I never paid attention on parenting rooms and babies/children play area in Japan until I had my own baby. Since Hiro was born I appreciated the existence of parenting rooms in shopping centres in Perth. They are clean, convenient, and roomy (most of them).
As I planned a homecoming trip to Japan, I was worried that there may be no such area in shopping malls in Japan. I just didn’t remember seeing one. So I was relieved to see such a clean, big parenting room in a small shopping mall near my house! If a shopping centre in Shiga has like this, I’m sure there’s one as big as this or even bigger one in other prefectures.
Cushiony changing tables.
There is a scale for weight and height!
Sink to wash hand….
Inside breastfeeding area.
And, there’re many strollers for babies in shopping centres as well. Few different kinds – the one attached to a shopping cart, the one with just a baby seat, and the one looks like a ride-on toy.