Azabu Plaza: A New Free Play Space in Minato-ku

Two months ago Minato-ku opened it’s doors to a newly built childcare facility, free to the public and open 7 days a week. The three...

By Amanda Andrews
November 21, 2014 | Families

Smoothie Stands for Moms on the Run

When you are out exploring Tokyo with a little one it can be tough to find time to eat lunch and even harder to find...

By Joanna Pearce
November 19, 2014 | Families, Food & Drink

A Fairy-Tale Adventure in Chiba

Looking for something new to excite your kids over the weekend? Take them on an adventure to the Hans Christian Andersen Park in Funabashi. Step...

By Amanda Andrews
November 6, 2014 | Families

Colorful Gifts and Clothes at Sou Sou, Aoyama

If you are looking for unusual Japanese gifts with a modern twist then you will love the Sou Sou boutique. Sou Sou (which means “yes,...

By Joanna Pearce
October 9, 2014 | Families, Fashion, Lifestyle

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Other Kansai Magic

At 24, I finally received my acceptance letter to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It only cost me ¥6,980 and instead of arriving...

By Leilani R. Gobaleza
September 18, 2014 | Families

Thomas Land at Fuji-Q Highland

For those with a child aged five or under in their family, Thomas Land at Fuji-Q Highland theme park is nothing short of heaven. Nestled...

By Cheryl White
September 8, 2014 | Families

Five Baby-Friendly Tokyo Cafes

If you are tired of frequenting the big coffee shop chains with your baby and are looking for somewhere new to quench your thirst and...

By Joanna Pearce
July 24, 2014 | Families, Food & Drink

Kodomo no Kuni, Yokohama

Are you looking for a fun family day out? We heard about Kodomo no Kuni, or Children's Land, from friends, and the map on the...

By Alicia Hewat
July 2, 2014 | Families

How to be a Yummy Mummy in Omotesando

We’ve all seen those yummy mummies that seem to stroll effortlessly down the tree-lined streets of Omotesando—one of Tokyo’s most glamourous locations. With their state-of-the-art...

By Joanna Pearce
June 26, 2014 | Families

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....

By Tokyo Mothers Group
May 5, 2014 | Families