Young Family Suggestions

Small children – noisy unpleasant irksome creatures though they may be to others, we love ’em dearly and sometimes we even like to take them away on holiday with us, so it’s good to know that once you arrive on the other side of the world that there will be things to keep the little ones amused.

Fortunately, Japan offers plenty for kids to do; here’s a small selection to give you an idea of what’s possible.


Enjoy a day out at the Tokyo Disney Resort!
Tokyo Disney Resort offers two separate parks to enjoy:
Disneyland & DisneySea

Discover Tokyo Disneyland


Meet Harry Potter and more at Universal Studios Japan!
All the family favourites and so much more at Osaka’s premier Amusement Park.

Discover Universal Studios Japan


Get up close and personal with the Snow Monkeys!
Famous around the world, bring the kids to see the snow monkeys for themselves!

Discover the Snow Monkeys


Travel back in time at Edo Wonderland!
Ninja, samurai, geisha and more at this Edo Period Theme Park!

Discover Edo Wonderland


Take the kids to see how cars are made!
Tour the factory then explore the museum to learn about Toyota’s past and future.

Discover the Toyota Factory


Watch samurai movies being filmed!
Wander around a reconstructed historical town and step back into Japan’s past…

Discover Eigamura Movie Village


Thrills galore at Japan’s most scenic Amusement Park!
Get amazing views of Mt Fuji as you ride some of the world’s best rollercoasters!

Discover FujiQ Highland


Take the kids to Japan’s largest water park!
An amusement park and waterpark in one – fun for all the family!

Discover Nagashima Spaland


Traditional Cosplay fun for all the family!
Fun for both foreign tourists and Japanese visitors to Kyoto, dressing up in traditional style for a photo session is a very popular activity.

Discover dressing up as Geisha or Samurai


Visit Totoro’s magical kingdom!
If your kids enjoy Ghibli movies, they’ll want you to bring them here!

Discover the Ghibli Museum


Learn how to draw Manga like a pro!
Who will be the best artist in the family?

Discover manga drawing classes


Visit Hello Kitty’s Amusement Park!
Visit the home of Japan’s most enduring and popular cute character!

Discover Sanrio Puroland


Say Hi to the deer in Nara Park!
Make sure you buy some sembei crackers to feed them or they’ll have your lunch!

Discover Nara Park


Meet Asimo the Robot!
The kids are sure to love a visit to this amazing science museum!

Discover the Miraikan


Visit the home of Dragonball Z, Sailormoon and many others!
Fans of Japanese anime? You’ll love this animation museum!

Discover the Toei Animation Gallery