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How to heat baby food in microwave while traveling in Tokyo, Japan

With winter coming up, I am sure a lot of parents will want to heat up their baby food while traveling around Tokyo!

Luckily, there are lots of microwaves available in Japan at convenience stores, supermarkets, restaurants, and some baby nursing rooms.

Here is a video to show how to use the microwave in Japanese (outside a supermarket with very hungry baby!).


  • Cafes such as Starbucks, Tully’s and Doutour don’t have microwave ovens (they only have grills for warming up sandwiches).
  • The easiest place to heat up baby food is probably to find a convenience store, as it guaranteed they’ll have a microwave (as well as hot water) and they are located on nearly every corner in Japan!

Important buttons on the microwave:

  • あたため:heat button
  • 解凍:defrost button

Coming up next – handy hints with Japanese language – how to ask staff at the convenience store in Japan to heat up your baby food!

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2 thoughts on “How to heat baby food in microwave while traveling in Tokyo, Japan

  1. Clarie says:

    Hi, may i know if we will need to ask politely before using the microwave to heat up the baby’s food?

    1. Kate says:

      Hi Claire! Thank you for your message and sorry for my very late reply! In the convenience store you don’t usually need to ask for permission to use the microwave, unless it is behind the counter. If it is behind the counter, you will need to ask for them to heat it up! xoxo

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