All posts tagged "Daytrippers"

  • Need a little inspiration ? 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 unnoticed into enemy camps or people’s houses, disguising themselves so as to conceal...

    • Posted October 18, 2017
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  • Take your kids horseback riding in Tokyo for free

    Apart from being known as a sport, did you know that horseback riding can also improve your child’s motor skills and intelligence? Researchers at Tokyo University of Agriculture discovered that when you’re on the saddle, vibrations are...

    • Posted May 27, 2017
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  • LEGOLAND® Japan opens in Nagoya

    The iconic Lego bricks loved by children and adults have found a new home in Nagoya.  LEGOLAND® ‘Nagoya is Japan’s first and 8th amusement park in the world.  The theme park welcomes all families with children  2...

    • Posted April 1, 2017
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  • Daytrippers – ’tis the season for Mikans!

    From early October until late November is the best time of the year to eat fresh mikans (or easy-peeling Japanese oranges) straight off the tree. Pack up on vitamin C in readiness for the coming chilly months....

    • Posted October 19, 2016
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  • Get your Skates on Again

    By now we are all used to the ice rinks that appear around town over the winter months but that doesn’t mean they are any less appealing.What better way to spend an afternoon sliding around trying to...

    • Posted December 15, 2014
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  • Buying gifts? Think Flying Tiger.

    The fun Swedish discount store Flying Tiger goes to the top of the list this year for the best place to buy a wonderful selection of quirky goods. The Omotesando store still requires a wait if you...

    • Posted December 15, 2014
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  • Daytrip to Asakusa

    UNIQUE CHARACTERISTIC In the 1930’s, cinemas playing foreign films opened with live translatons and sound effects by a ‘benshi’ who acted out all the parts using a variety of different voices , sometimes ad-libbing jokes. Prior to...

    • Posted June 10, 2014
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  • The Children’s Nature Park (Asahi ku) and Yokohama Municipal Nogeyama Zoo (Nishi-ku)

    The Children’s Nature Park (Asahi Ku) and Yokohama Municipal Nogeyama Zoo (Nishi Ku) is a great weekend family escape. The petting zoo offers a place where children can interact with a breed of small animals such as...

    • Posted April 9, 2014
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  • Uma no Hakubutsukan (Equine Museum of Japan)

    What better way to prepare for the imminent arrival of the year of the horse than a visit to a horse museum. Located in the Negishi Racecourse’s former site, the Uma no Hakubutsukan is a fantastic place...

    • Posted January 1, 2014
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  • Life skills taught at Kidzania

    All parents have hopes for their children’s future. You can see the glint in Mum’s eye as she watches her little girl don a stethoscope and white coat. Who wouldn’t love to see their child grow up...

    • Posted May 27, 2010
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  • Taste the good life

    The hills are alive with luscious fruit and the sound of clinking glasses; Yamanashi, the kingdom of fruit, beckons. Yamanashi Wine Country offers a flourishing expanse of vineyards, vistas, and wineries. It might not have the razzle...

    • Posted November 4, 2008
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  • Mix it up!: Yokohama

    Japan’s largest port city is an internationally-minded municipality of impressive parks, thriving industry, rich cuisine, and a unique history. Yokohama is now vying for the world’s attention as a creative capital. Whether Yokohama is your local neighbourhood...

    • Posted August 27, 2008
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  • Back to basics

    Getting your feet wet

    • Posted June 1, 2008
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