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Winter Things to Do

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

30+ FREE ATTRACTIONS IN TOKYO WITH KIDS

Tokyo can be expensive if you have multiple children, but take heart there are some amazing attractions that are awesomely free. Check out our Top Tokyo Free Kids Attractions for Kids Elementary and Younger. Kids under four years are usually free at most locations, but the list below is free …

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Grow an Indoor Bulb Garden – Bloom Brightly!

tokyo indoor gardening

Grow a winter or early spring bulb garden for an easy and beautiful project. I am a flower and over-all gardening lover. From early April until late November I am in my garden digging, pulling and trimming, but in the cooler months, I enjoy planting bulbs indoor! If you are …

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Jigokudani Monkey Park (Nagano-ken) – Must do!

If you are skiing in Nagano-ken this winter, spend half a day visiting the Jigokudani Monkey Park (地獄谷野猿公苑). I took the kids there and we all had a great time seeing the monkeys and hiking into the valley. It is about 25-30K from Nozawa-onsen or Shigakogen ski areas making it an …

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Tokyo February 2019 Events and Activities for Families

February is a short month but starts with devils and ends with plum blossoms, check out our recommended Tokyo February 2019 events and activities for families. Many international schools have mid-winter break in mid-February, check the school schedules here. February is a cold month in Japan and cases of influenza peak …

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Tokyo New Year Fun Dec 30, 2018 – Jan 1, 2019

If you are staying in Tokyo this holiday season, we hope you will enjoy our recommendations for Tokyo New Year Fun Dec 30, 2018 – Jan 1, 2019. Although being away from your home country for the end of year holidays can be hard on the heart, there are great activities …

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Top 2018-2019 Ski / Snowboard Day Trips from Tokyo

Here are our Top Recommended 2018-2019 Ski / Snowboard Day Trips from Tokyo. Great for families, offers lessons for kids and easily accessible. We will be adding more in the coming weeks. Do you have one to add? Please let us know in the comments section below. * Please check each …

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2018 Tokyo Santa Claus Meet & Greet Locations

It can be a challenge finding Santa in Tokyo, but we have double check the list and can recommend these ten 2018 Tokyo Santa Claus meet & greet locations between now and Christmas. Not all places allow for sitting on Santa’s lap and personal photo opportunities but where allowed we have …

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Tokyo Christmas Dinner 2018 – Top Holiday Dining Spots

Tokyo Christmas dinner

The holidays are here, and it is time to plan your Tokyo Christmas Dinner 2018. Are you ready? Whether you have been nasty or nice, you deserve a nice tasting Christmas dinner. Here are our top recommendations for Tokyo area families. Reserve early! Happy Holidays! If you have other recommendations …

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Best Living Japan’s 2018 Tokyo Holiday Guide

Here is our 2018 Tokyo Holiday Guide. We`ve listed everything you need to get a start to the holiday season; where to purchase a Christmas tree and decorations, the best Christmas markets, where to see illuminations, and English Christmas church services in Tokyo, Yokohama, Kyoto and Osaka. Happy Holidays! Tokyo …

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Tokyo English Christmas Church Services 2018

Tokyo English Christmas Church Services

If you are in Tokyo for the holidays, consider attending one of the many beautiful Tokyo English Christmas Church Services. We have listed seven churches in Tokyo, and a handful in Yokohama, Kyoto and Osaka. Some of my best memories of a child are attending services. Even if you are unable …

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Top Tokyo Christmas Markets 2018

Christmas is a month away, but some Christmas markets are already in full swing! Get into the holiday spirit and stop in one of the Best Tokyo Christmas markets! Bundle up and shop for food and gifts under the illumination. Happy Holidays! 1. Roppongi Hills Christmas Market – If you would like to …

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Tokyo Ice Skating Rinks Winter

Here are our recommendations for the Top Tokyo Ice Skating Rinks Winter 2018 – 2019. Check out the 15 recommended locations below with open dates, times and fees. Embrace the season and enjoy the seasonal outdoor rinks during the winter months, and if the love of skating hits you can …

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Where to Buy a Christmas Tree in Japan 2018

Wondering where to buy a Christmas Tree in Japan? Many people have asked recently about where to find a Christmas tree in Japan. First, you need to determine if you want a real tree or an artificial tree. There are pros and cons to both! Real trees smell amazing but …

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10 Best Hand Creams for Winter in Japan

10 Best Hand Creams for Winter in Japan In case you haven’t noticed, winter is coming. You’re probably already taken out your coats, hats, gloves, and other accessories to protect yourself from the harsh weather, but what about your skin? Dropping temperatures create the perfect environment for one of winter’s …

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Best Living Japan’s 2017 Holiday Guide

Here is our 2017 Holiday Guide. We`ve listed everything you need to get a start to the holiday season; where to purchase a christmas tree and decorations, the best Christmas markets, where to see illuminations, and English Christmas church services in Tokyo, Yokohama, Kyoto and Osaka. Happy Holidays! Tokyo Santa …

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