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Travel in Japan With Kids

 

Travel in Japan With Kids

Travel in Japan With Kids

Travel in Japan With Kids

Travel in Japan With Kids

Travel in Japan With Kids

Travel in Japan With Kids

Travel in Japan With Kids

Travel in Japan With Kids

Travel in Japan With Kids

Travel in Japan With Kids

Travel with Kids within Japan

Mt. Takao Hiking – Tokyo Day Trip

This time of year is perfect for a Mt. Takao Hike. The trip to Mt. Takao takes about one hour from Shinjuku station on the Keio Line. Mt. Takao has been a location of worship for more than 1,000 years. The main temple Yakuoin is located near the summit and is a popular place …

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Ibaraki with Kids

oarai with kids, ibaraki with kids

Many people live in Tokyo for years and never venture out to Ibaraki. We highly recommend you visit Ibaraki with kids for the day or weekend. Ibaraki is a 70 minute drive from central Tokyo (75 minute train ride from Tokyo Station to Mito Station on the Limited Express Train). …

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Hakone a 36-Hour Romantic Escape

Hakone Open-Air Museum, Hakone a 36-Hour Romantic Escape

Hakone is a perfect location for a 36-hour romantic escape from Tokyo. Hubby and I had the luxury of leaving our four kids at home and running away for part of the weekend. If you are looking for a quick getaway for fresh air, onsens, great food, lovely accommodations and …

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Haneda Airport with Kids – TOP 10 THINGS TO DO

Tokyo with Kids

Haneda airport is a great spot to take your kids. The International Terminal has 30 stores, 44 restaurants, and you don’t need a flight ticket to access. Also makes a great Tokyo Rainy Day activity. Haneda Airport with Kids – TOP THINGS TO DO at the INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL   View …

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Nikkō 36-Hour Adventure, Tochigi-ken

Experience a Nikkō 36-hour adventure. The other weekend I took the two youngest children on a two day, one night adventure to Nikkō. It was a great place to see foliage, waterfalls, beautiful shrines and temples, and also play at Edo Wonderland! Easy to get to from Tokyo. Venture out …

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Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Nakameguro with Kids

Nakameguro is a popular yet quiet residential neighborhood filled with unique boutique shops and cafe. The area comes alive with their Cherry Blossom festival along the Meguro River in mid spring and during their summer matsuri (festival). Wondering what to do for one day in Tokyo? Pick your favorite day …

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TOKYO ONE DAY ITINERARY: EBISU AREA WITH KIDS

We love this quiet, residential area in Shibuya-ku. We often often spend our day in the Ebisu Station West Exit area then walk towards Daikanyama or the East Exit towards Ebisu Garden Place. Wondering what to do for one day in Tokyo? Pick your favorite day from our Tokyo one day …

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Showa Kinen Park (Tachikawa, Tokyo)

Showa Memorial Park 昭和記念公園, Tachikawa, Tokyo - Rent Bikes, Massive Playgrounds and Water Play

On a sunny day escape central Tokyo and head for the huge Showa Kinen Park 昭和記念公園.  Showa Memorial Park is approximately a 50-70 min trip from central Tokyo via car or train. Biking, hiking, climbing nets, bouncing on huge white soft blobs and hiding from dragons can keep the little ones …

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Wajima with Kids – Hokuriku Road Trip with Kids

Japan with Kids - Best Living Japan

Here is Day 3 of our week-long road trip through the Hokuriku and Central areas of Japan. Wajima is a city in the Noto Peninsula known for their traditional Wajima lacquerware, a great side trip on the way to or from Kanazawa. Here is also our packing recommendations for your Family …

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TOYAMA WITH KIDS – Hokuriku Road Trip with Kids

Toyama with Kids - Best Living Japan

Here is the 2nd day of our week-long road trip through the Hokuriku and Central areas of Japan. Toyama prefecture is located at the centre of Japan and serves as a gateway to the Northern Japan Alps. Toyama means “rich with mountains” and is blessed stunning nature. Toyama is also …

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MATSUMOTO WITH KIDS – Hokuriku Road Trip with Kids

Matsumoto with Kids

Here is the 1st day of our week-long road trip through the Hokuriku and Central areas of Japan. Matsumoto is the second largest city in Nagano Prefecture and is a 3.5 hour drive from Tokyo. It is famous for the Matsumoto Castle, one of Japan’s most beautiful original castles, and …

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Tokyo Area Blueberry Picking – June to early September

Tokyo Area Blueberry Picking Locations

Late June to early September is blueberry picking season in Japan. Here are our recommended Tokyo Area Blueberry Picking Locations for Summer 2020.  We have chosen six gardens for great half-day or one-day trips; two in Chiba-ken, two in Saitama-ken and two in Kanagawa-ken. Many of these gardens run through …

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Tokyo Water Bus – Fun and Easy Transport

Tokyo water bus

Try traveling on the Tokyo Water Bus (水上バス, Suijō Basu) for a fun and relaxing method of Tokyo travel.  If you are traveling to Odaiba, locations on the Bay in Minato-ku, or up the Sumida River to Asakusa, I recommend you try a Tokyo Water Bus especially between April – …

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Fukushima – Support Through Sightseeing

Fukushima, View from Hekizantei in Dake Onsen

Support Fukushima through Sightseeing! Although life has returned to normal for most people living in Fukushima, tourists are still avoiding the prefecture.  Radiation levels are no higher than any average city in the world, but ignorance still keeps many people from visiting and many sightseeing spots are barely surviving. For travelers who …

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Camping in Japan Checklist

If you are planning on Camping in Japan with your own camping gear check out our Family Camping List. If you`re planning on heading out empty handed and let the camp grounds take care of everything for you check out our Top 5 Campgrounds near Tokyo. We`ve got glamping to …

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Kabutoyama Nagashi Somen, Yamanashi

Kabutoyama Nagashi Somen bamboo

Eating Nagashi Somen is a summer tradition in Japan, and it’s often seen at festivals or in restaurants. What is Somen (素麺)? Somen are very thin, white noodles made from wheat flour usually served cold and accompanied by tsuyu or a dipping sauce made from soysauce and dashi. What is Nagashi Somen …

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Cherry Picking at the Horiuchi Garden in Yamanashi, Japan

Cherry Picking

Yamanashi Prefecture, home to Mount Fuji, is a beautiful area to camp and take in the fresh mountain air, soak in natural onsens, sip on the area wine and go fruit picking. We stayed in the Koshu area about an hour and a half drive from Tokyo (about an hour from Fujikawaguchiko) …

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Top Five Ways to Protect Baby this Summer

Summer in Japan is hot and humid, but it brings plenty of opportunity for kids to go out and enjoy themselves. Here are our top five ways to protect baby this summer from bugs, heat, UV and dehydration. While kids take advantage of school vacations and longer day light hours, …

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Sayama Berry Picking Farm (Saitama)

Sayama Berry Farm

Sayama Berry Land (Saitama-ken) (狭山ベリーランド) has one of the largest blueberry farms in the Tokyo area with over 50 types of berries and 2,000 bushes. The blueberry bushes are in covered mesh houses. Here are other great places to visit in Saitama with kids They have two parking areas; one …

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