Family Fun

Family Winter Sports Guide to Tokyo and Yokohama

Dec 14, 2016 By Ray Proper

Besides skiing and snowboarding, there are a variety of family  friendly options to get outside and active this winter.  From ice skating to “snow rafting” and even a snow tractor adventure...[ Click to read more ]

Family Fun in Tokyo at Yomiuri Land Amusement Park

Oct 20, 2016 By Mark Guthrie

While the sprawling Disney resort is the most famous amusement park in the Tokyo area it is by no means the only one. Just thirty minutes outside of central Tokyo...[ Click to read more ]

Ride the Tokyo Sky Duck Amphibious Tour Bus!

Jun 10, 2016 By Ray Proper

Back in Seattle we had "The Duck," an amphibious bus that took tourists on a sort of "surf and turf" tour of the city. Hinomaru Limousine Group in Tokyo also...[ Click to read more ]

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Aichi Children’s Center “Kids Town” at Expo Park in Nagakute

Dec 09, 2015 By Ray Proper

Aichi Children’s Center’s “Kids Town” is a wealth of things to do for cheap in Nagoya with kids! Envisioned as a place where kids can “invigorate their minds and bodies, challenge...[ Click to read more ]

Sightseeing in Kobe

Oct 16, 2015 By

If you find yourself in the Kansai region, the lovely port city of Kobe offers interesting history, colorful culture, architectural marvels, and delicious cuisine!  Here are a few sightseeing options...[ Click to read more ]

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Hattori Daily Farm in Kanagawa

Oct 09, 2015 By

Since 1969 the Hattori Daily Farm in Kanagawa has raised dairy cows on green pastures not that far away from Tokyo.  Hattori Farm is a bit of working dairy a bit "dude ranch"...[ Click to read more ]

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Visit The Chita Peninsula!

Jun 29, 2015 By Ray Proper

Chita Peninsula, or in Japanese 知多半島 - Chita Hantō, is just south of Aichi Prefecture, east of Nagoya City in Central Japan.   The peninsula itself runs basically north-shouth.  To it's...[ Click to read more ]

Climbing the Walls – Bouldering in Tokyo

Jun 11, 2015 By Mark Guthrie

I doubt that there is a single kid in the western world who, when watching the 1933 classic movie King Kong for the first time, didn't think 'I wish I...[ Click to read more ]

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Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament

Apr 16, 2015 By Ray Proper

Seeing a sumo match is an important check mark completing any extended visit to Japan.   Sumo is the Japanese sport in which a 'rikishi,' or sumo wrestler attempts to force...[ Click to read more ]

Toyota Plant and Museum Tour

Feb 26, 2015 By Mark Guthrie

As the third largest producer worldwide, there can be no doubting the importance of the automobile industry to Japan’s economy, and here in Aichi we are at the heart of...[ Click to read more ]