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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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Family destinations across Japan

    • Yakushima

      Yakushima

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

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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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