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....
Mommy and Me Baby Jjimjilbang
After today, my mouth hurts from smiling too much. I’ve been grinning ear to ear ever since Molasses and I spent our Mommy and Me activity for the afternoon at the Baby Jjimjilbang. Between finding Bingsu, Korean Shaved Ice, yesterday, and the Baby Jjimjilbang today, I could live here quite happily for some time. The only thing missing in...
Fushimi Inari-Taisha, Shrine, Japan, Kyoto, Asia, History, Hiking, Diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, Traveling with kids, family travel,
The experience of hiking Fushimi Inari-Taisha with kids can only be described in the most eloquent of words. This shrine, built over centuries of time is a tribute to the Shinto beliefs. It begins as a wave of blood orange gates that sing a melodious song of loyalty. Each gate is one voice in a chorus singing hymnals to...
Hot Air Balloon Ride at Lotte World_
Since this is our last week in South Korea before Gabriel starts teaching, we wanted to spend today as a family at South Korea’s other famous amusement park: Lotte World! It was mostly a disaster. Day 15 South Korea Family Travel Journal Lotte World When we went to Everland we took a taxi both ways. It was an added expense of $150,...
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...
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...
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...
Diapers on a plane, Diapersonaplane, traveling with kids, kids in tow, family travel, japan, tori gate, shrine, kyoto, tokyo, asia,
Our family loved our trip to Japan! During the month we stayed we traveled between Hiroshima, Kyoto, Tokyo Disney Resort and wrapped up our trip in the most populated city in the world - Tokyo! This country has everything including rich history, gorgeous geography, religious shrines and temples, vibrant downtown cities and is full of life and Japanese culture. Family...
How to behave inside a tiny Japanese shower as a giant foreigner is probably not a question you ever thought you'd need to google search. But here you are. Standing face to face with a shower nozzle positioned lower than your belly button and a large square box as deep as your shoulders.  This is different.  But don't worry. We are...
Shibuya Scramble Crossing, Tokyo, Japan, Busiest crosswalk, Busiest Pedestrian Crossing in the world, diapers on a plane, diapersonaplane, travel with kids, traveling with kids, family travel, creating family memories, crossing the street
The ultimate touristy thing to do, when in Japan, is cross the Shibuya Scramble Crossing. This intersection has five different dedicated crosswalks intersecting six different streets below five different city stop lights. All at once, every single light turns red and pedestrians rule the road. The internet claims that Starbucks offers the best view of the Shibuya Scramble Crossing from...