Where in Japan for your family trip?

12 Jan 2018 in With Kids

Planning a family trip to Japan in 2018? Discover your ideal destination depending on your interests!


If you love the beach

Looking for sun, sea, surf and snorkelling? Head to subtropical Okinawa, where the crowd-free beaches and traffic-free roads of Taketomi Island guarantee total relaxation.

Taketomi Okinawa village

Romantic spot on beach

And the crystal-clear waters promise fun for all the family!

Hotel: HOSHINOYA Taketomi Island

Taketomi Island hotel

If you’re fans of the city

Tokyo truly has something for everyone. Discover bustling Shibuya or eccentric Harajuku.

Tokyo in family

Step into the fantastical world of animator Miyazaki Hayao at the Ghibli Museum.

Japanese manga musuem

Catch a baseball game at the Tokyo Dome. Or treat the kids to a day at Disney Sea park.

Hotel: HOSHINOYA Tokyo

Luxury hotel in Tokyo

If you’re an outdoorsy family

With peaks rising above 3000 metres, the Japanese Alps is a top spot if you’re a family of hikers, skiers or you just love sweeping landscapes.

View from the Japanese Alps

Hikking trek road

The highlight for kids?

Jigokudani Yaen Koen, the park where snow monkeys bathe in hot spring baths.

Japanese snow monkeys

Hotel: Hoshino Resorts KAI Alps

Family snow hotel

If you’re into exploration & relaxation

The Izu peninsula is a great base for family holidays.

Jogasaki coast

Take a stroll along a spectacular coastal path, get a chairlift up Omuroyama volcano, try your hand at scuba diving or surfing. Or simply put your feet up while the kids enjoy activities organized by Hoshino Resorts!

Hotel: Hoshino Resorts RISONARE Atami

Atami family hotel room

If culture is your thing

Kyoto isn’t just about history and temples – although there’s plenty of that.

Cultural trip in Japan

It’s also home to a world-class Railway Museum, the International Manga Museum, a spectacular bamboo forest and a kid-friendly monkey park!

Hotel: HOSHINOYA Kyoto

Where to sleep in Kyoto

Photo credits:

NakaoSodanshitsu / CC BY



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