Family adventures in Japan

Japan's cities are a flashing, whirring paradise for kids of all ages. In Tokyo alone, your family can enjoy anime masters at Studio Ghibli, take a masterclass in manga drawing, meet Hello Kitty at Sanrio Puroland and get lost in the amusement arcades of Akihabara "electric town".

In the countryside, your family can cycle through rural villages, kayak across to Miyajima Island or feed the friendly deer in Nara Park. There are also endless hands-on activities to try, from martial arts to origami or taiko drumming - inspiring, educational experiences for any age.

One of the safest and cleanest countries in the world, Japan boasts superb amenities and excellent family accommodation, making travelling with children wonderfully stress-free. What's more, dining options encompass everything from all-you-can-eat ice cream parlours to fishing restaurants where you can reel in your own meal - so if your child doesn't take to kaiseki, you needn't worry.

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Family itineraries

Family accommodation across Japan

    • Kyoto Machiya Townhouse Stay

      Kyoto Machiya Townhouse Stay (Kyoto)

      InsideJapan are delighted to offer self-catering stays in a range of Kyoto machiya or traditional townhouse.

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    • Mikawaya

      Mikawaya (Hakone)

      Dating back to 1883, The Mikawaya is a traditional Japanese style inn with a proud heritage. There are 40 guest rooms spread across the main building, new building and 2 private guest residences.

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    • Premier Resort Yuga Iseshima

      Premier Resort Yuga Iseshima (Kashikojima)

      The Premier Resort Yuga Iseshima is a wonderful Japanese beach resort on a private beach on the coast of Ise-Shima National Park. Although the modern building is pretty ugly from the outside, the interior is very nicely decorated with excellent facilities.

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    • Cross Hotel Osaka

      Cross Hotel Osaka (Osaka)

      The Cross Hotel is a smart hotel is located on Dotombori, one of the most famous and lively streets in all of Japan never mind just Osaka.

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    • Conrad Tokyo

      Conrad Tokyo (Tokyo)

      The Conrad Hotel offers luxurious accommodation from the top of a Tokyo skyscraper.

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    • Shiba Park Hotel

      Shiba Park Hotel (Tokyo)

      The Shiba Park hotel is located in the centre of Tokyo, with Tokyo Tower and Zozo-ji Temple a short walk west and Hama Rikyu Gardens a pleasant stroll away to the east. The hotel has friendly English speaking staff and is well used to looking after foreign guests.

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Family destinations across Japan

    • Tokyo


      Tokyo: The name says it all. One of the most exciting, vibrant, mind-bending cities in the world

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    • Kyoto


      Japan's capital of history & culture, with 17 World Heritage sites and endless places to explore

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    • Japan Alps

      Japan Alps

      Spectacular mountain range of dramatic peaks many over 3000 metres high.

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