Travelling with my 15M baby Jason---Kyoto
- 出行天数/6 天
Our Honeymoon Part Ⅰ---@BALI(淡淡香风细细烟传载着Bali的回忆 2012年3月)
Our Honeymoon Part Ⅱ--@Singapore(Long travel follows forever. 2012年6月)
Our Honeymoon Part Ⅲ--@Muine(2013年4月)http://www.mafengwo.cn/i/1242003.html
Our Honeymoon Part Ⅳ---@FRANCE(旅行是送给我们自己的礼物 2013年6月)
Winter is coming ---@JIUZHAIGOU(2014年1月) http://www.mafengwo.cn/i/2960170.html
我爱我家 ---@Muine(2014年1月) http://www.mafengwo.cn/i/2964390.html
Our Honeymoon Part Ⅴ---@ITALY(AMOR IS IN ROMA 2014年10月)
GUAM(2015年9月 Jason Baby is 6-month-old)
MALDIVES(2016年3月 Jason Baby is 12-month-old) http://www.mafengwo.cn/i/5401957.html
Kyoto(2016年6月 Jason Baby is 15-month-old) http://www.mafengwo.cn/i/5516485.html
Los Angeles(2016年9月Jason Baby is 18-month-old) vhttp://www.mafengwo.cn/i/6193016.html
To be continued…
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From Shanghai To Osaka
We just begin our 5-days trip to Osaka. It is the third time for Jason, our 15-month-old baby, to travel with us. The first trip was to Guam and the second was to Maldives. We've prepared everything for him--the checking list for him as below:
1) 1 and a half-can pack of illuminate milk power; bottles also;
2) baby diaper;
3) baby stroller;
4) baby biscuits;
5) baby clothing
Everything goes well, we keep our "green" way to Pudong Airport and check-in.
Jason grows quickly to sit on the baggage car
@Nikko Kansai airport
At night we finally reached the Nikko Hotel at Kansai airport, which is a well-equipped hotel with baby crab, baby sheet. Jason fell asleep at once so sweetly. We really appreciated the hotel service and recommended to the family with little baby.
As a mom, I do like the crib bedding set very much, clear and neat.
A famous armor of the Japanese samurai, which reminded me of “Ronin Warriors“.
Set out to Kyoto
Hello Kitty limitted ICOCA card, very convenient tool to reach almost everywhere in Kyoto
the HARUKA line
very fast, about 47 minutes at all
Jason on the car
My husband said," in Japan every type of vehicle is called 'car'".
So, bus = car, baby stroller = baby's car,...
The Philosopher's Path (Tetsugaku no michi) is a pleasant stone path through the northern part of Kyoto's Higashiyama district. The path follows a canal which is lined by hundreds of cherry trees. Usually in early April these trees explode with color, making this one of the city's most popular hanami (cherry blossom viewing) spots.
Approximately two kilometers long, the path begins around Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion) and ends in the neighborhood of Nanzenji. The path gets its name due to Nishida Kitaro, one of Japan's most famous philosophers, who was said to practice meditation while walking this route on his daily commute to Kyoto University.
Let us go for a stroll along the Philosopher's Path and idle.
My first Matcha icecream, yummy yummy...
The logo of this local shop served by a mild-mannered lady is the frog. Why? Is it because it is located beside a river?
a Jinja near the Jisho-ji
beautiful view from the Tetugakuno Michi
Nishiki Market is a narrow, five block long shopping street lined by more than one hundred shops and restaurants. Known as "Kyoto's Kitchen", this lively retail market specializes in all things food related, like fresh seafood, produce, knives and cookware, and is a great place to find seasonal foods and Kyoto specialties, such as Japanese sweets, pickles, dried seafood and sushi.
Nishiki Market has a pleasant, but busy atmosphere that is inviting to those who want to explore the variety of culinary delights that Kyoto is famous for. The stores found throughout the market range in size from small narrow stalls to larger two story shops. Most specialize in a particular type of food, and almost everything sold at the market is locally produced and procured.
The market has a history of several centuries, and many stores have been operated by the same families for generations. It all started as a fish wholesale district, with the first shop opening around 1310. A larger variety of shops moved in later, and the area changed from a wholesale market to retail. Today it remains an important market for Kyoto and is often packed with locals and tourists alike.
P.S. We arrived late, the market was closed. If you would like to wander, please remember get to it as earlier as possible.
Jason is too little to hold the rope.He paid attention to the dragon.
Yasaka Shrine (Yasaka Jinja), also known as Gion Shrine, is one of the most famous shrines in Kyoto. Founded over 1350 years ago, the shrine is located between the popular Gion District and Higashiyama District, and is often visited by tourists walking between the two districts.
The shrine's main hall combines the honden (inner sanctuary) and haiden (offering hall) into a single building. In front of it stands a dance stage with hundreds of lanterns that get lit in the evenings. Each lantern bears the name of a local business in return for a donation.
Yasaka Shrine is well known for its summer festival, the Gion Matsuri, which is celebrated every July. Arguably the most famous festival in the whole country, the Gion Matsuri dates back over a thousand years and involves a procession with massive floats and hundreds of participants. The shrine also becomes busy during the cherry blossom season around early April, as the adjacent Maruyama Park is one of the most famous cherry blossom spots in Kyoto.
Pray for beauty...
We happened to visit the wedding ceremony. Luckily, a local Japanese traditional wedding!!!
Let Mama have a rest. Daddy, it is your turn.
Gion is Kyoto's most famous geisha district, located around Shijo Avenue between Yasaka Shrine in the east and the Kamo River in the west. It is filled with shops, restaurants and ochaya (teahouses), where geiko (Kyoto dialect for geisha) and maiko (geiko apprentices) entertain.
Gion attracts us with its high concentration of traditional wooden machiya merchant houses. Due to the fact that property taxes were formerly based upon street frontage, the houses were built with narrow facades only five to six meters wide, but extend up to twenty meters in from the street.
We think she must be Geiko.
Second try: matcha icecream.
The third matcha time. Jason also had his snack.
With a baby visit to Gion is just like running. We were so tired to move any step and called for taxi to the train station to save time.
The old man is very kind to Jason and almost did everything nice to us, though the fee is expensive.
@Fushimi Inari Shrine
Fox? appears at the station
Fushimi Inari Shrine (Fushimi Inari Taisha) is an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. The trails lead into the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari, which stands at 233 meters and belongs to the shrine grounds.
Fushimi Inari is the most important of several thousands of shrines dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice. Foxes are thought to be Inari's messengers, resulting in many fox statues across the shrine grounds. Fushimi Inari Shrine has ancient origins, predating the capital's move to Kyoto in 794.
@Nijo Castle (Nijojo)
Nijo Castle (Nijōjō) was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo Period (1603-1867). His grandson Iemitsu completed the castle's palace buildings 23 years later and further expanded the castle by adding a five story castle keep.
After the Tokugawa Shogunate fell in 1867, Nijo Castle was used as an imperial palace for a while before being donated to the city and opened up to the public as a historic site. Its palace buildings are arguably the best surviving examples of castle palace architecture of Japan's feudal era, and the castle was designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 1994.
Nijo Castle can be divided into three areas: the Honmaru (main circle of defense), the Ninomaru (secondary circle of defense) and some gardens that encircle the Honmaru and Ninomaru. The entire castle grounds and the Honmaru are surrounded by stone walls and moats.
The matcha icecream in Nijo castle, the most expensive one.
Nara Park (Nara Kōen) is a large park in central Nara. Established in 1880, it is the location of many of Nara's main attractions including Todaiji, Kasuga Taisha, Kofukuji and the Nara National Museum.
The park is home to hundreds of freely roaming deer. Considered in Shinto to be messengers of the gods, Nara's nearly 1200 deer have become a symbol of the city and have even been designated as a natural treasure. Nara's deer are surprisingly tame, although they can be aggressive if they think you will feed them. Deer crackers are for sale around the park, and some deer have learned to bow to visitors to ask to be fed.
Jason is fully curious about Nara's deers, not afraid of them at all.
a small stall serving delicious food on the way to the Kasuga shrine
Due to the drizzling rain, we decided to have a rest here to order one ramen with fish. To our surprise, we found one is not enough, we ordered one more. When we finished, the host decided to close his stall. Was it because he was afraid that we'd eaten up his food? Haha
HOTEL: NAZUNA Kyoto Nijo
Located in the center is the genuine Japanese garden.“Shishiodoshi“,literally means scare deer, is a device for scaring birds and beasts away to prevent damage.
Recommendation hotel:NAZUNA Kyoto Nijo-tei-Service & Dedication
A perfect experience of tea accommodation
Rooms are equipped with a wide variety of necessary amenities, such as make-up remover, tooth brush, SHISEIDO's shampoo, conditioner, body soap, etc.
My husband had an original tea bath. Float tea leaves in pot and relax in tea scent.
free tea servi
Since we had a baby with us, we only could book the Room "Bettei".
Traditional townhouses your incorporating modern style building room of Kyoto is 59 square meters of the two-story. Since one house whole can charter, your family, you can slowly spend with friends.
You can spend blissful time in the town of Kyoto
Enjoy quality time in traditional rooms which were created in Japanese wooden house design with modern comfort elements. Futons made by Kyoto’s long established store and mattresses from the well-known Simmons, all designed to give you a comfortable stay.
Appreciate the local cuisine with its seasonal best ingredient. Irori is a traditional Japanese style of cooking around a sunken hearth. Ingredients grilled on broiling charcoal develop unique flavor and textures that are different from electronic or gas cooking. Gather family and friends, relax and enjoy Japanese seasonal food culture.
Set out to Osaka
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