Japan with Kids

Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto
7 nights private tour from $5,900

An action-packed adventure for all the family, this itinerary is ideal for those looking to experience Japan’s highlights during a half-term break or combined with a Southeast Asian beach holiday. Experience the neon lights, avantgarde pop culture and iconic sights of Tokyo, stay in a traditional Japanese ryokan set in the natural beauty of rural Hakone with its amazing views of Mount Fuji and ride the bullet train to Kyoto, resplendent with Japan’s rich geisha, samurai, and ninja heritage.

Japan With Kids
At a glance
  • Indulge in a food tour of Harajuku, trying an array of ‘only in Japan,’ snacks, such as kawaii (cute) sweets, creative pastries, rainbow candy floss and the famous sweet and savoury crêpes.

  • Immerse yourselves in traditional Japanese culture with a stay at a ryokan, where you will receive a warm welcome and the opportunity to enjoy hot spring bathing and kaiseki dining. 

  • Explore the stunning Mount Fuji scenery in Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park on a series of cable cars, ropeways, and a boat trip on Lake Ashi. 

  • Learn the art of ninja with a private lesson in Japan’s cultural capital, Kyoto. 

Journey highlights
  • Indulge in a food tour of Harajuku, trying an array of ‘only in Japan,’ snacks, such as kawaii (cute) sweets, creative pastries, rainbow candy floss and the famous sweet and savoury crêpes.

  • Immerse yourselves in traditional Japanese culture with a stay at a ryokan, where you will receive a warm welcome and the opportunity to enjoy hot spring bathing and kaiseki dining. 

  • Explore the stunning Mount Fuji scenery in Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park on a series of cable cars, ropeways, and a boat trip on Lake Ashi. 

  • Learn the art of ninja with a private lesson in Japan’s cultural capital, Kyoto. 

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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Japan has four seasons and is best visited in spring from March to May and autumn from September to November. December to January can be cold with snow and the summer is hot and humid. The end of March and early April is a particularly good time to visit as this is the cherry blossom season as is October for the autumn colours.


Price Guide: ( based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

Departing Price from*
  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
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November $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
December $6,700 $1,700 plan your trip
January $5,900 $1,500 plan your trip
February $5,900 $1,500 plan your trip
March $6,700 $1,700 plan your trip
April $6,700 $1,700 plan your trip
May $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
June $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
July $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
August $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
September $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
October $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
November $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
  • November
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • December
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,700
    Deposit from*
    $1,700
  • January
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $5,900
    Deposit from*
    $1,500
  • February
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $5,900
    Deposit from*
    $1,500
  • March
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,700
    Deposit from*
    $1,700
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,700
    Deposit from*
    $1,700
  • May
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • June
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • July
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • August
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • September
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • November
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
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Itinerary

Day 1-4

Tokyo

Your Japanese adventure begins in the charismatic capital, Tokyo, with its hypnotic energy, futuristic skyscrapers, and traditional wooden temples. For those new to the city, it is clean, safe, and easy to navigate, using the efficient public transport network. Your first full day is spent with your own private guide who will tailor the day to suit your interests. A city of many differing districts and sights, it is worth researching the areas and attractions which hold most appeal for you to make the most of the day. 
 
A visit to the observation deck of the Tokyo Skytree, the second tallest tower in the world, is a wonderful way to take in the sweeping sprawl of the city and if the sky is clear, you can even see Mount Fuji. The tower also includes the Pokemon Centre and if anime, manga, cosplay, and video games are of interest, head to Akihabara, the anime capital of Japan. Along with Harajuku, this is one of Tokyo’s main areas to experience the city’s famous youth and pop culture. The iconic Shibuya Crossing is another highlight, along with the neon-lit skyscrapers of Tokyo’s entertainment district, Shinjuku. 
 
The following day includes a Kawaii Harajuku Food Tour. At the heart of Tokyo’s pop and youth culture, Harajuku is a showcase for all things kawaii, or ‘cute,’ with teenagers parading in outlandish fashions, exotic sweet shops, cat cafés, interesting independent shops, and pancake restaurants. This 3-hour guided food tour, includes five food stops, where you can try the cutest sweets and snacks on offer, including ‘only in Japan,’ creative pastries, delicious crepes, and cutting-edge desserts. During the tour, your guide will also direct you off the beaten track to the hidden spots known only to locals.  
Accommodation: Park Hyatt Tokyo ( 3 nights )
Day 4-5

Hakone

The following morning, the train will whisk you to the picturesque town of Hakone. Famous for its views of Mount Fuji, deep green forests, volcanic peaks, and beautiful Lake Ashi, the area makes a peaceful contrast to the buzz of the capital. This is chance to immerse yourselves in Japanese culture with a stay at an upscale ryokan inn, boasting traditional Sukiya architecture and rooms with tatami mat flooring, washi paper sliding doors and low wooden furniture. A highlight is the opportunity to experience hot spring bathing. There is both a shared outdoor onsen, and rooms with private outdoor onsen. The food is all freshly prepared from natural ingredients, making for a memorable kaiseki dining experience in your room. 
 
Your trip includes a Hakone Free Pass, providing unlimited use of local trains, cable cars, ropeways, boats, and buses. There’s lots of fun to be had exploring the area, cruising Lake Ashi, using the network of cable cars and ropeways and visiting the Hakone Open Air Museum, with its interesting and impressive collection of art installations and sculptures. 
 
Accommodation: Yoshimatsu ( 1 night )
Day 5-8

Kyoto

You then travel to Kyoto, for a three-night stay in this exquisitely preserved city. Kyoto was spared the bombing of the Second World War and has retained much of its traditional character. Home to thousands of Buddhist temples and shrines, traditional Japanese architecture, beautiful gardens and atmospheric geisha and samurai districts, the city is Japan’s undisputed cultural capital. 
 
After you’ve had a chance to acclimatise, the following day you will be accompanied by your own personal guide, who will introduce you to the city’s highlights. Again, the day can be tailored to your specific interests, so it’s worth compiling a hitlist of things you would like to see and do. We’d suggest exploring Gion, the beautifully preserved and atmospheric geisha district with historic teahouses, shops, bars, and restaurants. Another family favourite is the UNESCO-listed Nijo Castle, once home to one of Japan’s most powerful shogun or warlords, Tokugawa leyasu. Surrounded by two moats for protection, this impressive structure has nightingale floors designed to squeak, in the event of an invasion. Entering the castle quietly may take several attempts! 
 
Your last day is a chance to release your inner ninja, with a private one-hour lesson on the art of stealth. During the 15th to 17th centuries in feudal Japan, ninjas were the black-clad masters of espionage. This hands-on lesson takes place in a traditional reed-mat martial arts hall in the heart of the city. Dressed in full ninja gear, you will try your hand at using traditional ninja weapons, including shuriken (metal stars), kunai (daggers) and blow guns. 
 
Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Kyoto ( 3 nights )
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

Japan has four seasons and is best visited in spring from March to May and autumn from September to November. December to January can be cold with snow and the summer is hot and humid. The end of March and early April is a particularly good time to visit as this is the cherry blossom season as is October for the autumn colours.

Japan with Kids
Japan with Kids

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
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