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Mixing Family and Business in Tokyo

Tetsuya Miura Louise Bourgeois's spider sculpture at Roppongi Hills.

Photo: Tetsuya Miura

Is it possible to have fun with your kids during a business trip to Japan?Yes, if you're heading to Tokyo, where royals are real, taxis have little doilies on their headrests, and everybody bows to each other. Read the article

Destinations: Tokyo

Inspired by: Hello Tokyo! | T+L Family — by Cynthia Rowley, Published Sep. 2006

Hotels (2)

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    Keio Plaza Hotel

    Just outside the busy Shinjuku Station, the Keio Plaza Hotel is about as centrally located as you can get in Tokyo. The huge marble lobby lit by ov

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    Asakusa View Hotel

    Overlooking one of Tokyo's most famous shrines, the Asakusa View is a classic downtown Tokyo hotel, complete with an impressive marble lobby and cr

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Restaurants (2)

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    Gonpachi

    Said to be the inspiration for the Japanese restaurant scene in Quentin Tarintino's Kill Bill Voume 1, Gonpachi is a warehouse-sized, multi-level t

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    Isetan

    Isetan is one of Tokyo's most popular department stores and its basement depchicka, or "food hall" (in the tradition of European stores such as Har

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Activities (10)

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    Nadiff Gallery

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    Hakuhinkan Toy Park

    Once the largest toy store in Tokyo, this century-old shop is still home to one of the most impressive toy collections in the city. Opened in 1899,

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    Uniqlo

    Often called the "Japanese Gap," Uniqlo is a fashion retailer specializing in casual, affordable clothing for men, women, and children. While the c

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    Kiddy Land

    Among the most popular toy stores in the city, Kiddy Land is a national chain with more than 80 locations throughout Japan. At this Harajuku flagsh

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    Tokyo City View

    The Tokyo City View observation deck has floor-to-ceiling windows that provide panoramic views of Tokyo Tower, Haneda Airport, Mount Fuji, the isla

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    Tobu-Ikebukuro

    One of Japan's largest department stores (also one of the world's largest), Tobu is located atop the Ikebukuro subway station, with 15 stories abov

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    Tokyo Disney Resort

    The first Disney resort to be built outside the US, Tokyo Disney Resort receives more annual visitors than any of Disney's other international loca

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    Imperial Palace

    Located on the former site of the 15th-century Edo Castle, the Imperial Palace is the official residence of Japan's royal family. First constructed

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    Roppongi Hills

    Home to more than 200 shops, restaurants, and services, Roppongi Hills is one of Tokyo's premiere shopping destinations, located in the heart of an

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    Mori Art Museum

    The museum was designed by Richard Gluckman and houses contemporary Japanese art. The shop is worth the 52-story elevator ride for the colorful tex

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