Roppongi / Midtown / Akasaka

Family Fun in Roppongi / Midtown / Akasaka Areas of Tokyo – Tokyo with Kids, Tokyo with Teens.

Your free curated guide for Expats living in Tokyo, Japan and families traveling to Japan. Mom created, curated and made! We are sharing our favorite family friendly attractions by area, including the latest events, best restaurants, exciting Tokyo cooking and craft classes, Japanese antiques and gift shopping, early open breakfast spots, indoor play centers, playgrounds and more! Don`t forget our popular Tokyo One Day Itineraries with Kids, Moving to Japan Guides. We provide all this information for free since we want you to enjoy your life and time in Tokyo and Japan as much as we do! .

Laugh, Learn & Live! Enjoy the Roppongi / Midtown / Akasaka areas of Tokyo with your Family.

Tokyo Farmers Markets – 5 Markets Mom’s Love

Tokyo Farmers Markets, Best Living Japan

The farm to market focus in Japan is lower than in many western countries but is slowly gaining traction at Tokyo Farmers Markets. Below you can find five Tokyo Farmers Markers that moms love! Always so much fun to take the kiddos and find fresh fruits, veggies and handmade bake …

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Tokyo Breakfast Brunch – Open by 8:00

Here are more than 23+ great Tokyo breakfast brunch spots. Looking for a good spot for Tokyo breakfast or brunch on the weekend?  I love breakfast! I am a very earlier riser, so breakfast is my main meal of the day.  There are many other Tokyo Breakfast Brunch spots, but …

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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 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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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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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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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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Roppongi Nishi Park Playground

roppongi nishi park

Roppongi Nishi Park (立六本木西公園) is a new playground park nestled in the backstreets of Roppongi between the popular Roppongi Hills Slide Park, Robot Park and Hinokicho Park at Tokyo Midtown. This new sand park is perfect for beginner walkers up to preschool-aged kids. It has a nice open space, various plants and …

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Blue Bottle Coffee (10 Cafes in Tokyo)

Blue Bottle Coffee Nakameguro

Blue Bottle Coffee (ブルーボトルコーヒー) opened their newest shop in Nakameguro. They now have stores in nine Tokyo locations and don’t seem to be slowing down – Sangenjaya, Meguro, Nakameguro, Shinagawa, Roppongi, Aoyama, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro and their 1st was Kiyosumi Fukugawa (where they also roast).  I`m thrilled to have a …

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Maison Landemaine (Roppongi, Tokyo)

Maison Landemaine Tokyo in Azabudai (closest train station Roppongi Itchome) is one of the best French bakeries in Tokyo. Not only is the bread amazing and coffee strong, but it opens at 7:00a.m. so great for jet-lagged travelers and families. This is the first Japanese branch of the famous Maison …

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Robot Park (Roppongi, Tokyo)

Sakurazaka Park (さくら坂公園) better known as Robot Park is located by the Sakura-zaka Residences next to the Roppongi Hills mega complex.  It’s a small park, but it’s well-designed with safety in mind. It`s filled with contoured plastic slides, robot-designed spring-riders, climbing stairs and a long rolling-pin slide to entertain the kids. …

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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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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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21-21 Design Sight (Roppongi, Tokyo)

21-21 Design Sight is a very innovative museum. There is no permanent exhibit but rather original exhibits that rotate every five to six months. I attended the present exhibit “Measuring: This much. That much. How much?” with my son who does not like math so much. He and I had …

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Wise Wise Tools (Roppongi Midtown, Tokyo)

Wise Wise Tools tea pots

Without fail, I have found beautiful “made in Japan” gifts at Wise Wise Tools in Roppongi Midtown. Although their assortment is not wide vs. other Japanese art and craft stores, the merchandisers have selected an amazing variety of home utilitarian items, decor, toys, and wear. A large percentage of the …

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Hitotsugi Park Playground (Akasaka, Tokyo)

Hitotsugi Park

Hitotsugi Park (一ツ木公園) lies nestled behind the TBS Broadcasting Center (TBS放送センター) in Akasaka. It`s a clean and quiet park playground with a large open space surrounded by greenery. You can find many office workers having a peaceful lunch on one of the many benches here during the work week. The playground park is …

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Living Motif (Roppongi, Tokyo) – Beautiful Interior Decor

Living Motif Roppongi Tokyo, Japanese Sake Cups

If you are in search of a great gift for someone special or just to treat yourself drop into Living Motif!  We originally wrote this post for Father’s Day, but it is still relevant if you love interior design and accessories. Living Motif has the most amazing selection of design …

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Mr Farmer Komazawa Olympic Park (Komazawa, Tokyo)

Mr Farmer is known for their farm-to-table concept, delivering fresh, locally produced food to local consumers. Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free Mr Farmer offers something for everyone. Mr Farmer Komazawa (their 4th restaurant) is located in Komazawa Olympic Park at the Nishi-guchi gate or near the Jabu Jabu Ike (paddling …

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