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

    • 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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    • 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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    • 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

    • Tokyo

      Tokyo

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

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    • Matsumoto

      Matsumoto

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

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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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    • Yudanaka

      Yudanaka

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

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    • Hakone

      Hakone

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

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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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