Ikuta Shrine

We walked up to the Ikuta Shrine yesterday. It is just from the 3rd Century. We are very culturally unprepared and are not sure what we should and should not do while visiting a shrine, but we tried to keep the kids quiet. (They are told to be quiet a lot. Jane had a constant stream of Pocky to keep her happy.)

Funny photo faces. Oh to be a 4 year old. He is such a traveling champion. We arrived to Japan on Friday night and by Monday night he slept from 8:30 pm to 6:30 am. That is a boy who has spent most of his life on the road. Jane however was up at 4 am yesterday, but made it to 5:30 today.

Happy I was able to coordinate the stroller with the shrine.

Sadly, we are adding to our international Happy Meal toy collection. I was a little disappointed by Pokemon. With so many other cute things all around we just got boring Pokemon. Brian got Jane some corn as a side in her Happy Meal, and Colin wanted his Automoblox cars in the photo.

Tooth tooth. It smelled very yummy.

Since Dora and Diego are our kids favorite playmates, they have been wearing Backpack and Rescuepack a lot. Jane here doing double duty with Backpack and the monkey harness. It is so hot and probably not so fun to have extra things on but they want what they want. When Jane finds backpack in our hotel room she always says "I am so happy!"
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  1. starr said...
    still loving to read about adventures in your nomadic life. I was eight the last time I was in Japan, and I remember it as a tidy dream world of fast trains and cartoon characters. I have marked many countries micky d's not by happy meal toys, but accessible bathrooms. gotta love it, right?
    Jeanie Hinckley Rennie said...
    Maggie would love the Pokemon Happy Meal toys. She loves Pokemon, especially the cartoon (not quite sure why, it's seriously the worst cartoon I've ever seen). The other day Maggie said that when she grows up she wants to be a traveler like Colin. Maybe you can start taking her with you sometimes.:)

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