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Kabutoyama Nagashi Somen, Yamanashi

Eating Nagashi Somen is a summer tradition in Japan, and it’s often seen at festivals or in restaurants. What is Somen (素麺)? Somen are very thin, white noodles made from wheat flour usually served cold and accompanied by tsuyu or a dipping sauce made from soysauce and dashi. What is Nagashi Somen …

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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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Yutenji Temple (Nakameguro, TOkyo)

Myoukenzan Yutenji Temple is a Jodo (pure) Sect of Buddhism established about 300 years ago. The temple launched a free smartphone app, a bilingual (English and Japanese) video guide to the history and origins of the Temple buildings. Download the app, obtain an app map at the main temple office, …

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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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THINGS THAT GO – TOKYO TRAINS, PLANES & CARS

THINGS THAT GO - TOKYO TRAINS, PLANES & CARS

Have a kid who love things that go? Trains, planes & cars we got you covered. Our sons were obsessed with transportation when they were 3-5 years olds so we have first hand experience at all of the recommended locations. Whether a museum, interactive experience or shopping all of our …

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2019 Tokyo Splash Parks and Wading Pools

Asukayama Park, Tokyo wading pool and splash parks

Check out our 2019 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. …

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Tokyo Breakfast Brunch – Open by 8:00

Here are more than 23+ great Tokyo breakfast brunch spots. Looking for a good spot for Tokyo breakfast or brunch on the weekend?  I love breakfast! I am a very earlier riser, so breakfast is my main meal of the day.  There are many other Tokyo Breakfast Brunch spots, but …

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Sporu Shinagawa Oimachi (Shinagawa, Tokyo)

Sporu Shinagawa Oimachi

Sporu Shinagawa Oimachi is a sprawling asphalt area behind Oimachi Station that has been transformed into a sports area where you pay as you play. City Wave surfing, baseball batting, archery, trampolines, basketball, tennis, bouldering, a baby play area, rental BBQ areas, and a restaurant. Very practical place if you …

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Sakana Bacca (Nakameguro, Tokyo) – Fresh Seafood Store

Sakana Bacca Nakameguro

Sakana Bacca (サカナ バッカ) is a retailer that deals with seafood delivered directly from fishermen and the Tsukiji fish market. The Nakameguro branch sells a wide variety of fresh seasonal fish that you can`t find at your local supermarket, sashimi, seasonings and cooking utensils from all over Japan. They even have tuna-cutting …

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Sunshine Aquarium (Ikebukuro, Tokyo)

Don’t let the fact that the Sunshine Aquarium is located on the top of a shopping center sway you from visiting. The Sunshine Aquarium (renovated in 2017) is a great city aquarium where kids and adults can view a variety of ocean and freshwater fish and aquatic mammals. The Sunshine …

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City Wave Tokyo (Shinagawa, Tokyo))

City Wave Tokyo (Shinagawa)

Stay cool and get wet this summer surfing at City Wave Tokyo in Ota-ku!! Yep, in the middle of Tokyo you can learn to surf before you hit the waves in Chiba this summer. My two youngest children took a 50 min lesson, and both were surfing alone by the …

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Zoorasia (Yokohama)

Zoorasia Japan is by far our favorite zoo outside Tokyo. It`s more like a walking safari than a zoo. It`s spacious and beautifully maintained with a variety of animals from around the world. For 800 yen per adult, 300 yen for middle & high school aged kids, 200 for elementary and …

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Pocky Factory (Saitama)

POCKY FACTORY (Saitama)

If your kids love Pocky, a day trip out to the Pocky Factory is a must. The Glico Pia East Factory is where both Pocky and Pretz snacks are produced. You can sign-up for a free one hour tour online. The trip from central Tokyo takes about 2 hours, so …

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Hacienda Del Cielo Modern Mexicano (Daikanyama, TokyoI)

I had a sudden urge for Mexican and tried lunch at Hacienda Del Cielo (アシエンダ デル シエロ) in Daikanyama. The place is lively and beautifully put together. Lofty ceilings with floor to ceiling windows, lounge-like seating, and a beautiful and spacious rooftop terrace with views of Tokyo. The perfect atmosphere …

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AsoBuild (Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken) – Fun for all Ages

AsoBuild Yokohama an entertainment facility for all ages. Located in the Renovated Yokohama Post Office Annex the building holds a a variety of food shops: The Unko Museum (now open until September 30, 2019), Escape from The NINE ROOMS and VR game, Puchu! Indoor Kids Park, Handmade goods floor and …

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Fire Museum (Yotsuya, Tokyo)

Tokyo Fire Museum, Tokyo with Kids

Kids and Firefighting fans will enjoy a few hours at the Fire Museum in Yotsuya, Tokyo. This  free five-floor museum run by the Tokyo Fire Department both explains the history of fire and earthquake prevention and protection in Japan and is a fun, interactive environment for kids to climb on …

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Kodomo no Kuni (Yokohama) – BBQ, Pony Ride and Zoo

On our first visit to Kodomo no Kuni (Children`s Land) we explored the various rides and numerous playgrounds. On our second visit we BBQ`d, went on a pony ride, fed the cows and sheep, and explored the zoo. This place is huge so multiple visit are highly recommended. Every season offers something different from outdoor pool …

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