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5 Family Friendly Experiences in Japan

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1丁目-2-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture 920-8509, Japan
Kanazawa isn’t on the beaten path for most travelers to Japan, but perhaps it should be. It offers most of what makes visiting the country so interesting (food, culture, attractions), but without the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. This is...
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ノースポート アーバンドックららぽーと豊洲 3階, 2 Chome-4-9 Toyosu, Kōtō-ku, Tōkyō-to 135-0061, Japan
For children, the world can seem like a big, scary place. Tokyo's towering buildings, different language, and hectic pace can be even more intimidating. To help ease any possible anxiety, we took the boys to a unique indoor theme park called...
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15部-40 Notojima Magarimachi, Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture 926-0216, Japan
Located in the middle of the country, Ichikawa Prefecture has some of Japan's most beautiful mountain scenery and seaside resorts, making it an ideal vacation spot for overworked Tokyoites. We took a 6-hour fast train to the Noto Peninsula to...
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1458 Iwanouecho, Hirado, Nagasaki Prefecture 859-5121, Japan
“Welcome to the real Japan,” was the greeting from our guide Satoshi-san as we departed the train station in Sasebo. Serving as a People-To-People ambassador to the southern island of Kyushu during the summer months, he certainly knows...
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2 Chome-2-2 Jigyōhama, Chūō-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken 810-8660, Japan
Visiting Japan can be quite a culture shock. Remember Bill Murray in Lost in Translation? To help our kids get acclimatized after traveling halfway across the globe to the capital city of Kyushu, Japan, I figured a visit to the local ballpark for...