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

Kids’ Karate Classes at Club 360

Once our kids are ready to start after-school activities, we as parents are overwhelmed with selecting what we can only hope will be the best...

By Dinasha Cellura
April 28, 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...

By Tokyo Mothers Group
April 22, 2014 | Families

Infant Daycare in Tokyo with Summerhill Baby

Finding daycare options for babies in Tokyo can be a difficult task, especially if both parents don't work full-time and therefore don't qualify for the...

By Mia Moranza
April 16, 2014 | Families

ISSH Family Festival 2014

Each year, the International School of the Sacred Heart (ISSH) holds a family-oriented festival at its campus in Hiroo, complete with food stalls, music and...

By The Savvy Team
April 3, 2014 | Families, Lifestyle

At-Home Parties for Tokyo Kids

What with small Tokyo homes, busy urban lives and a culture in which entertaining at home is relatively rare, there is a small Japanese market...

By Philomena Keet
March 27, 2014 | Families

Five Great Learning Apps for Kids

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly today’s kids grasp technology, particularly mobile technology and touch screens. I am guilty, it has to be...

By Mia Moranza
February 27, 2014 | Families

Interactive Fun at the Tokyo Toy Museum

Don’t let these cold, windy months keep you and the kids locked indoors with cabin fever. Let’s be honest, there are only so many Pinterest...

By Chanyn Kirtman
February 20, 2014 | Families

Tokyo Creators Makes Every Child an Artist

A newly opened art school in Tokyo offers programs for all ages that help kids find their own creative expression through music, painting and other...

By Mia Moranza
February 13, 2014 | Families

School of Rock for Tokyo Teens

A lot of schools in Tokyo (be they international or Japanese) have good music programs. Many have extra curricular orchestra, brass, string and even modern...

By Mia Moranza
February 7, 2014 | Families

The British Football Academy Celebrates 10 Years

When it comes to teaching soccer to English-speaking children in Tokyo, the British Football Academy has parents covered. With ten years of experience since its...

By Mia Moranza
January 22, 2014 | Families