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Sakana Bacca (Nakameguro, Tokyo) – Fresh Seafood Store

Sakana Bacca Nakameguro

Sakana Bacca (サカナ バッカ) is a retailer that deals with seafood delivered directly from fishermen and the Tsukiji fish market. The Nakameguro branch sells a wide variety of fresh seasonal fish that you can`t find at your local supermarket, sashimi, seasonings and cooking utensils from all over Japan. They even have tuna-cutting …

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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 …

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Zoorasia (Yokohama)

japan tiger

Zoorasia Japan is by far our favorite zoo outside Tokyo. It`s more like a walking safari than a zoo. It`s spacious and beautifully maintained with a variety of animals from around the world. For 800 yen per adult, 300 yen for middle & high school aged kids, 200 for elementary and …

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Meguro Citizens Center Playroom (Meguro, Tokyo)

Meguro Citizens Center is a great place to spend the day. The infant & toddler playroom is equip with balancing equipment, trikes and push cars, piano, rings and more. The Center also holds an outdoor wading pool and pool for older kids and adults, an art museum, library and sports center. …

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Pocky Factory (Saitama)

POCKY FACTORY (Saitama)

If your kids love Pocky, a day trip out to the Pocky Factory is a must. The Glico Pia East Factory is where both Pocky and Pretz snacks are produced. You can sign-up for a free one hour tour online. The trip from central Tokyo takes about 2 hours, so …

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Hacienda Del Cielo Modern Mexicano (Daikanyama, TokyoI)

I had a sudden urge for Mexican and tried lunch at Hacienda Del Cielo (アシエンダ デル シエロ) in Daikanyama. The place is lively and beautifully put together. Lofty ceilings with floor to ceiling windows, lounge-like seating, and a beautiful and spacious rooftop terrace with views of Tokyo. The perfect atmosphere …

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Fire Museum (Yotsuya, Tokyo)

Tokyo Fire Museum, Tokyo with Kids

Kids and Firefighting fans will enjoy a few hours at the Fire Museum in Yotsuya, Tokyo. This  free five-floor museum run by the Tokyo Fire Department both explains the history of fire and earthquake prevention and protection in Japan and is a fun, interactive environment for kids to climb on …

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Kodomo no Kuni (Yokohama) – BBQ, Pony Ride and Zoo

On our first visit to Kodomo no Kuni (Children`s Land) we explored the various rides and numerous playgrounds. On our second visit we BBQ`d, went on a pony ride, fed the cows and sheep, and explored the zoo. This place is huge so multiple visit are highly recommended. Every season offers something different from outdoor pool …

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Shinagawa Children’s Park (Shinagawa, Tokyo)

Shinagawa Children’s Adventure Park is one of those places you find about after years living in a city and say “wow, I have been missing out.”  The park located adjacent to the Shinagawa Aquarium is amazing. The Park has a modern and super toddler-friendly playground with soft foam ground covering …

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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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Fly Station (Saitama) – Indoor Skydiving for 4+ ye

FlyStation Japan, Tokyo Japan indoor skydiving

If you have a daredevil kid in your house, then I highly recommend the FlyStation in Saitama. FlyStation is Japan’s first indoor skydiving space. Kids ages 4 and move can enjoy with a coach. My seven and 15-year-olds both LOVED it.  You can sign-up for 1-10 flights; we did two …

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Grill Burger Club Sasa (Daikanyama, Tokyo)

Grill Burger Club Sasa in Daikanyama is popular with the local hipster crowd. They serve 100% wagyu beef burgers in whole wheat buns, soups, salads, sandwiches and hot dogs. Burgers come in S/M/L (80g, 100g and 125g respectively) and a kids lunch set is available.   This was one of my favorite places to eat …

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Kamogawa Sea World (Chiba)

Kamogawa Sea World, Top Japan Aquariums

If you are looking for a great day or weekend trip from Tokyo, I highly recommend Minami Boso (the southern area of Chiba) and the Kamogawa Sea World. Kamogawa Sea World is a 1.5-2 hour trip from central Tokyo where you can enjoy the sea breeze, beach and learn about …

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Palette Plaza, Various Locations – Photo Printing Service

Palette Plaza

Palette Plaza (パレットプラザ) and 55 DPE & Digital Station are our go-to place for quick digital camera and smartphone photo printing. The process is quick, simple, and in English! Just pop into a store with your smartphone or data card, insert your card or plug your smartphone into the adapters then wait …

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Starbucks Reserve Roastery (Nakameguro, Tokyo)

The World`s largest Starbucks Reserve Roastery opened in Tokyo`s trendy Nakameguro Neighborhood yesterday, February 28th. This four-story Starbucks Reserve houses more than 100 unique coffee and tea beverages and merchandise. As you enter you`re welcome to the delicious aromas of roasted coffee, freshly baked bread and sweets. The roastery is …

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Tama Zoo (Hino, Tokyo)

Tama Zoo Tokyo, Tokyo zoos with kids

If you want to educate your child about animals and walking in the outdoors, you will love the Tama Zoo. Tama Zoo is huge at 129 acres (52H) which is about four times Ueno Zoo size. If you were to see everything, you would have walked over 8K in one …

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Enoshima Aquarium (Kanagawa)

Sunshine Aquarium, Ikebukuro, Best Living Japan

Took the kids to the Enoshima Aquarium (新江ノ島水族館) the other day and it was AWESOME! A great aquarium right on the beach with many indigenous fish from the Sagami Bay and the Pacific Ocean, great educational exhibitions, and touch pool.  I can’t believe I have been in Japan for so …

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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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F-Dream Kart Racing (Hiratsuka, Kanagawa)

F-dream hiratsuka

Kart Racing at F-Dream Hiratsuka” (F.ドリーム平塚) is a great way to get your adrenaline pumping and test your kart racing skills. Located just an hour from Tokyo Roppongi Hills it`s a popular spot to unwind and compete with friends and family. F-Dream Hiratsuka karts run on a 200cc engine, and can go …

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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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