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Summer Travel in Japan with Kids 8 & Under

Japan With Kids - Forums: Traveling to/from and in Japan: Summer Travel in Japan with Kids 8 & Under
By Suzanne on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 9:13 am:

Hi,

Could anyone suggest a good 1 or 2 day
trip that would be good with 3 kids - two
3.5 yr olds and one 18 month old, not too
far from Tokyo - couple hours by train.
I've been looking for a nice beach on the
sea, ocean or a lake.

Thanks!
Suzanne


By Nancy on Friday, July 1, 2005 - 9:51 am:

Suzanne, I think you would enjoy Hakkejima Sea Paradise. It is an aquariam and water theme park with an amusement park and seashore park nearby. It is a few minute walk from the Hakkejima station on the Seaside Line. There is an English website- just click on the "English" tab on the top right of the page. http://www.seaparadise.co.jp/


By Suzanne on Friday, July 1, 2005 - 8:55 pm:

Nancy,

That's a great idea and thanks for the link.
We will add that to the agenda.

I've also been thinking of ways to escape
the heat of Tokyo - any mountain area
suggestions? Just a place to escape the
heat for a day or two and let the kids run
around in nature would be great.

Thanks,
Suzanne


By Yuko Kubota on Saturday, July 2, 2005 - 12:10 pm:

Suzanne,

If you're traveling by public transportation, I would recommend the Super View Odoriko express train which has a children's playroom. The trains departs from Shinjuku stopping at various stations up to Izu-shimoda Station. From there you can either take a bus or taxi to the numerous beaches, minhsuku or pensions. Otherwise, you can get off around Izu-kogen to enjoy the hillside resort life. Check your guide books for details.

If you drive, you can take the Tohoku Shinkansen to Nasu-shiobara Station and from there, rent a car to the Nasu resort areas. If you go as far as this, the climate becomes dramatically cool. There are farm parks where your children can play with animals or enjoy dairy products like ice cream.

Or Nagano Prefecture, in particular Karuizawa is of course another very famous mountain resort where John Lennon and Yoko family used to enjoy.

Have fun!


By Tom Belga on Monday, May 22, 2006 - 7:38 am:

I have visited Japan with my Japanese Wife now for 10 consecutive years. Every year, she has tried to book an interesting 3 day trip for the 4 of us, to break the family visit element of the trip.
This year, it's my turn. But I have no idea where to start. There is such a thing as too much information. Anyway, here are some of the conditions. I hope someone can point me in the right direction.

When:
Between 15 July and 7 August
Where:
Preferably around Osaka or Tokyo or in between. (We travel from one to the other and if we could stop on the way there or from, it would save money and time).
What:
Well, I was kinda looking for something near the sea but I do want some extra's there. Something with a fun park nearby
Extra:
My son (8)currently is really into Dino's, so we are going to an expo 'bout Dino's near Tokyo.
My daughter is easy going and loves everything.

An example:
Last year we went to Wakayame. My son had an obsession with whales and sharks. We had a great day at the Whale Museum (http://www.town.taiji.wakayama.jp/museum/), left the next day at 5 am to go whale watching (didn't see any but the trip was an event) and spent a nice quiet day at the beach near our Onsen hotel. Just perfect, something for every one.

I sure hope you can help me...


By Sarah Walker on Thursday, June 8, 2006 - 1:42 pm:

Three of us (me, husband and 6 month old son) will be travelling to Kyoto this August. I've never been to Japan and have a few questions concerning travel with a baby.

First question: does anyone have a suggestion concerning a relatively inexpensive Ryokan in Kyoto that is baby-friendly? How do people integrate an infant into Japanese bath customs?
I would also love to hear any advice about Kyoto in August, as well as traversing the city with a stroller.
Thanks so much!
Sarah


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