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Gelateria Acquolina (Yutenji, Tokyo)- Delicious Homemade Gelato

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Gelateria Acquolina (ジェラテリア アクオリーナ) is another spot to add to our Favorite Top 5+ Ice Treats in Japan. It`s is a cozy shop in Yutenji that creates delicious homemade gelato with flavors that change with the season. The classics are there but they also have unique flavors like our favorite: basil …

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Tokyo Supermarket Grocery Delivery

I love online grocery delivery in Japan — it`s fast and convenient, but sometimes I`m not too happy with the delivery; the lack of crispness in my greens, my fruits being too ripe, and the very short expiration date on my dairy products–okay, so I`m a little picky when it comes …

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Top Five Ways to Protect Baby this Summer

Summer in Japan is hot and humid, but it brings plenty of opportunity for kids to go out and enjoy themselves. Here are our top five ways to protect baby this summer from bugs, heat, UV and dehydration. While kids take advantage of school vacations and longer day light hours, …

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Guide to Nursing Pads in Japan – Brands, Types and Where to Buy

Guide to Nursing Pads in Japan – Brands, Types and Where to Buy Nursing pads are an essential item when breastfeeding. They can provide comfort and discretion by preventing leaks and keeping your skin and clothing dry. While many of the best-selling nursing pads are praised for their absorption, nursing …

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COMPOSTING IN JAPAN – TIPS FOR FREE COMPOST

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Cooking at home means endless scraps perfect for composting in Japan! If you are are an average family of four, you consume enough food per year to yield 100 kilos (200 lbs) of veggie and fruit scraps per year. If you are presently throwing these scraps out in the burnable …

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Tokyo Farmers Markets – 5 Markets Mom’s Love

Tokyo Farmers Markets, Best Living Japan

The farm to market focus in Japan is lower than in many western countries but is slowly gaining traction at Tokyo Farmers Markets. Below you can find five Tokyo Farmers Markers that moms love! Always so much fun to take the kiddos and find fresh fruits, veggies and handmade bake …

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Japanese Mushroom Recipes

Winter is the perfect time to try some delicious Japanese mushroom recipes. We are highlighting six Japanese mushrooms which are all delicious, easily available in Japanese supermarkets, very economical and versatile in their usage.  If you love mushrooms, the recipes below will be some great additions to your winter dishes. …

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100 Things To Do With Kids in Tokyo

100 Things To Do With Kids in Tokyo

The Best Living Japan Moms have pulled their favorite 100 Things to Do with Kids in Tokyo. How many of these things have you done? Whether you live in Tokyo or Japan or are just traveling to Japan with kids, this is a great checklist! There are thousands of other …

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Top 5+ Recommended Salad Spots in Tokyo

Increase your greens at our Top 5+ Recommended Salad Spots in Tokyo – all deliciously filling and healthy! 1) Green Brothers (Ebisu, Azabu Juban, Ark Hills, Otemachi) – Green Brother’s has three seasonal salad offerings and nine year-round offerings. The salad sets run from 1,090 to 1,380 JPY (prices include tax). They also …

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Enormous Rainbow Cotton Candy & Sweets

Decora Creamery is a fantastic spot to satisfy your sweet tooth. Located in the food courts at Divers City Odaiba Decora Creamery offers huge cotton candy / fairy floss, colorful soft cream, tapioca drinks and fairy floss combos. They serve interesting combinations of unique Soft-Serve Ice Cream with Cotton Candy; …

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Japanese Hot Pot Recipe – A Quick & Nutritious Winter Meal

Japanese Hot Pot

Nabe, Japanese hot pot, is our favorite winter meal. It`s quick, nutritious, and it`ll warm you up fast. There are many different types of nabe; sukiyaki, shabu shabu, chanko nabe, kimchi nabe, etc. Our favorite is Japanese shabu shabu (しゃぶしゃぶ) which consists of raw assorted vegetables, tofu, thin slices of …

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Yutenji Kindergarten and Temple Bazaar

Yutenji Kindergarten is holding their annual bazaar on the Yutenji Temple grounds tomorrow Tuesday, October 31 from 10:00 – 12:45. If you`re looking for gently used Japanese children`s clothing, toys and books this is a great place to shop. There will be food stalls and games for young children outside …

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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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Daylight Kitchen (Shibuya, Tokyo)

*** CLOSED 2019 *** If you are looking for a healthy and child-friendly lunch spot with great outdoor seating than try Daylight Kitchen in Shibuya! It checks all those boxes. Daylight Kitchens tagline is Everyday Natural Food. The food was delicious, and the staff was able to explain in detail …

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Cooking with Okra

Cooking with okra

I love summer veggies! Beautiful tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, edamame and of course okra. Growing up in the North East of the U.S., I never ate okra. My first okra was in Japan over 20 years ogo, and I immediately fell in love. I can eat bowls of lightly boiled okra …

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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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Brown Rice Cafe (Omotesando, Tokyo)

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Brown Rice Cafe is a non-smoking vegetarian cafe that uses fresh seasonal vegetables from all over Japan. The cafe is bright, kid friendly and easily accessible from Neil`s Yard Remedies on the ground floor if using a baby stroller. Lunch sets and a la carte options available. Provides bench, table & terrace …

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10 Best Japanese Items For A Toddler

My daughter just turned 15 months old not too long ago, and it’s still a shock having a “toddler” in my care. Luckily for me, my sister-in-law, who is a mom of 2, has been there to help me on my journey. She’s also helped me gather everything I need …

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2019 Tokyo Japan Weekend Events and Activities

2019 Tokyo Japan Weekend Events and Activties

2019 Tokyo Japan Weekend Events and Activities. Best Living Japan is a blog made and managed by Moms, who are living in Japan. We know what Tokyo, Japan events and activities our family has enjoyed and want to share our best recommendations with you! This list is in order of …

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