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Tokyo Sea Life Park

Tokyo Sea Life Park is an aquarium (Kasai Rinkai Suizokuen in Japanese) located near Tokyo Disneyland. It is built on 190 acres of reclaimed land. It has a huge 2,200 tonne donut shaped tank allowing blue tuna to swim around uninhibited. Open hours The aquarium is open from 9:30 – 17:00. It is closed on […]

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Tokyo Fire Museum

Located close by to the Tokyo Toy Museum, the fire museum is another great attraction for kids in Tokyo. The museum has six floors. You can try on some of the old uniforms and kids can play on the fire trucks – plenty of great photo opportunities! Admission is free to the museum. Getting there […]

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Tokyo Metropolitan Children’s Hall

Japan has some great public facilities, but they are often not well publicized. Fortunately, even tourists can enjoy some of the facilities. The Tokyo Metropolitan Children’s Hall has various activities and educational facilities for kids to enjoy. The hall is conveniently located in Shibuya and entrance is free. Contact details Address: Shibuya 1-18-24 Phone: 03-3409-6361 […]

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Tokyo Toy Museum

The Tokyo Toy Museum is located in Yotsuya, which is close to Shinjuku. While the name says it is a museum, there are plenty of toys for kids to play and only one small area which is only a display. In today’s world where many toys are electronic and plastic, this a great place for […]

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A guide to Tokyo's airports

Tokyo’s first international airport is commonly known as Haneda Airport.  It opened in 1931 and is located just 14km south of Tokyo station.  As air travel became more popular and Japan’s economy grew, it was apparent that a new airport had to be built.  Since there was almost no available land in Tokyo to build […]

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Visiting Tsukiji Fish Market

The Tsukiji fish market is one of Tokyo’s most popular tourist attractions. It is the biggest fish market in the world. Beware though, as you need to get up very early to get a glimpse of the fish auctions. To see the tuna auction, you need to arrive at the market around 3:45 am. There […]

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Tokyo most expensive city for food

Tokyo is the world’s most expensive city for food, followed by Zurich and Geneva, according to a report released by the Swiss bank UBS covering 72 cities in 58 countries. The food basket composed of 39 different representative products, used as the measurement unit, costs USD 928 in Tokyo, USD 715 in Geneva and USD […]

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Tokyo favorite to win 2020 Olympic Games

According to this article published in Time magazine, Tokyo are the current favorites to win the 2020 Olympic game bid. The British bookmakers have installed the Japanese capital as the favorite to host the Games and the reasons do appear compelling, even though this is the second Olympics in a row in which they’re bidding […]

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Biohazard cafe to open in Tokyo

I couldn’t help feeling that this was some kind of sick joke when I heard this, considering Japan’s ongoing woes with radiation fears and the current debate over nuclear energy. But yes, according to this computer gaming website, a Biohazard Cafe in Grill will be opening in Tokyo on July 13. The restaurant will open […]

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