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,...
5 Steps To Using An Asian Squat Toilet, squatty potty, squat toilet, japan, traveling with kids, family travel, diapers on a plane, diapersonaplane
Asian toilets are similar to Western toilets, but you can't sit on them. Yes, the main difference is they are set in the ground, not above ground. You do not sit on the toilet. That means, of course, you squat over them to eliminate, while balancing, the entire time. Most larger populated Asian cities have western toilets, but there...
mt. Misen, miyajima, japan, hiroshima, itsukushima shrine, great otorri, traveling with kids, family travel, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, ferry, gondola, hiking, views
There is no shortage of things to do on Miyajima. You can play with deer, visit the Itsukushima Shrine and Grand Otorri gate, eat fresh oysters, go hiking, play on the beach, visit the aquarium, explore the neighborhoods and streets, take a gondola ride high into the mountains, and hike up Mt. Misen. It is a children's playground! ► Ranking:...
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...
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,
10 Things You Need To Know About Riding the Shinkansen with Kids These are the 10 essential things you need to know about riding the Shinkansen Bullet Train in Japan with Kids. It's an awesome experience, and one that should not be missed! The Shinkansen is the Bullet Train JR (Japan Railway) operates the Shinkansen The JR pass allows you to...
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...

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