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    Touring Japan

    I am thinking of where to have a family vacation this year. I really want to know which city in Japan is the best place to have a vacation, where it is the most tourist-friendly area? And in the city you suggest, what can we do there? Thank you!

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    Re: Touring Japan

    Hi Janine,Are you able to provide the ages of your children and how many. Also do you have a set time limit and budget for this trip.

    I have taken my 2 sons (9 and 5) at the time for a 2 week holiday so I was able to indulge my own interests as well as the kids. In Tokyo we really enjoyed Disney Sea, Edo tokyo Museum was good we also enjoyed the Science Museum at Ueno and the Museum of emerging science at Odaiba. The temple and shopping street in Asakusa were good. We also enjoyed the Meji shrine / Takeshita / Ometasando shopping. We were glad to have seen the cosplay at Harajuku bridge on a Sunday (but there wasn't as much to see as we expected).

    There is little to see of the Imperial palace but there is an open top double decker bus tour which takes about an hour to go around the outside of the Palace and past various Landmarks.

    In Kyoto we enjoyed the hozu river trip/ romantic train . We enjoyed seeing the Bamboo forest and bridge in Arashiyama but wished we had taken the Rickshaw in that area. The Toei eiga mura theme park is worth a visit (about 3 hours is fine). The station is on the way back or to Arashiyama. We also enjoyed a day trip to Nara / fushimi inari shrine. If you were full of energy you could stop at Uji on the way back (we weren't!).

    We also visited a temple flea marked / golden pavillion / ro-anji in a morning by using taxis. We also enjoyed the shopping at Kiyomizu area and temple. Gion is worth a short walk round - we just did it in the evening (but don't do the Gion Corner hour tourist show!).

    We found we kept things child friendly by shopping regularly (100 yen shops / department stores children's areas / toy shops / souvenir shops). We went to the Cinema twice - no difficulty with availability of English films. Arcades were also good fun for distraction. The children were always excited by the bullet trains. We kept food simple most of the time and probably ate too much pizza / mcdonalds / convenience store food but it was quick and cheap and didnt slow us down too much.

    Think about your children's interests. We visited a music shop and bought some plectrums for our eldest, We also managed to find him some great T shirts and some Vans (shoes). Our 5 year old was really excited by a trip to the Pokemon centre Tokyo, Ghibli Museum Tokyo and the Manga Museum Kyoto and they really enjoyed buying some dressing up clothes in Asakusa, Plastic rhinoceros beetles (and some cuddly toys at regular Intervals).
    Think about other things too like the children's interests, the month you are visiting - which can have an impact on weather etc.
    All in all it is a great country to visit - Ive been there 3 times now

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    Japan is most favorite country in Asia i realized that too much tourist is coming every year for on the tour of japan and Shikoku Island where you can feel the rural atmosphere of Japan and be part of the pilgrimage route through 88 temples its also good place for know the culture of japan...
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    Very good idea to go Japan.
    Japan is fascinating country and has much collection of attractions for visitors .
    some year ago, I went to Japan and saw Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
    Very awesome museum.

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    Nice sharing Lovely! The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is the most famous and amazing place to visit in this country. I personally visit in this museum before my scottsdale air tours. It is the most popular of Hiroshima's destinations for school field-trips from all over Japan and for international visitors. The number of visitors is over one million per year.


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    thanks,you like it and allocate many edifying information.This museum gives you the full understanding of that dreadful day when the Atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. It shows you how devastating human nature can be when pushed to war. now it have The river, the mountains and the natural beauty which feast to the eyes. i am happy, that you plan to visit Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Museum.

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    My top 5 points of interst in Japan are:
    Mount Fuji
    • Kinkaku-ji
    • Tokyo Tower
    Tokyo Skytree
    • Osaka Castle
    Last edited by Leif; 06-20-2014 at 11:29 AM.

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    Japan is my favorite one travel destination around the world. It offers interesting, amazing and memorizing places among the visitors. I have been visit Japan after my finishing trip from boston to niagara falls. I explored many fabulous attraction of this country. I had an awesome experience there during my japan tour. So I recomend you to go there once.

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    I've been to Japan once, touring around Tokyo and Kyoto for 10 days. I greatly enjoyed my stay there, and I consider it one of the most amazing countries I've ever visited. The food was good, the people were nice, and the place was just brimming with a combination of culture, tradition and technology unlike anything I've seen before.

    If you're going to Tokyo, I suggest you visit the Edo-Tokyo Museum and the Meiji Shrine to get in touch with Japan's history and tradition. If you're into modern, pop culture, don't forget to drop by Harajuku, the area around the Harajuku Station where Tokyo's most stylish youth congregate. There are lots of trendy boutiques in the area to satisfy your sartorial taste buds. If you're into sweets, I remember encountering crepe shops at almost every corner in Takeshita street. If you have kids with you, the little ones would definitely enjoy visiting either Tokyo DisneySea or Tokyo Disneyland.

    For Kyoto, I suggest you visit the Kinkaku-ji and the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, both very popular attractions in the area. Since Kyoto is popular for its matcha (powedered green tea), you should also try dropping by the Marukyu Koyamaen Tea Factory. We were a big group when we visited, and we were given a tour around the place. They also serve the best green tea ice cream in my opinion, so check it out! Also don't forget to try out Kyoto's traditional sweets. I don't know their names, but when I visited a souvenir shop, I just bought everything I thought looked yummy--and they were! Lucky me.

    If you have any more questions, or if anyone who drops by this page has questions, feel free to send me a message and I'd reply as soon as I can.
    Last edited by angela10; 09-28-2015 at 09:19 AM.

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