Today’s Exploring Geography world culture for kids post about Kyoto, Japan is very special – it was written by a ten year old! Beth Cheng, the founder of iGameMom.com, took her family to Japan last summer, and her son was kind enough to write this post up for us! Be sure to check out the Geography Apps section of Beth’s site!
We visited Japan last summer. To have some true cultural experience, we rented a traditional Japanese house in a traditional Japanese community located in the suburb of Kyoto. We wanted this be a good cultural experience for our son. I asked him to share what he thinks were the best parts of the visit. Here are some un-filtered content from my 10-year-old. He didn’t write many facts, but if you are interested in knowing more about Kyoto, here is the official website of the city.
Kyoto is a city in Japan in the central part of the island Honshu. It has a small population. It is a fun city with schools and restaurants and it is a great place to visit.
We saw a lot of temples in Kyoto. The one on the top left is a pagoda. The one at the bottom is a castle. The one on the right is a golden temple.
The Bullet Train:
The bullet train in Japan is one of the fastest trains in the world. You might expect the ride be rough, but it was actually really smooth.
Living in Japan:
This is where Japanese sleep at night. I slept on the floor. I took this picture of my parents’ bedroom from my bedroom. We were separated by a sliding door.
This is one of the most common games in Japan. The store is really fun to visit, because you get to see all the Pokémon they’ve made.
The Fish Market:
Tsukiji Market is the world’s largest fish market. People trade fresh caught fish and other seafood here every day. It is in Tokyo.
Beth, please tell your son thank you for sharing this wonderful post with us!
My Exploring Geography series is intended to introduce families to the world’s cities, states, countries, and cultures. Interested in writing for this series? Email mamasmilesblog at gmail dot com.