Traveling with your family is a great way to make life-long memories. However, when you are on holiday with younger children, it can be a little tricky to find activities that cater to them – without boring mom and dad. If you are planning your trip to Japan with your family, take a look at these awesome activities in Japan’s major cities.
Tokyo is one of the largest cities in the world and there are so many things to do for people of all ages. The unique culture and pop-culture featured in Tokyo can be entertaining and offer a new look at the world itself.
Tokyo Disney Resort – A Disney destination that caters to the young and old. You can also visit the very special, only available in Japan, Disney Sea Park. Families with young children must have this on their itinerary.
Tokyo Dome City- A roller coaster park in the center of Tokyo that offers several kid-sized rides. Great for a day of fun.
Let’s not forget the epic neighborhoods of Shibuya and Harajuku. Not only are they pop-culture central, there are hundreds of shops and restaurants to explore.
If it is rainy day, be sure to find one of the many JPOP karaoke joints. There are hundreds and most offer a wide range of English songs as well as food and beverages. Each room is private so you can sing with your family without judgement.
Kyoto is home to several gardens and parks which could be great for a day of playtime and fun. You and your family will be surrounded by the infamous cherry blossom trees and lush, green gardens. Great for a picnic or a chance to relax and catch some fresh air, any of the pristine gardens and parks will be fun for children of any age.
Not to mention there are a few popular museums. The International Manga Museum and the Kyoto Railway Museum are indoor activities that can provide a deeper look into the culture and history of Japan. Albeit an educational experience, your children will be having so much fun they won’t notice hey are learning.
If you are travelling off of mainland Japan to the islands of the Southwest, you will be impressed with the tropical feel. You can travel from Okinawa to Taketomi for a reclusive and calm beach vacation. Taketomi is perfect for kids since there are no cars, only the use of bicycles is allowed. There are also several quiet and secluded beaches.
Okinawa is also home to the infamous karate. Children can take advantage of day camps and classes which is a great way to burn of energy and give parents a little alone time. Click here to read more on karate in Japan.
Baseball in Japan
One of Japan’s favorite past times is the love of baseball. Taking your kids to see the American sport being played in Japan’s setting is an infectious way to spread excitement and get caught up in the enthusiasm the hardcore fans have to offer.
Every major city has their own team and games are scheduled year round. Take advantage of America’s and Japan’s favorite past time and have an exciting day with your kids. No matter who you are rooting for, you will be sure to have loads of fun and be swept away with excitement.
If you and your family are more into winter sports, you need to take a trip to Niseko United. This place is one of Japan’s largest resorts for skiing and snowboarding. Even if you are a beginner, there a children’s day camps and lessons offered. Not to mention there are English speaking instructors who can help guide your children in a safe and fun manner.
No matter where you end up in Japan, there are several kid-friendly activities to enjoy. Whether you are an outdoorsy family, thrill seekers, or just want to experience something different and new, you can be sure to find it in Japan. Plan your next family vacation to Japan without worrying if your kids will have something to do. You and your family will make unforgettable memories and want to come back to discover more.