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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

Kanazawa – Day Two of a Two Day Trip

Our family had a wonderful two day visit to Kanazawa last week. Wanted to share a recommended two-day itinerary. Below is the report for Day 2.  To read Kanazawa Day 1, please click here.   Hope you enjoy Kanazawa as much as we did! Kanazawa Day Two Begin your day with …

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Tokyo Nights with Kids

Tokyo Nights with Kids

Checkout our Tokyo nights with kids if you are looking for family friendly activities in Tokyo open between 7:00 – 22:00 or late at night.  It is super fun just walking through Tokyo at night, but if you are looking for a night activity with your kids we have listed …

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Day Trip to Kamakura

Jiji  (my 83-year old father-in-law) and I headed to Kamakura for a quick day trip on a lovely autumn day.  Jiji had not been to Kamakura in over ten years, I seem to go in two-year cycles. Kamakura is the type of place though that you never tire. Each season …

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Lake Biwa and Nagahama Japan with Kids (Shiga-ken)

Lake Biwa and Nagahama Japan with Kids. If you missed the cherry blossoms in Tokyo we recommend visiting Lake Biwa and the Nagahama Castle in Shiga Prefecture. Next week from April 9 – 17, 2018 the area will hold the Nagahama Hikiyama Festival. “The “Nagahama Hikiyama Festival” is a festival …

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Kanazawa Two Day Trip – Day 1

Kanazawa Two Day Trip – Day 1! Our family had a wonderful two day visit to Kanazawa last week. Wanted to share a recommended two-day itinerary. Below is the report for Day 1.  Read Kanazawa – Day Two here. Kanazawa is a lovely city in Ishikawa prefecture (on the west …

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Gifu Castle Area with Kids

Gifu Castle, originally named Inabayama Castle, was rebuilt in 1956 and in 2011 was designated a National Historical Site. Located on top of Kinka Mountain the castle contains a historical museum and observation deck with lovely views of Gifu city and neighboring Nagoya. There are two ways to get to there; …

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Iijima Flower Garden (Kanagawa) – Strawberry and Vegetable Picking

Iijima Flower Garden is a quaint farm centrally located in Kanagawa. They offer 30 minute all-you-can-eat strawberries that are pesticide-free. Picking is at ground or planter levels. They also offer 13 other types of fruits and vegetable picking over the year. Strawberries (Jan-May), Cabbage (Dec-May), Daikon (Nov-April), Carrots & Turnips (Nov-Mar), Sweet Potatoes …

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Top Things to do in Guam with Kids

Guam is a small island in Micronesia in the Western Pacific with breath-taking sceneries, exotic beaches, numerous activities and duty-free shopping. A short 3.5 hour flight from Tokyo Narita Airport Guam makes an ideal 3-day weekend trip with the family. Here are our Top Things to do in Guam with …

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Katre Bistro – A Hidden Gem in the heart of Hagatna, Guam

Katre Bistro

Katre Bistro is a must try if visiting Guam. Located in the heart of Hagatna, Guam this unassuming bistro serves delicious mediterranean cuisine with asian flare that is beautifully presented. Chef and owner Roxs Cailao is a veteran chef who has served as the executive chef at the Sheraton and Renaissance Hotels and …

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Onward Beach Resort, Guam – Great Value Resort

If you`re looking for a family-friendly 3-day retreat with blue seas and waterpark visit Onward Beach Resort in Guam. A short 3.5 hour flight from Narita Airport the Onward Beach Resort offers a great deal on their resort package. It includes free access to their popular Waterpark and Marine Club, beach, hotel pool, …

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Kawatsura Strawberry Picking Farm & Flowers (Chiba)

Kawatsura Strawberry Farm

Strawberry picking is a popular activity in Japan Winter through Spring. Kawatsura Strawberry Picking Farm is one of our favorite Japan Strawberry farms. Prices are highest in December and January, and taper off towards the end of Spring. See all of our recommenced Tokyo Strawberry Farms.  Kawatsura Strawberry Picking Farm …

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CupNoodles Museum, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken

Dear Curious and Creative, My two teenage sons and I visited the CupNoodles Museum the other day and absolutely enjoyed it. I have to admit I was quite surprised how entertaining and educational the entire museum was. Not only do you learn the history of the world famous Cup Noodles, …

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Top 10 things to do in Kauai with Kids

We spent the Winter Holiday in Sunny Poipu, Kauai – the northernmost island in the Hawaiin Island, otherwise known as `The Garden Isle`. It was breathtaking. We snorkeled and body surfed at numerous beaches, rode the Kauai Plantation Railway, visited one of the beautiful national gardens, saw whales, beached Hawaiin …

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Club Med Ishigaki, Okinawa – The Perfect Family Getaway

If you are looking for a quick, carefree weekend trip to enjoy white beaches and blue seas visit Club Med Ishigaki, Okinawa. Only a three-hour flight from Tokyo, Club Med Kabira Beach Ishigaki Okinawa (石垣島カビラクラブメッド) offers an all-inclusive vacation package that`s great for families. The package includes buffet-style breakfast, lunch …

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Jigokudani Monkey Park (Nagano-ken) – Must do!

If you are skiing in Nagano-ken this winter, spend half a day visiting the Jigokudani Monkey Park (地獄谷野猿公苑). I took the kids there and we all had a great time seeing the monkeys and hiking into the valley. It is about 25-30K from Nozawa-onsen or Shigakogen ski areas making it an …

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The Karuizawa Area with Kids

Karuizawa, Nagano is our favorite mountain resort getaway. Best part? It`s only 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. *** The …

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Karuizawa, Nagano 2014

We spent a long weekend in Karuizawa last month and were surprised to see many store closures at the Karuizawa Prince Outlet as there were undergoing renewal (the stores that were closed should be reopened and in a new location by the first weekend of July). We were also disappointed to see …

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Tokyo Station Bullet Trains and Dr. Yellow

My son loves all of the trains in Tokyo, especially the bullet trains (shinkansens), so when my husband found out that Doctor Yellow would be at Tokyo Station on Christmas Day we had to see it. Doctor Yellow is the name for the bright yellow high-speed test train used to diagnose …

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Karuizawa Playground (Nagano-ken)

On our last visit we found an amazing playground park in Karuizawa, Nagano. Located a short drive from the popular Tsuruya Supermarket lies Yukawa Furusato Park (湯川ふるさと公園). It`s a large and clean park that all families can enjoy, dog-friendly too! Families can be seen walking their dogs, picnicking on the …

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Karuizawa, Nagano-ken

Karuizawa is a mountain resort in Nagano just a 1 hr Shinkansen ride from Tokyo. Japanese flock to this location all year round. It`s a popular tourist-vacation spot in the summer because it`s quite cool providing a pleasant escape from Tokyo`s heat and humidity. Various outdoor activities in summer include tennis, hiking, …

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Tokyo Disney Sea

Tokyo Disney Sea is a fantasy theme park that is unique to Japan, and is part of Tokyo Disney Resort. It is made up of seven themed ports: Mediterranean Harbor, Mystery Island, Mermaid Lagoon, Arabian Coast, Lost River Delta, Port Discovery and American Waterfront. Parents love this place as it`s …

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