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Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Jiyugaoka Area with Kids

Jiyugaoka is a lovely area filled with boutiques, restaurants and cafes. Here are our favorite baby & kid-friendly restaurants and play areas to visit between shopping breaks. Open from 8:00 Lupicia Tea Shop is a great spot to start the morning with a delicious cup of tea and confectionary. Lupicia is …

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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). Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Nakameguro with Kids Start your morning off at City Bakery. …

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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. Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Ebisu Area with Kids Crossroad Bakery is a great place to start the day – …

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Open Monday Tokyo Area – Top Tokyo See, Play & Learn

Open Monday Tokyo Area

Monday is typically the day that many attractions are closed in Japan, so to help you out we have created this Open Monday Tokyo list. Note: If Monday is a Japanese National Holiday most attractions usually closed on Monday are open, and closure takes place on the following Tuesday. We …

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Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Roppongi Area with Kids

Start your morning by taking a stroll at Mohri Garden located near Asashi TV and the Roppongi Hills Arena. It`s a beautiful Japanese garden built around a pond with pink cherry blossoms in Spring, red maple leaves in Autumn and illuminations in Winter. Also a lovely place for photos. Address: 6-9 …

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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. Do you have one to recommend? Please leave a comment below. Rainy Days in Tokyo with Kids 1. …

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Top Family Friendly Day Trips from Tokyo

Tokyo Day Trips

Escape the city with these Top Recommended Family Friendly Day Trips from Tokyo. Do you have a day trip to recommend? Leave in the comments section below. 1. Little Edo Kawagoe –  30 minutes by train from Ikebukuro. The people of Kawagoe have preserved their city for all to experience the …

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Meiji Jingu Trivia – Great Trivia To Test and Impress Your Kids

You can’t visit Tokyo without a trip to Meiji Jingu, the most famous shrine in Japan. Here are some fun and interesting Meiji Jingu Trivia to inspire and challenge big and small minds alike.  To understand and associate with Japanese culture, you should definitely visit Meiji Jingu. Meiji Jingu was …

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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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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 *** Start your morning off at Bills Odaiba in the Decks Shopping Mall …

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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. While kids take advantage of school vacations and longer day light hours, we must also be vigilant in keeping them safe from insects, intense heat, harmful UV rays and …

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Zoorasia (Yokohama)

Zoorasia Japan is by far our favorite zoo outside Tokyo. It`s more like a walking safari than a zoo. It`s spacious and beautifully maintained with a variety of animals from around the world. For 800 yen per adult, 300 yen for middle & high school aged kids, 200 for elementary and …

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Kodomo no Kuni (Yokohama) – BBQ, Pony Ride and Zoo

On our first visit to Kodomo no Kuni (Children`s Land) we explored the various rides and numerous playgrounds. On our second visit we BBQ`d, went on a pony ride, fed the cows and sheep, and explored the zoo. This place is huge so multiple visit are highly recommended. Every season offers something different from outdoor pool …

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Kamogawa Sea World (Chiba)

Kamogawa Sea World, Top Japan Aquariums

If you are looking for a great day or weekend trip from Tokyo, I highly recommend Minami Boso (the southern area of Chiba) and the Kamogawa Sea World. Kamogawa Sea World is a 1.5-2 hour trip from central Tokyo where you can enjoy the sea breeze, beach and learn about …

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