Family Fun: Omiya Railway Museum (Tokyo)

Japan is full of┬ádensha otaku (train fans), but you don't have to be one to enjoy this hands-on museum in the Tokyo "suburb" of Omiya dedicated to all things railway-related. The Omiya Railway Museum opened in 2007 in one of Tokyo's largest bedroom communities just across the border in Saitama Prefecture. The museum sprawls over... Continue Reading →

Family Fun: Ryukyu Mura (Okinawa)

Most people head to Okinawa for the beach but when the sun and surf gets to be a bit too monotonous, grab the kids and head inland for a cultural education at the village of Ryukyu Mura. Ryukyu Mura (meaning "Ryukyu Village") is a collection of traditional Okinawan homes, most of which were dismantled and... Continue Reading →

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