Posts Tagged ‘Tokyo with kids’

Things to do in Tokyo with Kids: Harajuku's Takeshita Dori

Cool and Quirky Harajuku with Kids

Harajuku, like Tokyo itself, has something of a split personality. Serene and extreme all at once, the area is home to one of Tokyo’s most important Shinto shrine as well as the city’s most out there shopping strips. In fact, Harauku is in itself a shrine… to conspicuous consumption. Only in Harajuku would you spot […] Read more…

The secret is out Tokyo DisneySea is fab for families ©Disney

He said, She said: Tokyo DisneySea by Kids

Whether you speak Japanese or not, that special Disney Magic won’t need translation at the extraordinary Tokyo DisneySea ®, a unique Disney park with seven exquisitely themed ports inspired by the myths, legends and lore of the sea.  Said by some to be the very best Disney Park in the World, Tokyo DisneySea is a completely […] Read more…

Gotokuji, The Waving Cat Temple in Tokyo

Gotokuji: The Lucky Cat Temple in Tokyo

  From Sanrio’s sassy Hello Kitty to ancient Edo cat literature and cat art, cat cafés, cat islands and even an unofficial cat holiday – Nyan Nyan Nyan Day – held each year on February 22, you could be forgiven for thinking that Japan is utterly smitten with kittens. So, it turns out, are Raffles […] Read more…

Pullman Tokyo Tamachi with kids

Review: Pullman Tokyo Tamachi with kids

A kids’ club and a cuddly toy at registration are not what makes a family-friendly hotel. I mean sure, they’re nice, and much appreciated, but if you ask Raffles and Sugarpuff what makes a hotel kid friendly, it is friendliness … to kids.  Pretty simple really, but also sadly infrequent. But the new Pullman Tokyo […] Read more…

Tokyo DisneySea with kids © Disney Image by Aleney de Winter

Tokyo DisneySea with kids: The Happiest Place on Water

Take one rumbling volcano, a sparkling blue harbour filled with galleons and gondolas, and seven enchanting ports filled with thrills, whimsy, creativity and adventure. Then add state-of-the-art special effects, a side of sushi, and you’ve got the incredible Tokyo DisneySea, a one-of-a kind Disney Park that I think might just be the most beautiful in […] Read more…

Ichiran Nakano. Tokyo's tasty inside secrets and local eats - Inside Japan Tours

Tokyo’s tasty local eats and inside secrets

Safe, clean and unapologetically oddball, Tokyo is a city where ancient shrines sit small but proud under the shadow of towering neon skyscrapers, and tranquil gardens share the same address as crowded and crazy shopping strips. Add a hefty scoop of samurais, ninjas and sumo wrestlers, a sprinkle of Hello Kitty and a pinch of […] Read more…

Welcome to Shimokitazawa

Tokyo with Kids: Hanging with the Hipsters in Shimokitazawa

Tokyo. It’s all about cloud busting skyscrapers, bright lights, the blur of the bullet train, the heaving suburb-sized train stations, crowded mega street crossings, J-pop and Hello Kitty, right? Umm, not exactly. At least not in Shimokitazawa, a low-rise haven for hipsters just minutes from the neon beanstalks of Shinjuku and Shibuya and colourful Harajuku, […] Read more…