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...
Cat Cafe MoCHA, Traveling with Kids, family travel, japan, asia, Takeshita Dori, Harajuku, Family Travel, Diapers on a plane, diapersonaplane, crepes
Takeshita Dori is one single, pedestrian, shop lined, street in the Harajuku District. It is bustling and full of people. The shops are eccentric and eclectic, and come in full variety of shapes and sizes. Located near Omotesando and the Meiji Shrine, you can spend a full day here exploring to your heart’s content with lots of shops your...
treats, snacks in japan, japan snacks, best snacks in japan, hi-chews, mistio, vending machine, diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, traveling with kids, family travel, pocky
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...
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...
Hello Kitty, Sanrio, Shinjuku, Flagship store, family travel, traveling with kids, diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane,
Tokyo was the last stop on our Japan trip. We previously spent time in Hiroshima, and Kyoto, and in Kyoto we told the kids a spontaneous bedtime story about Konichiwa Kitty and Sayonara Dog. Gabriel told the story and I sang the song, which I determined later ended up sounding a lot like the tune of Keep the Commandments....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...

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