Posts from ‘September, 2007’

Window Shopping

Hysteric Glamour, Marronnier Gate Building, Ginza We checked out a few shops inside Marronnier Gate. Arisa’s favorite shop was Hysteric Glamour, which does has a small children’s section. Nice choice! But bad for my wallet. I’ll wait for Grandma. Also quite noteworthy is the fancy Tokyu Hands in the building (but it’s called Ginza Hands) […]

Welcome Joy!

Asakusa, Taito-ku Our first visitor from New York! Joy, one of my very best friends since high school came to visit us in Tokyo. This was her first trip here and also her first time to meet Arisa. Although I selfishly wanted to just spend most of her time here sitting at some cafe/restuarant/bar to […]

What’s for Lunch?

Gallery ef Cafe, Asakusa Joy, the kids and I enjoyed a relaxing brunch at Gallry ef Cafe before sightseeing around Asakusa. We had the croque madame and pizza with chicken and asparagus, with a soup and salad. Joy and Keiji had some quality getting-to-know-each-other time while Arisa napped peacefully.

Ueno Park 上野公園

Ueno Kouen, Taito-ku Many museums and the zoo are located within Ueno Park, but Ueno Park itself is quite a nice place to spend the day. There are lots of places of interest for the children – the space in front of the huge fountain, the playground, live performers, the huge steam locomotive and life-size […]

Edo-Tokyo Museum

Yokoami, Sumida-ku We met with Chieko and her son, Keanu a couple of weeks ago and went to the Edo-Tokyo Museum. The museum has displays documenting Tokyo when it was still called Edo (from 1603-1868), as well as the early day of Tokyo during the Meiji Restoration (from 1868-1912). This huge building houses a replica […]

What’s for Lunch?

Indian lunch buffet, Asakusa We went to a small Indian restaurant off of Kaminarimon. (I forgot the name, but hopefully Milie remembers and will post a comment on it). The lunch buffet for 880 yen is a really good deal. Unfortunately we failed to notice (because we cannot read) that kids, even from the age […]

World Travel Fair

Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Koto-ku Irena was working at one of the exhibition booths during this year’s 2007 JATA World Travel Fair. It was really interesting to see the booths of various countries. Each booth had brochures and giveaways to promote tourism in their country. I worried that the kids would be bored at a […]

Flea Market at Shinagawa Intercity

Shinagawa Intercity, Minato-ku Every Sunday from 11 am – 4 pm there is a flea market inside the Shinagawa Intercity building. It’s free to enter and there are lots of stalls. I heard from one mother that there are usually good children’s finds there. But when we went I saw mostly women’s and men’s clothing […]

Kamen Rider Den-O

What started as an interest in a strange-looking toy train that came in a box with candy is now turning into Keiji’s first real obsession with a Japanese television series. Apparently, this toy train he loves to play with is called the DenLiner, which is supposed to be a train of time in a series […]

Yokosuka Seaside New Town

Seaside Fishing Park (Umibe Tsuri Kouen 海辺釣り公園), Yokosuka Umibe New Town 横須賀海辺ニュータウン, Kanagawa 神奈川 This past weekend we went to a small live music event held at the Seaside Fishing Park (Umibe Tsuri Koen) in Yokosuka Seaside New Town. There were various reggae, ska and rock bands performing. We heard it was held for 2 […]