Tokyo with Kids #1: Tokyo Toy Museum


One of the many reasons why I love Japan is because there is so much to do here. I have a 2-year-old daughter and its never hard for us to find something new and exciting.  In my opinion, Japan is pretty much mommy and baby friendly. I can’t tell you one place that I have been to that did not have something to accommodate mother and child.

Recently, a friend and I took our kiddos to the Tokyo Toy Museum in  Shinjuku and we had a blast! The Tokyo Toy Museum has a gift shop and 3 floors. Each floor has about 3 to 4 rooms filled with unique and fun toys to play with it. Unlike some of the museums in Japan, there is not a place to eat lunch inside, but there is a Burger King near by.

When we walked into the first room, I was very nervous about  a toddler running around touching and accidentally dropping toys, but the wonderful staff assured me that it was okay. Every room in the museum was great, but I think the kids enjoyed the Wood Toy Forest the most; it was hard to pull them away! The Wood Toy Forest has a Wood Ball Pool, a tree house, and many other things off to the sides.



My favorite part of the museum was the Good Toy Galley.  The Good Toy Gallery is a section of the museum where toys that are given the Good Toy Award for being the best for children’s development skills are displayed.


We enjoyed the Tokyo Toy Museum so much, that we are planning another trip soon. The Tokyo Toy Museum should definitely be on your list to visit if you are traveling with children. They will love it and so will you!


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My Favorite Halloween Treats


Halloween is such a magical day. Witches, ghouls, vampires, and werewolves out roaming the streets in search of something devilish to eat. I love everything about Halloween and who doesn’t? The scary movies, the costumes, the parties, and my favorite: THE TREATS! So with Halloween being a few days away, I decided to make a list of a few of my favorite Halloween treats in Japan! I hope you enjoy this list just as much as I enjoyed making it!

1. Pumpkin Kit Kat
I love collecting all the different Kit Kat bars, so I was excited when I found these. They taste just like a pumpkin spice latte and since I’m trying to stay away from coffee, this was  a treat! You can even put them in the oven to roast! These were so much fun.  (P.S. you should check out my Kit Kat Review!)

2. Mystery Pepsi
These Mystery Pepsi bottles are so cool and I wanted to share! There are 5 bottles, but I was only able to get my hands on 4. My husband and I tried 2 and both were Cherry!  I would be lying if I said we weren’t a little disappointed in the “mystery”, but we thought about it, and realized that we haven’t seen any cherry cola around here. So, they get a pass!

3. Krispy Kream Halloween Donuts
Out of the 3 things on the list, these donuts were my absolute favorite! They were cute and Delicious. There were 4 to choose: Spider Chocolate Custard, Caramel Halloween Jack, Maple Milk Franken, and Purple Potato Monster. So, in true foodie fashion, I HAD to get them all! We had a ball trying every last one of them, and surprisingly no one got sick.


So Tell Me…

Do you enjoy celebrating Halloween with family and friends?
What do you think about these treats on the list?
What’s your favorite Halloween treats?

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Kawasaki Halloween Parade

This past weekend my family and I visited Kawasaki, japan for their annual Halloween Parade and it was awesome! All month-long, Kawasaki City  hosted many fun activities for Halloween. There was a Kids’ Halloween Parade, Kids’ Halloween Park, Halloween Awards, and so much more! I wish we could have done it ALL.

I’ve always watched parades on TV, and was so excited to go to one. People from Kawasaki and surrounding areas came dressed in their best costumes to participate in the parade. We saw Daft Punk, a lot of Minions, a few Waldos, and some Star Wars characters.

The best part of the parade was the STAR WARS opening. It was GREAT! There were floats and a marching band with majorettes waving Star Wars flags. It was so crowded and hard to see,  but I managed to get a few cool shots of people in their costumes walking around. I cannot wait to go again next year and I will make sure to get there early enough to get a good spot to see!

Here are a few Pictures:

Here’s a video link to some of the parade!