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Boudoir Day Spa Pedicure (Jingumae, Tokyo)

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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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Little Bird Gluten Free Restaurant (Yoyogi Uehara, Tokyo)

I had a delicious lunch at the Little Bird Gluten Free Restaurant in Yoyogi (previously located in Harajuku) this week. The restaurant is 100% gluten free, and the chef and owner who has celiac disease is one darn good cook. Little Bird Restaurant offers a nice selection of entrees and desserts …

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Hamley`s Toy Store, Cafe & Playroom, Yokohama

Hamley`s entertainment toy store is a fantastic spot to spend a couple hours. Hamleys is the oldest and largest toy shop in the world. It is named after William Hamley, who founded a toy shop called “Noah’s Ark” in London in 1760. Currently, Hamleys operates over 110 stores all over the …

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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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Ajiro Playground aka The Slide Park (Azabu Juban, Tokyo)

Ajiro Playground Park (網代公園), better known as the Slide Park, is located near the Azabu Juban shopping street. My kids love this park because of the large cement slide that kids slide down on old pieces of cardboard. There are usually some old pieces lying around, but recommended to bring …

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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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Pokemon Cafe Tokyo – World’s First Permanent Pokemon Cafe

Pokemon Cafe Tokyo

The Pokemon Cafe and Center Store is another excellent spot for Pokemon lovers in Tokyo. Pokemon Center Tokyo DX opened its cafe and center store in 2018 on the 5th floor of the Takashimaya Department store in Nihonbashi. They offer adorable Pokemon character-themed drinks and dishes, exclusive merchandise, and a …

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Cafe Annteana (Daikanyama, Tokyo)

** Cafe Annteana underwent renovations in early Spring 2016 and is now a pancake cafe without a play space ** Cafe Annteana(カフェ・アンティーナ) in Daikanyama is another favorite baby and kid-friendly dining spot to escape the cold and rain. The interior is a delightful mix of elegant, vintage, shabby chic with …

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Yokohama Cosmo World Amusement Park (Yokohama)

Yokohama Cosmo World is a family friendly amusement park in the heart of Minato Mirai – a scenic spot during the day and romantic at night. Admission is free to enter and customers pay by attractions or rides via ticket vending machines located throughout the park. Prices range from 300 – …

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100 Things To Do With Kids in Tokyo

100 Things To Do With Kids in Tokyo

The Best Living Japan Moms have pulled their favorite 100 Things to Do with Kids in Tokyo. How many of these things have you done? Whether you live in Tokyo or Japan or are just traveling to Japan with kids, this is a great checklist! There are thousands of other …

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Daikanyama T-site (Diakanyama, Tokyo)

Opened just last month, Daikanyama T-site is a low-rise complex of shops, eateries and a huge Tsutaya. This place is sure to attract a huge crowd due to the well-designed architecture, greenery, and places to shop, eat & socialize. Spend an afternoon shopping for music/books at Tsutaya, battery assisted bikes at Motovelo, specialty cameras, …

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Rocco`s New York Style Pizza (Midtown, Tokyo)

Rocco`s New York Style Pizza is another gem in Japan who offers pizza by the slice or whole pie. Their main shop first opened in Oji in June 2010. They now have new location in Roppongi! Opened just a few months ago they hit all the buttons, great sauce, chewy …

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Yokohama Chinese New Year Celebrations (Jan 25 – Feb 8, 2020)

Yokohama Chinese New Year celebrations  in Yokohama run between January 25 – February 8, 2020. Great fun and food! Yokohama has one of the largest Chinatowns in the world with over 140 years of history.  Although this is still quite new vs. Manila’s Chinatown established in 1590 or London’s in …

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Delicious Tsukemen at Mitsuyado Seimen (Nakameguro, Tokyo)

On cold days our family likes to warm up with a nice bowl of tsukemen / ramen at our favorite child-friendly ramen shop, Mitsuyado Seimen in Nakameguro (三ツ矢堂製麺 中目黒店). They are a non-smoking restaurant from 11:00 to 17:00, provide baby high-chairs, and children’s bowls and cutlery. Their English menu is a …

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Trampoland (Tokyo, Chiba and Saitama)

If you have kids, and they are bouncing off the walls take them to Trampoland!  Trampoland is an inside trampoline center that is safe and fun for elementary age kids and up. My son and I went the other night and had a great time for 60 mins. There are …

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Ueno Zoo (Ueno, Tokyo)

Ueno Zoo, Tokyo with kids Zoos and Aquariums

Ueno Zoo is Japan’s oldest and most famous zoo having opened its gate to the public in March 1882. The Ueno Zoo is conveniently located in Ueno Park which is near both Ueno Station and Nezu Station. It is one of our families favorites for 2-3 hours. Not only do they …

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Soul Food House (Azabu Juban, Tokyo)

If you are looking for a REAL American Soul Food fix than Soul Food House should be your destination. Soul Food House @ 148 (official name) offers an awesome brunch on Sundays, lunch and dinner (Wed-Sat) (with the food that all Southerners grew up with – fried chicken, waffles, BBQ …

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Tokyo Midtown – A Family Friendly Paradise

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Tokyo Midtown (東京ミッドタウン) is one of our favorite family-friendly spots to spend the day. It is home to several art museums, family-friendly seasonal events, a spacious green park and lush Japanese garden, medical center, services, restaurants and shopping. We love spending the morning visiting 21 – 21 Design Sight for their …

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