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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    • Machiya Residence

      Machiya Residence (Kyoto)

      InsideJapan are delighted to offer self-catering stays in a range of Kyoto machiya: traditional Japanese townhouses.

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    • Mikawaya

      Mikawaya (Hakone)

      Dating back to 1883, The Mikawaya is a traditional, Japanese-style inn with a proud heritage.

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Family destinations across Japan

    • Yakushima

      Yakushima

      The island of Yakushima is one of those magical places that those who visit will never forget.

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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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    • Matsumoto

      Matsumoto

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

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    • Hakone

      Hakone

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

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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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    • Kyoto

      Kyoto

      Japan's capital of history & culture, with 17 World Heritage Sites and endless chances to explore.

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