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Here are our recommended activities, events and life information for people living in and traveling to Tokyo, Japan during the summer months.

Roppongi Hills & TV Asahi Summer Station Events

Adorable Life-sized Doraemon statues at Roppongi Hills marks the beginning of their annual Summer Station. The TV Asahi and Roppongi Hills` Summer Station event is filled with live entertainment, games and activities. Purchase their 1-day Summer pass (2,000 yen JHS and older; 1,000 kids aged 4 up to JHS) at …

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2018 Tokyo Summer Fireworks

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Here are our 2018 Top Tokyo Summer Fireworks recommendations. Tokyo area fireworks are a must experience. The sky of Tokyo area will be alive with fireworks once the rainy season passes in mid-July.  I believe one has not experienced Japan until you wear your yukata (cotton kimono) and geta (wooden sandals) …

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Camping in Japan – Five Campgrounds near Tokyo

From Glamping to pitching your own tent we have your top 5 campgrounds near Tokyo covered. Camping in Japan can range from carrying your own camping gear and food to arriving empty-handed at campgrounds offering everything from tents and sleeping bags to tables and cooking utensils, and even food. Enjoy …

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Top Theme Parks in Japan

Summer break is almost here for most International Schools. If you`re planning on staying in Japan for the summer or even for a bit before your return home we recommend visiting some theme parks before Japanese schools let out. Japan has many amazing theme parks to offer from parks with thrill …

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Top 5 Ajisai (Hydrangea) Festivals in Tokyo

Ajisai (Hydrangea) are blooming all over Tokyo! These colorful flowers mark the start to rainy season or Tsuyu (梅雨). Enjoy viewing the many varieties of Hydrangeas at these five Ajisai (Hydrangea) Festivals in Tokyo. 1. Bunkyo Ajisai Matsuri 2018 (Hakusan, Bunkyo-ku) – The most magnificent display of Ajisai in Tokyo is at Hakusan …

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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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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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