tokyo is a great place to live and visit. Here is the curated family guide for Akasaka with Kids written by Maven Mom, Olga – mother of two and Mom in Balance Tokyo Trainer,  When we came for our look-see, Akasaka was our main focus. I had …

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Tokyo Joypolis (Odaiba, Tokyo) – Tips Before You Go

Tokyo Joypolis is an SEGA branded indoor entertainment center where you can experience coasters with gaming, virtual rides with motion simulators, frightening VR experiences, arcade and more. A fantastic spot for thrill seekers and gamers. We recommend for kids 130cm and taller to experience most attractions and rides. The 1st …

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Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Roppongi Area with Kids

Here is our curated family guide for visiting the Roppongi Area with Kids. Start your morning by taking a stroll at Mohri Garden located near Asashi TV and the Roppongi Hills Arena. It`s a beautiful Japanese garden built around a pond with pink cherry blossoms in Spring, red maple leaves in …

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SANRIO PUROLAND (Tama, Tokyo) – Tips and Discounts for your Visit

Sanrio Puroland

NOTE: Sanrio Puroland (Hello Kitty Land) will close temporarily from Saturday, February 22 until Thursday, March 12th, 2020. The temporary closure is a precautionary measure with respect to the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19). Sanrio Puroland is an adorable indoor amusement park for Sanrio character fans, young children and adults who are …

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Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Jiyugaoka Area with Kids

Jiyugaoka is a lovely area filled with boutiques, restaurants and cafes. Here are our favorite baby & kid-friendly restaurants and play areas to visit between shopping breaks. For additional areas visit our Tokyo with Kids Itineraries. Open from 8:00 Lupicia Tea Shop is a great spot to start the morning …

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Karasumori Playroom (Nakameguro, Tokyo)

Karasumori Playroom in Kamimeguro provides an infant and toddler playroom, craft room, gymnasium, books, trains, and much more. They also have a great Japanese class for parents and infants where parents and babies learn about Japanese culture, make seasonal crafts, and make neighborhood friends. They have a great set of playrail trains and …

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