Japan, Asia, Shower, Japanese Shower, Traveling with kids, family travel, diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, AirBnb,Fushimi Inari-Taisa
Having never been to Japan, choosing a place to stay was a daunting task. Typically I spend weeks, or months, depending on how spur of the minute trip it is, researching the place we are going. I attack it from a historical perspective, and a cultural one, including figuring out all the top attractions and things to do (post...
Tokyo Temple, Tokyo LDS Temple, Tokyo Mormon Temple, Family Travel, Traveling with Kids, Diapers On A Plane, diapersonaplane, Arisugawa Park
Where organized religion is all but disappeared in the Japanese culture, our family didn't want to miss visiting the LDS temple in Japan. Wherever possible our family makes a point of visiting a LDS temple on our travels. We want to show and teach our children that principles transcend all cultures, fads and history. It's important to stand for...
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...
Philosopher's Path, Kyoto, Meditation, Artist, Trees, blooming, shrines, temples, diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, traveling with kids, family travel
I was 9 years old the first time I read Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky. This still remains one of my favorite books, no doubt in part, because it left such a lasting impression upon my young mind. The internal dilemma Raskolnikov is tormented with throughout the book is so raw and pointed. The fear, loathing, and guilt...
miyajima, japan, hiroshima, itsukushima shrine, great otorri, traveling with kids, family travel, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, ferry,
Miyajima is home to the famous Itsukushima Shrine, the iconic famous shrine that floats on water. This location is considered one of three of the most beautiful sites in the whole of Japan. In addition to the shrine and temple, there are deer covering the island that walk with you and steal all your food, and a gondola ride...
Omotesando, Harajuku, Tokyo, Kiddyland, Asia, Traveling with Kids, Family Travel, Diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, Tokyo Plaza, Snoopy Town
Kiddyland is located in the Omotesando district of Tokyo, a short walk from the Harajuku district and Takeshita Dori. It is a 5 story building full of toys, novelty items, knick knacks, pool toys, towels, and assorted paraphernalia. They have something for everyone, including Japanese branded toys. Some sections are a bit smaller than others, but you can easily...
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...
Language, Japanese Language, Language Barrier, Japanese, Translation, kids learning English, Hiroshima, traveling with kids, diapersonaplane, family travel, diapers on a plane
The truth is you can get by in Japan knowing virtually none of the Japanese language, but there are a few words that will make things a little easier. With the technology available, all you have to do is type what you want to say into your phone and a free translation app will translate it into Japanese. Then,...
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...
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...
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