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Blackcabbit (aka. Dionnie Takahashi) is an illustrator living in Japan. She loves drawing whimsical animal characters, as well as doing handmade crafts to beautify the world she lives in.

Bowling for the Kids

Yesterday, we brought the kids to a bowling alley, at Tokiwadaira Bowling Center. It was Fireball and Twinkle-Bell’s first bowling experience as well as my first game in Japan. Bowling centers in Japan are so kid-friendly. I was so impressed that they have bowling shoes for our two year old. How cool is that! They also provide kid-sized bowling balls, which are light-weight and have holes for all the cute chubby fingers.

Bowling for Kids in Japan

There is no need to worry about throwing gutter balls since the Gutter Bumpers (aka. Puffer Lanes) will automatically appear when it is the kid’s turn to play. Keeping their confidence and enjoyment level at rocket high. LOLGutter BumpersLast but not least, it was the cute-looking bowling ball ramp that amused me the most. The kids had so much fun using it to roll their ball down the bowling alley. However do note, it’d take forever for the ball to hit the pins! 4.8km/hr to be exact… :D

Oh, I used a “lady’s ball.” I never had these when I bowled in Malaysia or Singapore. Not sure how it helped cos my score was as lousy as usual. Nonetheless, we had a great time!


6 comments on “Bowling for the Kids

  1. WendyBakes
    September 30, 2015

    Can adults use the bowling ball ramp too because that is just so cute…

    • blackcabbit
      September 30, 2015

      Haha of course, but I wouldn’t recommend it because it moooooves too SLOWly! Me and the kids literally squat there until my leg cramp, just waiting for the ball to hit the pins! :P

  2. Elle
    September 28, 2015

    We love to go bowling with the kids, especially when our teenage nieces visit, because it is something all ages can enjoy. They have lots of additional services for kids too, like the “drink bar” and the special times of the day where you get prizes and/or a keepsake photo if you score a strike or spare. My 4 year old won last year thanks to those bumpers and ramps. :-) That’s a really cute one there, that looks like a frog.

    • blackcabbit
      September 28, 2015

      Wow Elle, the bowling alley you go to sound way cooler! My little girl hit a spare but there was no prizes or any photo taken, and it was too late for us to take the picture ourselves. Nonetheless, it made her day LOL

      • Elle
        September 28, 2015

        It’s the “Round 1” chain, but it’s only at certain times and certain days. They put a flower garner around their neck, take a photo and give to us in a round 1 frame. ☺

        • blackcabbit
          September 28, 2015

          That is such a sweet gesture! ♡ Super service!

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This entry was posted on September 27, 2015 by in Kid-Friendly Places, Life in Japan, Places / Travel and tagged .
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