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Family Fun in Japan

Travelling together with your family in Japan is a great way to learn about the customs and people. There are plenty of attractions to keep family members of all ages happy! Here are a few entertainment spots that will have special appeal for tourists, especially those travelling with children.

Ghibli Museum (Mitaka, Tokyo)

The Ghibli Museum transports you into the fantasy world of Hayao Miyazaki, known for his My Friend Totoro, Nausicaa, and many other wonderful anime films. From the building's rooftop to its delightful surrounding park, the museum is magical inside and out.

Please note that advance reservations are necessary. Tickets for each month up to three months ahead will be sold from the 1st of every month. For purchase information, please refer to the following websites:

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Cup Noodle Museum (Yokohama)

This museum is dedicated to the creative genius of Momofuku Ando, founder of chicken ramen and Cup Noodles. Learn about the history of instant ramen, make chicken ramen by hand, or create your very own "Cup Noodles" inside the widely popular "My CUPNOODLES Factory".

The "My CUPNOODLES Factory" is a part of the museum and, because of its popularity, seats are limited so make sure to check availability upon entering the museum to reserve your spot.

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Sanrio Puroland (Tokyo)

This is a Sanrio fantasyland, complete with boat rides, mini-factories, theater shows and more. All fans of Sanrio characters won't want to miss a visit to this kawaii place!

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The Railway Museum (Saitama)

A great educational museum where children and adults can learn about the history of railways in Japan, and what the future holds for them. Rail train cars and exquisite miniature models are on display.

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This is a theme park that is a facsimile of life during Japan's Edo period. Children can enjoy role playing, dressing up in costumes such as ninja or police, and adults can also don costumes such as warrior, merchant, courtesan, etc. There is a haunted temple, ninja mansion, traditional teahouse, and lots more!

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Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama (Arashiyama, Kyoto)

130 wild Japanese macaques live at the monkey park, and visitor can enjoy watching them chow down at their three daily feeding times. Visitors may also purchase bags of food and feed the monkeys themselves. There is also a beautiful hiking trail that has spectacular spring and autumn vistas.

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For more information about Family Travel in Japan;
Family Travel Guide in Japan
Hands-on Amusements to Enjoy Japan with Children


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