Visiting Japan as a family

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Disney is definitely a place of magic for children but also for adults.

Disney is definitely a place of magic for children but also for adults.

Between fish, dolphins and sharks, aquariums will delight the little ones.

Between fish, dolphins and sharks, aquariums will delight the little ones.

The International Manga Museum in Kyoto, pause must for fans of pop culture.

The International Manga Museum in Kyoto, pause must for fans of pop culture.

Kyoto Studio Park to rediscover Japan of yesteryear.

Kyoto Studio Park to rediscover Japan of yesteryear.

From 7 to 77 years of age

Japan is a destination that is suited to family stays. It is safe and theft is rare. There are many activities for children.

Theme parks and children's museums

Tokyo and the surrounding area

In Osaka

  • The aqua park Spa World

In Kyoto

  • Museum 
  • A Japanese History theme park, the Kyoto Studio Park

Spend time with animals

This is an activity suitable for all ages. The best zoo in Japan is undoubtedly Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. As for aquariums, the Osaka Kaiyukan is known for being the largest in the world and home to cute penguins and a giant whale shark. To observe deer, go to the Nara Koen park and to Miyajima Island. Monkey lovers will be delighted by Iwatayama Mountain in Kyoto.

Strolls through traditional Japan

Japan is an exotic destination that interests children. Seeing a temple, a school, a castle or a samurai domain  is a reminder of the cultural codes seen in movies, cartoons and manga. You can take part in outdoor activities such as sailing a boat on the Hozu River in Kyoto, canoeing in the  Hiroshima area or plan a short hike near Kyoto. Moreover, many festivals rich in color and music are very popular with children.

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