Summer in Japan means three things: beaches, matsuri, and fireworks. We’ve already gotten out beach fix with our trip to Isshiki Kaigan (with more beach time to come when we visit the in-laws in Ibaraki in a few weeks.) Next on our summer to-do list is attend a few matsuri, starting with my favorite, the Edogawa Goldfish Matsuri.
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This past Saturday, the monster and I traveled from one end of Tokyo to the other. We ventured 60 km west all the way to Hino city. Our destination? Keio Asobi no Mori HUGHUG!2018-07-02
According to tradition, out of all the animals, dogs have relatively easy and smooth pregnancies…Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, “lucky dog,” doesn’t it? Therefore, on Inu no Hi (戌の日, literally “day of the dog”) Japanese women go to a shrine or temple during the 5th month of pregnancy. They pray for aid in getting through the remainder of the pregnancy and to have a safe delivery.2018-05-31
Tokyo has been my home for the past 10+ years. And, as much as I love this city, it can be hard to find baby-friendly places that are easy to access. Here’s a look at 5 of my favorite baby and toddler destinations in Tokyo.2018-05-27