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Family Fun in Azabu / Hiroo Areas of Tokyo – Tokyo with Kids, Tokyo with Teens.

Azabu Hiroo with kids

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Laugh, Learn & Live! Enjoy the Azabu Hiroo area of Tokyo with your Family.

Dumbo Doughnuts and Coffee (Azabu Juban & Harajuku)

Dumbo doughnuts and coffee tokyo

If you are a doughnut and coffee lover, you HAVE to visit Dumbo Doughnuts and Coffee in Azabu Juban or Harajuku in Tokyo. Dumbo Doughnuts and Coffee promotes themselves as NYC doughnuts for adult tastes. I have to agree after sampling five of the ten flavors they offer – crispy …

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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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Blue & White Store, Azabu – Top Japanese Craft Boutique

The Blue & White store reopened April 2017 in their new location one building over from their old store. Same brilliant Blue & White arts and crafts in new digs. Amy Katoh opened the Blue & White Store over 35 years ago promoting Japanese crafts and lifestyle of years past. …

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Asa no Ha Shop, Azabu – Seasonal Tenugui

One of the many things I love about Japan are the seasons, with each season come unique changes in nature, food and celebrations. A great way to capture the ever-changing seasons is to place a simple but beautiful tenugui in a prominent place in your house. Asa no Ha Shop, …

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Bondi Cafe, Hiroo

Bondi Cafe is a comfy, spacious, kid-friendly restaurant on a back street behind Hiroo station. The staff is super friendly and the atmosphere is laidback with a Bondi Beach feel with comfy sofas, some outdoor sitting and music. The food menu tends toward Hawaiian and Asian fusion serving soups, salads, …

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Arisugawa Park (Hiroo, Tokyo)

ikedayama park

Arisugawa Park (有栖川宮記念公園) in Hiroo is one of my kids’ favorite parks in Tokyo. It has been recently renewed with some easier to stroll pathways and a new child, baby and wheelchair friendly bathroom. It is built into a hill, so it has several tiers –  there is a wooded …

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Kirakutei Yakiniku (Minami Azabu, Tokyo) – Yakiniku

Kirakutei Yakiniku

One of my husband’s and my favorite Yakiniku restaurants is Kirakutei (きらく亭) in Minami Azabu. The restaurant is family friendly, but the food is so good and the price a bit on the high side (for yakiniku) so best for a date night or special family dinner. Kirakutei is very popular, …

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Mamiana Park Playground (Azabu, Tokyo)

Mamiana Park (狸穴公園 ) is located just behind the Tokyo American Club and is a short walk to the popular Nissin World Delicatessen Supermarket. My kids love spending a morning at the park, then shopping at Nissin for all their international goodies, grabbing lunch at one of the many family-friendly restaurants …

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Kogai Park (Hiroo, Tokyo)

Kogai Park is a fun place to take your active kids. It`s a great place to have your kids gain strength, balance & coordination. Kids love it because it has a zip line and some really great climbing equipment. It is very busy after school due to its location next …

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Maruichi Bagel (Shirogane, Tokyo) – Best Bagels in Tokyo!

Maruichi Bagel, Shirogane - Best Bagels in Tokyo!

The best bagels in Tokyo are piping hot at Maruichi Bagel in Shirogane, Minato-ku. Maruichi Bagel, best bagels in Tokyo, is located near Shirogane-Takanawa station. Hiroo and Azabu residents are so lucky to have such a great bagel shop in their backyards. The bagel shop is a tiny hole is the …

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Climbing Gym Spider (Azabu, Tokyo) – Birthday Party Venue

As a mom of four kids, I am challenged each year to find “that great” birthday party venue. Lucky me, Climbing Gym Spider (クライミングジムSPIDER) is a great birthday party venue in Azabu Juban that opened in August 2014. We just had our 3rd son’s 11th birthday there with 20 very …

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Blue Forest Plus (Azabu, Tokyo) – Kids Haircuts

With four kids, I am always on the search for quality and quantity at a good price. If you have kidshaircuts on your list of things to do, I recommend a quick stop at Blue Forest Plus in Azabu Juban (located at the bottomof Sendaizaka). Blue Forest Plus, Azabu – …

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Crisp Salad Works (Azabu-Juban, Hiroo, Roppongi and Ebisu)

In the last week I have eaten twice at Crisp Salad Works (クリスプ サラダ ワークス), so just have to recommend on BestLivingJapan. One of the best locations in  Tokyo to fill your salad cravings! They now have five locations. Also Green Brother’s has opened two salad stores that highly recommend …

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Gelateria Marghera (Azabu & Ebisu, Tokyo)

I was craving gelato the other day, so Baby and I stopped into one of my favourite locals for some awesomely delicious.  Gelateria Marghera in Azabu (ジェラテリア マルゲラ 麻布十番店) is definitely one of the most delicious gelato shops in Tokyo. The Azabu store was the first store outside of Milano, …

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Saru Shirogane (Ebisu/Hiroo, Tokyo) – Healthy Bistro

Saru

Saru Shirogane is one of those restaurants that looks interesting from the outside, but you might not have tried it because it is slightly hidden under a highway overpass. However, Saru is not hiding anything; the staff can tell you exactly where each piece of meat or veggie originates from in …

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Ajiro Playground aka The Slide Park (Azabu Juban, Tokyo)

Ajiro Playground Park (網代公園), better known as the Slide Park, is located near the Azabu Juban shopping street. My kids love this park because of the large cement slide that kids slide down on old pieces of cardboard. There are usually some old pieces lying around, but recommended to bring …

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Burger Mania – One of Tokyo`s Best Burger Restaurants, Hiroo

Burger Mania Hiroo (バーガーマニア広尾店) is our favorite family-friendly weekend burger place with the kids. The Burger Mania chain, also located in Shirokane and now Ebisu, has a California-like atmosphere, delicious burgers made from 100% Japanese beef patties and buns made from sake yeast. I love the avocado cheese burger (1290 yen), …

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