Traveling with a 3-year old to a different country entails a great amount of compromise. We’ve learned that one sure way for all of us to enjoy the trip and keep sane is to keep to our daughter’s typical day as much as possible. We were mindful of her nap time. We also looked out … More Farewell Fukuoka: Postscript on a family’s first visit
If you had one last day to enjoy Fukuoka, and you have little kids with you, make the most of it with a day in JR Hakata City. JR Hakata City refers to the building complex that includes Hakata Station. It is a tourist attraction in itself. Hakata station is the largest and busiest in … More Farewell Fukuoka: A day in JR Hakata City
Fukuoka, Japan has just the thing for visiting families with small children. It’s big, it’s fun, and it’s uniquely Japanese. We were not familiar at all with the cartoon characters featured in this conveniently located indoor theme park. Majority of the visitors were Japanese, in fact, but the place did remind us of Kidzoona, only … More Fun, fun, fun at the Anpanman Children’s Museum
Traveling with a kid can potentially get in the way of having fun, especially when it’s as hot as it was in Fukuoka, Japan. For parents like us – eager to escape the intense summer heat, and get a chance to rest and stretch our aching legs and backs for a bit – I find … More Art museum tripping in Fukuoka
Konnichi wa! I still have a couple of entries on Fukuoka left, we were there for four days after all. When it comes to shopping, I admit, I kind of got carried away a little bit (the husband will shake his head and call this an understatement). The thing is though, what caught my eye aren’t … More Shopping in Fukuoka
Fukuoka Castle used to be the biggest castle in Kyushu. Not much of the original structure is left, save for some turrets, gates, and impressive stone walls. It probably wasn’t the best idea to explore the site given the heat (we were there around 10 am), so take it from our experience and save this … More In Photos: Fukuoka Castle Ruins
Apologies for the very late update, everybody. This 21st century housewife was out for a week on holiday, nursed a toddler that had gotten sick after coming home from said holiday, and well, maybe the rest can be attributed to ghost month 😛 I kid, I kid, but I am happy and excited to share … More Holiday fun in Fukuoka!
We are the kind of family that likes to take their vacations in a relaxed, unhurried manner. It was something we consciously decided on beginning with our first out-of-the-country trip as a family for Akira’s 1st birthday. We were travelling with seniors (J’s parents) and a baby. We agreed that if most people could fit … More The secret to a Tan-tastic vacation