Tips For Traveling In Japan With Kids
Tokyo With Kids: Where To Stay, Attractions, Tokyo Travel Tips.
A Guide For Japan With Kids and Must Haves on your Tokyo Vacation Packing List
Over the last decade, I have traveled to Tokyo so many times that I have finally come up with a system that works great to minimize difficult moment with kids.
Tokyo has its own unique features that need pre-organizing and bringing some stuff from home.
Tokyo With Kids: Where To Stay
Here are the hotels that do not make a fuss about fragile décor or running and screaming through the Lobby.
All Kids Friendly Hotels in this list have:
- Children’s Programs
- Suitable menus to please toddlers and Teens
- Children’s TV Channels/Movies
- Babysitting service available
- Kid’s Amenities
Family Friendly Hotels In Tokyo
Kid Friendly Hotels in Tokyo anticipate boredom and pouting, and have Children’s Programs, special kid’s amenities and suitable menus to please even the hard to win Teens.
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Tokyo Attractions With Kids
Get Kids Involved Planning The Family Vacation
Read the kids books about Tokyo, show them Photos, watch DVDs, then ask them which of Tokyo Attractions they’d like to see most.
I guarantee you each one of them has already fantasized going by your stories about one of the things to do in Tokyo.
Don’t forget to mention Tokyo Disneyland, Disney Sea, Studio Ghibli Animation museum, the walking Robot at the science museum, Ferris wheel at Odaiba, Kiddy-land the huge toy shop, Sumo wrestling, Kabuki theater, Kyoto bike tour and the Shinkansen bullet train.
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Tokyo With Kids-Planning Your Days
Plan your itinerary around your kids. Cultural activities such as shrines and museums are better scheduled for the mornings. Tokyo has some exceptional interactive museums that the kids would love. Keep shopping to the minimum (all kids get bored when shopping).
Book Activities Before You Leave For Japan
Plan and book Tokyo Attractions for kids in advance. You don’t want to spend your precious time standing in lines or booking things while you’re there. Let them experience different cultures and what they have to offer.
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Japan Travel Packing List For Families
Plane Time: The Must Haves
Don’t count on airline companies to supply entertainment for your kids. Some flights have an outstanding media system, some don’t. I like to take along their iPods, DVD players, coloring books and compact games.
Once you arrive, pack all the electronics away until the plane ride home.
Never underestimate how much kids can enjoy reading, either on the plane or on the road.
I’ve found that packing books from a series (or uploading to a Kindle) is one of the best ways to keep kids entertained.
Keep in mind that you will NOT find any books/magazines in English while traveling in Japan with kids.
Thats why I like to take Amazon Kindle because it can hold more than 1,500 books, so you no longer have to pick and choose which books fit into your suitcase.
You can also request your final travel documentation be sent to the Kindle.
Shoes and socks
Since it’s a Japanese custom to take off your shoes indoors, you might have to take off your shoes very often.
Make sure your kids wear shoes they can slip off and on easily, unless you want to spend most of your family travel time on your knees tying their shoe laces.