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Japan with Kids: Navigating Tokyo with a ‘Tween

Denwa (Cell Phone) Mania, Tokyo (Scarborough photo)It’s up, it’s good….

Here’s my 30 April San Antonio Express-News article about family travel to Tokyo with a ‘tween (preteen, roughly ages 9-12.)

I talk about visiting Harajuku, Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli and Odaiba plus climbing Mount Fuji.

More detailed postings about Tokyo to come, over the next few months.

There was also a sidebar about Yokohama that didn’t make it online, but here is my blog post about it.

Meiji Shrine, Harajuku, Tokyo (Scarborough photo)

Hope you enjoy it along with my other Tokyo blog posts.

Update 5 June 2006: I found a good overview for a week-long Japan trip with Budget Travel Online’s Trip Coach — take a look here.

Update 02 December 2006: Here’s a detailed story on BootsnAll about climbing Mount Fuji.

Update 08 January 2007: From Ampontan, a blog about Japan, is a detailed post about Japanese matsuri, or festivals. Great fun if you can see one while you’re visiting.

Sake Barrel Offering, Meiji Shrine, Harajuku, Tokyo (Scarborough photo) Taking a Break Climbing Mt. Fuji (Scarborough photo)