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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

10 Best English and Japanese Baby Apps for Parents

Let’s face it- we’ve got our work cut out for us as parents. We hope this list of 10 Best English and Japanese Baby Apps for Parents helps you our. Finding the perfect work-life balance as well as finding time to take care of ourselves, we’re also responsible for the well-being …

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Times Car Plus – Car Rental by the Hour

Japan car sharing makes renting a car easy. Times Car Share, along with ORIX and Careco, have locations throughout Japan and many in Tokyo with a variety of cars from compact to vans, basic to luxury, electric to gas. We`ve used ORIX, Careco and Times Car Plus and am happy with all services. Be …

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Nagatoro River Rafting and Grape Picking (Saitama)

Looking for a great day trip this time of year? Head to Nagatoro river rafting and grape picking in Saitama!  If you are looking for a fun one day get away to enjoy the crisp air and beautiful mountain and river scenery do visit Nagatoro River and surrounding area of …

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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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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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Katsuyama Port Beach, Chiba

Katsuyama Port Beach is a quiet beach located a 1.5 hour drive from central Tokyo. It has a good stretch of sand, a dock for fishing, a few cement breakers, clean shower / restroom facilities, and on a clear day, a view of Mt. Fuji. We took a day trip to …

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Atami Juraku Hotel, a traditional Japanese experience.

We spent a lovely, long weekend in Atami on the Izu Peninsula with family visiting from the U.S.  Atami is a traditional and popular hot springs resort one to two hours outside Tokyo (depending on your method of transportation). We stayed at the Atami Juraku Hotel, a 3-minute walk from the station …

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The Fly-Tot: A Brilliant Solution for Long Flights with Kids

Taking long-haul flights with kids is a challenge. Getting them to sleep comfortably on an overnight flight is a struggle. Welcome the Fly-Tot, a brilliant solution to help children stretch out and sleep comfortably on long haul flights. Here are our other recommended must haves for frequent fliers.  What is …

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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. 100+ THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN TOKYO JOIN BEST LIVING JAPAN FOR A JAPANESE COOKING OR CRAFT CLASS – CLASS SCHEDULE HERE! …

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Karuizawa, Nagano – Our Favorite Family Mountain Getaway

Karuizawa, Nagano is a beautiful mountain resort a 1 hr Shinkansen ride from Tokyo. Step off the train, take in the gorgeous mountain views, and enjoy the numerous activities Karuizawa has to offer from outdoor sports, onsens, shopping, play areas, food and more. Shopping is concentrated at the Karuizawa Prince Shopping …

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White Beach Hotel Shimoda (Shizuoka-ken)

White Beach Hotel in Shimoda is less than a 2 hour Shinkansen train ride from Tokyo and is right across the street from beautiful Ohama beach (Kisami beach). The hotel is owned and run by Americans so everything is in English, it has super-friendly staff, is family-friendly and attracts a …

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Thomas Land at Fuji-Q Highland, Yamanashi

ThomasLand

Thomas Land is one of our favorite theme parks for young kids on our list of TOP Theme Parks in Japan. Thomas Land, in Yamanashi, Japan, is the world’s first Thomas & Friends Theme Park. Located a 1.5 hour drive from central Tokyo, and within the Fuji-Q Highland Theme Park, it`s a great …

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Anpanman Museum (Yokohama)

Anpaman Museum, Yokohama

I took my youngest daughter to the Anpanman Museum a few years, and she loved it. Ages 2-4 is the perfect age for Anpanman!   The museum has been closed but it reopened on July 7, 2019. Three floors of Anpanman characters in a sparkling new facility. All of my …

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Tokyo Bike Rental – Fun, Easy and Cheap

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If you are living in or visiting central Tokyo, the Docomo Tokyo bike rental program is a great new solution to getting somewhere fast and cheap while having fun! We use it when our kids’ bikes are in for repairs, and when we have visitors.  My airBNB guests love them! The …

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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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Hakone – The Perfect Family Weekend Getaway

Hakone is a beautiful, mountainous area popular for it`s natural onsens, hiking and views. Only 90 min from Shinjuku, it`s a perfect long weekend getaway. Directions: Take the Romance Car from Shinjuku Station to Hakone-Yumoto Station. Things to do: The Hakone Open Air Museum: A perfect place to spend the day enjoying …

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