AZABU / HIROO

Family Fun in Azabu / Hiroo Areas of Tokyo – Tokyo with Kids, Tokyo with Teens.

Azabu Hiroo with kids

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Laugh, Learn & Live! Enjoy the Azabu Hiroo area of Tokyo with your Family.

Maruichi Bagel (Shirogane, Tokyo) – Best Bagels in Tokyo!

Maruichi Bagel, Shirogane - Best Bagels in Tokyo!

The best bagels in Tokyo are piping hot at Maruichi Bagel in Shirogane, Minato-ku. Maruichi Bagel, best bagels in Tokyo, is located near Shirogane-Takanawa station. Hiroo and Azabu residents are so lucky to have such a great bagel shop in their backyards. The bagel shop is a tiny hole is the …

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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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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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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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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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Tiger Gyoza, Hiroo – Inexpensive Yummy Family Eats!

Tiger Gyoza in Hiroo is an inexpensive but yummy restaurant to have a quick lunch or dinner. The speciality is gyoza (dumplings/pot stickers) both fried and boiled.  Tiger Gyoza is a chain with locations in Shibuya, Akasaka and many other locals around Tokyo, but we frequent the one in Hiroo. …

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Burger Mania – One of Tokyo`s Best Burger Restaurants, Hiroo

Burger Mania Hiroo (バーガーマニア広尾店) is our favorite family-friendly weekend burger place with the kids. The Burger Mania chain, also located in Shirokane and now Ebisu, has a California-like atmosphere, delicious burgers made from 100% Japanese beef patties and buns made from sake yeast. I love the avocado cheese burger (1290 yen), …

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Via Brianza, Azabu Juban – Great Date Night Spot

If you are looking for a romantic date night restaurant with amazing Italian food, you must try Via Brianza in Azabu Juban. The restaurant is one of my husband’s and my favourite hideaways. The chef and owner Okuno-san studied in Italy to perfect his skills and now owns a few …

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Sawamura Hiroo Bakery and Cafe

Sawamura Hiroo Bakery and Cafe 沢村ベーカリー&カフェ

So excited that one of out favorite bakeries has opened a new location in Hiroo – Sawamura Hiroo Bakery and Cafe ( 沢村ベーカリー&カフェ) in Hiroo Plaza. This new location is much easier for families with little ones with its open one level layout. The bread and breakfast are the same …

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Blue & White Store, Azabu – Top Japanese Craft Boutique

The Blue & White store reopened April 2017 in their new location one building over from their old store. Same brilliant Blue & White arts and crafts in new digs. Amy Katoh opened the Blue & White Store over 35 years ago promoting Japanese crafts and lifestyle of years past. …

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Asa no Ha Shop, Azabu – Seasonal Tenugui

One of the many things I love about Japan are the seasons, with each season come unique changes in nature, food and celebrations. A great way to capture the ever-changing seasons is to place a simple but beautiful tenugui in a prominent place in your house. Asa no Ha Shop, …

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Nihonbo Chopstick Store (Hiroo, Tokyo)

Need to buy a birthday gift for a friend so stopped by Nihonbo Chopstick Store in Hiroo. Nihonbo has thousands of chopsticks (Hashi) from everyday to special occasion. You can even have the chopsticks personalized with your name engraved. Nihonbo Chopstick Store (Hiroo, Tokyo) I have been a loyal fan …

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Bondi Cafe, Hiroo

Bondi Cafe is a comfy, spacious, kid-friendly restaurant on a back street behind Hiroo station. The staff is super friendly and the atmosphere is laidback with a Bondi Beach feel with comfy sofas, some outdoor sitting and music. The food menu tends toward Hawaiian and Asian fusion serving soups, salads, …

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Arisugawa Park (Hiroo, Tokyo)

ikedayama park

Arisugawa Park (有栖川宮記念公園) in Hiroo is one of my kids’ favorite parks in Tokyo. It has been recently renewed with some easier to stroll pathways and a new child, baby and wheelchair friendly bathroom. It is built into a hill, so it has several tiers –  there is a wooded …

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