Item description for Kids' Trips in Tokyo: A Family Guide to One-Day Outings by Ivy Maeda, Kitty Kobe, Cynthia Ozeki & Lyn Sato...
Despite all the concrete and crowds, Tokyo can be a great place for kids. Scores of parks, museums, and imaginative play spots dot the city, at prices that won't send parents into sticker shock. But for newcomers to Tokyo's bewildering urban sprawl, these hidden gems can be hard to find. Kids' Trips in Tokyo is the answer to every foreign parent's prayers. No Disneyland or Tokyo Tower here-each chapter is a full day's outing that might include anything from a tour through a samurai mansion to an ice cream treat made fresh at a working dairy. Kid-tested and parent-approved, every tour includes complete information on transportation, eating options, schedules, and pit stops. It's a sampling of the very best Tokyo has to offer young minds and active bodies, with sensitive attention paid to the complications posed by language and culture barriers. From interactive exhibits that teach kids about Tokyo's history to wildlife sanctuaries that will let them escape the city altogether, Kids' Trips is a treasure trove of creative ideas for parents to enjoy with their children ... or even without.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 4.75" Height: 7.5" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Jun 29, 1998
Publisher Kodansha International
ISBN 4770020406 ISBN13 9784770020406
Availability 0 units.
More About Ivy Maeda, Kitty Kobe, Cynthia Ozeki & Lyn Sato
IVY MAEDA, KITTY KOBE, CYNTHIA OZEKI, and LYN SATO, all Westerners married to Japanese, are veteran Tokyo moms. With a combined total of six children, they are authorities on Tokyo for kids.
Reviews - What do customers think about Kids' Trips in Tokyo: A Family Guide to One-Day Outings?
best book ever May 26, 2008
I love this book! It is well organized, packed with fun ideas for kids of all ages. People are always asking me how I am able to find out about so many fun things to do in Tokyo. It's all in this book! If you will be living in Tokyo, you won't survive without it.
I spent last summer in Japan . Aug 14, 2002
Last summer, I stayed with relatives who were living in Japan. We used this book a lot for sightseeing and it lists huge parks. There are really, really, beautiful gardens in Japan, and as a 16-year old guy I usually don't pay much attention to gardens. My cousin lived in Tokyo for several years and swears by this book. One recommendation: skip the raw fish.
Depends on Your Kids Dec 15, 2001
The book was well organized, but if one's children are active boys between the ages of 5 and 11, then this book is probably not for you. Although there were a few exceptions, I found that the book was filled with museums, which may be interesting, but did not seem too exciting upon reading. I also ordered with this book, "Tokyo for Free" and "Little Adventures in Tokyo". Between these two books and a good guide book, everything in this book was covered with the advantage that there were things in these other books that seemed like alot more fun. Depends on your kids.
This book is unbelievably great Jan 14, 2000
We got this book right before moving to Tokyo for a year with our two year old daughter. We haven't been steered wrong yet - each of the tours or trips in the book we have tried so far has been a delight for us and our daughter. If you have a kid in Tokyo, you *need* this book.
Highlights so far have been the Kodomo no Kuni dairy farm/park in Kanagawa, the parks and streetcar line in Arakawa, the park and community center in Kichijoji.