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Tokyo November 2019 Events – Festivals, Foliage and Thanks

Enjoy the cool crisp air with these recommended Tokyo November 2019 events. Bundle up and enjoy the food, festival and foliage we have lined up this month. It`s the month for giving. Help support the great work these charities do for our local and global communities by attending these Charity …

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Tokyo Chrysanthemum Festivals

Tokyo Area 2019 Chrysanthemum Festivals

Enjoy the clear and crisp skies of autumn to visit the top Tokyo Chrysanthemum Festivals.  Although people typically associate cherry blossoms with Japan, the chrysanthemum has the richest association with Japan’s culture and history. To learn more about the cultural and historical links read this article. Tokyo Chrysanthemum Festivals 1. …

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Asian Home Furnishings Sale – Tokyo Union Church

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This fall, the Tomoni Club at Tokyo Union Church will once again host the popular Asian Furniture Sale, this year for four days, from Wednesday, Oct 30th to Friday, Nov 2nd, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. On sale will be a selection …

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Top Theme Parks in Japan

Japan has many amazing theme parks to offer from parks with thrill rides to soothing onsens. Here are our Top 20+ Theme/Amusement Parks in Japan that will have your kids asking for more. 100+ THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN TOKYO JOIN BEST LIVING JAPAN FOR A JAPANESE COOKING OR …

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Tokyo Halloween Events, Costumes, Decorations and Candy

Tokyo Halloween Events, Parades, Costumes and Shopping

Tokyo Halloween Events, Costumes, Decorations and Candy resources. Halloween is one of my most favorite holidays, as it is for my children. The Japanese have officially embraced Halloween (maybe not the trick-or-treat part, but the home party). Ten years ago it was almost impossible to find costumes and decorations, but …

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63rd CWAJ Print Show

CWAJ Print Show

The CWAJ Print Show is a highly acclaimed and internationally recognized exhibition and sale of contemporary Japanese print art. The 63rd CWAJ print show is a juried show and sale will be held at Hillside Forum, a lively gallery space in Daikanyama. This is an unmissable opportunity to see and …

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2019 OCTOBER EVENTS IN TOKYO – Festivals, Food & Foliage

Cooler weather spikes the appetites and the desire to discover in all of us so enjoy some of these 2019 October Events in Tokyo. Note, tomorrow, the first of October or Tomin-no-hi, is Tokyo Citizen’s Day of which most Japanese schools in Tokyo are closed for the holiday, but it`s …

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Top 10 Halloween Trick-or-Treat Etiquette – Happy Halloween Tokyo

Top 10 Halloween Trick-or-Treat Etiquette

Be prepared for Halloween in Tokyo by reviewing our Top 10 Halloween Trick-or-Treat Etiquette. Halloween is gaining popularity rapidly in Japan, especially in Tokyo. Many shopping areas, such as; Roppongi and Omotesando offer parades and stores give candy out to kids in costumes. Great way to drive a lot of foot traffic for …

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Disaster Awareness Day Event at the Tokyo American Club

Disaster Awareness Day

Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 25th which is the Disaster Awareness Day at the Tokyo American Club from 14:30 – 16:30. The free Disaster Awareness Day event is open to the public and is a great community event to teach your kids about how to plan for, and survive …

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Disaster Awareness Day Event at the Tokyo American Club

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 21st which is the Disaster Awareness Day at the Tokyo American Club. The free Disaster Awareness Day event is open to the public and is a great community event to teach your kids about how to plan for and survive a disaster. There are simulators …

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Yutenji Temple Summer Festival

Yutenji Temple is holding their annual Yutenji Mitama Matsuri (祐天寺み魂まつり)  this week, July 16, 17 & 18, 2019. Parents and children from the neighboring kindergarten, participate by dancing in colourful yukatas every year. Grab lunch at Midorie Organic Cafe, stop by the Temple grounds late afternoon to learn about the …

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Disney On Ice, Makuhari (Chiba) & Yokohama Area (Yokohama)

Disney On Ice, Makuhari (Chiba) & Yokohama Area (Yokohama)

This year’s Disney on Ice theme is Live Your Dreams, and will be held in July at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, and in August at the Yokohama Arena. The show focuses on inspiring and courageous stories featuring the following Disney characters; Moana, Anna from Frozen, Rapunzel, Bell, Cinderella and …

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Top Tokyo Summer Fireworks – 2019 Summer

2019 Top Tokyo Summer Fireworks 

Here are our 2019 Top Tokyo Summer Fireworks recommendations. Tokyo area fireworks are a must experience. The sky of Tokyo area will be alive with fireworks once the rainy season passes in mid-July.  I believe one has not experienced Japan until you wear your yukata (cotton kimono) and geta (wooden sandals) …

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Tokyo Top Hydrangea Gardens and Festivals

Tokyo Top Hydrangea Gardens and Festivals - Top 10 Hydrangea Locations in Tokyo

Blue, purple, green, white and pink hydrangeas, absorb all the beauty at our recommended Tokyo Top Hydrangea Gardens and Festivals..  Hydrangeas are called ajisai in Japanese. Peak blooming time in Japan is June with the seasonal rains and humid air. Hydrangea has a long history in Japan and is well …

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Tips for Surviving Japan’s Rainy Season with Kids

Whether a first time or veteran mom, surviving rainy season in Japan can be a challenge with public transport and strollers. Below are some great tips and product recommendations to make your life a bit easier. Just remember, it will stop raining soon. Check our Japan protection guides on mosquitos, sunscreen and heat. (This …

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Koinobori – Learn, Go, Make! – May Fun

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I love seeing the growing schools of koinobori swimming in the city sky this time of year. Do you have a koinobori (carp streamer)? I love the colors, the movement and the symbolism. The carp streamers are hung in celebration of Children’s Day which is May 5th.   If you have …

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Golden Week 2019: Top 10 Things to do in Tokyo

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Golden Week 2019! Here are our Top Recommended Events and Activities for this special 10-Day GW Holiday which begins on Saturday, April 27th and runs through Monday, May 6th. Venture out and enjoy the many international food and cultural festivals. Here is also our recommended list of kid-friendly museum exhibits for …

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