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Eastern Tokyo with Kids (Sumida, Edogawa, Kasai)

THINGS THAT GO – TOKYO TRAINS, PLANES & CARS

THINGS THAT GO - TOKYO TRAINS, PLANES & CARS

Have a kid who love things that go? Trains, planes & cars we got you covered. Our sons were obsessed with transportation when they were 3-5 years olds so we have first hand experience at all of the recommended locations. Whether a museum, interactive experience or shopping all of our …

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2019 Tokyo Splash Parks and Wading Pools

Asukayama Park, Tokyo wading pool and splash parks

Check out our 2019 Tokyo Splash Parks and Wading Pool recommendations. A free or very inexpensive way to keep cool (er) in the sticky hot Japan summer. Most Tokyo area wading pools are open from July 1st through mid-September, although there are a few splash ponds that open in June. …

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10 Day Trip Outlets

Greater Tokyo Area Outlet Centers - 10 Day Trip Outlets

If you need to stock-up for your new apartment or a new seasonal wardrobe for you or the kids, there are 10 greater Tokyo area outlet centers. Japanese outlets usually offer a 30-50% discount off of department store prices – although most of the product is made specifically for outlets …

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Aneby Trimpark Play Center, Odaiba

The Aneby Trimpark play center for babies to 12 year olds is a great place on a rainy day. The facility opened in July 2014 so it is very clean and orderly. Aneby Trim Park is a great place for parents and kids to escape the rain, summer heat and cold winter. …

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Oedo Onsen Monogatari (Odaiba, Tokyo)

Oedo Onsen Monogatari is one of our favorites on our list of TOP Theme Parks in Japan. One of the ultimate tourist attractions in Tokyo is the Oedo Onsen Monogatari in Odaiba. However, even long-term foreigners and Japanese can have fun! It is the Disneyland of Onsens. Going home my …

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Tokyo Sea Life Park (Edogawa, Tokyo)

Tokyo Sea Life Park, Edogawa-ku - Bayside Tokyo Aquarium

Tokyo Sea Life Park is a modern Aquarium located on the border of Tokyo and Chiba on the Bay of Tokyo. You can study sharks, eagle rays, and penguins.  It is housed in Kasai Rinkai-koen Park which is a huge public park with a massive ferris wheel, food stalls, plenty …

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Edo-Tokyo Museum (Ryogoku, Tokyo) – One Stop Tokyo History

The Edo-Tokyo Museum (江戸東京博物館 Edo Tōkyō Hakubutsukan) in Ryogoku is one of our family’s top picks when visitors come to town. Opened in 1993 the permanent exhibitions include; the life-size replica of the Nihonbashi, which was the bridge leading into Edo, the Nakamuraza theatre, and scale models of towns and …

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Gas Science Museum (Toyosu, Tokyo)

If you are looking for an educational, hands-on and FREE museum in Tokyo to take the kids on a hot or rainy day head to the Gas Science Museum in Toyosu. The museum is located in beautiful modern building right near the LalaPort shopping mall, Toysou pier and park. Great …

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Sumida Aquarium (Tokyo Sky Tree)

Sumida Aquarium Sky Tree, Tokyo with Kids

The Sumida Aquarium (すみだ水族館) at the Tokyo Skytree Soramachi is a slightly expensive but creatively designed aquarium. If you are visiting the Skytree, the aquarium is a good add on if you have 30-90 mins.  It is a relaxed and cool environment where kids can see a variety of aquatic life …

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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 …

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Lohas Cafe (Ariake, Tokyo) – Family-friendly Cafe with Baby Space

Lohas Cafe Ariake

Lohas Cafe (ロハスカフェ), Ariake is spacious and bright with high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, an up close view of greenery, free wifi and baby-friendly space – a great spot to lunch after a morning at the free Tokyo Water Science Museum. Lohas Cafe, located in the Musashino University campus, collaborated …

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Kasai Rinkai Park & Tokyo Bay (Edogawa-Ku, Tokyo)

Kasai Rinkai Park & Tokyo Bay

Kasai Rinkai Park (葛西臨海公園) is a huge expansive park situated along Tokyo Bay. It houses the Tokyo Sea Life Aquarium, bird sanctuary, 117m tall ferris wheel, bbq grounds, biking and walking paths, a Japanese garden, small playground and plum and cherry blossom paths. One side of the park houses the …

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Tokyo Sky Tree (Sumida, Tokyo)

Tokyo Sky Tree is a 634-metre high broadcasting tower with two public observation decks, restaurants, shops and other facilities in Sumida, Tokyo. It became the tallest structure in Japan in 2012, making it the tallest free-standing tower in the world. Today, it is the second-tallest structure in the world after Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. It …

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Blue Bottle Coffee (10 Cafes in Tokyo)

Blue Bottle Coffee Nakameguro

Blue Bottle Coffee (ブルーボトルコーヒー) opened their newest shop in Nakameguro. They now have stores in nine Tokyo locations and don’t seem to be slowing down – Sangenjaya, Meguro, Nakameguro, Shinagawa, Roppongi, Aoyama, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro and their 1st was Kiyosumi Fukugawa (where they also roast).  I`m thrilled to have a …

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Kiba Park (Koto-ku, Tokyo) – A spacious park, great for sporty types

Kiba Park

Kiba Park (木場公園) is a large, spacious park great for sporty types. The north end houses The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, a multi-use field, tennis courts and outdoor stage, while the south has a grassy area, BBQ field (reservations required), dog run and botanical garden – maintained and administered by the Park …

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Organic Cafe Lulu (Koto-ku, Tokyo) – Reading Cafe and Play Space

Organic Cafe LuLu (オーガニックカフェ ルル) in Kiba is a parents` dream cafe. This bright and airy space serves only organic meals (all dairy and egg free) prepared by licensed nutritionists, houses a large selection of children`s books – both in English and Japanese, wooden play house with foosball table, wooden …

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