Things to do in Osaka with Kids or Without: Osaka Travel Blog

I have spent many school and work holidays looking for things to do in Osaka with kids. My wife grew up there, and her family still lives there now. I love Osaka. During many family visits since 1997, I’ve explored what to do in Osaka Japan. And I’ve found a lot! Read on for more […]

Cherry Blossoms in Japan with Kids: Bring on the Hanami!

Cherry blossoms in Japan. When spring is on its way, ever wonder where to see cherry blossoms in Japan? Let me tell you about the best places to be for Japan’s cherry blossom season. Where to See Cherry Blossoms in Japan  I’ve talked about skiing in Japan and all the other great things to do […]

Tokyo Airport Tours – The Haneda Airport Tour That Puts You in the Hangar

If you’re interested in airport tours, factory tours or airplane tours, then this post will be of special interest to you. At Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, two airlines have their own special tours that combine airport tours, factory tours or airplane tours into an interesting aviation experience.  Haneda Airport Tours in Tokyo In this week’s Child’s […]

Things to Do in Ginza: Fun & Culture In the Famous Tokyo Shopping District

While known mostly as an old-school shopping area, there are lots of fun things to do in Ginza without pulling out your wallet. Here are our tips for getting the most out of a visit to Ginza with kids (or without). Things to Do in Ginza with Kids (or Without) Ginza is one of Tokyo’s […]

Things to Do in Nara – Nara Temples, Nara Tours on a Day Trip to Nara

Temples, tradition, and…deer. Many people take a day trip to Nara only to discover that there are too many things to do in Nara in 24 hours. Just a short train ride from Kyoto or Osaka, Nara temples are some of the best in the country. If you’re interested in traditional Japan, then a day […]

Where to Stay in Nara – Ryokan, Guesthouses & Best Hotels in Nara Japan

If you’re looking for where to stay in Nara, then this list of recommended ryokan, guesthouses and best hotels in Nara Japan should come in handy. Read on to discover Nara hotels, hostels and other accommodation options in one of Japan’s most beautiful cities. Where to Stay in Nara Japan For many travelers, the city […]

Things to Do in Odaiba with Kids: Odaiba Japan Travel

There are so many things to do in Odaiba with kids. If you’re planning some Tokyo family travel, then plan on spending an entire day in Odaiba Japan. Maybe even two days depending on your interests. Downtown Tokyo is an amazing place to explore, but eventually, you may want some sea air and open space. The […]

Onsens in Tokyo – Bathing in Tokyo Hot Springs with Kids

No visit to Japan would be complete without going to the onsens in Tokyo and elsewhere in the country. A visit to hot springs in Tokyo is a great window into Japanese culture for kids…and for yourself. In my Japan Times column, we’ve covered Osaka onsens and onsens near Tokyo. In this week’s piece, I […]

Fun Things to do in Asakusa with Kids – Tokyo Travel Blog

For most people traveling in Japan, at least one day is spent visiting Sensoji Temple and looking for fun things to do in Asakusa, Tokyo. Sensoji Temple has seared its impression on locals and tourists alike, and it’s imposing Kaminarimon Gate serves as one of the most prominent images of the country. Yet visiting Sensoji […]

Skiing in Japan with Kids: Best Ski Resorts in Japan for Families

If you love snow, then you’ll love snowboarding and skiing in Japan with kids. Half the country has amazing slopes, and the Japan ski season can last until April. Below I list up some of the best places to ski in Japan and the best Japan ski resorts to visit with a family. From cozy […]

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