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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

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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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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Tokyo Area Clam Digging – May to late June

Clam Digging Tokyo, Bestlivingjapan

You can still have fun Tokyo Area Clam digging this month. Actually there should be A LOT of clams vs. prior years due to no digging in May 2020.  May and June are the most popular months of the year to go clam digging (潮干狩りshiohigari in Japan). It took about …

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Chiba Camping Grounds – Glamping Tents and Cabins

The Bamboo Forest (Chiba), Camping in Chiba, Clamping in Chiba

Chiba is a beautiful prefecture with ocean, river and rice patties, and some of our favorite Chiba Camping Grounds. Below are five excellent camping facilities that are unique in environment and services. All camp facilities are within 2 hours drive from Tokyo so easy to get to for a quick …

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KUMAMOTO WITH KIDS – Kyushu One Week Road Trip

Kumamoto with kids, Kyushu with kids

Kumamoto with Kids was the fourth day of our one-week road trip to Kyushu. We loved the walkability and trams of Kumamoto. It is a very friendly city with wonderful history. A must one day stop on your Kyushu road trip. Before you go on your Kyushu road trip download and …

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NAGASAKI WITH KIDS – Kyushu One Week Roadtrip

Nagasaki with Kids

Nagasaki with kids was the third day of our one-week road trip to Kyushu. Nagasaki a city in Kyushu with about 410,000 people is a lovely ocean site city with old elements of Nagasaki and a traumatic history. We left Saga in the early morning and drove about one hour …

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JAPAN ROAD TRIP WITH KIDS PACKING ESSENTIALS

Japan road trip essentials

We have a standard Family Packing list for all our trips in Japan: Beach Vacation, Flights with Toddlers, and our favorite – Road Trips! We use this list for our Day Trips from Tokyo and longer stays in Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Saga & Nagasaki. Here are some Japanese snack foods and …

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SAGA WITH KIDS – Kyushu One Week Road Trip

Saga Kyushu Road tip, Okawachiyama

Saga with kids was the second day of our one-week road trip to Kyushu. Saga is a great place to enjoy the history and art of ceramics. We left Fukuoka early in the morning and ended up in Takeo for the night around 5:30 pm. A great day to view …

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FUKUOKA WITH KIDS – KYUSHU ROAD TRIP

Fukuoka with Kids Best Living Japan

Here is the 1st day of our week-long road trip through Kyushu. Take a short 2 hour flight from Tokyo Haneda to Fukuoka airport or 5 hour bullet train ride to Hakata Station. We recommend renting a small car to drive around Kyushu’s best locations.  Here are also our packing …

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Day Trip to Western Kanagawa & Shizuoka

Odawara Castle Park, Kanagawa-ken, Tokyo Day Trip

Two hours via car or train from central Tokyo, you can experience a great Day Trip to Western Kanagawa & Shizuoka Kawagawa-ken outdoor day trip from central Tokyo. About five hours of driving out, between sites and back but great fun for the family. Kids will sleep all the way …

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Fuji Safari Park (Shizuoka) – Tokyo Day Trip

Fuji Safari Park, Shizuoka, Zoos in Japan, Best Living Japan

Fuji Safari Park is a lovely place to see and experience animals from around the world living freely. Fuji Safari Park offers visitors 4 options to experience their safari park 1) Self-drive option where visitors can progress through the park in their own car at their own pace, 2) Jungle Bus …

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Niseko Childcare BabySitter Services

Niseko Childcare BabySitter Services - Winter 2016/2017

Niseko is a great family ski resort in Hokkaido Japan, but all parents need a break so check out these top Niseko Childcare Babysitter Services. Niseko Childcare BabySitter Services #1. Niseko BabySitters  – Niseko BabySitter provides in home/apartment baby and childcare from newborn to 14 years of age. All the sitters have passed …

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Rainy Days in Tokyo with Kids

Don`t let the rain stop you from exploring these great Tokyo Indoor facilities for babies to teens. Here are our Top Recommended places to visit on Rainy Days in Tokyo with Kids. Each have been tried and tested by Best Living Japan Parents. If you are traveling in Tokyo with …

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Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Odaiba with Kids

Rainbow Bridge Bike Crossing

Odaiba is our favorite area to take kids and teens. It has a beach, grassy areas, lots of space, a number of attractions, family-friendly restaurants and malls. Here are our favorites; *** Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Odaiba with Kids *** Wondering what to do for one day in Tokyo? Pick …

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Top 2020 Ski / Snowboard Day Trips from Tokyo

Here are our Top Recommended 2020 Ski / Snowboard Day Trips from Tokyo. Great for families, offers lessons for kids and easily accessible. We will be adding more in the coming weeks. Do you have one to add? Please let us know in the comments section below. * Please check …

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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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