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

    • Machiya Residence

      Machiya Residence (Kyoto)

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

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    • Keio Plaza Tokyo

      Keio Plaza Tokyo (Tokyo)

      You will be staying at the Keio Plaza Hotel located in the very heart of Tokyo's bustling Shinjuku district and just a couple of minute's walk from the station.

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    • Yamaichi Bekkan

      Yamaichi Bekkan (Miyajima)

      Hands down, this is one of the most-loved ryokan among the InsideJapan Tours team! 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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    • Cross Hotel Osaka

      Cross Hotel Osaka (Osaka)

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

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    • Shiba Park Hotel

      Shiba Park Hotel (Tokyo)

      The Shiba Park hotel is located in the centre of Tokyo and has friendly, English-speaking staff who are well used to looking after foreign guests.

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    • Peninsula

      Peninsula (Tokyo)

      Superbly located in the prestigious district of Marunouchi, opposite the Imperial Palace and the shopping capital of Ginza, The Peninsula Tokyo offers commanding city views, luxurious comfort, sophisticated facilities, extraordinary dining options and the legendary Peninsula service.

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Family destinations across Japan

    • Yakushima

      Yakushima

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

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    • Yudanaka

      Yudanaka

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

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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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    • 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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    • Tokyo

      Tokyo

      Welcome to one of the most exciting, vibrant, mind-bending cities in the world.

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