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Family holidays with children in Japan - attractions and entertainment

Farewell Sapporo All the amenities for a comfortable stay with children have been created in Japan. Stairs of buildings are equipped with approach ramps for baby carriages and there are rooms everywhere for changing diapers and feeding babies. Stores offer a wide range of baby food and sanitization items. For those who are planning to go to Japan with older children, it is important to search for quality and interesting entertainment that can not only amuse the child, but also expand his horizons. Nevertheless, you do not have to worry about this as you can find in most major cities; entertainment complexes, museums, amusement parks and other places that children are sure to find interesting.
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In the suburbs of Tokyo is located the famous “Tokyo Disneyland”. This Park is divided into seven thematic zones. In the “Fantasy Land”, children will meet the heroes of the classical Walt Disney cartoons studio. “Adventure Land” offers visitors the opportunity of experiencing the tropical jungle or visiting the attractions of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” complex. Celebrities of the Disney universe; Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Chip and Dale live in “Toon Town” and you can take pictures with them. The main theme of the “Tomorrow Land” is space and technology. In the zone “Western Land”, you can visit the island of Tom Sawyer or ride a roller coaster. In the “Critter Country”, children can take rides on a boat log or canoe. In the “World Bazaar” zone, there are souvenir shops and restaurants styled in early 20th century America fashion.
Tokyo’s entertainment complex “Legoland” is filled with lots of attractions and game rooms. With kids, it is worth looking into the Children’s center “Omotesando” where you will be offered a wide choice of developing games and master classes for them. In this center, you can draw on walls, play in pools with balls or visit the puppet theater. The largest and most beautiful zoo in the country is “Ueno”. The star attraction of the zoo is the good-natured Pandas so beloved by the children. The zoo contains many species of animals and birds brought in from various corners of the world. There is also in the zoo a large pavilion with reptiles. Children will be happy to visit the animation museum of Ghibli, Wax museum, and Kite Museum. Copyright
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In the program for the visit to Kyoto, it is necessary to include an excursion to the picturesque park of monkeys Iwatayama. Here, Children will enjoy communicating with the sea world: Sharks, exotic fishes, fur seals and Penguins. Performances are also regularly held with the participation of trained Dolphins and Seals. In the Kyoto Municipal Science Center for Youth, you can see the most interesting collection of exhibits reflecting the development of the Earth. Among the exhibits are models of prehistoric animals and archaeological finds. Staffs of the museum organize demonstrative scientific experiments and cognitive activities for children.
Kyoto Autumn One of the most visited places in Osaka is the Park, Universal Studios Japan designed in the style of the American film studio bearing the same name. In this Park, you can see scenes from famous movies, try out incredible attractions, and take pictures with animators dressed in the costumes of famous movie heroes. The Park has Children’s cafes and toy shops as well as recreation areas. Water enthusiasts will like the indoor water park Tsurumi Ryokuchi. In a room with huge windows, you will find a large swimming pool divided into zones for children of different ages. Children will love the bright water slides from which they can roll onto the air mattress.
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In the spacious colorful rooms of the children’s Sapporo Science Center, young visitors would be fascinated by the unusual properties of sound, light, water and air. Here, Children can learn more about the nature of various physical phenomena and human anatomy. Everything in the museum can be touched with the hands and studied practically. It would be a memorable family vacation with children in the green, blooming and fragrant Moerenuma Park. This Park is famous for its beautiful fountains. After sunset, the fountains begin to glow with colorful lights of artistic illumination. In winter, the park becomes the center of skiing which is usually visited with children of all ages.
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Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions in Japan
♥   Water park 'Hirakata Park' Hirakata, Osaka. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Nagashima Spa Land' Kuwana city. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Space World' Yahatahigashi-ku, Kitakyūshū. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Toshimaen Amusement Park' Nerima, Tokyo. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise' Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama. On the map   Photos
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks in Japan
♥   Amusement park 'Adventure World' Shirahama. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Akiyoshidai Safari Land' Mitō. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Amanohashidate View Land' Miyazu. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Aqua Stadium' Minato. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Arakawa Park' Arakawa. On the map   Photos

Pictureque places in Japan

Shirakawa-Go Town

From the series “Small Flamboyant Towns Painted with Van Gogh Colors”
Shirakawa-go is one of the few Japanese towns, which for hundreds of years has been maintaining its historic charm. This place is home to about 1 600 people; its area is ​​356 square km. The main feature of the town is its unique architecture. You can see small houses of local residents even today. Buildings are exactly the same as 200 years ago.

Shirakawa-go is one of the snowiest places in the country. The town is surrounded by mountains, so it is not easy to get there in the cold season. A significant portion of the local population throughout the history is engaged in agriculture. In summer, you can enjoy the extensive rice fields. In recent years, the old town is visited by many tourists, which has led to the development of tourism infrastructure. In total, the town embraces … Read all

Shirakawa-go Village

From the series “The Most Cozy Towns Full of Zen”
The best place to enjoy a relaxing retreat in Japan is the ancient village of Shirakawa-go. This remote village is situated in the mountainous area. The site is surrounded by soaring mountains that protect it from wind and other vagaries of nature. One of the main features of the ancient village are small houses of local residents with unique gabled roofs. This form of the roof is not accidental. In winter the valley is full of snow, and only the roof of this form can withstand the long-time snowfall.

Over the years, the village has being completely cut off from civilization in winter. Even now it's not easy to reach it in cold months. The old village has its unique national tradition. For hundreds of years, its inhabitants were engaged in cultivation of silkworms and producing fabrics. … Read all
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If you want to relax in a more creative and unusual place, consider visiting Tokyo DisneySea. This theme park is one-of-a-kind place where visitors will find unique water-based entertainments that are suitable for children of different age. Guests of the park are welcome to make a ride in a national style boat, reach a fairytale island, participate in interesting games and even learn much new about the national culture of Japan. There is a suitable pastime even for fans of Lego bricks in Tokyo. … Read more
Those who have long dreamed of admiring exotic marine life, will like the Kyoto Aquarium. In this large modern aquarium which is considered one of the best in the world, you can see the rarest breeds of sharks and exotic fish, as well as watch the cute animals for which the water element has become a home. Seals and penguins live in the aquarium. There are mesmerizing performances here daily, with the participation of trained animals. Many experienced visitors especially come to the aquarium … Read more
On a rainy day, you can take your kids to Legoland Discovery Center Osaka. Not only fans of Lego toys but everyone who likes original entertainment centers will like it here for sure. Here you can see huge figures built of miniature Lego bricks, as well as check out various themed and gaming rooms. Some rooms present realistic scaled-down models of cities, while in others, visitors can assemble their favorite Lego sets on their own. Several interesting amusement rides, including a huge Ferris … Read more
The Kobe City Suma Marine aquarium is very popular among travelers with children. It will please visitors with its beautiful design and a large collection of marine inhabitants. Hundreds of colorful fish, exotic jellyfish and starfish swim here in large aquariums. There is an excellent dolphinarium in the aquarium, in which exciting shows are held daily. Another unusual feature of the aquarium is the mini-zoo, which contains animals for which the water element has become a home. Another … Read more
A very interesting place for family leisure is Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium. It is housed in a large beautiful building on the coast, and penguins are among its main inhabitants. Many frequent visitors to the center come here at certain time to watch how the staff feed the penguins. In the warmer months, penguins are released to a specially equipped beach. There are comfortable recreation areas with benches for visitors on the coast. Every week, the aquarium holds interesting thematic events … Read more
Those who like to walk around quiet scenic places will like Higashiyama Park. This is another picturesque park with many fountains and exotic plants. Beautiful playgrounds with slides and swings are equipped for children here. Visitors to the park can look for many interesting monuments and structures, which can possibly turn into a fascinating activity. Those who want to explore picturesque places with a family and take beautiful memorable pictures should go to Saidaiji Ryokka Park … Read more
Many local sports facilities remained open after the Olympics, and some of them are now freely available. Among them is Aqua Wing, a first-class water sports center with a great swimming pool. This sports complex is very clean and well-equipped so it is nice to spend time with school children here. Visitors are invited to work out under the guidance of professional trainers. Those who can't swim are welcome too. A great way to diversify your leisure time is to visit the Nagano Olympic … Read more
Those who like relaxing in the fresh air should visit Nishikaigan Park in summer. This coastal park has a beautiful shallow beach with white sand - an ideal place to relax with small children. Visitors can enjoy a specially equipped children's playground with slides and swings, as well as various coastal cafes in summer. A must-have for traveling families is Marinepia Nihonkai Aquarium - one of the largest and most beautiful in the country. Here, besides traditional exotic fish, one can … Read more

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