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

    • Mikawaya

      Mikawaya (Hakone)

      Dating back to 1883, The Mikawaya is a traditional Japanese style inn with a proud heritage. There are 40 guest rooms spread across the main building, new building and 2 private guest residences.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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Family destinations across Japan

    • Hakone

      Hakone

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

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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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    • Miyajima

      Miyajima

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

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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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    • 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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