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Family Fun in Aoyama / Omotesando 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 Aoyama / Omotesando areas with your family and kids.

Crayon House Hiroba (Omotesando, Tokyo)

The Hiroba at Crayon House offers a friendly, all-you-can-eat 90% Organic buffet serving soups, salads, vegetables, brown or semi-refined rice, pasta, tofu, mushrooms, seaweed, meat and fish.  It is located in the basement of the Crayon House Toy and Bookstore and includes a small shop with a variety of organic products. Great spot …

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Kua Aina, 9 Locations in Tokyo – Hawaiian Burger and Sandwich Grill

If you`re looking for a good, solid burger stop by Kua Aina. Originally from Hawaii, their light wooden interior, island music and colorful Hawaiin goods adorning the walls makes you feel like you walked into a burger joint on the island. Their large hamburger patties, seasoned with the owner`s original and secret spices …

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Sugahara Glass Store (Aoyama, Tokyo)

If you love beautiful art that is highly utilitarian then I recommend shopping at Sugahara Glass Store in Aoyama, Tokyo.  I had never heard of the Sugahara glass until the concierge at the Grand Hyatt recommended as a “brilliant shop”.  Sugahara (SGH) is now one of favorite stores in Tokyo …

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Madu (Aoyama, Tokyo) – Japanese Artisan Housewares

If you are a collector of Japanese housewares or looking for a unique gift Madu is a great spot. Madu has beautiful collections of ceramics from Japanese artisans. Each collection has a brief outline of the artist, and the shop staff can give you more details. Besides ceramics, they have …

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Crisscross Omotesando breakfast

Crisscross Omotesando – Breakfast from 8am

Crisscross, located in the heart of Omotesando, has a great ambiance and patio area. They serve breakfast from 8am with your option of rich buttermilk pancakes with your selection of sides, spicy chicken salad & avocado on rye toast, french toast or granola with Greek Yogurt and they serve brunch …

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Tokyo Farmers Markets, Best Living Japan

Tokyo Farmers Markets – 5 Markets Mom’s Love

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

Looking for a good spot for breakfast or brunch in Tokyo on the weekends? There are a ton of places in Tokyo to choose from, especially considering that some can be so busy that lines form and you just want to eat already! Though not an exhaustive list, here are …

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Blue Bottle Coffee Nakameguro

Blue Bottle Coffee (10 Cafes in Tokyo)

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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Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets

Japan Traditional Crafts Aoyama Square (Aoyama, Tokyo)

If you are are looking for a “Japanese gift” for someone overseas or that something special for your home you will not walk away empty handed from the Japan Traditional Crafts Aoyama Square in Aoyama. This store’s differentiation is that they sell crafts and art of all mediums and from …

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Nezu Museum Garden, Best Living Japan

Nezu Museum and Garden (Aoyama, Tokyo)

The Nezu Museum and Garden is one of my favorite escape relaxation locations in Tokyo. I visited the other day with all four kids, and the iris plants were in full bloom (May). However, regardless of season or exhibit the Nezu Museum & Garden is a great 1-2 hour period …

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Brown Rice Cafe (Omotesando, Tokyo)

Brown Rice Cafe is a non-smoking vegetarian cafe that uses fresh seasonal vegetables from all over Japan. The cafe is bright, kid friendly and easily accessible from Neil`s Yard Remedies on the ground floor if using a baby stroller. Lunch sets and a la carte options available. Provides bench, table & terrace …

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