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My wife and I took our children to Japan recently, and it was an amazing experience. We had several days of vacation time built up, so we thought it would be fun to go somewhere new (and cheap). After some research, we decided on a trip to Tokyo and Hiroshima. It turned out that there was much more than just sightseeing in those cities—we learned a lot about Japanese culture, cuisine, and transportation systems during our stay! I’m going to share some of what we learned here for anyone else who’s planning a trip there:

A trip to Japan is a wonderful experience.

Japan is an amazing country with a lot to see and do. It has been on my bucket list for many years, but I never got around to going there until now. I’m so glad that I finally made the trip!

Japan is a great place to visit with children. There’s lots of cool stuff for kids here: castles, temples, museums and parks. My kids loved visiting the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka (near Tokyo). They especially loved their friendly robot guide Seita Kobayashi-san who showed them around the museum—after all his job was just like that of a real person! It was also nice being able to rent baby strollers at each train station we visited so we didn’t have to carry our two year old son everywhere (with help from his grandparents). Japan has really thought about how people travel with their family members when they are visiting from outside of Japan too – everything seems well organized which makes traveling there much easier than other places we’ve been before such as India or Bali where it seemed chaotic at times…

Japan is also safe place for tourists from abroad because there aren’t any terrorist attacks here yet like what occurs regularly back home so visitors can feel safe while exploring this beautiful country.”

There is much culture to appreciate.

You may be surprised to learn that Japan is a very old country. The Japanese culture is different from Western culture and has its own unique traditions. Japanese people are known for their politeness and respect for others, which makes traveling in Japan an enjoyable experience for all visitors.

Japanese culture is also very artistic; it has influenced many other cultures around the world with its art forms such as origami, calligraphy (the art of writing) and flower arrangement (ikebana). You can see these expressions of art everywhere in Japan: on billboards advertising products or services; at subway stations where advertisements are displayed; even on items such as hairdryers!

It’s not just the visual arts that make up this beautiful country: there are also many festivals held throughout the year celebrating traditional customs like Tanabata (star festival) where people write wishes on pieces of paper that they tie onto bamboo sticks before attaching them to trees around their homes or schools (this practice originated with a legend about two lovers who could only meet once annually).

Group of children playing the drums in a temple, a traditional set of drums.

Japanese hot springs are amazingly restful.

If you’re looking for a way to relax, take your kids on a trip to Japan and visit their hot springs. Hot springs are a tradition in Japan, and they can be an incredible way to unwind after a long day. They’re also therapeutic: the mineral-rich water has been shown to have positive effects on skin health and joint pain. If you’re lucky enough to find one with open seats, consider yourself lucky—these spots are often very crowded!

They can also be great meeting places for travelers from all over the world who want to soak in some Japanese culture while relaxing at night after sightseeing all day long (or vice versa).

Japanese trains are super-efficient.

Japanese trains are super-efficient. I can’t say enough about how impressive I find the Japanese train system. They’re on time, clean, comfortable and safe. Plus they’re convenient for families because there’s plenty of space for luggage or strollers—even a few seats available if your children need to sit down. Trains in Tokyo are also affordable and efficient (most cost less than $10 per trip).

And did I mention that riding a train is fun? Even my kids enjoyed it! We spent hours riding from one city to another just so our kids could see what it was like to ride on a real bullet train.

Funny kids lying in a hammock, summer camping

Disneyland in Japan is just as fun as the one in California.

To my surprise, the Disneyland in Japan was just as fun as the one in California. The rides were similar, and there were even characters from movies that I recognized. The only difference was that it wasn’t as crowded and expensive than the original Disneyland in California. It’s also nice that you don’t have to wait very long for your favorite ride because there aren’t many people around!

There are many kinds of vending machines in Japan.

Vending machines are everywhere in Japan. Some are for drinks and snacks, some for cigarettes. There’s even one at my local train station that dispenses hot or cold water (after you’ve inserted your 500-yen coin). It has English instructions so you can see what it is that you’re buying before you select it. Most of the vending machines have touchscreens but some still use buttons to navigate the menu options; they also often have pictures next to each item so that even if you don’t speak Japanese, it’s easy enough to figure out what you want.

Some vending machines sell drinks only (cold or hot) while others sell both drinks and snacks. There are also specialized ones that sell cigarettes only—if there weren’t so many smoking bans across Asia this would surely be my favorite kind!

The DisneySea theme park in Tokyo has some unusual features.

The DisneySea theme park in Tokyo has some unusual features. It’s part marine life and part Disney characters, but it’s a world of its own.

There are many rides and attractions, including the Toy Story Mania ride, where you shoot at targets from your seat on roller coasters or boats. There are also many restaurants, shops and attractions to explore together as a family.

Arakurayama sengen park in japan during sunset

There’s a lot of variety in Japanese cuisine.

If you’re planning a trip to Japan, don’t worry about getting bored of the food. Japanese cuisine is a fusion of many different styles. The ingredients and preparation methods vary greatly depending on where in Japan you are. There are also many dishes that are unique to certain areas or cities.

One thing I learned while traveling with my children was how easy it can be to find healthy and tasty food wherever we went in Japan—which meant that I didn’t have to stress about finding something for them when they got hungry (or cranky). In fact, one of their favorite meals was chicken karaage (deep-fried chicken) from 7-11!

Japanese Fine Art Cuisine, Sushi
Japanese Fine Art Cuisine, Sushi

You need a separate pocket for your coins when you’re out and about in Japan.

If you’re planning on taking your children to Japan, there are several things you should know about the country. First of all, there are many different kinds of coins used in Japan. They’re not just for buying things with—you can also use them to pay for things in vending machines and other places where it is not possible to pay with your card. In addition to this, you need a separate pocket for your coins when shopping at stores or restaurants because they will expect you to have exact change ready at all times.

Planning a trip to Japan is a great idea, especially with kids!

Japan is a great place for families, couples, honeymooners and retirees. There are so many sites to see, things to do and food to eat. You have no idea what you’re missing if you haven’t been there yet!

And don’t worry about the language barrier – everyone speaks English!


I hope you have found this article informative and helpful. As I said before, my main goal was to share my experiences with other people so that they could learn from them and make their own trips to Japan more enjoyable. Now that you know everything there is about traveling with kids in Japan (and maybe even some things about yourself), you can plan your own trip without worry!