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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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Family destinations across Japan

    • Tokyo

      Tokyo

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

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    • Osaka

      Osaka

      Noisy, dirty, brash & bold. Osaka is one of the most exciting cities in Japan. Eat, drink & be merry

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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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    • Miyajima

      Miyajima

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

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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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    • Japan Alps

      Japan Alps

      Spectacular mountain range of dramatic peaks many over 3000 metres high.

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