TOKYO

Home » TOKYO

Daikanyama and Nakameguro with Kids Tokyo

Eastern Tokyo with Kids
Ebisu and meguro with kids in Tokyo





Tokyo Splash Parks and Wading Pools – Updated 2021 Summer

Asukayama Park, Tokyo wading pool and splash parks

Check out our Tokyo Splash Parks and Wading Pool recommendations for 2021. Some of our recommended location are still closed but based on checking websites it seems the following are now open. A free or very inexpensive way to keep cool (er) in the sticky hot Japan summer. Most Tokyo …

Read More »

Sunshine Aquarium (Ikebukuro, Tokyo)

tokyo penguin

Don’t let the fact that the Sunshine Aquarium is located on the top of a shopping center sway you from visiting. The Sunshine Aquarium (renovated in 2017) is a great city aquarium where kids and adults can view a variety of ocean and freshwater fish and aquatic mammals. The Sunshine …

Read More »

Frijoles, Azabu, Roppongi, Shiodome & Otemachi

Frijoles is my teenagers favorite restaurant in Azabu. Frijoles, a casual cantina-style restaurant, serves up a small menu centered on soft tacos and burritos dressed with beans and guacamole, reminiscent of North America’s Chipotle restaurants. You can get steak, chicken or veggie with your choice of fillings. Nachos are extra …

Read More »

Ueno Zoo (Ueno, Tokyo)

Ueno Zoo, Tokyo with kids Zoos and Aquariums

Information:About reopening of free booking ticket acceptance   The schedule for accepting free booking tickets for admission after June 4, 2021 (Friday) is as follows. ・June 4th (Fri) -June 11th (Fri) Admission: June 2nd (Wed) Reception starts ・June 12th (Sat) -June 18th (Fri): Admission: June 5th (Sat) Reception starts ・June …

Read More »

Kaikaya by the Sea (Shibuya, Tokyo)

Kaikaya by the Sea is one of our favorite places to take visitors to Tokyo. They serve traditional Japanese seafood with a contemporary twist. It`s reasonably priced with a lively atmosphere and is always packed. I highly recommend the Maguro no Kama no Supearibu – House Special Tuna Spareribs. Reservations a …

Read More »

Hamarikyu Garden Park Chuo-Ku, Tokyo) – Picnic by the Bay

Hamarikyu Garden and Park

Hamarikyu Garden Park (浜離宮恩賜庭園 Hama-rikyū Onshi Teien) is one of the largest and most diverse Japanese Garden Parks in central Tokyo. It is also one of the nine Metropolitan Cultural Heritage Gardens. Hamarikyu Garden Park is located on the original edge of Tokyo Bay in Chuo-ku (near Hamatsucho, Shinbashi, and Shiodome). …

Read More »

Mikawadai Park (Roppongi, Tokyo)

Mikawadai Playground Park (港区立三河台公) is a clean and quiet sand park just a short walk from Roppongi Station and Tokyo Midtown. It a quaint spot to relax at while your young kids run around. Beautiful in Spring for their Yoshino Cherry Blossoms it`s a great spot to picnic away from …

Read More »

Crayon House Hiroba (Omotesando, Tokyo)

The Hiroba at Crayon House offers a friendly, all-you-can-eat 90% Organic buffet serving soups, salads, vegetables, brown or semi-refined rice, pasta, tofu, mushrooms, seaweed, meat and fish.  It is located in the basement of the Crayon House Toy and Bookstore and includes a small shop with a variety of organic products. Great spot …

Read More »

Edo-Tokyo Open-air Architectural Museum (Koganei, Tokyo)

Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Museum, Tokyo with Kids

I highly recommend you visit the Edo-Tokyo Open-air Architectural Museum to see actual homes and businesses from the 1700’s to the early 1900’s preserved in a beautiful park. Unfortunately due to natural disasters, war and redevelopment much of Tokyo historical architecture has been erased, but at the Edo-Tokyo Open-air Architectural …

Read More »

Japan Folk Crafts Museum (Meguro, Tokyo)

Japan Folk Crafts Museum

The Japan Folk Crafts Museum is a must-see in Tokyo. Not only due to the crafts it houses but the buildings themselves which have been recently renovated to their original glory.   The Japan Folk Crafts Museum is of Mingei style completed in 1936 built by carpenters from Tochigi prefecture. Ceramics, …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

The French Kitchen (Roppongi Hills)

The French Kitchen offers delicious breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch buffets, and is open all day, serving classic French dishes. The restaurant features an open kitchen, a bar, an outside terrace and the “Chef’s Table”, a private dining room equipped with its own kitchen that is ideal for special dinners, …

Read More »

The Fukagawa-Edo Museum (Koto-ku, Tokyo)

Fukugawa Edo Museum, Tokyo history musuems

The Fukagawa-Edo Museum (Koto-ku, Tokyo) is a very hands-on gem of a museum in Tokyo to visit for 1-2 hours. The Fukagawa-Edo Museum is a large hall with about 12 Edo-period houses reconstructed in a village environment. The hall is very compact, and the lighting switches from night to day so you feel …

Read More »

Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Setagaya Park Area with Kids

Setagaya Park area with kids is a blast. The park offer rides on a mini Steam Locomotive, free pedal-go-carts in a traffic park with working traffic signals, have 2 separate playgrounds equipped with swings, spring riders, slides, monkey bars and sandpit, and a children-sized shanty town where they can make bread, …

Read More »

Japanese Overseas Migration Museum (Yokohama)

If you love history and are planning a trip to Yokohama, please visit the Japanese Overseas Migration Museum. This museum is a hidden gem. I learned so much about a topic I knew nothing, and there is no cost of admission. Over 25 million Japanese have migrated overseas since the …

Read More »

Kua Aina, 9 Locations in Tokyo – Hawaiian Burger and Sandwich Grill

If you`re looking for a good, solid burger stop by Kua Aina. Originally from Hawaii, their light wooden interior, island music and colorful Hawaiin goods adorning the walls makes you feel like you walked into a burger joint on the island. Their large hamburger patties, seasoned with the owner`s original and secret spices …

Read More »