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Travel with Kids within Japan

30+ FREE ATTRACTIONS IN TOKYO WITH KIDS

Tokyo can be expensive if you have multiple children, but take heart there are some amazing attractions that are awesomely free. Check out our Top Tokyo Free Kids Attractions for Kids Elementary and Younger. Kids under four years are usually free at most locations, but the list below is free …

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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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TOP 25 MONDAY OPEN SPOTS – Tokyo with Kids

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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Ibaraki with Kids

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Ibaraki is a 70 minute drive from central Tokyo (75 minute train ride from Tokyo Station to Mito Station on the Limited Express Train). It is blessed with natural beauty from both the mountain and sea. Ibaraki Prefecture was previously known as Hitachi Province. Then in 1871, the name of …

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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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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. Do you have one to recommend? Please …

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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). 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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Camping in Japan, Fujigo-ko

The Mount Fuji Five Lakes Area (Fujigo-ko) is a popular  spot for camping, boating, hiking, and numerous outdoor activities. There are plenty of accommodations in each of the five lakes areas; Yamanaka-ko, Kawaguchi-ko, Sai-ko, Shoji-ko, and Motosu-ko. Camping in Japan We made reservations at Saiko Pica Village, a popular camping …

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Atagoyama Kodomo no kuni (Children’s Land)

Kodomo no Kuni Yamanashi Japan

Atagoyama Kodomo no kuni (Children’s Land) in Yamanashi is a fantastic, free spot to take your kids. We happened to go during a Yamanashi Schools’ Sports Day weekend so we had the entire park to ourselves! Atagoyama Kodomo no kuni (Children’s Land) is divided into many areas; the Freedom Square, …

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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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Oarai Isosaki Shrine Ibaraki

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Oarai Seaside Town is located in the middle of the Pacific coast of Ibaraki Prefecture, approximately 100km from Tokyo. It is famous for their fresh seafood, clean beaches and the Oarai Isosaki Shrine, a place of spiritual energy along the Oarai coastline.   View this post on Instagram   Loved …

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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. For additional areas visit our Tokyo with Kids Itineraries. Open from 8:00 Lupicia Tea Shop is a great spot to start the morning …

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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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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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