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Places to bring children to visit animals in Tokyo | GREATER TOKYO AREA

2017 version. This is a master list of the zoos, farms, aquariums and other places with animals in the Tokyo area that are suited to children. You will also find a handful of locations that are actually outside Tokyo, but considered part of the Greater Tokyo area and renowned as places worth commuting to from Tokyo. This list is suited as […]

Award Winning, Intangible Asset “Suneori Amagoi”, Rain Praying Festival | TSURUGASHIMA

The Suneori Amagoi Rain Praying Festival, which started in 1781, has been awarded a number of cultural and festival accolades. The awards include the prestigious and coveted city designated intangible folk cultural asset. Another is the equally distinguished grand prize for the best hometown events. Both of these were awarded by the Japanese Government. In recent years, the rain praying […]

Alice in Wonderland theme restaurant, Ginza branch | TOKYO

I was very excited to visit Alice in a Labyrinth, the Ginza branch of the Alice in Wonderland Japan restaurants earlier in the year. I was sorely disappointed. I had a great night, but that was due to the company of wonderful friends and little to do with the quality or atmosphere of the restaurant. The lighting is very dark, […]

Disaster Prevention Day and free training centres in Tokyo

Today, the 1st of September, is Disaster Prevention Day, on the anniversary of the Great Kanto Earthquake. This year marks the 90th anniversary of that fatal day in 1923. This morning the Public Address (PA) System wailed its sirens at 6.30am. These sirens sound like the sirens you hear in World War II movies to signal people to get to […]

Theme cafes, restaurants and buffets for kids in Tokyo

Odaiba Odaiba is a popular sightseeing spot and shopping area in Tokyo. There are numerous restaurants to cater to most tastes, below is a small selection of child friendly eateries. Fuji TV Kids Cafe “Mamatoko” This cafe is popular with all ages from small babies to 6th grade. There is a play area for each group too, but its the buffet […]