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A pictorial guide on sending parcels via JP Post (Yu-Pack)

To send parcels within Japan, you can use the Yu-Pack (ゆうパック) service provided by JP Post. It is convenient, fast and very reliable.  You can also […]

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Tanabata Festival

Summer is on its way and that means the start of many festivals (祭 – matsuri) once again. One of the upcoming ones is the Tanabata […]

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URBAN DOCK LaLaport TOYOSU (ららぽーと) – A Family-Friendly Mall

LaLaport TOYOSU, on the reclaimed island Toyosu, is a great place for a family day out. A major shopping complex with plenty of shops and a […]

Sakura at Koishikawa Boatanical Gardens

Koishikawa Botanical Gardens

Tucked between Hakusan and Myogadani stations is a serene garden frequented by locals living in the area. Koishikawa Boatanical Gardens (not to be confused with […]

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Things to look out for when raising a newborn in Tokyo

I can’t believe it has been more than a year since I gave birth to my baby girl, or should I say toddler? I remember […]

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Jidokans and Hirobas (Free Play Areas)

There are many things I like about Japan and one of them is how the government tries to make Tokyo as child friendly as they […]