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

    • 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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    • 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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    • Kerama Beach Hotel

      Kerama Beach Hotel (Zamami)

      The Kerama Beach hotel is a simple but comfortable western style hotel in a quiet location with beaches to the east and west.

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Family destinations across Japan

    • Nara

      Nara

      Visit the huge 'Big Buddha' housed in the world's largest wooden building then feed the sacred deer

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    • Hakone

      Hakone

      Fabulous Mt Fuji views, restorative hot spring baths, world class art museums.

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    • Yakushima

      Yakushima

      Soaring mountains; ancient forests; warm oceans; hotsprings on the shoreline. Unforgetable

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    • Kanazawa

      Kanazawa

      A refined city with a selection of sights to rank with anywhere in Japan

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    • Kyoto

      Kyoto

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

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    • Yudanaka

      Yudanaka

      Home of the World famous 'Snow Monkeys'. Need we say more?

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