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Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Akasaka Area with Kids

The Akasaka area in Tokyo is a great place to live and visit. Here is the curated family guide for Akasaka with Kids written by Maven Mom, Olga – mother of two and Mom in Balance Tokyo Trainer,  When we came for our look-see, Akasaka was our main focus. I had …

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Tokyo Joypolis (Odaiba, Tokyo) – Tips Before You Go

Tokyo Joypolis is an SEGA branded indoor entertainment center where you can experience coasters with gaming, virtual rides with motion simulators, frightening VR experiences, arcade and more. A fantastic spot for thrill seekers and gamers. We recommend for kids 130cm and taller to experience most attractions and rides. The 1st …

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Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Roppongi Area with Kids

Here is our curated family guide for visiting the Roppongi Area with Kids. Start your morning by taking a stroll at Mohri Garden located near Asashi TV and the Roppongi Hills Arena. It`s a beautiful Japanese garden built around a pond with pink cherry blossoms in Spring, red maple leaves in …

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SANRIO PUROLAND (Tama, Tokyo) – Tips and Discounts for your Visit

Sanrio Puroland

NOTE: Sanrio Puroland (Hello Kitty Land) will close temporarily from Saturday, February 22 until Thursday, March 12th, 2020. The temporary closure is a precautionary measure with respect to the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19). Sanrio Puroland is an adorable indoor amusement park for Sanrio character fans, young children and adults who are …

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Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Jiyugaoka Area with Kids

Jiyugaoka is a lovely area filled with boutiques, restaurants and cafes. Here are our favorite baby & kid-friendly restaurants and play areas to visit between shopping breaks. For additional areas visit our Tokyo with Kids Itineraries. Open from 8:00 Lupicia Tea Shop is a great spot to start the morning …

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Karasumori Playroom (Nakameguro, Tokyo)

Karasumori Playroom in Kamimeguro provides an infant and toddler playroom, craft room, gymnasium, books, trains, and much more. They also have a great Japanese class for parents and infants where parents and babies learn about Japanese culture, make seasonal crafts, and make neighborhood friends. They have a great set of playrail trains and …

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Minami-Azabu Community Center (Azabu, Tokyo)

Residents are lucky to have the Minami-Azabu Community Center as a free center to play, relax and eat. The beautiful new community center has a public daycare and a cafe on the 1st floor, kids 2nd floor with a full-size gym, music, play, study rooms for parent & babies and …

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Bistro Chick (Higashi Azabu, Tokyo)

Bistro Chick (ビストロ チック) is a cute little bistro in Azabu which serves a great lunch! Don’t let the name surprise you there is no chicken on the Bistro Chick lunch menu, although they sometimes offer for dinner. Lunch is a delicious selection of 5-7 pasta meals offered with starters …

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Tokyo Day Trip to “Little Edo” Kawagoe (Saitama)

If you are in the Tokyo area and have one free day, travel back in time with a Tokyo day trip to “Little Edo” Kawagoe (川越市 Kawagoe-shi). The people of Kawagoe have preserved their city for all people today to experience the old castle town of Edo period (17th to …

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Hotel MYSTAYS Shin-Osaka Conference Center – Recommended Family-Friendly Hotel

hotel mystays shin-osaka

The Hotel MYSTAYS Shin-Osaka Conference Center (ホテルマイステイズ新大阪コンファレンスセンター) is a great, affordable family-friendly place to stay. Located 5 minutes from Shin Osaka Station, and surrounded by convenient stores and local amenities, the hotel is convenient if arriving in Osaka from Tokyo, Kyoto, and surrounding cities. My son and I spent a full day in Kyoto and arrived …

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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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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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