Harajuku / Jingumae

Family Fun in Harajuku / Jingumae Areas of Tokyo – Tokyo with Kids, Tokyo with Teens.

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Laugh, Learn & Live! Enjoy the Harajuku / Jingumae area of Tokyo with your Family.

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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Boudoir Day Spa Pedicure (Jingumae, Tokyo)

boudoir

Are you a sandals person like me? If so, head over to Boudoir Day Spa for a pedicure to kick off the sandal season. Boudoir has been in business for 18 years and specializes in pedi, mani, facials and hair removal.   My trip this past week was to summerize …

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Eggs n Things Breakfast (Harajuku/Ginza/Odaiba)

Eggs n Things offers a variety of breakfast items from 8:00 – 22:30 on weekends and from 9:00 during the week. Light and fluffy pancakes, waffles, and crepes with your choice of toppings; omelets, meat & eggs, fruit cups and mouth-watering specials like the Hawaiin loco moco or Eggs Benedict with Canadian Bacon. …

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Dumbo Doughnuts and Coffee (Azabu Juban & Harajuku)

Dumbo doughnuts and coffee tokyo

If you are a doughnut and coffee lover, you HAVE to visit Dumbo Doughnuts and Coffee in Azabu Juban or Harajuku in Tokyo. Dumbo Doughnuts and Coffee promotes themselves as NYC doughnuts for adult tastes. I have to agree after sampling five of the ten flavors they offer – crispy …

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Pompompurin Cafe (Harajuku, Tokyo)

The Pompompurin Cafe sits in the heart of Harajuku down the street from the Rainbow Sweets Ice cream and Cotton Candy shop. They offer adorable Pompompurin character themed drinks and dishes, and exclusive merchandise. The staff allows entrance a few groups at a time so patrons can select their seats …

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Micro Pig Cafe Tokyo (Harajuku)

micro pig cafe

We visited the Micro Pig cafe and spent a delightful time with the most ADORABLE micro pigs. The Meguro micro pig cafe opened in March this year and was such a hit they opened another location in Harajuku this month! Not only can you spend time with the micro pigs …

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Yoyogi Park Ponies (Yoyogi) – Feed, Brush, and Ride

Yoyogi Park Ponies (Yoyogi) - Feed, Brush, and Ride

Would your child like to meet a pony in Tokyo? Yoyogi Park Ponies (代々木ポニー公園)  is a fun little pony park in the middle of Tokyo. Depending on the time of the day you attend you can feed, brush, and ride the ponies for free. Kids, aged 4 – 11 (elementary) …

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Kappa Sushi (Various Locations) – Kaiten / Conveyor Belt Sushi

Kappa Sushi

Whether a tourist or a local, kaitenzushi is a fun family dining experience. We visited Kappa Sushi (かっぱ寿司), one of the major kaitenzushi chains in Japan. Kaiten Zushi or “conveyor belt sushi” are sushi restaurants where sushi, and more recently; noodles, fried foods and desserts are served from a conveyor belt – some even by high …

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Sulbing (Harajuku, Tokyo) – Korean Shaved Ice

Sulbing Korean Shaved Ice

Sulbing Korean Shaved Ice has come to town (설빙, ソルビン原宿, 東京)! If you are wondering what Sulbing is, it is a Korean Dessert Cafe most famous for unique flavors and toppings on shaved ice. Sulbing was founded by an enthusiastic Korean woman who majored in food and nutrition in college. Since opening …

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Rainbow Sweets (Harajuku, Tokyo)

We visited the famous Rainbow Sweets shop along Takeshita Street in Harajuku the other day. Enjoy six types of Hokkaido Vanilla ice cream blended with concentrated fruit paste and places them in a cup so it looks like a rainbow from above. Their sister shop, the Totti Candy Factory that creates …

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The Farmers Market at the UN University (Omotesando, Tokyo)

Love, love wondering through the farmers market at the UN University between Omotesando and Shibuya stations. Over 70 vendors come to sell their fresh produce, honey, rice and more. There are also food and drink trucks for hearty appetites. My kids and I bike to the market and spend an …

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Ukiyo-e Ōta Memorial Museum of Art (Harajuku, Tokyo)

The Ukiyo-e Ōta Memorial Museum of Art in Harajuku, Tokyo offers an intimate and easy to understand presentation of  Ukiyo-e prints.  This museum does not have a permanent exhibit on display, but rather rotates exhibits monthly from . This March 2015 exhibit is titled “Kawaii ~Cute Girls in Ukiyo-e” which caught …

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Kawaii Monster Cafe (Harajuku, Tokyo)

The Kawaii Monster Cafe in Harajuku is one of those places you go to and say “only in Japan.”  My 12-year-old and I went for lunch the other day and enjoyed environment (a mix of Manga and Willy Wonka) and food (visually very pleasing with average taste). As my 12-year-old …

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