Tag: tokyo with kids

If your kids love coin operated rides(Ueno zoo and Keio mall, Tokyo)

October 30, 2013

When we first found this rooftop playground in Tokyo a couple years ago the boys’ eyes lit up like firecrackers and if we had enough 100 yen coins we could have entertained them for hours.  Of course we looked for more magic of this sort when we returned.  And we found a few fabulous ones.  […]

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Sumo with kids in Japan

October 18, 2013

It might be my fault that I’ve had to buy one of my guys a sumo costume. It started with a book we read. And then he decided that he’d like to see Sumo in real life.  (And if you’re in Tokyo in January, May or September, you’re definitely in luck.) I thought we might […]

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A cool coffee shop, a secret bakery, a toystore and robotic sushi (Tokyo Family Travels)

October 1, 2013

If you talk and walk with me, I could go miles and not have any idea where I’m heading or where we’ve been so use this loosely as a guide and plot your own route on a map.  We had a plan for a day in Tokyo and it consisted of these 4 places: 1) […]

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What jet-lagged people do the first day of a trip (Travel to Japan with kids)

September 29, 2013

I’ve read everywhere that once you land in another time zone you just have to embrace it. We arrived in Tokyo around 6 pm and we were all exhausted so we grabbed a light dinner and put the kids to bed around their regular time. And then they woke up around 3 am. We were […]

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Things to Read at 30000 feet while traveling to Japan

September 27, 2013

I am not a good flyer.  We travel a lot and I’m always reminding the hubby that the journey might be just as fun as the destination, but the only place I can’t do this is on an airplane.  And since having withstood about 70 days of hospital bedrest ( I wonder if NASA could […]

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Nameless Noodle Store, Window-shopping and a Fancy toilet

Nameless Noodle Store, Window-shopping and a Fancy toilet

March 9, 2012

There is a noodle store in Tokyo that was so yummy we went there twice.  But we don’t know what it was called.  All we know is along the way, Leelee climbed all over this chair in front of a store that sold clothes for nursing mothers. And a block or two later we went […]

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National Children’s Castle-Kodomo no Shiro (Tokyo Japan)

January 27, 2012

I read about the National Children’s Castle in this book about Kid’s Trips in Tokyo, (a little-bit outdated guide from 1996 but useful nonetheless) and it sounded very cool, kind of like the kids’ museums we have in Seattle. Don’t mistake it for the Tokyo Metropolitan  Children’s Hall.  That one is currently closed until at […]

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