Atomic Bomb Dome, Peace Memorial Park, Peace Memorial, Hiroshima, Nuclear War, Diapers on a plane, diapersonaplane, traveling with kids, family travel, world school
We spent two days amongst the areas that were ravaged by the Atomic Bomb in Hiroshima, centered around the Atomic Bomb Dome. We learned about the past and present of nuclear weapons and Japan’s view of world history and World War II as the people there experienced it in real time. As we’ve come to learn through life experience,...
Kyoto Imperial Palace, Emperor, Japan, Kyoto, Traveling with kids, Family Travel, Diapers on a plane, diapersonaplane
For all the hooplah about walking the grounds where the once Emperor of Japan once ruled his kingdom before moving the palace to Tokyo, there sure isn’t much to see. The Kyoto Imperial Palace located in the southern part of the city is nearest to the Imadegawa JR Station. It offers entrance for guests to freely walk the grounds...
Heian Shrine, Shinto Shrine, Festival, Pond, Dragon Stones, Lilly Pads, Fish, Turtles, Ducks, Garden, Family Travel, Traveling with Family, Diapers On A Plane, Diapersonaplane
It is as if you stepped into Monet painting, still wet from the paintbrush, with droplets of dew from the morning chill, rays of sunshine peeking through the cracks in the trees, and the fish lapping at the surface of the water upon your arrival. This is the Heian Shrine. A Shinto Shrine built in 1895 for the city...
Kodaiji Zen Garden, Shrine, Big Buddha, Kyoto, Japan, Asia, Gokoku Shrine, Ryozen Graveyard, traveling with kids, family travel, diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane
During our time in Kyoto we had one objective, and that was to visit as many shrines and temples as possible, including all the really grand and magnificent ones. We discovered while searching out the shrines and temples we wanted to visit, that there are hundreds of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. In fact, Kyoto is home to over...
Otani Mausoleum ,Cemetary, Buddhism, Monks, Primal Vow, Traveling with kids, Family travel, Diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, Japan, Kyoto
From the long path leading up to the steep stone staircase this site begs to be examined. We found this beautiful residence on a detour. We had planned two days of touring temples and shrines, having mapped them along a specified route. As we were walking up the street, we couldn’t help but stop due to how intriguing the...
Fushimi Inari-Taisha, Shrine, Japan, Kyoto, Asia, History, Hiking, Diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, Traveling with kids, family travel,
The Fushimi Inari-Taisha is a wave of blood orange gates that sing a melodious song of loyalty. Each gate is one voice in a chorus singing hymnals to the sky. As the music cascades and swells, it sends the gates soaring like a melody up the mountain side to the god of the mountain Inari. This is the best...
Hiroshima, Japan, Asia, Atomic Dome, World War 2, Nuclear War, Traveling with Kids, Family Travel, Diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, Hiroshima Castle, Mt. Misen, Miyajima
Hiroshima is a sobering city that amplifies the devastating effects of what it means to live in a war zone, and how that affects the human condition. It is also a city that has risen from the ashes, not to forget its past, but to dedicate every day towards the promise of the future. The city of Hiroshima is also...
shrines, temples, japan, asia, kyoto, hiroshima, traveling with kids, diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, family travel
Kyoto is a remarkable city, frozen in time. It is full of shrines, temples, and monasteries. A city of reverence and faith to the religions of Buddhism and Shinto. During our visit we visited over 50 of these shrines, temples, and monasteries. Some are small and are tucked into a corner, a side street, the edge of parking lot, or...
Diapers on a plane, Diapersonaplane, traveling with kids, kids in tow, family travel, japan, tori gate, shrine, kyoto, tokyo, asia,
Our family loved our trip to Japan! During the month we stayed we traveled between Hiroshima, Kyoto, Tokyo Disney Resort and wrapped up our trip in the most populated city in the world - Tokyo! This country has everything including rich history, gorgeous geography, religious shrines and temples, vibrant downtown cities and is full of life and Japanese culture.  One...
Rengeoin Sanjusangendo Temple, Family, japan, Asia Family travel, kids, Kyoto
The Rengeoin Sanjusandgendo Temple is the famous temple of 1001 life sized statues of Kannon Bodhisattva. Kannon resides in the center of the temple flanked on each side by 500 bodisatvas in 10 columns of 50. Rengeoin means Temple of the Lotus while Sanjusangendo literally means hall of with 33 spaces between columns, significant because Kannon has the ability...
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