FAMILY TRAVEL GUIDE
ASIA

I have traveled with my daughter from California to Asia once or twice a year since she was five months old. Here are some of the places we have visited. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at ria@sugarcanesf.com. I would be happy to share our experiences.


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Daikanyama
Tokyo, Japan

Tsutaya Bookstore's T-site, Okura, Saturday and Onitsuka in Tokyo's creative Daikanyama neighborhood.

SEE

Meiji Shrine
Tokyo, Japan

The Meiji Shrine is said to be the most important in Tokyo. Right outside the gates are Harajuku Street's kooky shops.

SEE

Karaoke Kan Shibuya
Tokyo, Japan

When in Tokyo, partake in karaoke fun. Kids love holding the mic and there are even nursery songs with which they can sign along.

 

SEE

Fushimi Inari Shrine
Tokyo, Japan

Fushimi Inari Taisha's distinctive feature is the thousands of orange torii gates lining the path from the base to the top of Mount Inari.

EAT

Nakamura Tokichi Honten
Uji, Japan

This is the kind of place I love. It is beautifully situated in a garden and all the dishes look like works of art and taste delicious.

SEE

Todai-ji
Nara, Japan

Feed the deer outside Tadai-ji if you dare and then walk up and find enlightenment in the temple.

 

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Kiyomizu-dera
Kyoto, Japan

Kiyomizu means pure water. This present structure was built in 1633 and does not use a single nail in its construction.

SHOP

Sannen-zaka and Ninen-zaka
Kyoto, Japan

Lovely wooden shops and tea houses line the narrow, winding hills of these two famous streets.

STAY

Ryokan Motonago
Kyoto, Japan

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this traditional ryokan with their comfy rooms, hot furo bath, and delicious omakase meal.

 

SEE

Japan Travelogue I
by Ralph Hilario

A photo diary of Kyoto.

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Japan Travelogue II
by Ralph Hilario

A photo diary of Kyoto and Tokyo.

 

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Japan Travelogue III
by Ralph Hilario

A photo diary of Tokyo.

 

 

THAILAND

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Grand Palace
Bangkok, Thailand

Official residence of the Kings of Siam and, later, Thailand since 1782. It is made up of many buildings,halls and pavilions surrounded by gardens and courtyards.

SEE

Jim Thompson House
Bangkok, Thailand

Beautifully preserved teak villas that showcase Jim Thompson as an innovator in interior design, furnishings, and art.

EAT

Gaggan
Bangkok, Thailand

Named best restaurant in Asia for its progressive Indian cuisine, Gaggan is not suited for small children so have your concierge find a table and a babysitter.

 

STAY

Dhara Dhevi
Chiang Mai, Thailand

For the royal treatment, stay at this Lanna kingdom palace. 

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