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Daikanyama T-site (Daikanyama, 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

tokyo midtown

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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Isshin Rice House (Daikanyama, Tokyo) – Traditional Japanese Cuisine

Isshin Rice House

Gohanya Isshin Daikanyama (ごはんや 一芯 代官山) is one of our favourite traditional Japanese restaurants, and hidden gems, to take friends visiting Tokyo. Located across the street from Kyu Asakura House and next to the Daikanyama Koban (Police Box), Gohanya Isshin sits hidden at the basement of a pale, yellow brick building. Walk …

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Mitsukoshi B1 Level, Ebisu Garden Place (Ebisu, Tokyo)

Mitsukoshi Department Store`s B1 level has a variety of toys and children`s goods and a play area for infants and kids called Kodomo Park. This free play space is a great spot to take a break from shopping or escape the heat, rain or bitter cold. Nursing Room: 4 Diaper …

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Ogimachi Park Playground – Osaka with Kids

Ogimachi Park Playground

The Ogimachi Park Playground is the perfect place to spend the day. Located just behind the Kansai TV Studio which holds Kids Plaza – an amazing museum where kids learn through play, this huge play park has a number of slides, climbing wall that scales the Kansai TV Studio, open …

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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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Matsudo Nanbu Ichiba (Chiba)

If you are trying to eat healthier this year, then try a great 1/2 day outing for fresh fish and veggies to Matsudo Nanbu Ichiba. Matsudo Nanbu Ichiba, Chiba While Tsukiji is the biggest and most famous fish market in Japan (the world?), the crowds and (sometimes) the attitude of …

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Roppongi Cooperative Playgroup

The Roppongi Cooperative Playgroup is a parent-run cooperative for children 1.5 years up to age 4. The Roppongi Playgroup meets once a week for two hours. Children can  develop an early love of school and friendship through a combination of free play, stories, snacks, music and crafts. Activities vary from week …

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