The Certified Infant Massage Teacher Course (CIMT) is coming to Yokohama, the second largest city in Japan by population after Tokyo.
This Accredited 3-day professional training, taught by Pediatric Massage Master Teacher Tina Allen, will be hosted by the Japanese Association of Baby and Childcare.
Located less than thirty minutes south of Tokyo, Yokohama offers so much to see and do. First on our list is to visit the Anpanman museum located in Minato Mirai 21 area. Anpanman is considered by many one of Japan’s national treasures. An animated “bread man” character that helps fight villains and brings joy to millions of children and adults alike. At museum you can play with Anpanman and his friends. A great way to spend an afternoon, or possibly the whole day!
When you are ready to grab a bite, why not try some of the ramen Japan has made famous. Or even better yet, learn where Ramen came from by taking a visit to the "Shinyokohama Raumen Museum". This unique museum about ramen, presents the history of ramen noodles in Japan, including the big success of instant ramen. It displays the variety of noodles, soups, toppings and bowls used across Japan, and shows how the noodles are made. If you were not hungry before you got there, you will be after.
While in Japan, you will have plenty of time to not only explore Yokohama, but also nearby Tokyo.
While in Tokyo, Japanese nightlife is not to be missed! Visit some of the many game arcades and of course pachinko, which is very popular with the locals. Also, go anywhere in Roppongi Hills (if you like night life, it's the place to be). And, of course, sing karaoke - why not, you're in Japan.
Go to the top of the Tokyo Tower, drink coffee, and watch the sunset, stop to see the "Thunder Gate" (Kaminarimon) in Asakusa - it's amazingly huge, or just walk around in the back "alleys".
If you like a mix of the old and the new, young and the old, funky and very Japanese, go to Koenji (Chuo line a couple of stations from Shinjuku) and explore all the amazing never ending back streets. In Koenji you will find great music shops (including great vinyl stores), old Kimono shops and tea stores. There are streets in all directions from the station.
In the Ueno area you can go to Ueno park where there are many great museums. Near the station is Ameyoko, which is a great place for shopping for just about everything from funky clothes to fresh fish. Ameyoko was originally one of the black-markets that sprang up just after WWII and still has the feel of a black-market.
Yanaka/Taito-ku area, (the area between Nippori station, Nezu station and Ueno station), survived more or less untouched by the firebombs of WWII and you can still find 150 year-old buildings, tiny streets with hand drawn wells, lots of old temples, and historic graveyards. It makes for great walking.
Have fun, and like someone said, the best way to enjoy Yokohama is to get lost!
Come to Yokohama and discover with us!
Finally, an accredited infant massage certification program for professionals, caregivers and those wanting to begin a new career in the wonderful world of infant massage. The Liddle Kidz Foundation Certification course is an intense, fun and effective way to master the core skills of infant massage.
Founded by master teacher and philanthropist Tina Allen, the Liddle Kidz Foundation offers a new, comprehensive, research based training course and teaches students what they really need to know to become a professional infant massage teacher.
Any experienced infant massage teacher will tell you that there is a world of difference between learning how to massage a baby from a book or DVD, and knowing how to provide the best care to meet a families needs, however, there are few opportunities to learn the skills they really need from a working healthcare professional who has provided infant massage education throughout the world.
As a CIMT, you have the special opportunity to impact an infant and their family for a lifetime.