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,...
Bullet Train, JR, JR Rail Pass, Metro, Subway, Japan, Diapers on a plane, DiapersONAPLANE, traveling with kids, family travel, rush hour japan, Riding the Shinkansen, Nozomi,
We did not want to miss the Bullet Train on our trip to Japan! Even though I get awesome airline rates as an airline employee, we were willing to forgo this luxury to ride the bullet train both times we traveled from major metropolis to major metropolis. The first time we rode the Bullet Train was from Hiroshima to...
Currency, Japanese yen, money, cash is king in japan, traveling with kids, family travel, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane
Japanese use the yen, ¥JPY for currency and is currently valued at approximately $1USD to every ¥109JPY. We used the Currency Converter 4.0 on Google Play during our trip. There is a free version, and a full paid version. We did just fine with the free version, and it also offers 15 other currency conversions, plus a built in...
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...
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...
Mister Donut, Japan, Asia, Dunkin Donuts, Donut Fans, Traveling with kids, Family Travel, Diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane
Mister Donut is the main donut-ery in Japan. It’s so good. It’s so much better than any donut shop I’ve ever been to, especially Dunkin Donuts, and at least on par with Banbury or Voodoo. ► Ranking: #cleandiaper They are on every street corner, in every city in Japan. We found them in Hiroshima, Kyoto, and Tokyo. And they were...
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...
Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Metropolitan Building, Panoramic Views of Tokyo, Shinjuku, Travel with Kids, Diapersonaplane, Family Travel, Diapers On A Plane
We love observing every city we visit from a panoramic view: Coit Tower in San Francisco, California; Space Needle in Seattle, Washington; Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois; CN Tower in Toronto, Canada; Plaça d’Espanya in Barcelona, Spain; and our favorite The Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, Australia (posts coming soon). Our list is quite extensive and it doesn’t stop...
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...
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...

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