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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
Popcorn, Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Sea, Family, Travel, Mickey Mouse, Souvenir
Flavored popcorn is all the rage in Tokyo Disney, and something that can't be missed! From Curry to Chocolate, you can have it all, even mixed if you really wanted to take it to another level. Disney offers 10 different flavors of popcorn in each of their Tokyo parks. Some of the flavors are shared between parks, but around...
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...
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...
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...

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