Family Fun: Kodomo Miraikan (Kyoto)

Some travel professionals will try to convince you that there are a host of activities to do with kids in Kyoto. I have decided that these well-intentioned travel professionals don't have kids of their own 🙂 Kyoto is a city that has fascinating temples and shrines, beautiful gardens and delicious food. But in all honesty,... Continue Reading →

Family Fun: Neputa Mura (Hirosaki)

When we were up north earlier this month, we were lucky enough to catch the Neputa Festival in Hirosaki, which I highly recommend to anyone of any age. But if you're in Hirosaki outside of the festival dates (August 1st-7th), make sure to swing by the Neputa Mura, the "village" that houses some former Neputa... Continue Reading →

Family Fun: Kichijoji 123 (Tokyo)

Apologies in advance for the picture quality - apparently, one's iPhone can only do so much. 🙂 Kichijoji is one of those Tokyo suburbs that gets a lot of press. And truthfully, much of it is deserved. With funky boutiques, a great food scene and the leafy escape of Inokashira Park, it's the perfect day... Continue Reading →

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