Kansai for Families

Amanohasidate, Toyooka, Nantan, Kyoto & Nara

From £3200 per person in low season
From £3800 per person in high season

based on 6 nights inc. flights & daily experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Shared transfers

  • Daily experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

Based on four people sharing. Includes all accommodation, combination of private and shared transfers and private English speaking guide.

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  • Experience mackerel fishing, canoeing or stand up paddle-board at Amanohashidate

  • Stay at the traditional Japanese thatched farmhouses with optional biking and bamboo crafting

  • Visit Nara, the original imperial capital of Japan, and come face-to-face with deers on the park

  • Stroll along the torii gates of Fushimi Inari and the bamboo groves of Arashiyama

  • Experience Kibunesou kaiseki dinner by the river in Kyoto

  • No family trip is complete without an onsen experience with delicious kaiseki dinner

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The best and most popular times to visit Japan are the climatically stable seasons of spring (March to May) and autumn (late September to November). The highlight of spring is the cherry-blossom season, which usually arrives in early April. Autumn is an equally good time to travel, with pleasant temperatures and soothing autumn colours, which usually peak between late October and mid-November. Of course, you can visit Japan anytime although the summer, from June to August, can be very hot and humid, and winter can be a little chilly for some people’s taste.

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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 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday.


Experience the unique side of Kansai. Visit the stilt villages and coastal city of Amanohashidate for water sport activities and mackerel fishing, enjoy a family hot spring time on a gourmet ryokan, discover the torii gates and bamboo forests of Kyoto and mingle with the deers at Nara.

  1. Days 1-2: Amanohashidate

    Arriving into Kansai International Airport, you will be transferred by car into Amanohasidate area, often dubbed as "Kyoto by the Sea".

    Explore the charming Ine no Funaya Houses, the Mukai Sake Brewery and a round-trip cable car ride around Kasamatsu Park before retreating to your ryokan for the night.

    Accommodation: Genmyoan Ryokan (1 night)

  2. Days 2-3: Toyooka

    The next morning, choose from a range of sea activities, such as stand up paddle-boarding or canoeing by the beach. After returning to your hotel to freshen up, we continue to Kinosaki Marine World as you watch the Japanese sea unfolds just before your eyes. You will also get to catch your own horse mackerel and have them fried up fresh before you.

    In the night, you will retreat into your luxurious onsen, complete with sumptuous dinner of Matsuba crab and Tajima beef kaiseki.

    Accommodation: Nishimuraya Honkan (1 night)

  3. Days 3-4: Nantan

    We continue to Miyama area to stay in an authentic accommodation which resembles traditional Japanese thatched farmhouses. You will have free afternoon to enjoy hotel facilities, such as cycling or bamboo craft-making at your own account.

    On your final day in Miyama, you will enjoy a tour of the Kayabuki no Sato thatched roof village and the folk museum, before transferring by taxi into Kyoto.

    Accommodation: Miyama Futon & Breakfast (1 night)

  4. Days 4-7: Kyoto

    Your Kyoto journey begins with a bang, as you savour delicious Kibunesou kaiseki dinner by the river.

    As the new day beckons, we explore Kyoto in further depth like a local. Utilizing network of public transports, you will head to Arashiyama to visit the famous bamboo grove and the Tenryuji Temple, onwards to Fushimi Inari Shrine and if time permits, the Kinkakuji Golden Temple.

    On your final day, we will en route to Nara, the original capital of Japan to visit Nara Deer Park and Todaiji Temple before continuing to the airport, where you will board your international flight home.

    Accommodation: The Thousand Kyoto (3 nights)


Amanohasidate, Toyooka, Nantan, Kyoto & Nara

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