A family vacation to Japan is a chance for you and your kids to experience a very unique country. Tokyo's neon-lit streets and cherry blossoms at Yokohama's Shomyo Temple are some of the country's unforgettable sights. Kids will love a trip to places like Tokyo's electronics district, and authentic cultural experiences like a Japanese tea ceremony.
Japan is known as being one of the world's safest countries, and families with kids of all ages will have a great time exploring both its cities and rural areas. There are lots of excursions for the entire family, and a range of suitable accommodation options including traditional hotels and guesthouses.
With the Land of the Rising Sun being full of interesting cultural experiences, you can't go wrong with family trips in Japan. Tokyo is the clear option for a classic Japanese holiday, with the chance to see additional sights outside of the capital.
Public transport, especially bullet trains and regional bus services, is fast and efficient in Japan. Car rental is rarely necessary but can be a good idea for accessing more rural areas. Temperatures vary throughout the year and depend on the region. Bring good warm coats and walking boots in winter, and thinner, looser clothing for the humid summers.
Japan’s many festivals mean that choosing when to visit is not simply a case of looking at the weather. Luckily, Japan is a year-round destination and so no matter when you decide to book in for the family trip of a lifetime, you won’t be disappointed.
The best season to visit Japan is the spring: the weather is glorious and the cherry trees are in blossom. You can also go in the autumn when the colours are just as beautiful. But is it always better to go mid-season to explore the country. In fact, winter can be very cold, whilst summer is often very hot with heavy rain.