Currency, Japanese yen, money, cash is king in japan, traveling with kids, family travel, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane
Japanese use the yen, ¥JPY for currency and is currently valued at approximately $1USD to every ¥109JPY. We used the Currency Converter 4.0 on Google Play during our trip. There is a free version, and a full paid version. We did just fine with the free version, and it also offers 15 other currency conversions, plus a built in...
grocery shopping in japan, Life in Japan, Sora News, Traveling with Kids, Family Travel, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Japan, Asia, Diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, grocery shopping in japan
Grocery shopping in Japan is like stepping into an alternate universe. The staples are there, bread, meat, fruit, candy, drinks, etc., but the availability of items on the island versus the mainland, and specific items that are exclusive to Japan is wholly different. Not to mention, the culture of Japan is totally ingrained into the grocery shopping rituals in...
Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Metropolitan Building, Panoramic Views of Tokyo, Shinjuku, Travel with Kids, Diapersonaplane, Family Travel, Diapers On A Plane
We love observing every city we visit from a panoramic view: Coit Tower in San Francisco, California; Space Needle in Seattle, Washington; Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois; CN Tower in Toronto, Canada; Plaça d’Espanya in Barcelona, Spain; and our favorite The Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, Australia (posts coming soon). Our list is quite extensive and it doesn’t stop...
Nishiki Market, Kyoto's Kitchen, Kitchen, Kyoto, Japan, Traveling with kids, Family Travel, Diapers on a plane, Diapersonaplane
I can’t help but think of Koko’s Kitchen in Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game when I think about Nishiki Market, also known by locals as Kyoto's Kitchen. The name, the place, they are so similar there is no way this is merely a coincidence. ► Ranking: #cleadiaper Nishiki Market 〒604-8054 Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, Nakagyo Ward, 富小路通四条上る西大文字町609番地 +81 75-211-3882 Hours: 10am...
Toyokuni Shrine, Kyoto, Japan, Asia, First Altar, Tamaya, Family Travel, Traveling with kids, Diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane
We found this temple on our way from Rengeoin Sanjusangendo as we were walking to the Kiyomizu-dera Temple. There were several others along the way, such as the Ontani Mausoleum, the Yōgenin Temple, and far too many others to count. The Toyokuni Shrine is located up a tall set of stairs, and nearly invisible from the street. We were intrigued because of...
Kona Cafe, Walt Disney World, Polynesian Resort, Traveling With Kids, Family Travel, Diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane
The Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World is incredible, to say the least. One can only expect the same from any restaurant housed within the perimeter. The Kona Cafe is a simple restaurant, without much styling or motif, but the food is worthy enough to bring us back again and again. We’ve now dined at the Kona Cafe twice....
Yasaka Shrine, Gion Shrine, Kyoto, Japan, Traveling with kids, family travel, diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane
The Yasaka Shrine, or Gion Shrine, is a colorful attraction, both literally, and figuratively. This place is bustling with people and vendors and is located just north of the major shopping district in Kyoto, Shijō Dōri. ► Ranking: #wetdiaper Yasaka Shrine 625 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0073, Japan +81 75-561-6155 Always Open This shrine has a lot of history connected to...
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...
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