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top 6 mum knows best: japan with kids

Traveling in Japan with kids is a great way to learn about the unique customs, culture, traditions and people. If you’re looking for what the land of the rising sun can offer, then there are plenty of attractions to keep your crew busy, whatever their age. Here are my top 6 entertainment spots that will have special appeal for visitors, especially families visiting Japan with kids in tow.

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For a perfect family getaway, look no further than the land of the rising sun – See more at: there are certainly plenty of attractions to keep family members of all ages happy!

ghibli museum japan with kids 1. Ghibli Museum: Mitaka, Tokyo

The Ghibli Museum transports you into the fantasy world of Hayao Miyazaki, known for his My Friend Totoro, Nausicaa, and many other wonderful anime films. From the building’s rooftop to its delightful surrounding park, the museum is both magical inside and out.

Please note that advance reservations are necessary. Tickets for each month (up to three months in advance) will be on sale from the 1st of every month.

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cup noodle museum japan with kids 2. Cup Noodle Museum: Yokohama

This museum is dedicated to the creative genius of Momofuku Ando, founder of chicken ramen and Cup Noodles. Learn about the history of instant ramen, make chicken ramen by hand, or create your very own “Cup Noodles” inside the widely popular “My CUPNOODLES Factory”.

The “My CUPNOODLES Factory” is a part of the Cup Noodle Museum and, because of its popularity, seats are limited so make sure to check availability upon entering the museum to reserve your spot.

hello kitty house japan with kids

3. Sanrio Puroland: Tokyo

This is a Sanrio fantasyland, complete with boat rides, hello kitty, mini-factories, hello kitty, theater shows, hello kitty.. and more. All fans of Sanrio characters will want to pay a visit to this kawaii spot!


japan with kids railway museum

4. The Railway Museum: Saitama

This great educational Railway Museum is where children and adults alike can learn about the history of railways in Japan and what the future holds for them. Rail train cars and exquisite miniature models are all on display.

Edo wonderland theme park japan with kids 5. Nikko Edo Wonderland: Nikko, Tochigi

Nikko Edo Wonderland is a theme park that is a recreates life during Japan’s Edo period. Children can enjoy role playing, dressing up in costumes such as ninja or police, and adults can also don costumes such as warrior, merchant, courtesan, etc. There is a haunted temple, ninja mansion, traditional teahouse, and lots more!

monkey park japan with kids 6. Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama: Arashiyama, Kyoto

130 wild Japanese macaques live at the Arashiyama Monkey Park, and visitor can enjoy watching them chow down during their three daily feeding times. Visitors may also purchase bags of food and feed the monkeys themselves. There is also a beautiful hiking trail that has spectacular spring and autumn vistas.

For more ideas on What to See and Where to go – browse Japan With Kids

For more inspiration on holidays to Japan with Kids, go get lost recommends

Guidebook to Japan: What the other guidebooks won’t tell you

All About Japan: Stories, Songs, Crafts and More

Japan: Over 40 Activities to Experience Japan – Past and Present (Kaleidoscope Kids)

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