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

    • Yamaichi Bekkan

      Yamaichi Bekkan (Miyajima)

      Welcome to the Yamaichi Bekkan, a family-run inn just a short walk from both the pier and Miyajima's famous shrine gate.

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    • Keio Plaza Tokyo

      Keio Plaza Tokyo (Tokyo)

      The Keio Plaza is an excellent luxury hotel at the very heart of Tokyo's bustling Shinjuku district.

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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

    • Nara

      Nara

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

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    • Miyajima

      Miyajima

      Perhaps Japan's number one highlight view; sunset behind the 'floating' torii gate of Itsukushima

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    • Osaka

      Osaka

      Noisy, dirty, brash & bold. Outgoing Osaka is one of the most exciting cities in Japan.

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    • Hakone

      Hakone

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

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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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