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Familiar – Ginza Baby Clothings, Goods Store

Familiar Ginza

The Japanese high quality baby and children`s clothing and goods store, Familiar (ファミリア) has partnered with the popular baby-friendly cafe, Chano-mama at their Main store in Ginza (ファミリア 銀座). Open till July 28, Familiar Ginza will host a baby-friendly cafe and a number of mother and baby-friendly classes (by reservation …

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Kiba Park (Koto-ku, Tokyo) – A spacious park, great for sporty types

Kiba Park

Kiba Park (木場公園) is a large, spacious park great for sporty types. The north end houses The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, a multi-use field, tennis courts and outdoor stage, while the south has a grassy area, BBQ field (reservations required), dog run and botanical garden – maintained and administered by the Park …

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Rainbow Sweets (Harajuku, Tokyo)

We visited the famous Rainbow Sweets shop along Takeshita Street in Harajuku the other day. Enjoy six types of Hokkaido Vanilla ice cream blended with concentrated fruit paste and places them in a cup so it looks like a rainbow from above. Their sister shop, the Totti Candy Factory that creates …

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Tokyo Food Delivery Services

Tokyo Food Delivery Services

We put together the best Tokyo food delivery services websites/Apps to use when living or visiting Tokyo. Do you have one to recommend? Leave a comment below. RESTAURANT DELIVERY Uber Eats Japan – Uber Eats makes ordering food easier – for you and for restaurants. We team up with delivery partners who …

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The Farmers Market at the UN University (Omotesando, Tokyo)

Love, love wondering through the farmers market at the UN University between Omotesando and Shibuya stations. Over 70 vendors come to sell their fresh produce, honey, rice and more. There are also food and drink trucks for hearty appetites. My kids and I bike to the market and spend an …

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Bamboo Recipes – Spring Shun!

Bamboo recipes

Spring in Japan is the season of bamboo and bamboo recipes. I adore cooking with bamboo which is so versatile, high in fiber and low in calories.  Bamboo shoots are a very seasonal vegetable, available in all supermarkets and vegetable shops between March and May. You can also purchase vacuum …

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Komatsuna Recipes – Spring Shun

Komatsuna Recipes - Spring Shun

Komatsuna, Japanese mustard spinach, is most delicious and economical in March and can be used in many delicious recipes. Although Komatsuna is called Japanese mustard spinach, I have not found it to taste much like mustard. Try it yourself! What is Komatsuna? – Komatsuna (コマツナ(小松菜)) or Brassica rapa is a …

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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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Buying Menstrual Hygiene Products in Japan

Buying Menstrual Hygiene Products in Japan You have a variety of options when it comes to shopping for sanitary napkins and other menstrual hygiene products in Japan. Known as seiri shoriyou hin in Japanese (生理処理用品 /しりしょりようひん), you’ll find napkins, cloth napkins, tampons, and menstrual cups in Japan. Brands To Know …

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Camden Blue Star Donuts and Coffee (Daikanyama, Tokyo)

Camden blue star donuts

*** CAMDEN BLUE STAR DONUTS HAS CLOSED *** Camden Blue Star Donuts is a Portland-born doughnut shop that opened in Tokyo’s chic Daikanyama neighborhood in April 2015. Their unique and creative flavors have earned them the nickname “Donuts for Grownups”. The shop sits inside Fred Segal’s Mart in the Western-themed shopping …

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Shopping Online in Japan

Considering our modern busy lifestyles and the prevalence of technology, it’s no wonder that many of us gravitate towards shopping online. But, shopping online in Japan can be very different that what you’re used to. In this guide, we’ll take a look at online shopping in Japan, major retailers, shipping …

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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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Japanese Gingko Nut Recipes (Ginnan – ぎんなん)

Ginkgo nuts (Ginnan – ぎんなん) are in season from October – December, so try these Japanese Gingko Nut Recipes. If you live in Japan, you have probably been noticing the stinky mushy fruits falling from local trees. To some people the odor is camembert cheese to others far worse odors. …

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Nakameguro Park (Nakameguro, Tokyo) – A Popular Family Picnic Park

Nakameguro Park (中目黒公園) is a well-maintained open grass park frequented by locals and families. They have a large variety of plants and flowers that you can learn about at their “Flower and Greenery Learning Center” and a “creature pond” to view fish, frogs and insects. Located within the grounds is a …

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Japanese Sweet Potato Recipes – Autumn Shun

Japanese sweet potato recipes to make today! Japanese sweet potato (さつまいも satsumaimo) is an incredibly delicious, nutritious and economical food for your family. If you want a fun outing go dig your own potatoes at one of the Chiba and Saitama farms.  You can find some great sweet potatoes at …

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10 Best Hand Creams for Winter in Japan – Living in Japan

Japanese winters are DRY which is really hard on hands big and small! Here are the Best Living Japan 10 Best Hand Creams for Winter in Japan recommendations.  We carry hand lotions scattered all over our house,  in all of our bags, strollers and car from November – March! Dropping …

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Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Daikanyama with Kids

Start your morning off at Ivy Place, one of our favorite breakfast spots on our list of Top Tokyo breakfast & brunch recommendations. Located in the stylish Daikanyama T-Site complex, Ivy Place opens daily from 7:00 a.m. and offers a variety of breakfast choices that change with the season. Patrons have …

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Merrymomo Macrobiotic Cafe, Osaka – Healthy Japanese Meals

Merrymomo

Merrymomo (メリーモモ) serves delicious, seasonal macrobiotic meals that are organic and balanced for the body. The owner, Mika Katsube, is a mother, cook and lecturer on macrobiotic foods. She is incredibly warm and welcoming, and when not busy she`ll take the time to explain the dishes on the menu as well as the …

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Guide to Japanese Baby Food Brands and Ingredients

Weaning is an important milestone in a baby’s growth. To help you here is our Guide to Japanese Baby Food Brands and Ingredients. As parents, we want to make the right choices regarding baby’s food and diet. In Japan, weaning typically begins when babies are around 5 or 6 months …

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