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

    • ANA Crowne Plaza

      ANA Crowne Plaza (Kyoto)

      The ANA Crowne Plaza is a superior grade hotel in a fantastic central location opposite Nijo Castle, one of Kyoto's top attractions.

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    • Cross Hotel Osaka

      Cross Hotel Osaka (Osaka)

      The Cross is a smart hotel on Dotonbori, one of the liveliest and most famous streets in Japan.

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    • Peninsula

      Peninsula (Tokyo)

      Located in the upmarket area of Marunouchi, the Peninsula offers spectacular views and luxurious comfort, right next-door to the Imperial Palace and within walking distance of the high-end Ginza shopping district.

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Family destinations across Japan

    • Matsumoto

      Matsumoto

      Matsumoto is an alpine castle town with a great academic, artistic and musical history.

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    • Japan Alps

      Japan Alps

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

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    • Kanazawa

      Kanazawa

      A well-preserved historical city on the Japan Sea Coast, known for its famous Kenrokuen Garden.

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    • 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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    • Yudanaka

      Yudanaka

      Home of the world-famous “snow monkeys”. Need we say more?

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