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Tokyo is built to be extremely child-friendly. There are children’s toilets in most shopping centers, changing rooms in department stores, playgrounds in pocket-sized parks spread all over residential areas.

Perhaps best known for it’s stunning cherry blossom trees in the Spring during the Hanami Festival, Ueno Park is also home to the greatest concentration of museums, and also an area of Tokyo that is full of cultural history.

Hi, my name is Arisa! Currently based in Tokyo, I’m raising 3 young children (6, 4, and 2) together with my French-Algerian husband. Born and raised in Hokkaido, Japan, I’ve lived in New York, Costa Rica, Tokyo,  and Hong Kong. Two of our children were born in Hong Kong, and we moved back to Tokyo …

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Bebe Voyage recently had the pleasure of hearing from travelers Gyongyi and Jurgen; Hungarian and Dutch parents living in Amsterdam. They chose to take a sabbatical after their daughter Mirin was born to travel, meet other people, and experience different cultures. They shared with us their stories of the unique delights and challenges they experienced while traveling through Japan, …

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This week’s hidden gem is a beautiful park with hidden statues, fish ponds, and lots of secret paths for the kids to explore. Discovered by family travel writer Wisterian Watertree, this gem is a secret little oasis located in a capital city on an island nation in the Pacific Ocean… Any guesses where we are …

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We are the Watertrees, and we live in Tokyo. By many counts, it is the biggest city in the world, but where we are it feels like living in a small town. It is an amazing city to live in, clean to the extreme, friendly to parents despite more Japanese being over 75 than under …

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The Standard Luggage Company’s Carry-On Backpack is a home-run. Retailing for $179 with free worldwide shipping, this backpack isn’t cheap but it does the job! To put the backpack through the ringer, I took it on a 10-day trip to Japan as my only bag. You heard that right – this carry-on backpack held a …

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