Japan in Winter – 13 Things to Do, See & Eat During Winter in Japan

Winter in Japan. Like every season in this amazing country, Japanese winter has its own specific sights, smells, and sounds. Here’s what to see, do and when visiting Japan in winter. What to Do, See, and Eat During Winter in Japan I’ll be honest: winter is not our family’s favorite season. Indeed, after leaving our […]

Christmas in Japan – How to Enjoy Christmas Traditions in Japan

Christmas in Japan: it’s an interesting time to visit, but Christmas traditions in Japan are probably different than you’re accustomed to. Do they celebrate Christmas in Japan? Well, yes and no. While not a national holiday, you’ll see lots of Christmas decorations in Tokyo, in Osaka and in other Japanese cities. That said, the food […]

Things to Do in Harajuku & Yoyogi Park with Kids — Tokyo Family Travel Tips

If you’re looking for things to do in Harajuku and Yoyogi Park with kids, then read on. The Harajuku area and neighborhood around Yoyogi Park are two of my favorite areas to explore in Tokyo with kids or without, and I bet you’ll find this to be true for your family as well. Things to […]

Six of the Best Playgrounds in Tokyo & Playgrounds Near Tokyo

For my latest column in the Japan Times, I recommended six of the best playgrounds in Tokyo. Well, let’s say my favorite playgrounds in and best playgrounds near Tokyo. There are hundreds — perhaps thousands — of playgrounds in Japan. Some of the best playgrounds in Japan are world-class, but I kept it close to […]

Best Family Hotels in Tokyo – Japan Travel with Kids

The best hotels in Tokyo — and the best family hotels in Tokyo — can be hard to find. Many Tokyo hotels have small rooms and single beds. In fact, even some of the best Tokyo hotels don’t have family rooms or rooms for groups. That’s why we’ve written about the best hotels in Tokyo […]

Best Tokyo International Festivals for Kids — Tokyo Family Travel

When we lived in Tokyo, one of my favorite things to do with the kids was to hang out at one of the city’s many, many festivals. We loved the traditional Japanese festivals of course. That should be a post (or posts) all of its own. However, many people are unaware of just how many […]

Things to do in Roppongi with Kids — Tokyo Family Travel

Roppongi with kids? If someone in Tokyo asked me to recommend things to do in Roppongi in the early 2000’s or earlier, that person would have likely been interested in booze and depravity. Certainly not high culture. Things have changed. Things to Do in Roppongi with Kids This hilly, central Tokyo bar and “entertainment” district was once a sleazy […]

Things to do in Omotesando with Kids – Fun on Tokyo’s Glitzy Shopping Street

Skip the shopping and check out these fun things to do in Omotesando with kids. This is one of Tokyo’s glitziest neighborhoods, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to play here. If you’re looking for things to do in Tokyo with kids, then this is a great place to start. Things to do […]

21 Things to Do in Odaiba with Kids: Tokyo Family Travel

If your family is going to Tokyo, then plan on spending an entire day in Odaiba with kids. Maybe two. Tokyo is an amazing city, but eventually, you may want some sea air and open space. Odaiba provides both, and much, much more. There are so many things to do in Odaiba with kids. Here are […]

Best Indoor Things to do in Tokyo with Kids (or Without Them!)

Visiting Tokyo with kids? You will find many things to do indoors or outdoors with children. In the post below, I focus on some of the best indoor things to do in Tokyo with kids. You can still enjoy a rainy day in Tokyo, or when it’s too hot or too cold to stay outside. […]

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