Travel with the whole family to Japan and experience the modern and colorful city of Tokyo, cycle around the amazing temples in Kyoto, enjoy the onsen springs in Konosaki, stay at the ryokan on the island of Miyajima, experience historic Hiroshima and much more. Japan is a perfect country to travel in with the kids.
The journey starts in the colorful capital Tokyo, where you have plenty of time to explore the city on your own, which is easy with the well-functioning subway. You can choose to go on day trips to Fuji Mountain or Disneyland, among other places. The hotel is located in a quiet area of Tokyo with good subway connections. For a break from the big city, it is great to enjoy a dip in the hotel’s pool and take in the view of Tokyo from the jacuzzi on the roof. Know more about Japan on indexdotcom.
From Tokyo, continue your journey by train to Kyoto, Japan’s most vital cultural treasure center. The best way to experience the city is to rent bikes. On two wheels you can easily move among temples, jinja, shinto shrines, and the many UNESCO-protected buildings. You can also go on a day trip to Osaka, which in addition to its fantastic fast food restaurants and restaurants is also the seat of Universal Studios Japan.
The next stop on the journey is the peaceful health resort of Kinosaki. The area is known for its hot springs, “onsen”. Here you have a two-day onsen stay with access to hot springs and full board. The hot springs are a real highlight for both children and adults.
Back on the train, you continue to Hiroshima, where you take the ferry out to the pleasant community on the holy island of Miyajima. Here you live in a traditional ryokan and can freely explore the island’s beautiful landscapes, pagodas, temples and wildlife (monkeys, raccoons and deer) on your own.
The journey ends in Hiroshima, the city that was largely wiped out by nuclear weapons on August 6, 1945. A special experience not to be missed.
The overnight stays are specially selected for families and you stay in the same room throughout your stay. You will stay in modern hotels as well as traditional onsen and ryokans.
Day 1: Departure Scandinavia
Departure from Scandinavia to Japan, where you will arrive the next day. Depending on the airline, one or two stopovers occur during the journey.
Day 2: Arrival in Tokyo
Today you arrive in Tokyo and go to your hotel on your own. For the next four days, you will have the opportunity to explore this high-energy metropolis. Tokyo is, if anything, the world of contrasts. The city offers a huge and vibrant eldorado of shops selling everything from traditional and exquisite crafts to uniquely designed fashion items, all varieties and price ranges of electronics, record stores and comic books in batches and minutes and more or less cheap (or not at all cheap) gadgets that you did not know existed and you suddenly just have to get yourself. The city offers an infinite number of restaurants that serve everything from noodle soup to French five-course menus, here are at least as many arcades and even more karaoke bars. An exciting adventure in Tokyo is to take the subway around to the various shopping areas such as the twelve-storey electronics center Akihabara or Ikebukuro, where there is a manga shop on every street corner or Shinjuku and Harajuku, with all kinds of youth culture and fashion in full bloom. Such a tour provides a wonderful and fascinating insight into the ultra-modern, but at the same time very traditional culture in Tokyo.
Day 3-5: On a voyage of discovery in Tokyo
If you are alert in the morning and crave a good sushi breakfast, then visit Toyosu’s fish market. You can choose to go on day trips to Disneyland or Fujiberget, among other places, if you need to get away from the big city mess in Tokyo for a while. The hotel is located in a quiet area of Tokyo with good subway connections. For an instant on-site break, take a dip in the hotel’s pool and take in the views of Tokyo from the rooftop jacuzzi. ( F )
Day 6: From Tokyo to Kyoto by train
Today you start your train journey around Japan and from Tokyo you travel to Kyoto. Kyoto is the former imperial capital and home to the country’s largest cultural treasures. The city is a central experience on every visit to Japan and offers some of the country’s most magnificent and hundreds of years old temples. There are said to be 2,000 temples, shrines, palaces, museums and traditional gardens in Kyoto.
Day 7-9: On a voyage of discovery in and around Kyoto
The next few days in Kyoto are on your own. On bicycles rented locally, you get a great opportunity to explore Japan’s cultural center. This could be, for example, visiting Nijo Castle, taking a walk along the river, enjoying a tea ceremony or visiting the 8000 red Torii portals at Fushimi Inari-Taisha. It is also possible to take day trips by train to Nara, Japan’s first capital, the cosmopolitan Kobe or Osaka with its fantastic fast food restaurants. Osaka also has Universal Studios Japan.
Day 10: From Kyoto to Kinosaki by train
Your journey continues by train to Kinosaki. Kinosaki’s steaming hot springs have been the place where the Japanese have cared for their bodies and souls for 1300 years. You will also experience this during a two-day onsen stay. ( M )
Day 11: On an adventure in Kinosaki
Enjoy life in the charming spa town of Kinosaki. Explore the area’s many hot springs and fantastic gastronomic offerings. The onsen is an important part of Japanese culture and there are certain rules to be observed: tattoos must be hidden with plasters (you can be denied access if you have large tattoos), you bathe naked, babies do not have access. Some onsen have split times for men and women. ( F , M )
Day 12: From Kinosaki to Hiroshima by train and visit to Miyajima
Today the journey continues by train to Hiroshima. A few hundred meters from the train station is the ferry terminal to Miyajima (ten minutes travel time). Here you live in a traditional ryokan and can freely explore the island’s beautiful landscapes, pagodas, temples and wildlife (monkeys, raccoons and deer) on your own. Miyajima actually means “the holy island” (the island’s real name is Itsukushima). Earlier, the monks came here on pilgrimage and the island was so sacred that it could not be entered. Therefore, in 1168, the Itsukushima Temple was built on stilts and a large Torii gate was built in the water. Today, Miyajima is welcome to visit and houses both cafes and local restaurants. ( F , M )
Day 13: On Adventure at Miyajima
Enjoy the local atmosphere and the many sights on your own on Miyajima, an island that was not affected by the nuclear weapons that hit Hiroshima in 1945. Centrally located on the island is the 530 meter high Misen mountain. You can walk up to the top or an elevator. The whole island offers incredibly beautiful nature and traditional Japanese villages. ( F , M )
Day 14: From Miyajima to Hiroshima
You take the ferry to Hiroshima when it suits you and can freely explore the city yourself. Hiroshima is marked by the story of the explosion of the first atomic bomb in 1945. The city that was hit by the explosion of the first atomic bomb in 1945. Since then, Hiroshima has distinguished itself by promoting peace and the abolition of nuclear weapons. A walk through the peace park, the children’s peace monument and the nuclear dome, the remaining skeleton of an industrial hall located right where the bomb exploded, as well as a visit to the peace museum, are all strong reminders of human power and how to choose to use it, or never again. ( F )
Day 15: Departure from Hiroshima and arrival in Denmark
After an exciting trip around Japan, the journey returns home. You take yourself to the airport, the time depends on departure. Arrival the same day in Scandinavia.
Thirteen nights in a tourist class hotel and a ryokan