All posts tagged "Day Trippers"
All-you-can-eat 5-7 varieties of strawberry
trawberry picking is gaining momentum and has muscled its way into one of Japan’s essential seasonal activities, alongside cherry blossom viewing, and autumnal foliage watching. However, rather than being a passive pastime, it’s a great family activity,...
- Posted March 12, 2017
Kappabashi Dori, Japan’s Kitchen Town
When we lived in the U.S., we had one set of dishes for every day, and then our china for special occasions. Sure, we had the odd one or two other dishes, but for the...
- Posted December 12, 2016
Tired of outdoor parks? Ditch the park and get your kids a job at Kandu!
Kandu is an indoor theme park for kids (similar to Kidzania only twice smaller) with edu-tainment value. Let the kids pick their dream job and roleplay all day while you parents take a break at Kandu’s inhouse...
- Posted March 11, 2015
A great indoor play area for kids in Diver city
I was on my way for an outdoor play with my two-year old when it suddenly rained. Not wanting to spoil the day, we ran for cover at a nearby cafe where I made a quick online...
- Posted October 28, 2014
Go to Kichijoji! This is my advice to anyone already living in or merely taking visiting relatives around town. As much as all the popular spots such as Shibuya, Harajuku, Ginza, Akihabara and Shinjuku continue to hold...
- Posted August 9, 2014
State-of-the-art planetarium now open
Spaced Out To keep its street credibility up to par Tokyo Dome opens the city’s latest museum, the Space Museum TeNQ. This exciting state-of-the-art new space with an unimaginative name is basically a new style planetarium with...
- Posted July 12, 2014
Out and about
If your idea of a weekend morning is going out and about on a bicycle, Kagurazaka and Iidabashi are two areas close to each other that are worth a tour. With 16 Parks and...
- Posted May 8, 2014
Sony ExploraScience with my boys
As a working father in Tokyo, it’s not unusual that I want to spend all of my weekends with my two boys, Sully (5) and Gary (7). I decided to take them to Sony ExploraScience at Aqua...
- Posted July 5, 2013
A visit to Tokyo Tower as told by an eight-year-old girl
I have lived in Tokyo for almost 5 years, and wanted to tell readers about Tokyo Tower, which I like to visit often. Tokyo Tower is a fascinating place to spend a Saturday afternoon. You can enjoy...
- Posted July 5, 2013
Tokyo JOYPOLIS Spend a day of fun and amusement with loads of attraction at the Tokyo Joypolis • Let’s go Jungle – Shooting at the Jungle ¥500 • The House of the Dead 4 Special – Shoot...
- Posted May 8, 2013
Blast from the Past: Ichibangai
It’s easy to get swept away by the glitz and glamour of present-day Japan with its blinding neon lights and trendy fashion quirks; so easy, that many tend to overlook the allure of Japan from simpler times....
- Posted March 3, 2013
A daytrip to Olinas Mall
Much has been said about Tokyo’s sharp contrast between modernity and tradition. One example is Sumida ward’s largest urban shopping arcade, Olinas located in a typical traditional downtown area in east Tokyo called Kinshicho. While Kinshicho is...
- Posted September 28, 2012
11 fun activities that kids will enjoy
As spring makes its presence known, there's no denying that the season of hibernation is finally over. What better way to welcome brighter days than to planning fun activities for the brood?
- Posted February 29, 2012
Family ski day trips
Yes, day trip skiing from Tokyo is possible. Don’t let language barriers stop you from enjoying a fun day. Go out and discover what there is to see and experience while you are in Japan.Gala Yuzawa is...
- Posted November 2, 2011
Walk though history at the Edo Tokyo Tatemono En
Walk though history at the Edo Tokyo Tatemono En Spend a family day at the Edo Tokyo Tatemono En, an open air architectural museum, located in western Tokyo’s expansive Koganei Park. Here you will experience a leisure...
- Posted September 29, 2011
A day trip to Kawagoe
After an onslaught of springtime visitors this year, I was keen to find a new day trip to add to my “excursions from Tokyo” portfolio. Having been to (and thoroughly enjoyed) trips to Hakone, Nikko, Yokohama and...
- Posted August 31, 2011
Day trippers to Mother Farm
With warmer temperatures felt all over the country from the last week of February, there is no doubt that spring has arrived. My family’s first outdoor experience in Japan happened a month after arriving here last year....
- Posted February 28, 2011
Deco’s Dog Cafe The Tokyu Square Garden Site in Denenchofu is home to this canine hot-spot! Deco’s Dog Cafe is a one catering to the furry, four-legged members of our family, offering a varied fresh, health-conscious...
- Posted May 8, 2010
Pokémon Center Crazy about Pikachu? Hop on the train and promise your kid a day of fun at Nintendo’s Pokemon Center, still very popular and the longest-selling anime series in Japan and all over the world. Pokémon...
- Posted May 8, 2010
Yokohama with kids
On September 27th, Yokohama wound down its events to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the port’s opening, which is a pity for those who’ve missed the opportunity to see the giant mechanical spider and displays of the...
- Posted October 1, 2009
Photos © Elena Derevstova So what can one coin buy in these days of global economic meltdown? Plenty! Does a Japanese buck still have any bang left in it? Yes! If you have the time and...
- Posted February 1, 2009
The way of the ninja
Need a little inspiration for Halloween? Try the way of the Ninja. A world of sabotage, espionage, assassination, and a knack for looking good in black! Practitioners of the ancient art of ninjutsu or ninpo sneak...
- Posted October 1, 2008
Camp it up!
The first experience can be tough, so take things slow. Get the lifestyle and the outdoor sprit without the headaches of bugs and dirty toilets. If you are new to the outdoor scene, have no camping equipment...
- Posted August 5, 2008
Arcadia: get your game face on!
Photo © Elena Derevstova Has fun in the sun become a bit too wild for you, given the rough Tokyo climate? Take advantage of Japan’s exceptional technology, and let video games remedy that. Sure, getting really into...
- Posted June 30, 2008
A voyage of discovery
- Posted June 1, 2008
Edo-Tokyo Open-air Architectural Museum
Building knowledge with a walk through time! Koganei Park brings out the explorers in your family.
- Posted April 4, 2008