Tokyo Mothers Group

Tokyo Mothers Group is an English-speaking support and networking group for mothers and families in and around Tokyo. It’s a great way to meet other parents and make the experience of raising children in Japan even more enjoyable while getting a lot of useful information. We hold a variety of get-togethers, seasonal events and occasional seminars where everyone is welcome. Membership is free—join us!

Articles By Tokyo Mothers

Children’s Day in Japan

Children's Day, or Kodomo no Hi as it is called in Japanese, is one of the holidays that make up Golden Week in Japan....

May 5, 2014 | Families

Adventures in Entering a Japanese Elementary School

As the international mother of a brand new (pika-pika) first-grader (ichinensei) this year, I had many concerns. Would she settle in quickly? Would she be...

April 22, 2014 | Families

Tokyo’s Top Family-Friendly Hanami Spots

With the weather finally warming up, it's time for one of the most popular pastimes of spring in Japan: hanami, or cherry blossom viewing. While...

March 24, 2014 | Lifestyle, Seasonal Trends

Christmas and New Year in Tokyo for Families

Spending Christmas and the New Year holidays with your family in Tokyo can be a lot of fun. There are numerous places adorned with beautiful...

December 2, 2013 | Lifestyle, Seasonal Trends

Weaning Your Baby in Japan

Burdock and chicken, liver stew, sukiyaki even? If you are a foreigner weaning your children here in Japan, you may at first be surprised by...

November 5, 2013 | Uncategorized

TMG’s Annual Halloween Picnic

Halloween is just around the corner! Tokyo Mothers Group members love Halloween—dressing up in costumes, trick-or-treating—for many of us, it’s a piece of culture from...

October 1, 2013 | Uncategorized

The TMG Mentor Program

Being a parent in Tokyo can be a daunting prospect, particularly if it's your first child or if you are arriving in Tokyo with your...

September 3, 2013 | Uncategorized

About Tokyo Mothers Group

Tokyo Mothers Group is a support and networking group for English-speaking parents in and around Tokyo, although we do have members further afield as well....

September 3, 2013 | Uncategorized