Two quick pix to launch my sakura family holiday in Kyoto


Hi y’all. Aun here. This is a super short post which will be followed up with many more. My wife S, my 2 year old son T, and I arrived in Kyoto late last night and will be here, sakura spotting and cafe hunting, for the next week. The cherry blossoms pictured above were in full bloom, just outside of the gorgeous little machiya (traditional town house) we rented in Gion.


And here’s a quick snap of the house. It’s the one of the right. Amazing little property that I will write more about soon.

More soon! Promise.

Oh… and if any of you have any recommendations of fun things to do here or places to go with a 2 year old boy — and especially for him — I’d be super grateful. Thanks in advance.


About Aun Koh

Aun has always loved food and travel, passions passed down to him from his parents. This foundation, plus a background in media, pushed him to start Chubby Hubby in 2005. He loves that this site allows him to write about the things he adores--food, style, travel, his wife and his two kids!


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  1. Joycelyn 5 April 2013

    Happy holidays! Extra kiss to T for me please.

  2. furo-chan 5 April 2013

    welcome back to Japan! may i suggest ice cream at Chibeta’s? and possibly the Kyoto Manga Museum?

  3. Teresa 5 April 2013

    I highly recommend the monkey park at Arashiyama, an amazing experience – which my chikdren loved, there is also a playground there that the kids have to share with the monkeys! You have a walk up a steep hill to get there, but so worth it – , you can get up very close to monkeys that are frolicking around you. Arashiyama also have beautiful walks through bamboo groves and stunning zen gardens at Tenryuuji, so a great day trip.

  4. Joe 6 April 2013

    Miho Museum just south of Kyoto is simple stunning, do check it out.

  5. Tiffany 6 April 2013

    My fiancĂ© and I were just there! A picnic in Maruyama Park and a stroll through philosopher’s path and keage Sakamichi were among our highlights of the trip. As was seeing kiyomizu dera at night, although it gets very crowded. Iwatamaya monkey park in arashiyama was fun too but not sure if a 2 year old can hike it…

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