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Kids in Japan – Make the Usual Unu...

I just got back from Japan and since we’re sending more and more families there, I thought I’d keep my eye out for suggestions for people traveling with kids.  If you’ve read any of the rest of the blog you may have come across my discussion about the lack of my favorite ice cream in Japan (Haagan Daz Chocolate Chocolate Chip). But for kids of all ages in Kyoto, I like to suggest a stop into the Haagan Daz shop on Kawaramachi (south of Sanjo) to try some of the flavors that we don’t get in the US.   In addition to the Green Tea (ok, so maybe that...
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What’s with the No Chocolate Ice C...

OK, I can now say, without qualification, that it is impossible to find Haagen Daz Chocolate Chocolate-Chip ice cream in Japan.   This is too bad for the chocoholic, ice-cream addicted traveler who is jonesing for a fix. Here’s where we tried:  every 7-11 we could find, every Lawson’s we could find, every grocery store that we could identify as a grocery store, the Daimaru, Takashimaya and even the Haagen Daz shop on Kawaramachi-dori  in Kyoto.   None. Nada. Keine.  and, of course, Betsu. We also found every OTHER odd-ball flavor of Haagen-Daz – green...