Category Archives: Tokyo with kids

Orbi Science Museum

“We are heading out to Orbi on Tuesday, fancy joining us?” A friend invited.  “Sure” I replied not knowing what I was signing up for.  It turns out that Orbi is a collaboration between Sega and BBC Earth. It is … Continue reading

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Legoland Discovery Center

Over the summer break, the only thing ‘J’ wanted to do was head out to Legoland Discovery Center in Odaiba.  So on a hot Friday morning, we headed out.  LDC- has a couple of rides, but it is more… of … Continue reading

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50 Summer Activities for Older Children Part 4

Today sees the final post of my Summer Series- 50 Activities for older children. I have been working through the list alphabetically and have come to the final three sections. Outdoors Go Geocaching I love this activity as it can … Continue reading

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50 Summer Activities for Older Children Part 3

We are halfway through the  series and a third of the way through our summer holidays. I hope you’re finding this series useful, and have found activities to do with your brood. We’ve headed out on a few adventures- some … Continue reading

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Tokyo Skytree

We’ve finally made it up Tokyo Skytree!  We’ve been here for nearly 5 years and we’ve finally made up one of Tokyo’s most iconic views! It only took a visit from a South African cousin to get us up there!  … Continue reading

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Exploring, Exploring: My 5 Favourite Beaches near Tokyo

Summer is here in Japan and in true Japanese weather form it arrived on its due date! BAM! 1 July- the day that the Japanese beaches and the outdoor pools open- the temperature goes up by 2-3 deg C and … Continue reading

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Exploring, exploring: My 5 favourite places in Tokyo on a rainy day.

“Rain, rain go away, Come again another day. Rain, rain go away, Come again on Mummy’s washing day” I often used to chant this rhyme as a child when it rained, but it never seemed to make the rain go … Continue reading

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Kameido Tenjin Shrine

I had been told about this shrine by a friend who knew my love for plants and gardening.    The shrine is very well kept and despite it being in the middle of the city, it was restful and had … Continue reading

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It’s Sumo Time!

It is May, so the next round of Sumo Tournaments are here in Tokyo. Starting today, it will run for 15 days, finishing on Sunday 22 May.  I have blogged about our Sumo trip before, and the full post is … Continue reading

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Exploring, Exploring: My 5 Favourite Zoos in Tokyo

Note: Japanese zoos are generally not the best place regarding animal welfare. Most of the zoos, I have visited have a few cages where my heart breaks for the welfare of the animals. That said, I believe zoos do have … Continue reading

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