Welcome to Tokyo families’ Marketplace section.  Here you can find various information on family-friendly services.

Abdominal Massage Therapy

NATURAL SPIRIT 1Did you know that having an abdominal visceral massage is known all over the world to have beneficial results? Abdominal massage effectively boosts energy level to help support heart, mind and body during dieting, pregnancy and menstrual periods.
Get a massage now.
Natural Spirit Takino
Maison Harajuku 6-14-15 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Tel. 03-6712-5569 Open 11 am – 7pm e-mail                                              

Art classes for Kids

Abradoodle logoAbrakadoodle is all about creativity and offers the very best in visual arts classes for kids; weekly classes, summer art camps and art events. We have both Japanese and English classes. Please  feel free to contact us and come to our studio for trial lessons.    See our facebook page

Ebisu Atelier d'Art  At Ebisu Atelier d’Art we are pleased to offer instruction of classical European &  American art in the disciplines of drawing, painting and sculpture.
We offer both adult and children’s classes (ages 5 and up) All ability levels are welcome. No previous experience is necessary. Please feel free to come by the Atelier for an introduction and free trial lesson. If you are unsure as to where we are located we will gladly meet you at a nearby location in Hiroo or Ebisu and show you the way.

Children_prog_enArt Loft Children’s program is a popular weekly art classes and special workshops.  Taught by specially trained instructors.  One-on-one instruction tailored to your child’s optimum pace from age 5 up.                                                                                          

Babies & children

akachan-honpo-logo  Akachan Honpo
Specialist in baby goods, maternity wear and other pre-schooler items at the lowest price. Many stores all over Tokyo but Gotanda is the closest to central Tokyo.  5F T.O.C. Bldg., 7-22-17 Nishi Gotanda,  Shinagawa-ku.  Nearest  stn: Osaki-hirokoji by
Ikegami line  Tel 03-3779-0365.

Tokyo Garage Sale All Things Kids! is a closed Facebook group helping people living in Japan sell or give away things or items related to babies and children. Free membership.

Babysitting services

I work as a nanny for an American family at the American compound.  I do part-time baby-sitting, pet sitting including housekeeping.  I speak English and know how to perform CPR and First Aid.   Tel 08062308821

Experienced househelper of 14 years is looking for a part-time job. I am an all-around housekeeper.  I do
ironing clothes, house cleaning and babysitting. or 080-4009-8744

Part-time Babysitter wants a job.  Speaks English and basic Japanese.  2 years’ experience in childcare.

Business Opportunity

Due to health reasons and advancing age, the owner (now 75 years old) is no longer able to run the school. The owner would like to pass the torch to whoever is interested in buying the business. The school offers programs for children ages 2-12, is 2 years old and currently has 3 full time and 20 After-school students. The school is conveniently located in Shibaura, Minato-ku and close to Tamachi and Mita train stations. The monthly rent for the school space it occupies is ¥445,704 (tax included) plus an adjoining office space at ¥39,916 (tax included). The floor size is 175.40m  (53.06 tsubo) + 17.46m  (5.28subo) office Serious inquiries only.  Interested parties, please contact Bill at  mobile Tel 090-6117-0042.

Cooking Classes

h1  Want to learn the latest baking techniques?  Check out our cooking events. Happy Cooking is  both a cooking school and a one-stop-shop for baking
supplies and creative cooking. Baking courses are offered at our schools in Ichigaya,  Ebisu and Roppongi Hills.

misoMayuko’s Little Kitchen teaches Japanese homestyle cooking for foreigners in the center of Tokyo. Our sessions are held in a real Japanese private house. You will learn  Japanese homestyle cooking  such as sushi roll, miso soup, Japanese dumplings, etc. You can also learn manners. No Japanese necessary.  A few minutes’ walk from Sendagaya or Yoyogi station ( near Shinjuku). Ingredients, drink, recipe, apron are included: ¥6.980. Children under 10 pay
half price.
Email or Call to book!  Tel. 080-3502-2005

(English-speaking) Family Support Specialists in Tokyo


Club 360 is a one-stop shop for the family’s fitness needs. Located in Moto Azabu, its close proximity to the center of Tokyo makes regular commute to the gym very convenient.  Now offering personal training (tailored to your goals, and lifestyle, group workouts (core, cardio, strength training & boot camps), physiotherapy, massage (remedial, Swedish, pregnancy, lymphatic, drainage, etc.), including kids karate classes in English, Kid Fit 360 (kids athletics) and junior boxing.

Mindful-Trinity Singing Bowl Sound Healing
Immerse in universal sound and float into a relaxed state of balance and awareness. Singing bowl sound healings are an effective way to de-stress, cleanse and re-energise. Our longer programs can also help improve relationships, improve work-life balance or digitally detox.
Try a singing bowl session, at our Nishi Azabu private salon (appointments only), or a group sound bath meditation. For details:
Telephone: 03-6804-3782
Open: daily 10:00 – 21:00

Ikebana Classes


At Flower Class Hana-Tsuzuri, Sogetsu Ikebana School in Akasaka/Jiyugaoka/ Azamino (Yokohama), you can reserve lessons only when you are free. For easy understanding, textbooks are written in English/Japanese with many photos/diagrams. Request for certificates/diplomas are available.

For information,

                                                                                    International Preschool

Star Kids logoStar Kids is in Shibakoen, right by Tokyo Tower! We have brand new facilities and a small team of friendly and experienced teachers waiting to meet you!

Now offering places for 2016!
First Step: Ages 1.5 to 3  Preschool: Ages 3 – 6 combined (mornings, afternoons, or all day!) Also, coming soon: English Club! Afternoon English classes for ages 7 to 12!  Check our website for information and updates!


Japanese Language classes

PreserveCoto Language Academy specializes in small, fun classes and flexible course schedules. You can also join our conversation-based learning. Coto Language Academy has aided thousands of foreign learners achieve their goal to be able to speak Japanese. Choose from a range of courses from basic conversation to business Japanese that will support your career and life in Japan. Ask us about our customized lesson plans.

EvergreenEvergreen Japanese School offers a complete course for students who have completed high school and are preparing for acceptance at a Japanese university.  Other courses offered are Japanese Intensive course, 2-3 days a week course and a private course.  Skype lessons available.

Kumon Japanese Language Program is a learning method to help you acquire Japanese proficiency (reading, listening, vocabulary and grammar) that you can use in various settings in your daily life and work.


Sendagaya Japanese Language School offers Business Japanese language course to prepare businessmen for JLPT N1 N2 levels.  1-1-6 Shimoochai, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Tel. 03-5337-7002



Do you need help moving or delivering large parcels? We can help you with basic chores like shopping, junk disposal and pick-ups.  Transporter Tokyo is at your service, offering inexpensive, fast and safe assistance in English,French, and Japanese. For more information, call (03)5705-1363 or email

Party Entertainers

unnamedParty Magic!  Mr. D’s party comedy & magic shows are perfect for any age group from age 4.  He has entertained over 2,000 children’s  parties and so each
party has that special touch that comes with experience.
Children love Mr. D’s funny magic and animal balloons!
Tel. 03-3489-5330

                                                                                           Party Supplies

Tokyo Party Fun  (
This newly opened online funhouse offersimported supplies from party hats to garlands and streamers with festive designs.

Tokyu Hands
    To pull off an exciting theme party,  check out Tokyu hands in Shibuya.  They have a wide selection of  theme costumes and accessories to match every occasion.  Most of the goods are not displayed online so schedule a visit to the store well in advance.  With Halloween season next month, you should be able to find fun masks and costumes as early as this month.

Rakuten    (
Browse at the wide range of party goods offered at this Japanese popular online store. From Disney to famous superhero kid’s costume and anything in-between, you are sure to find something appropriate for your party.

Costume Craze  (
If you are looking for Japanese inspired costumes, this is the site to shop.  They pretty much have every special effects to match your get up from wigs, stockings to makeup.

Kids Party (
A Japanese online store that imports American party goods such as Carters, Old Navy and etc.  If you are looking for hard-to-find US characters in Japan such as Sponge Bob, Nemo, Curious George,  check out Kids party.

Joyous Days   (
Located in Jiyugaoka,  it’s a fun store for kids party supplies.
Tel. 03-6421-3561  Jiyugaoka Sakura Terrace B1, Midorigaoka 2-16-10, Meguro-ku Tokyo 152-0032

Sweethearts  (
 This online store runs a whole gamut of party accessories from baby shower sweets to multi-shaped and colored birthday picks.  If you will be baking your own cake and need accessories for a fun effect, here’s where to get them.

Nicofee Balloon Park  (
No fun party is complete without a balloon.  If you are throwing a party and want it to be special,  this is your shop to look for something unique.  It carries different balloon types and shapes that kids will adore.


Adopt or foster a rescued cat.  Japan Cat Network is looking for loving homes for cats and kittens rescued from  Trap Neuter Return projects. Find a friend, save a life!

Save an animal today.  Adopt or sponsor  homeless dogs, cats, and other animals rescued both in Tokyo and Osaka at Animal Refuge Kansai.  You could be the angel these furry darlings have been waiting for!


Dinosaur Islands and STEF is a toys playgroup with two meetup venues in Yokohama
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Little Angels Playgroup, a casual group of mothers  with little babies up to about age one who are not yet walking.  Little Angels meets twice a month, on the first and third Fridays of the month 10:30am till 12 noon.  Refreshments provided.

International Mothers Community in Yokohama, a group of mums living in and raising kids in Yokohama with regular meetups for educational leisure daytrips and workshops appropriate to kids age 0-5 years old.

Roppongi Playgroup is a parent-run cooperative for children up to age 5. 2,500 yen one-off membership fee
required or 500 yen per family a session.  Here the children develop an early love of school and friendship
through a combination of free play, stories, snacks, music and crafts. Meets every Tuesday 10 am – 12 pm.
Franciscan Chapel Center Basement level 4-2-37 Roppongi, Minato-ku.

Saint Maur Toddlers Group welcomes all parents with toddlers to join (with or without children enrolled at Saint Maur). The group meets at the Lower Recreation Hall (B1) of Saint Maur’s Montessori
Building in Yokohama or the Extended Day Room when the former is not available.  No fees required.  To join,
contact Preethi Katte, preethi, or Katie Hertza,

Tokyo English Playgroup is for English-speaking families.  Plays at Hikarigaoka park near the Hikarigaoka station
accessible by Toei Oedo line and is 30 min away from Roppongi.  Group daytrips  include the bird sanctuary, the tropical greenhouse, and the library in the park.   Mall, restaurants, and ice cream shops nearby.  All nationalities welcome.

Tokyo Toddlers Playgroup is a support group of moms and toddlers from across the world, who meet
and okay.  The group goes on monthly field trips to toddler-friendly locations within Tokyo.  Activities
and field trips are for toddlers age 1-3.

YC&AC Friday Funtime, an informal playgroup session run by parents for kids ages 0-5 that meets from 9:30-11:30 am
on Fridays.  The Kids Club for older children, ages 4-8, meets on Sunday afternoons from 2-5 pm.  Located in
Yokohama.  For details, contact Sanami Naito  Tel. 045-623-8121

Support Groups

AMDA International Medical Information Center provide telephone information service on the Japanese healthcare system, providing advice on medical
facilities and healthcare professionals in several languages.

Crystal Children International Early Intervention Support offers children and families with home-based therapies and counseling.  We focus on 1-6-year-olds diagnosed
with a medical, physical, social, or mental condition that may affect development such as Down
Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Language Delay, and Displacement.

DigitalEve Japan, a Japanese-English bilingual group of women interested in improving
their pc knowledge and skills to have a place in cyberspace.  Meets every month for work-
shops, speaking events, and group projects.

Field of Mugi supports the community of  working mothers through internet discussions.

Kizuna Child-Parent Reunion, an NPO promoting the protection of children’s human rights.

Tokyo Alcoholics Anonymous, a fellowship of men and women  who share experience and solve common problem related to
alcoholism.  No membership dues.  Tokyo AA Hotline 03-3971-1471

Tokyo English Life Line (TELL) offers free, anonymous telephone counseling and support across Japan from 9am to 11pm daily.
Telephone counselors are trained to respond to emergency crisis calls, as well as offering emotional support
for everyday problems, relationship issues and stress, for all ages and cultural backgrounds.  Tel 03-5774-0992

Tokyo Mothers Group (TMG) is a social and support network for  mothers in Tokyo.  The group meets 2-3 times a month.
Join discussions on facebook.

Tokyo Pregnancy Group gives pregnant women and those trying to conceive, a chance to meet other expectant and TTC mothers.
Meetings provide an  opportunity for members to learn about and discuss various issues related to conception, pregnancy,
delivery and newborn parenting in Japan.

Tokyo Theatre for Children brings the magical world of musical theatre to kids,young and old.  We are a non-profit, English-speaking adult community theatre troupe and we are always looking for volunteers!  Can you paint? Build? Act? Sing? Sew? Dance? Want to put on a headset and work backstage? No experience? No problem! How about being a patron of  the arts?  Production costs extremely high.  Please support us and help keep TTFC continue its mission of bringing the world of make-believe to life! What can be better than making kids smile? Contact

United for a Multicultural Japan is a NPO working to promote the welfare and legal rights of non-Japanese people married to Japanese nationals and other permanent residents of Japan.

Swimming Classes for children and adults in Tokyo

mozza logo with circle copyMozza Swim School   Maintain your children’s health and  fitness all year ’round. Private swimming lessons and swimming club. Lessons set for individual needs of each student. The swimming coach with over 15 years’ experience. Private lifeguard services also available. Swimming schedule flexible to individual’s need. Lessons may be organised individually.  For details contact Mozza Yamaguchi. Tel. 090-9307-3824


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