Hong Kong Disneyland, Toy Story, China, Disney, Family travel, traveling with kids, Disney themeparks, Woody and Jessie
We planned a trip to Hong Kong, specifically, so we could visit Hong Kong Disneyland! How’s that for hard core? On our current ranking of Disney theme parks, Hong Kong comes in at #4 of the six parks. Our family agrees that it was definitely one of our favorite parks, coming in very close to Shanghai Disney. Ultimately, it...
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,...
Tokyo airbnb, airbnb in japan, jujo ginza shopping, tokyo, japan, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, traveling with kids, family travel
The Japanese have a wildly different interpretation of how many people can comfortably stay in any place of residence, and what size towel is appropriate for drying off after showering. If you want a genuine cultural experience, sleeping in 4 bunk beds in an apartment the size of a walk-in closet, this is the Tokyo airbnb for you. Honestly,...
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...
LDS Church in Japan, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Mormon, LDS Church, LDS, LDS Church Japan, Traveling with kids, family travel, diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane
LDS church was an awesome experience in Japan! We were able to attend services in both Hiroshima and Kyoto and the ward members went out of their way to make us feel welcome and members of their congregation. We sang in English, and everyone else sang in Japanese! We were provided personal translators, and the whole experience felt very...
Japan, Asia, Shower, Japanese Shower, Traveling with kids, family travel, diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane
The Japanese don’t shower per se, they rinse off and then they soak. This cultural norm dates back to the days of public baths, or onsen, which still exist. Due to the fact that the typical body frame of a Japanese person is small - not just thin, but shorter, accordingly tubs in Japan are tall and deep, but...
JR, JR Rail Pass, Metro, Subway, Japan, Diapers on a plane, DiapersONAPLANE, traveling with kids, family travel, rush hour japan
The JR trains, or Japan Railway East Company, in Japan are incredible. The network of trains that go in every direction, crisscrossing and weaving with the utmost fluidity, are remarkable. Take the opportunity to walk around the city, and take an elevated crosswalk that crosses above them. You’ll see upwards of 10 lines working their magic. (Even if it...
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...
Traveling Family Tokyo Japan Asia Tokyo Celebration Hotels Wish Discover
Tokyo is an expensive city, and when the hotels charge per person, instead of per room, you can imagine how things add up when you add three kids to the bill. One way to offset these costs is by booking an airbnb, which we really enjoyed during our trip, but when it came to Disney, we wanted to have...
How to Read Signs in Japanese, Japanese Signs, Japanese Tourists, Traveling with kids, Family Travel, Creating Family Memories, diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane
“Where do these evil tourists come from?” We came across so many unique signs in Japan that we found ourselves taking pictures of them just because we had no idea what they meant. And so we give you: How to Read Signs in Japanese When You Don't Understand Anything Hand Held Bidet “But, I came here to wash my hair!” No Kids Allowed “Sorry, you’ll...

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