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Yutenji Temple Summer Festival

Yutenji Temple is holding their annual Yutenji Mitama Matsuri (祐天寺み魂まつり)  this week, July 16, 17 & 18, 2019. Parents and children from the neighboring kindergarten, participate by dancing in colourful yukatas every year. Grab lunch at Midorie Organic Cafe, stop by the Temple grounds late afternoon to learn about the …

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Three Twins Organic Ice Cream Shop (Daikanyama, Tokyo)

Three Twins Organic

Three Twins Organic is a Californian-born ice cream shop that offers 11 different flavours of natural ice cream without artificial colourings, seasonings and preservatives. Popular flavors are Madagascar Vanilla, the sweet-and-sour blend of orange and chocolate named Chocolate Orange Confetti, and the San Francisco fave, Sea Salt Caramel. They also carry lemon cookie, mint …

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Tokyo Splash Parks and Wading Pools

Asukayama Park, Tokyo wading pool and splash parks

Check out our Tokyo Splash Parks and Wading Pool recommendations. A free or very inexpensive way to keep cool (er) in the sticky hot Japan summer. Most Tokyo area wading pools are open from July 1st through mid-September, although there are a few splash ponds that open in June. Here …

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Meguro Citizens Center Playroom (Meguro, Tokyo)

Meguro Citizens Center is a great place to spend the day. The infant & toddler playroom is equip with balancing equipment, trikes and push cars, piano, rings and more. The Center also holds an outdoor wading pool and pool for older kids and adults, an art museum, library and sports center. …

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Grill Burger Club Sasa (Daikanyama, Tokyo)

Grill Burger Club Sasa in Daikanyama is popular with the local hipster crowd. They serve 100% wagyu beef burgers in whole wheat buns, soups, salads, sandwiches and hot dogs. Burgers come in S/M/L (80g, 100g and 125g respectively) and a kids lunch set is available.   This was one of my favorite places to eat …

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Arisugawa Park (Hiroo, Tokyo)

ikedayama park

Arisugawa Park (有栖川宮記念公園) in Hiroo is one of my kids’ favorite parks in Tokyo. It has been recently renewed with some easier to stroll pathways and a new child, baby and wheelchair friendly bathroom. It is built into a hill, so it has several tiers –  there is a wooded …

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Saigoyama Park (Daikanyama, Tokyo)

Saigoyama Park (西郷山公園) is a hilltop park a 10 minute walk from Daikanyama Station. Frequented by local residents it`s popular for picnicking, taking leisurely strolls, and watching the sunset. Saigoyama Park, Daikanyama It offers an unobstructed overhead view of the Nakameguro Area, Sakura blossoms in Spring, beautifully manicured flowers and greens …

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Komazawa Olympic Park (Setagaya, Tokyo) – A Great Sports Park

Komazawa Olympic Park (Setagaya, Tokyo)

Komazawa Olympic Park (駒沢オリンピック公園) is a sports facility that was constructed for the 1964 Summer Olympics. It`s an amazing park for families. The park includes three different animal-themed playgrounds for young children (squirrel, pig and horse), a summer splash pond, jogging and cycling course, a dog run area, skateboard park, …

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Robot Park (Roppongi, Tokyo)

Sakurazaka Park (さくら坂公園) better known as Robot Park is located by the Sakura-zaka Residences next to the Roppongi Hills mega complex.  It’s a small park, but it’s well-designed with safety in mind. It`s filled with contoured plastic slides, robot-designed spring-riders, climbing stairs and a long rolling-pin slide to entertain the kids. …

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Kyu Asakura House (Daikanyama, Tokyo)

The Kyu Asakura House (旧朝倉家住宅, the literal translation is Old Asakura House) is a gem hidden in central Daikanyama, Shibuya-ku. I stumbled upon it the other day on my way from Ebisu to Nakameguro, and some magical force pulled me inside to discover this Important Cultural Property. If you enjoy …

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We Are The Farm ORGANIC RESTAURANT (Ebisu, TokyoI)

We Are The Farm

We Are The Farm ORGANIC RESTAURANT in Ebisu is known for their farm-to-table concept, delivering fresh, locally produced food from an organic farm in Sakura City, Chiba to their restaurants in Yoyogi, Azabu Juban, Shibuya, Akasaka, Shin Yurigaoka, and Meguro. Their seasonal, organic vegetables are picked fresh in the morning …

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Salvatore Cuomo Bros (Daikanyama, Tokyo) – Italian Buffet & Green Terrace

Salvatore Cuomo Bros

*** JULY 2018 UPDATE: XEX CLOSED for BUILDING RECONSTRUCTION *** Located on the rooftop of the popular baby and kids` product mall, La Fuente, XEX Daikanyama (ゼックス 代官山) offers a unique international dining experience. Enjoy Italian dining at Salvatore Cuomo Bros, fresh sushi at Aburiyaki & Sushi An, and cocktails at their New York …

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Buying Organic Foods Online in Japan

Buying Organic Foods Online in Japan

Buying Organic Foods Online in Japan is much easier than finding off-line.  We have included our favorite online and delivery stores for finding great quality organic veggies and fruits, meat and also more general pantry items.  Try a few of the services below to find your favorite! Buying Organic Foods …

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Kogai Park (Hiroo, Tokyo)

Kogai Park is a fun place to take your active kids. It`s a great place to have your kids gain strength, balance & coordination. Kids love it because it has a zip line and some really great climbing equipment. It is very busy after school due to its location next …

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Crossroad Bakery (Ebisu, Tokyo) – Breakfast All Day!

Crossroad Bakery, Ebisu, Tokyo, Breakfast in Tokyo

A new addition to our favorite Tokyo breakfast joints – Crossroad Bakery in Ebisu. It checks all the boxes – open early, free croissants and buns, breakfast all day and good coffee… also very child-friendly. You can enjoy an onsite freshly baked muffin, order a meal or both. Super close …

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Kiwi Kitchen Gourmet Cafe & Catering (Shirogane, Tokyo)

Kiwi Kitchen Gourmet Cafe & Catering is one of those places in Tokyo that you just trust and rely. Not only do they offer healthy home recipes in their cute indoor/outdoor cafe, they also have a great play space for babies and toddlers, takeout, catering and a party rental room.  The …

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Pompompurin Cafe (Harajuku, Tokyo)

The Pompompurin Cafe sits in the heart of Harajuku down the street from the Rainbow Sweets Ice cream and Cotton Candy shop. They offer adorable Pompompurin character themed drinks and dishes, and exclusive merchandise. The staff allows entrance a few groups at a time so patrons can select their seats …

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Toile de Liberté – Antique Brunch Cafe (Yutenji, Tokyo)

Toile de liberte

I love brunch and was thrilled when a friend invited us to her favorite brunch spot, Toile de Liberté (トワル ド リベルテ). Toile de Liberté is an antique cafe located behind Yutenji Temple. The cafe is furnished from floor to ceiling with antiques from around the world, and antique furniture and sundries are on sale on their 2nd …

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