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Kameido Tenjin Shrine Wisteria Festival until May 7th, 2017

Kameido Teinjin Shrine, Wisterial

The Kameido Tenjin Shrine (亀戸天神社) is the number one spot in Tokyo to see magnificent cascades of hanging purple wisteria (fuji flowers). The flowers are in bloom from late April through the beginning of May at which time the shrine holds the annual Wisteria Festival. The shrine will not disappoint …

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Nezu Shrine Azalea Festival until May 5th, 2017

Nezu shrine

Nezu Shrine Azalea Festival from mid-April till the end of Golden Week (1st week of May) is a beautiful landscape of ancient Japanese temple buildings, bright orange gates and thousands and thousands of azalea bushes in every color possible. The Shrine’s azalea garden was reportedly planted 300 years ago and …

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Nabeshima Shoto Park (Shibuya, Tokyo)

Nabeshima Shoto Park

Nabeshima Shoto Park (鍋島松濤公園) and playground is a lovely spot to relax while the little ones play. The park is surrounded by diverse vegetation (the Yoshino cherry tree, Sasanqua, Yabutsubaki, Zelkova, Iroha maple), plenty of seating and holds a small pond and children`s playground. The area is great for a short stroll around the …

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Hitotsugi Park Playground, Akasaka

Hitotsugi Park

Hitotsugi Park (一ツ木公園) lies nestled behind the TBS Broadcasting Center (TBS放送センター) in Akasaka. It`s a clean and quiet park playground with a large open space surrounded by greenery. You can find many office workers having a peaceful lunch on one of the many benches here during the work week. The playground park is …

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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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Niseko Childcare BabySitter Services

Niseko Childcare BabySitter Services - Winter 2016/2017

Niseko is a great family ski resort in Hokkaido Japan, but all parents need a break so check out these top Niseko Childcare Babysitter Services. This list of four services is updated for the winter season 2016/2017. Niseko Childcare BabySitter Services – Winter 2016/2017 #1. Snow Babies Niseko – Snow …

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Meguro Parasitological Museum, Meguro – Yucky Medical Science

Meguro Parasitological Museum

Honestly, the Meguro Parasitological Museum (目黒寄生虫館) was not high on my lists of Japan family adventures, but I was persuaded to check it. The Meguro Parasitological Museum is a small two-floor museum full of worms and other parasites pickled in fluids. The titles of all the exhibits are bilingual (Japanese …

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Tokyo American Club Camp Discovery

Tokyo American Club Camp Discovery: Holiday edition is an excellent place to send your kids. Open to non-members it`s a weeklong session filled with fun activities for 3 – 9 year olds. They fill their days with arts and crafts, songs, team-based sports, book reading, play in the kid-friendly facilities …

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Tokyo International Pre-Schools – By Area

Tokyo International Pre-schools

Here is a comprehensive and updated (August 2016) list of Tokyo International Pre-schools by area.  There are over 40+ schools on this list so the best way to start your research is by neighbourhood and then review each schools website and social media links to learn a bit about the …

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Dominos Pizza Academy for Kids – Create & Take Home!

dominos pizza academy

The Dominos Pizza Academy course is a fun 1-hour session where kids learn how a pizza is made and how the pizza store works. The best part? They get to take their creation home and eat it! My son and his kindergarten friends spent their first summer holiday at a Dominos Pizza-making course. …

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F-Dream Kart Racing (Hiratsuka, Kanagawa)

F-dream hiratsuka

Kart Racing at F-Dream Hiratsuka” (F.ドリーム平塚) is a great way to get your adrenaline pumping and test your kart racing skills. Located just an hour from Tokyo Roppongi Hills it`s a popular spot to unwind and compete with friends and family. F-Dream Hiratsuka karts run on a 200cc engine, and can go …

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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. Tips …

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Tokyo Legoland Discovery Center, Odaiba

Tokyo Legoland is one of our favorite indoor theme parks on our list of TOP Theme Parks in Japan. Tokyo Legoland Discovery Center is a great spot to escape the brutal heat, bitter cold or pouring rain. Located in Odaiba they offer a wealth of attractions; a miniature model of the …

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Kameido Tenjin Shrine – Wisteria Festival until May 5th

Kameido Teinjin Shrine, Wisterial

The Kameido Tenjin Shrine (亀戸天神社) is the number one spot in Tokyo to see magnificent cascades of hanging purple wisteria (fuji flowers). I visited yesterday for the first time and was so thrilled with the garden and the shrine. The flowers are in bloom from late April through the beginning …

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Futako Tamagawa Park, Futako Tamagawa – Perfect for Biking and Long strolls

Futako Tamagawa Park (二子玉川公園) is a spacious and beautifully landscape park opened in Spring last year. Located just behind the Rise Shopping Complex and adjacent to the Tama River this park has something for everyone; a tranquil Japanese Garden, great paths for jogs or strolls, a small outdoor playground suitable for toddlers, access to …

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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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