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We love to test out the local treats in every place we visit. As a former baking blogger with kids, this ranks high in importance. When we travel, we like to experience life as a local, and surveying a destination in every aspect. We simply have to know if the treats measures up. Our Family's Favorite Treats in Japan Hi-Chews The first...
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...
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...
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...
Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Shrines, Love, Success, Health, Fountains, Waterfall, Mountain, Traveling with kids, Family Travel, Diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane,
Shrouded within a forest, the Kiyomizu-dera Temple is balanced on the edge of Mt. Otowa. It is built into the rock wall facing the city of Kyoto overlooking the Higashiyama District to the west. Your journey to Kiyomizu-dera will provide you a glimpse of what you are about to experience along the way. The top most part of the...
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...
Ninja Akasaka dinner, Themed Dinner, Tokyo themed dinner, themed dinner restaurant, diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, Traveling with Kids, Family Travel, Ninja
Walking around Tokyo, trying to find a place to eat everyday, it was surprisingly hard. Many restaurants in Tokyo don’t allow children, many are obscure, then there is the language barrier so we likely passed a ton of restaurants without knowing it, lots are reservations only, closed during specific hours, or themed dinner restaurants booked days to weeks in...
Shanghai Disneyland, Shanghai, Traveling with Kids, Family Travel, Newest Disney Park, Asian Disneyland
Shanghai Disneyland is spectacular. Located in the city of the future, the contributions and surroundings play together cohesively, and the modernity of the park is dramatic and alluring. This park comes in at #3 in our rankings of every Disney park around the world. This truly is a park like no other, for some reasons you’d expect and some...
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...

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