With almost 50 percent of the global "Moomin market" in Japan, MoominValley Park has the ideal audience — nostalgic adults, kawaii fans and, of course, woodland-creature-loving kids.
Danielle Demetriou is a writer who swapped her native London for Tokyo in 2007. From art and design to business and fashion, she writes about all things Japan-related for international newspapers and magazines.
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Perhaps one of Japan's most child-friendly hotels, Risonare Yatsugatake is a mecca for young families. The guestrooms are spacious, staff are ever-patient and there are kids' menus in the restaurants.
The world of programming not only has countless educational benefits for kids, but it can also be an impressive creative outlet.
Industrial designer Harri Koskinen talks about his designs for the Iittala x Issey Miyake Home Collection and the affinity between Japanese and Finnish culture.
Take your kids to an art class and let their imaginations run wild.
Chinese history and artisanship inspire Japanese creators at the first Design China Beijing fair
Surreal as it sounds, the creation of personal digital crocodiles is a pretty typical activity in the world of teamLab — or more precisely, inside teamLab's new museum showcasing the work of the so-called "ultra-technologist" art collective.
Perhaps one of the more innovative children's entertainment concepts, KidZania — which first launched in Mexico nearly 20 years ago — is a fictitious "city" where kids can obtain a taste of being a grown up.
Incense workshops can be a sweet-smelling way to teach kids about a traditional craft of Japan
"Mummy, where does paper come from?" This was a question recently asked by my young daughter that was easier to answer than her usual string of whats and whys ("Do insects cry?" and "Why were we born?" among them). On this occasion, I was not ...