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Zen & Now Family Holiday

10 Nights: from US$8099 (per family) Trip Code: ZANC

We know that the key to a good family holiday is to keep things simple. This trip is an easy two-centre jaunt to Japan's best-loved cities: Tokyo and Kyoto. With five nights in each you'll have plenty of time to explore, taking things as fast-paced or as relaxed as your family desires. Read more >

If adults come away from Japan enthralled - just imagine visiting as a child. Utterly fascinating yet accessible, a trip to Japan is a mind-opening experience for a whole family.

Japan's capital Tokyo has lots to entertain children of all ages. From play parks to amusement arcades, wacky outlandish fashions to open air historical museums, robots to cat cafes, plus all manner of transportation: boats, buses, subway trains, even rickshaws and a monorail. We've included our Tokyo Mystery Game, a fun way to discover the districts of Asakusa, Harajuku and Shibuya. We've also thrown in tickets up the Tokyo Skytree so you can see the vast neon cityscape from above.

Two and a half hours on the bullet train will take you on to Kyoto, the epicentre of traditional Japanese culture and home to the country's best temples, shrines and gardens. You'll stay in a self-catering machiya townhouse giving your family privacy and the freedom to come and go as you please.

There's probably only so many temples that your kids will tolerate, but fortunately Kyoto has lots more to offer. There's an aquarium, a fantastic train museum, bamboo groves, Iwatayama monkey mountain, hands-on craft activities and kimonos to try-on. This trip includes a sushi-making class, but if you'd like to include more cultural lessons please let us know and we can tailor the itinerary to suit you.

Kyoto is also a fantastic base for day trip. In Nara you can feed the cheeky yet sacred deer; in Osaka why not visit Universal Studios Japan; or unleash your inner samurai at Himeji Castle. Our complimentary Info-Pack is full of family-friendly sightseeing ideas and advice, and our English-speaking Japan office staff are just a phone call away should you have any problems or questions.

Please note that this trip is designed to start in Tokyo - you can fly into either Tokyo Narita or Haneda Airports. The trip finishes with a shared shuttle bus transfer from Kyoto to Osaka Kansai Airport.

Guideline pricing: The trip price is for a family of four (based on two adults, one teenager and one child aged 6-11). Please get in touch and we can put together a proposal quote to suit your family.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • 10 nights' accommodation
  • 5 breakfasts at Tokyo hotel
  • Manaca transport card with 2,500 yen credit for city transport
  • Bullet train tickets from Tokyo to Kyoto
  • Shared shuttle bus airport transfers
  • Tokyo Skytree tickets
  • Tokyo Mystery Game
  • Sushi-making lesson in Kyoto
  • Family-friendly sightseeing ideas & inspiration
  • Pocket WiFi device
  • Your personalised InsideJapan Tours' Info-Pack

What's NOT included:

  • International flights
  • Any extra local transport (buses, subways, taxis) unless covered by the included passes
  • Any entrance fees (including those for temples, shrines and museums) unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage handling and luggage forwarding

Trip Highlights

  • Explore Japan's greatest cities: Tokyo & Kyoto
  • Ride the world famous bullet train
  • Stay in a beautiful traditional Kyoto townhouse
  • Learn to make your own sushi rolls
  • Take an elevator up the 634m Tokyo Skytree
  • Enjoy quality family time on this gentle-paced trip

For more information email us: [email protected] or call: 303 952 0379

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