Just a short drive from Tokyo, we entered into what felt like another world with Hattori Farm. I’d been enticed by the rumor of pony rides, but when my friend and I arrived with our sons, we learned that they didn’t start until later in the season. Luckily, I hadn’t mentioned pony rides to my…
Tag: family travel
Taking a Toddler to Tokyo Disneyland
Disney is something of a running joke in our family. MBH grew up not far from Anaheim, home to the OG Disneyland, and I grew up not far from Orlando, home to the best one. When we first began dating and I lived in Los Angeles, we double-dated with two Disney-obsessed friends to both parks,…
Spring & Summer Festivals in Japan!
Experiencing spring & summer through Japanese festivals!
A bucket-list trip to Kyoto wouldn’t be complete without a trip to this iconic shrine, nestled in the foothills above the city.
Time & again, whenever I asked friends what their favorite thing they’ve done in Japan was, Kyoto came up. Famous as the birthplace of geisha, a former capital city, and left largely untouched during the American bombing runs of WWII all mean that Kyoto has spectacular history and architecture that is incredibly unique, even within…
Getting Around in Japan
Trains, bikes & automobiles in Japan!
Ueno Zoo in Tokyo
On one of the first brilliantly sunny days in Tokyo, I took my son to the Ueno Zoo. In the midst of cherry blossom season, Ueno Park was full of families picnicking under the gorgeous pink trees, and we did our best to get a mom & son shot under an enormous cherry blossom tree….
Yokohama Museum of Art. With a Toddler!
There are some days when traveling with our two-year-old is fun and easy. He’s in a wonderful mood, we catch all the right trains, the activities are awesome, and we have a completely magical time. Then there are days that are a tad bit harder. To be perfectly honest, most of those days tend to be…
When MBH had an unexpected three-day weekend, we took our son to Enoshima, an island just off the coast. It was a trip I’d been saving for a two-parent day, given the crazy amount of stairs and cliffs and hills on the island. It was possibly one of the most Japan things we’d done –…
On a rainy Saturday, our whole family set off for something relatively ‘indoors’ to do, since the typical Okinawan weather lends itself mostly to a variety of outdoor activities. I finally landed on Okinawa World, home to the Gyokusendo Cave, an enormous underground masterpiece nearly more than a quarter million years old. Underground sounded pretty much the…