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VIEW OF MOUNT YOTEI IN NISEKO

Luxury family getaways in Japan

Whether you are partial to fine dining, luxury shopping, cultural experiences, or scenic landscapes you’ll find the best of it in Japan.

Embark on a luxurious family holiday across Japan with unique local cuisine and rich cultural experiences.

Whether you are partial to fine dining, luxury shopping, cultural experiences, or scenic landscapes you’ll find the best of it in Japan. From remote glamping destinations to neon city lights, there will be no shortage of experiences to entertain you and your family.

There are few countries equally fascinating for both parents and children as Japan. This family-friendly destination will have you hopping from flashing neon lights to majestic mountain ranges within hours and introduce your family to an abundance of culture and flavour. Whether you are partial to fine dining, luxury shopping, cultural experiences, or scenic landscapes, you’ll find the best of it in Japan. Discover awkwardly inflating pufferfish and the famous tuna auction at Tsukiji Fish market, sip hot cocoa while indulging in dreamy views of Mt. Fuji, delve into the delicate art of sushi at a traditional sushi bar, meet the fun robots and rainbow-haired patrons of Harajuku, relax and unwind in the serenity of a natural onsen, and ski on the most powdery slopes you can imagine. Let’s be honest even the high-tech toilets are exciting in Japan, but the question is – where do you start?

CANALS IN GION, KYOTO
CANALS IN GION, KYOTO

Kyoto

Stepping into Gion is akin to being transported onto the dreamiest movie set, with refined, delicate details decorating every corner. Ancient shrines and classic bridges convene with picturesque blossoming trees creating a nostalgic calm which drifts through the streets of Kyoto. Your children will love greeting the elegant … Subscribe to the magazine to read the full article

Private outdoor terrace of your cabin at Hoshinoya Fuji
Private outdoor terrace of your cabin at Hoshinoya Fuji

Mt Fuji

If you are craving something more remote, embark on a journey north towards Mt Fuji and discover the ultimate in family glamping at HOSHINOYA Fuji. Located at Lake Kawaguchi, the grounds are within easy access of the mountain, but hidden from the … Subscribe to the magazine to read the full article

Views of Tokyo from the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo
Views of Tokyo from the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo

Hakone

You can’t visit Japan without having a traditional onsen experience and there’s no better place than Hakone, renowned for its therapeutic natural onsens. Easily accessible from Tokyo, the region is … Subscribe to the magazine to read the full article

Private Onsen at Hoshino Resorts KAI Sengokuhara
Private Onsen at Hoshino Resorts KAI Sengokuhara

Tokyo

After a few days of relaxation, you’ll be buzzing for city lights and there’s no better place than Tokyo for energy and excitement. Check-in at … Subscribe to the magazine to read the full article

Hoshino Resorts Tomamu sunset
Hoshino Resorts Tomamu sunset

Hokkaido

During the Winter Season you’re unlikely to find better fresh powder than Hokkaido, so head north and finish off your journey with an epic… Subscribe to the magazine to read the full article

Whether you are travelling with babies or teenagers, the polite and welcoming people of Japan will be there to help. The cities are clean, well-organised, and always friendly to children. Healthy and delicious food options are endless and you are never short of activities or sights to see. If you plan on visiting more than one destination, purchase a JR Rail Pass before arrival for easy and fast transport throughout the country. The high-speed bullet trains are fun and comfortable for the whole family, so grab a Hello Kitty themed bento box for the ride and start your journey. ◼

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© This article was first published in June-July 2019 edition of World Travel Magazine.

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