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SC Maglev and Railway Park (Nagoya)

Nagoya, SC Maglev and Railway Park, THINGS THAT GO - TOKYO TRAINS, PLANES & CARS

The SC Maglev and Railway Park is a great museum for train enthusiasts young and old. It houses 39 of JR`s rolling stock displays, some with marked world speed records. Visitors can see, touch and tour the interior of the trains, learn the mechanics behind the bullet train and Maglev as well …

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La Fuente 2F (Daikanyama, Tokyo) – Baby and Kids Clothing & Accessories

La Fuente Daikanyama

UPDATE: May 2018 the La Fuente building will close it’s doors mid July 2018 for building renovations. Shopping for baby or your kids? Visit the 2nd floor of the La Fuente Building in Daikanyama. La Fuente Daikanyama 2F(ラ・フェンテ代官山)carries a number of Japanese and Internationally branded infant and childrens` clothing goods …

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Rosalie (Daikanyama, Tokyo)

**November/2015 UPDATE: Rosalie is now GlouGlou Reefer Cafe. Completely remodeled, but still child-friendly, with take out options. Rosalie (ロサリー)is a cute Parisian-styled cafe located on the second floor of Maison de Reefur. The cafe opened in April 2012 by Rinka, a famous fashion model in Japan. The restaurant is frequented by …

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Design Shop (Azabu, Tokyo)

Design Shop (デザインショップ) is a little boutique with a ton of style punch. Super convenient if you live in the Azabu-Hiroo-Shirogane Takanawa area. The shop specializes in handmade crafts from steel, bamboo, ceramic and glass forming utensils to woven baskets and cooking pots. The Design Shop also offers an elegant …

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Maxell Aqua Park (Shinagawa, Tokyo)

Sunshine Aquarium, Ikebukuro, Best Living Japan

A visit to the Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa is a great cold or rainy day activity. This aquarium reopened in July 2015 after a total renovation and expansion (3Xs previous size). The aquarium is quite high-tech with touch panel exhibits, fluorescent-lighted jellyfish and choreographed performances.  Depending on how many performances …

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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). …

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Mes Cafe and Kitchen – Eat Positive, METoA Ginza

Mes Cafe Kitchen

Mes Cafe and Kitchen, an Australian cafe located on the first floor corner of the new Tokyu Plaza Ginza, is a great spot to stop-in after a morning of shopping and touring. We dropped in for sweets after browsing the upper floors of the recently opened Tokyu Plaza Ginza. The cafe is spacious and modern with …

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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 …

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Tamiya Plamodel Factory (Shinbashi, Tokyo)

Tamiya Plamodel Factory (Shinbashi, Tokyo)

If you have a small or big child who loves building cars, battlefield displays or general construction models the Tamiya Plamodel Factory is one stop you should not miss while in Tokyo. The store has the entire line of Tamiya products (over 6,000 SKUs). The first floor and basement are …

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Trasparente Bakery (Nakameguro, Tokyo)

My favourite bakery in Nakameguro moved to a new and larger location! Located a short walk from Nakameguro station, and now with seating, Trasparente (トラスパレンテ) Bakery sells all of the same goodies; fresh breads, pastries, sandwiches, cakes, coffee, juices and tea. My kids love the toasted edamame and ham bread, …

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

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 …

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Shiba Park Playground (Shiba Koen, Tokyo)

Shiba Park Playground

The Shiba Park Playground is a great space, with updated play equipment in a downtown Tokyo central park. The play equipment is some of the best I have seen in a public park and the ground under the climbing equipment is padded – probably because the park is directly in …

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Ouca Japanese Ice (Ebisu, Tokyo)

**Closed for renovations until early 2020** It is ice cream season, so take a family outing to Ouca Japanese Ice in Ebisu. Ouca ice is amazingly light and refreshing. Their signature flavours include milk, pumpkin, tomato, black sugar banana, ground soybean powder and green tea. However, if you prefer something …

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Familiar – Ginza Baby Clothings, Goods Store

Familiar Ginza

The Japanese high quality baby and children`s clothing and goods store, Familiar (ファミリア) has partnered with the popular baby-friendly cafe, Chano-mama at their Main store in Ginza (ファミリア 銀座). Open till July 28, Familiar Ginza will host a baby-friendly cafe and a number of mother and baby-friendly classes (by reservation …

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La Brianza (Roppongi Hills, Tokyo) – Special Date Night

La Brianza Restaurant, newly opened May 18, 2016, is the latest of chef Okuno’s Brianza Italian gourmet eateries. His other restaurants, the tiny Via Brianza in Azabu Juban and Brianza 6.1 in Ark Hills, are two of our favourite restaurants in Tokyo. La Brianna is the largest establishments to date with …

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Mitate, Hiroo – Japanese Crafts

*** 2018 UPDATE: MITATE PERMANENTLY CLOSED *** I had been biking past Mitate for years, until yesterday when my curiosity got the best of me. Mitate is located in a water themed facility called Le Bain in Nishi Azabu, and most of the items for sale are associated with bathing, …

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Japan Folk Crafts Museum (Meguro, Tokyo)

The Japan Folk Crafts Museum is a must see in Tokyo. Not only due to the crafts it houses but the buildings themselves.   The Japan Folk Crafts Museum is of Mingei style completed in 1936 built by carpenters from Tochigi prefecture. Ceramics, dyed and woven textiles, wood and lacquer, stone …

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Salvatore Cuomo Bros (Daikanyama, Tokyo) – Italian Buffet & Green Terrace

Salvatore Cuomo Bros

*** JULY 2018 UPDATE: XEX CLOSED for BUILDING RECONSTRUCTION *** Located on the rooftop of the popular baby and kids` product mall, La Fuente, XEX Daikanyama (ゼックス 代官山) offers a unique international dining experience. Enjoy Italian dining at Salvatore Cuomo Bros, fresh sushi at Aburiyaki & Sushi An, and cocktails at their New York …

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PuChu! Indoor Play Center, Yokohama

PuChu! is a new indoor play center located on the 4th floor of the AsoBuild building, two floors above the Poop Museum, near Yokohama Station. They have 7 stations to play in and 5 zones; Stations 1. The Dance Star – kids jump on mini sound producing trampolines. 2. The …

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